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Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science With Honours

University of Tasmania
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
37,950 AUD
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37,950 AUD
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37,950 AUD
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Program description

Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science With Honours

The Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours provides students with advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of marine and / or Antarctic science; training in research as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Masters or PhD programs; and equips students with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in industry.

The degree is fully equivalent to an honours degree with any other University School and satisfies the usual eligibility requirements for research higher degrees and postgraduate scholarships. The program can be taken in one year full-time or two years part-time study. Students can commence the program in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Admission requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours will have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science or to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) at this University or have obtained an equivalent qualification at another approved tertiary institution. Candidates would normally be expected to obtain at least a credit average in the last three semesters (FT equivalent) of undergraduate studies. Candidature is subject to appropriate supervision and project support being available for the thesis topic approved by IMAS and subject to satisfying the prerequisites required for the chosen field of study.

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Program content

  • Marine and Antarctic Science Honours (Part 1 of 4)
  • Marine and Antarctic Science Honours (Part 2 of 4)
  • Marine and Antarctic Science Honours (Part 3 of 4)
  • Marine and Antarctic Science Honours (Part 4 of 4)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Be able to locate, evaluate and synthesize published information within a prescribed field of knowledge.
  2. Be able to understand and identify core concepts and key issues within the marine or Antarctic environment.
  3. Gain experience of literature research methods and tools, data collection and analysis, and relevant field and/or laboratory techniques.
  4. Possess sufficient research and/or technical skills to allow them to complete an in-depth research study in a specialized area related to the marine and/or Antarctic environments.
  5. Be able to communicate research concepts and findings in a logical manner, in a variety of written and oral forms commonly used by professionals.
  6. Be capable of writing a research proposal or scientific (natural or social) report/paper to a standard acceptable to a funding body and a peer-reviewed journal.
  7. Be able to deliver a presentation to a standard required for a meeting of an Australian professional society.
  8. Have the capacity to develop a coherent argument and defend a position or outcome supported by evidence based on published literature and/or research data.
  9. Have the ability to plan and conduct a program of research investigating a defined problem or question within constraints imposed by time, money and technical resources.

Career opportunities

This course leads to career opportunities in marine and Antarctic science and policy including disciplines such as: oceanography, climate modelling, meteorology, marine chemistry, marine geology and marine and Antarctic biology and ecology. The research training provided in the course may lead to positions in government and state research laboratories such as CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Australian Antarctic Division, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, or management agencies such as CCAMLR. The course provides training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study, in MSc and PhD programs, including the joint UTAS-CMAR QMS PhD program and the joint UTAS-AAD QAS PhD program.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is a place unlike any other.  Our island is a living laboratory where environment, industry and society are uniquely connected.  With 45% of the island being National Park or World Heritage listed it is a stunning place to get...

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Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.

Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.

From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our institution’s partnerships.

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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