Are you passionate about the environment, love the ocean, and enjoy science? Studying a Marine and Antarctic Studies degree could be a perfect fit for you.

With an extraordinary natural environment, a relaxed lifestyle and a world-leading study program, Tasmania is one of the best places in the world to study marine science.

We have a range of interesting majors, from aquaculture to oceanography so there’s something to suit everyone.

Here’s why you should dive right in.

We’re highly ranked

The 2017 Centre for World University Rankings inaugural university rankings listed IMAS’ disciplines Marine and Freshwater Biology, Oceangraphy and Fisheries in the top 10 in the world. The QS World Rankings of 2018 ranked our University’s Marine Sciences as number 42 in the world. Our scientists are known around the world for their expertise - expertise that you will benefit from as a student.

We’ve got a unique environment - and some amazing animals

Tasmania’s marine systems have high biodiversity and endemism, meaning many unique species only live here, like the elusive Handfish and the Weedy Sea Dragon. Our scientists have ready access to these environments, and are at the forefront of ground-breaking research…and you could be too.

We’re close to industry

Tasmania is home to Australia’s largest fisheries and aquaculture industry, meaning your studies are aligned to critical industry concerns, making you job-ready on graduation. To have a sustainable aquaculture industry requires the right science, and our courses will give you the skills to enter the industry with the right expertise.  And you get great field trips and work placements along the way too.

Ready to dive in? Apply now to study Marine and Antarctic Studies.