We have an interdisciplinary approach to teaching marine and Antarctic science that integrates the study of natural sciences with current practice in management, policy and law.

We seek to teach the next generation of internationally competitive and renowned scientists, policy makers, law makers, and globally aware citizens.

Our world-class research and degree programs draw upon the natural advantages of Tasmania as the gateway to the vast temperate marine environment, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic. Tasmania is home to one of the world's largest critical masses of marine and Antarctic researchers.

Aside from the 180-strong workforce of academics and technical staff, our students benefit from the strong partnerships and relationships with a wide range of local research and teaching organisations.

Join us to take the next step in your education and career.

Year 11 and 12 students


  • For year 11 and 12 students, Australia wide
  • Study with no tuition fees
  • self-paced online unit
  • Receive credit towards your Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree
  • Receive bonus points for your XAS101 application next year

Apply to study this unit through our University Connections Program


A practical learning experience on Maria Island for year 11 and 12 students

  • Receive credit towards your Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree
  • For year 11 and 12 students, Australia wide
  • Field-based unit consists of 5 days on picturesque Maria Island on the Tasmanian East Coast

Our undergraduate courses

Study marine and Antarctic science with us. Become a highly trained professional, able to effectively contribute to the understanding, management and conservation of the world’s marine environments.

Our postgraduate courses

Are you interested in becoming a highly trained scientist, researcher, or leader in academic institutions, industry, government and communities across the world? At IMAS we deliver exciting, innovative, relevant, globally distinctive, practical and first-class education.

Research by Higher Degrees

IMAS currently supports around 150 Research Higher Degree candidates in our Masters and PhD programs - candidates come from around the world to work alongside our team of internationally-recognised academics.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
8 January, 2024