Master of Antarctic Studies MAntaStud
The Master of Antarctic Studies degree is a full-time two-year programme. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or the Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies is the normal admission requirement.
In the first year 400-level courses relevant to a coherent programme are added to the courses completed as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies to an overall total course weight of 1.00 EFTS. In their second year, students complete a thesis on an Antarctic-related topic, which may be based on fieldwork in Antarctica undertaken during the summer break at the end of the first year.
Supervision of master’s theses is provided by the Antarctic community within and outside of the University.
Candidates must have:
- completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies; or
- been admitted Ad Eundem Statum to enrol for the Master of Antarctic Studies and presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study by normally having achieved a B average in 300-level courses and above.
Part I consists of:
- courses listed in the schedule for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies; and
- other 400-level courses relevant to a coherent programme of study.
A total course weighting of at least 1.0 EFTS must be completed.
- ANTA 690 Antarctic Studies Thesis
18 months to two years full-time or up to four years part-time. Part II (thesis) only: one year full-time or two years part-time.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Antarctic Studies (University Regulations website).