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Study at Gateway Antarctica

06 November 2023

UC offers a selection of postgraduate qualifications in Antarctic Studies. This includes a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies and a Masters of Antarctic Studies. Find out how to study at Gateway Antarctica.


We offer a selection of postgraduate qualifications in Antarctic Studies including the limited entry Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies and Masters of Antarctic Studies.

While you cannot major or minor in Antarctic Studies as an undergraduate student, you can take courses in the subject as part of any degree. The courses are a good addition to any Science degree and complement all majors. We also offer a popular online summer course for those with a thirst for Antarctic knowledge.



We offer two specialised degrees, while it is also possible to major in Antarctic Studies in three generic science qualifications.

We are pleased to inform students that the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS) and Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt) programmes are now accepting applications for study starting in the summer semester 2022/2023. These programmes now include a community placement programme which gives students an opportunity to work directly with Antarctic focussed organisations.

Our three undergraduate courses are an interesting and popular addition to any degree.

Apply for postgraduate study at Gateway Antarctica

More on Antarctic Studies

Learn more about Antarctic Studies at UC, including recommended preparation and career opportunities.


Watch: ANTA 101

Get the rundown on ANTA 101 – our 6-week summer school introduction to Antarctic Studies.


Watch: Summer on the ice

View footage from PCAS students on location in Antarctica.

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