Master On Campus

Maritime Policy

University of Wollongong

12 months
29952 AUD/year
23616 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Maritime Policy from University of Wollongong is designed to meet the early or mid-career education requirements of maritime professionals working in a policy or operational context, or those who intend to pursue a career in a maritime or related field.


This Maritime Policy degree at University of Wollongong provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea, ocean governance and maritime security. You will gain knowledge of areas such as maritime enforcement, maritime security threats and solutions, marine environmental law, regulation of shipping and marine resources management.

Why choose this course

  • UOW’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) is Australia's leading academic centre for research, education and training on issues of national and international maritime policy, ocean law and governance, and maritime security.
  • You will benefit from the close links that ANCORS has established with a range of government agencies, international organisations and non-governmental organisations in Australia, the Indo-Pacific region and globally, including a long-term relationship with the Royal Australian Navy.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Foundations of Ocean Law and Policy
  • Law of the Sea
  • Maritime Regulation and Enforcement
  • Ocean Law and Policy Capstone
  • Strategy and Sea Power
  • Legal Regulation of Shipping

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor Honours degree or a Graduate Certificate in a relevant area. Applicants with a recognised Bachelor degree who do not have Honours or a Graduate Certificate qualification may seek entry to the course if they have appropriate professional experience, i.e. the ability to demonstrate a number of years’ employment in a maritime related field. Examples may include naval officers, public servants or enforcement personnel.
  • Applications should be submitted in writing to the ANCORS Postgraduate Coordinator (Ms Ruth Davis, email, including supporting evidence of an appropriate background. This may include a copy of a letter of employment, or a copy of a reference received. Consideration will be given to aspects such as the length and field of professional experience.
  • CRICOS: 017740B

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29952 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29952 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23616 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23616 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Wollongong

1600 - 2200 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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