• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Master of Fisheries Policy degree offered by the University of Wollongong provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea and the issues facing the fisheries sector, including fisheries management; monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS); fish trade; and regulatory compliance. You will look at the relationships between fisheries law, policy, science, economics and trade in the management of fisheries resources. You will also learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that make sustainable fisheries management so difficult and devise solutions to the problems.

Knowledge of international fisheries law and trade law will be cultivated, while developing high-level ethical judgments about the implications of the globalisation of fisheries for developing states.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law of the Sea
  • International Fisheries Law
  • Fisheries Management
  • Fisheries and Development
  • Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance
  • International Fish Trade

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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, including supporting evidence of an appropriate background. This may include a copy of a letter of employment, or a copy of a reference received.
  • CRICOS: 068542G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29328 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29328 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23136 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23136 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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