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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.

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.
  • Support is provided from day one through a system of focused classes facilitated by highly experienced practitioners with domestic and international experience, and knowledge of the law of the sea.
  • You will also take part in a variety of professional activities, including specialist seminars.

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

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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. 
  • 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. Consideration will be given to aspects such as the length and field of professional experience.
  • CRICOS: 068542G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23616 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23616 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
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