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Master of Fisheries Policy

Course summary

The Master of Fisheries Policy degree is designed specifically for fisheries or environmental policy officers and mid-level managers or enforcement officers, or those wanting to pursue a career in fisheries and marine resources management.

What you will study

Fisheries Policy addresses international, regional and national frameworks for sustainable fisheries management. It involves the important global issues of the links between fisheries and food security, and the tensions between the conservation of marine living resources for the future benefit of humankind and the economic benefits that fisheries can bring.

This degree provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea and the issues facing the fisheries sector, including fisheries management, international fisheries law, 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. Learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that make sustainable fisheries management so difficult and devise solutions to the problems.

Cultivate your knowledge of international fisheries law and trade law while developing high-level ethical judgments about the implications of the globalisation of fisheries for developing states.

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Wollongong, Innovation Campus

Course Code

1621

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) full-time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

068542G

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

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. Consideration will be given to aspects such as the length and field of professional experience.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

Fees

2017 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $26,208

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $26,208

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry 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. Consideration will be given to aspects such as the length and field of professional experience.

Credit Transfer

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $20,976

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $20,976

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

Session Details

Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2017
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

Innovation Campus

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2016
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Fisheries Policy will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the relationships between fisheries law, policy, science, economics and trade in the management of fisheries resources;
  2. Devise potential solutions to gaps in the legal and policy framework for international and regional sustainable fisheries management;
  3. Communicate complex ideas about the nature and role of fisheries monitoring, control, surveillance, and compliance to a variety of audiences;
  4. Independently develop high level ethical judgments about the implications of globalisation of fisheries for developing States;
  5. Evaluate the interaction of international fisheries law and trade law;
  6. Independently plan and execute a substantial research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates advanced understanding and critical analysis of the area of Fisheries policy. 

Course Structure

Students are required to satisfactorily complete 48 credit points, comprising of 6 core subjects listed in the Course Program.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CMP 902 Law of the Sea 8 Autumn, Spring
CMP 914 International Fisheries Law 8 Autumn, Spring
CMP 915 Fisheries Management 8 Autumn, Spring
CMP 916 Fisheries and Development 8 Autumn
CMP 917 Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance 8 Spring
CMP 918 International Fish Trade 8 Spring

Note: Online subjects are available to students enrolled in the distance course.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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.

Benefit from the close links 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. Take part in a variety of professional activities, including specialist seminars. You are supported from day one through a system of intimate class sizes, which are facilitated by highly experienced practitioners with domestic and international experience and knowledge of the law of the sea.