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Master of Maritime Studies

Course summary

The Master of Maritime Studies degree 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.

Maritime Studies deals with policy, law and security issues related to the world’s oceans. It addresses these issues in the contexts of trade, living and non-living marine resources, the sea as an important natural environment, and international political tensions and cooperation.

You will study maritime enforcement, maritime security threats and solutions, marine environmental law, regulation of shipping and marine resources management. You will learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy, and devise solutions to gaps in legal and policy frameworks.

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Innovation Campus

Course Code

520

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

042637D

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
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.

2018 Information
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
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.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
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 Spring

Innovation Campus

Session Commences

24 July 2017

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 17 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

2018 Autumn

Innovation Campus

Session Commences
26 February 2018

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: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Maritime Studies will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the key principles of the law of the sea and in at least one of the following areas of maritime policy: maritime enforcement, maritime security, marine environmental law, oceans policy and fisheries management;
  2. Analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy;
  3. Devise potential solutions to gaps in the legal and policy framework of the law of the sea by identifying and analysing relevant issues;
  4. Address key issues in maritime studies by applying effective research skills and reviewing, analysing and synthesising complex theories and concepts;
  5. Communicate concepts effectively to a range of audiences;
  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 Maritime Studies. 

Course Structure

Students are required to satisfactorily complete 48 credit points, comprising 16 credit points of core subjects and 32 credit points of elective subjects, from the subjects listed in the Course Program.  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CMP 902Law of the Sea8Autumn, Spring
CMP 911Research Project in Maritime Studies8Autumn, Spring
Electives
CMP 901Strategy and Sea Power8Not offered in this year
CMP 904Maritime Regulation and Enforcement8Autumn, Spring
CMP 905Legal Regulation of Shipping8Autumn, Spring
CMP 906Comparative Oceans Policy8Spring
CMP 907Maritime Security Law and Policy8Autumn, Spring
CMP 908Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region8Autumn
CMP 909International Marine Environmental Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 910Selected Topic in Maritime Studies8Not offered in this year
CMP 912Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies16Autumn, Spring
CMP 913Integrated Marine and Coastal Management8Not offered in this year
CMP 914International Fisheries Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 915Fisheries Management8Autumn, Spring
CMP 917Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance8Spring

Notes:

  • Online subjects are available to students enrolled in the distance course.
  • Not all subjects are offered every year. Students are advised to contact the Course Coordinator to discuss an appropriate program of study before enrolling.
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.