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.

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

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $13,944
Full Course Fee: $27,888

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: $13,944
Full Course Fee: $27,888

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $11,112
Full Course Fee: $22,224

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: $11,112
Full Course Fee: $22,224

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.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

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 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.