Master of Fisheries Policy

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Master of Fisheries Policy addresses international, regional and national frameworks for sustainable fisheries management and provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea and the issues facing the fisheries sector, including fisheries management, international fisheries law, fish trade, regulatory compliance, and monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS). This program is designed for fisheries and environmental policy officers, mid-level managers and enforcement officers from governments, and regional and international organisations.

Designed for

Professionals working in government departments and international organisations with fisheries-related or environment/management functions


  • The program comprises six compulsory subjects of eight credit points each: Fisheries and Development
  • Fisheries Management
  • Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance
  • International Fish Trade
  • International Fisheries Law
  • Law of the Sea.


  • Fisheries policy

Standard 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.

Study pathways

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).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Innovation Campus Domestic: $23,616
International: $29,952
Wollongong Domestic: $23,616
International: $29,952

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