Master of Maritime Policy

University of Wollongong

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

Maritime Policy deals with policy, law and security issues related to the world's oceans. It addresses these issues in the contexts of the importance of the sea for trade, a source of both living and non-living marine resources, as an important natural environment, and as both a source of international political tensions and cooperation. The Master of Maritime Policy 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.

Designed for

Those working in the field of maritime policy or maritime transport


  • Students must take the following compulsory subjects: Law of the Sea
  • Legal Regulation of Shipping. Together with four subjects from the following list: Comparative Oceans Policy
  • Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Integrated Marine and Coastal Management
  • Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance
  • International Fisheries Law
  • International Marine Environmental Law
  • Maritime Regulation and Enforcement
  • Maritime Security Law and Policy
  • Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies (16 cp)
  • Research Project in Maritime Studies. Selected Topic in Maritime Studies


  • Maritime policy

Standard entry requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor Honours degree
  • Or Graduate Certificate in a relevant area
  • Or Bachelor degree with relevant experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Innovation Campus Domestic: $23,616
International: $29,952
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
UOW Online Domestic: $23,616
International: $29,952

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