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Master of Fisheries Policy

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
1621, 068542G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$23,136 per year / $23,136 total
International Fees
$29,328 per year / $29,328 total

About this course

The Master of Fisheries Policy degree is designed specifically for fisheries or environmental policy officers and mid-level managers or enforcement officers, or for 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; 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. You will also learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that make sustainable fisheries management so difficult and devise solutions to the problems.

Knowledge of international fisheries law and trade law will be cultivated, while developing high-level ethical judgments about the implications of the globalisation of fisheries for developing states.

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.

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Wollongong