What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (Maritime Laws) comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit point thesis in the field of maritime law. Credit may be awarded for the coursework component, depending on your academic and professional background, which will determine your appropriate entry point.

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management.

To complete this course you are required to complete CMP 902 Law of the Sea, CMP 911 Research Project in Maritime Studies and one other subject from the ANCORS postgraduate coursework program schedule as the coursework component. You may be required to attend additional lectures in relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.

The thesis involves original research which should make a significant contribution to the field of maritime law.

Prior to applying for admission, please contact a potential ANCORS supervisor whose research interest and expertise aligns with your desired area of study.

Why choose this course

The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training in ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management.

ANCORS maintains a strong and vibrant higher degree research (HDR) program. It currently accommodates more than 30 HDR students from 16 countries, researching a broad range of topics across both disciplinary divides and the core strengths of ANCORS expertise.

ANCORS is one of UOW’s 11 research strengths, and is the lead unit for the Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones challenge in the University’s Global Challenges program for multi-faculty interdisciplinary research.

The Centre has a core capacity-building role, assisting governments, regional and international organisations, NGOs and community groups, and industry to develop improved knowledge and understanding of ocean-related activities. The Centre has forged close links with a range of government and non-government agencies, not only within Australia, including a long-term relationship with the Royal Australian Navy, but also across the Indo-Pacific region and globally.

The Centre conducts multidisciplinary, policy-oriented research; runs both postgraduate coursework and research degree programs; and conducts professional short courses and other teaching programs on campus and around the world.

The research interests of ANCORS fall into the following main categories:

ocean law
oceans policy and management
maritime strategy and security
fisheries governance and management
marine environmental law
maritime boundary delimitation
public international law of shipping

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

078343K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,248.00 (16,72,805) per year
AUD $62,496 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $15,624

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A three year Bachelor degree (without Honours), but with a distinction average (75%) may also be a suitable entry requirement, if in the same discipline as the proposed program. Research related and professional experience will also be considered when assessing qualifications. The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Philosophy, based on academic results, research and professional experience. Candidates with a coursework masters degree or a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24cp of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Masters of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

For international students

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4.
Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy.
Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 6.5, listening 6.5, speaking 6.5; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 22, writing 22, listening 19, speaking 19; PTE Academic overall score of 69 Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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