Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea

University of Wollongong

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

Law of the Sea refers to the international law governing the rights and duties of stakeholders in maritime environments. It involves navigational rights, sea mineral claims, and coastal waters jurisdiction.The Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea is designed to meet the early and mid-career education requirements of legally qualified professionals working in a maritime policy or operational context, or those who intend to pursue a career in a maritime or related fieldThis degree provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea and ocean governance and deals with international law and policy issues related to the world’s oceans. It addresses these issues in the contexts of the importance of the sea for trade, as 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.You will gain knowledge of legal aspects of maritime enforcement, maritime security threats and solutions, marine environmental law, regulation of shipping and marine resources management. You will learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy, and devise solutions to gaps in legal and policy frameworks.Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea you may enrol in the Master of Laws (Law of the Sea) and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.


The Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea requires the successful completion of 24 credit points

Standard entry requirements

A recognised Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree or equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Innovation Campus International: $15,288 No
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
UOW Online International: $15,288 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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