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Master of Ocean Leadership

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points. DOMESTIC TOTAL COURSE FEE - 2020 $65,200.00 - INTERNATIONAL TOTAL COURSE FEE - 2020 $81,200.00

About The Course

The Master of Ocean Leadership (MOL) provides graduates from any field with ocean-related leadership skills and expertise across marine science, engineering, law, resource economics and environmental management. This will enable graduates to strategically address human challenges in ocean systems and to implement solutions for the future of our coasts and seas.

Students will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary contexts to lead and contribute to effective teams. The course is a highly interactive program designed to be flexible and challenging for professionals and recent graduates alike.

Who should enrol

The course is aimed at those working in areas that involve detailed knowledge of the ocean environment and marine resources, as well as their management and regulation. The course is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students with a passion for solving oceans problems and working for marine resource companies, government and regulatory agencies, renewable energy initiatives, marine NGOs, aquaculture ventures and the fisheries sector.


Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

1. Check your chosen course is open to applications.

2. Ensure you meet the admission requirements for this course as detailed on the previous tab.

3. Ensure you meet our English language competency requirement and any course/major prerequisites.

4. Apply 

Grant opportunities

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Learning outcomes

At UWA, ocean research is focused on addressing key ocean challenges by delivering ocean-based solutions. Providing multidisciplinary capabilities and excellence in marine research and technology, the team provides an integrated approach to the challenges of sustainable ocean resources, resilient ecosystems, informed marine governance and understanding ocean exploration.

The UWA Oceans Institute includes over 100 of the world's most recognised ocean engineers, marine scientists, oceanographers, and oceans governance specialists


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent


Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.


English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.


ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Ocean Literacy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography
Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy
Oil, gas and mineral resources
Marine spatial planning