MA International Maritime Policy

University of Greenwich

Program Description

MA International Maritime Policy

University of Greenwich

MA International Maritime Policy

Maritime Policy may be broadly defined as the area of private and public policy concerned with: the economics of maritime transport, ports and terminals; national and international regulation; maritime security and defence; maritime labour; with oceanic law, policy and management; oceanic and coastal zone environmental protection.

International and interdisciplinary in approach, this MA in particularly aimed at maritime professionals, in both sea and shore-based, seeking to develop an in depth understanding of current issues and future developments; at public policy professionals looking to acquire maritime experience; and at graduates in maritime studies and public policy areas requiring further specialisation and postgraduate qualifications.

The programme combines lectures, tutorials, group and individual projects and seminars, and provides opportunities to learn from the experience of those directly involved with maritime policy.

Students take eight taught units. Three units deal with the economics of international shipping, public shipping law, and defence and security. Two units use a case-study approach to focus on investigation of current issues in maritime policy.

A further unit can draw on the wider strengths of the university by selection from another Masters programme or can be chosen from options offered for the MA Maritime History. Students also write a 20,000 word supervised research dissertation on an agreed topic reflecting their individual specialist interests.

Course content

Students studying the MA in International Maritime Policy take the following courses:

  • Economics of International Shipping
  • Public Shipping Law
  • Defence and Security
  • Methods, Problems and Issues in Maritime Policy
  • Case Studies in Maritime Policy
  • Research Methods in Maritime Policy
  • Research Dissertation in Maritime Policy

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants are expected to have either:

    •A good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject area.

    •Relevant personal or professional experience acceptable to the course committee.

    UK-based applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance. Students with 'non standard' qualifications are encouraged to apply. The overriding criteria when examining all applicants is that qualifications are sufficient for the student to undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success. In some cases applicants may be asked to provide examples of written work prior to acceptance. Where English is a second language an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required, but we strongly advise you to aim for a score of 7.5 in order to be able to cope with programme.

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    Last updated October 8, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    1 - 2 years
    Part time
    Full time
    12,100 GBP
    Start date Sept. 2017
    United Kingdom London, England
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    Duration 1 - 2 years
    Price 12,100 GBP