M.A. International Maritime Policy

University of Greenwich

Application deadline: As early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,200 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,350 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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International 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; and oceanic law, policy and management.

International and interdisciplinary in approach, the programme is of interest to maritime professionals in both sea- and shore-based sectors seeking to develop an in-depth understanding of current issues and future developments, public policy professionals seeking to develop maritime expertise, and graduates in maritime studies and public policy areas seeking 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 international maritime policy.

The Greenwich Maritime Institute keeps in close touch with developments in the maritime sector through its Advisory Committee, representing a range of specialist professional interests. Certain courses are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Other links include those to the museum sector, in particular the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the Maritime London Promotion Group, the Greenwich Forum, Sea Vision UK and the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Group.

Contents

The aims of the programme are:

* To establish knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical issues affecting private and public maritime policy
* To enable an appreciation of comparative approaches to national aspects of maritime policy
* To provide the opportunity for students to learn from the experience of current practitioners in the maritime field.

Content

* Methods, Problems and Issues in Maritime Policy (20 credits)
* Case Studies in Maritime Policy (20 credits)
* Economics of International Shipping (20 credits)
* Public Shipping Law (20 credits)
* Defence and Security (20 credits)
* Research Methods in Maritime Policy (20 credits)
* Dissertation (60 credits)

Requirements

Applicants should have:

A good honours degree

OR an equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject

OR relevant personal or professional experience.

UK-based applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance. Applicants may be asked to provide examples of written work.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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