International Maritime Policy, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
International and interdisciplinary in approach, the International Maritime Policy programme from the University of Greenwich 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 and public policy professionals seeking to develop maritime expertise.

About

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.

Maritime at Greenwich 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.

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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU part-time fee is £1,540. (per 30 credits)

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Student Loans:

  • Full-time programme - 1 years duration, available fee: £10,280
  • Full-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 2 years duration, available fee: £5,140
  • Part-time programme - 3 years duration, available fee: £3,426 (£3,428 in year 3)
  • Part-time programme - 4 years duration, available fee: £2,570

Scholarships:

  • London Awards - Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, tuition fees, university excursions and general living expenses. Applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of five years. Applicants must be under 25. Applicants must have a family residual income in the region of  £30,000 a year.

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