This degree provides a new and unique qualification to develop critical understanding of the wider world security context and the particular issues surrounding maritime security.
Maritime security embraces all of the main sub-sets of ‘Security Studies’ - military, diplomatic, international, trans-national, economic, environmental, energy and human security. It therefore offers a new perspective within a well-established discipline. ‘Maritime Security’ relates to ports, ships at anchor, or ships at sea, to the maritime industry and personnel, and to the extraction of energy from or via the sea.
It includes both traditional and non-traditional security issues. The multi-disciplinary degree is relevant to careers in the wider maritime industry, and the burgeoning maritime security industry, local and national Government and national and international maritime organisations. It will also be a key step on the career path of anyone wishing to pursue an academic career in maritime policy, defence and security studies.
Senior management and directorship in the maritime and energy industries, armed forces, police and the security industry, and careers in journalism and academia relating to, maritime history, maritime business, policy, defence and security studies
EU/Home: £7,200 International: £11,350
Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships
The aims of the programme are:
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.
Applicants should have:
A good honours degree or equivalent qualification
PLUS GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in mathematics and a science subject
AND/OR relevant personal or professional experience acceptable to the programme director.
• Those not possessing a first degree will normally be expected to provide evidence of at least five years’ relevant practical experience including relevant specialised courses.
• UK-based applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance.
• Where English is the applicant’s second language, we require an IELTS score of at least 6.5, but we strongly advise applicants to aim for a score of 7.5 in order to cope with the programme.
No work experience is required.
The degree has been developed in association with the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI).
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