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MAInternational Maritime Policy

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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.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Economics of International Shipping (15 credits)
Public Shipping Law (30 credits)
Research Skills in Maritime Policy (15 credits)
Dissertation in Maritime Policy (60 credits)
Challenges in 21st Century Maritime Policy (15 credits)
Maritime Business Environment (15 credits)
Case Studies in Maritime Policy (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Environmental History and the Sea: The British Isles, 1800-present (15 credits)
Defence and Security (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in maritime administration, international organisations, maritime non-governmental organisations.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States