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About Maritime Geography
Masters degrees in Maritime Geography offer advanced study of coastal and marine regions on local, national and international scales.
Related subjects include Oceanography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography or Marine Biology.
Courses in this field offer a broad investigation of the physical processes, uses and dynamics of coastal and marine areas, and how they might be sustained or developed.
For example, you might examine practices within territorial waters, including understanding a nation’s maritime police and customs, as well as their environmental and economic concerns. Alternatively, you might examine maritime traffic such as shipping and transportation, or maritime energy including wind and wave power.
Training usually covers techniques in bathymetry – measuring ocean floors and benthic zones – and GIS (geographical information systems). These are used to calculate the probability of major developments being delivered effectively, such as the building of a new harbours or offshore facilities.
Careers may include coastal management and conservation for local authorities and environmental agencies, or maritime management for efficient shipping operations across different sectors.
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Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you. Wide variety of research interests. The Institute of Science and the Environment has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.
The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build.
Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology gives you the skills and knowledge to understand how an ecosystem-based approach can be used to understand and manage the effects of human activities in the marine environment.
Maritime Security is one of the most dynamic and expanding sectors in the security industry with an impact on development efforts, insurance, international law, global shipping, the broader global economy, as well as transnational security.
The MSc/MA Professional Practice (Maritime) is a flexible postgraduate programme designed for seafarers and shore based maritime professionals who are looking to use their industry qualifications such as the Class 1 Certificate of Competence towards a masters degree.
In the most recent (2016-17) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.