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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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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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Physical Geography. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. Read more