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MA Maritime Security (Online)

Course Description


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. It encompasses the headline issue of piracy alongside other security challenges such as trafficking by sea, illegal fishing, and security at port.

Qualifications available:
•Postgraduate Certificate in Maritime Security (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
•Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
•MA in Maritime Security (15 months ‘fast-track’ or 24 months by blended/distance-learning).

The MA Maritime Security is a high-quality postgraduate qualification, shaped by research-active staff and informed by real world events, providing an opportunity to study in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

The MA is open to anyone with the requisite qualifications, and is targeted at preparing people to enter into a career in fields relating to Maritime Security (e.g. shipping, the security sector, law, insurance, development, international relations, and diplomacy) or to enhance the career opportunities of those already working within such fields.

This programme can also be studied at postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma level, and is offered via blended learning or distance learning.

This course is ground-breaking and unique, and is simply the only programme of its kind available worldwide. If you are interested in Maritime Security, Coventry University is the place to learn more about it.

Limited Bursaries and Scholarships are available.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).


Applications from those not possessing a honours degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area are also considered and decisions are based on a careful evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a writing sample. In these cases an applicant must have a minimum of three years evidenced work experience in a field relevant to Maritime Security (e.g. UN/EU organisations, Armed Forces, Maritime Security Industry, Shipping, International NGO’s, etc.)


For non-native English speakers, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Visit the MA Maritime Security (Online) page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis, using a portfolio demonstrating academic and professional achievement to a suitable standard.

Course Fees

Dependent on level of study. Partial bursaries and scholarships are available by application.

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