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.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Maritime Security (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
- Full Term MA Maritime Security (24 months by blended/distance-learning).
- Fast-Track MA (APEL) Maritime Security (15 months).
Why choose this course?
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.
If you are interested in Maritime Security, Coventry University is the place to learn more about it.
The MA in Maritime Security is the only programme of its kind in the world, and therefore offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain a deeper insight through both theoretical and practical perspectives of the present security challenges at sea. practitioners.
The course is taught by experts in the field of Maritime Security and is informed by their research. The programme is also evolving alongside the dynamism of these challenges, as they exist in the real world.
Further to this, the course ultimately seeks to create a learning community, where ideas can be interchanged and debated amongst academic staff, alumni, and current students, lasting well beyond the timespan of the academic programme itself.
These are the benefits that the MA in Maritime Security can offer you, and will thus enhance your career prospects in the following ways. If you are already a practitioner, you will have the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which is very likely to be useful to you in the workplace, whilst also gaining a formal accredited postgraduate qualification, which may be required for further progression in your career.
If you are an individual with an interest in Maritime Security, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into jobs within a broad spectrum of organisations, including: international non-government organisations, multinational government organisations like the United Nations, regional communities such as the European Union or the Economic Community of West African states, the shipping industry, oil and gas, think tanks, and indeed also academia.