MA degree

Maritime Security is one of the most dynamic and expanding sectors in the security industry with an impact on development efforts, insurance, international law, and global shipping. It encompasses the headline issue of piracy alongside other security challenges such as trafficking by sea, illegal fishing and port security. Our Masters in Maritime Security is a high-quality postgraduate qualification, shaped by research-active staff and 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 people preparing 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.

You will take:

Three core modules:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Maritime Security: Theory, Concepts and Key Perspectives
  • Maritime Security in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses

One core module: Project Management in Practice

Two elective modules:

  • Environment, Peace and Conflict
  • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
  • The Privatisation of International Security
  • Comparative Peace Processes
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Gender, Peace and Conflict

One dissertation module: In depth investigation of chosen topic


For further details please visit our Maritime Security PG courses webpage