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Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
The Master of Science programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) is delivered by World Maritime University in Dalian, China in collaboration with Dalian Maritime University (DMU)


Dalian Maritime University (DMU) is the center for WMU studies in Dalian. With more than 20,000 active students, many of them internationally recruited, and over 1,300 faculty members, the DMU campus covers 0.9 square kilometers and includes the library, laboratories, computing center, audio-visual teaching center, and navigation training and research center.

Established in 2005, The Master of Science programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) delivered by World Maritime University is designed to extend the professional education that WMU has offered since 1983 to a new and thriving clientele from the region and beyond, and to meet the maritime industry’s demand for high-level specialized professionals.

The programme is taught entirely in English and the entry requirements, grading system and quality assurance processes are those in force at WMU Headquarters. Successful students graduate with a WMU Master of Science degree in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management.

Programme Structure

The intensive,15-month programme begins in June and consists of 4 taught units plus a research project. The first unit, foundation studies, is followed by specialization units that cover all aspects of maritime safety and environmental management. Staff from DMU teach the first unit and supervise project work while WMU staff teach the remaining units.

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Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

WMU admits students to the MSc in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) who are already established in careers in the maritime field. The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (with full transcript)


  • The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer

All applicants must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    11196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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RMB 93,900

Living costs for Dalian

  • 3980 - 6290 CNY/month
    Living Costs

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