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International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy, M.Phil.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
World Maritime University and IMLI are launching a ground-breaking new degree programme leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy in International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy.


The programme has been designed to ensure the future sustainability of the world’s oceans in accordance with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The power of the two institutions, both founded by the International Maritime Organization, has been joined together to provide a unique learning opportunity for maritime and marine professionals who aim to shape the future of the world’s oceans.

Graduates of the programme from World Maritime University will be expert international maritime lawyers, immersed in the UN system structure and goals, who can advocate for the policies and legislation to transform the world’s oceans and support their sustainable development. They will be fully equipped to play an important role in developing national ocean governance policies that reflect the latest international initiatives, rules and regulations.

The initiative for the MPhil International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy programme stemmed from the increasing threats to the oceans by a number of human activities and the lack of proper governance of the waters within and beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. Issues of regulation and governance as well as fragmented international regimes add another layer of complexity. Ocean governance is ever-changing and it is critical to establish safe and sustainable ocean governance for the 21st century and beyond.

Programme Structure

This innovative M.Phil. programme allows students to spend their first year at WMU, gaining a strong grasp of international ocean governance and policy, and then move on to IMLI to spend their second year specializing in international maritime law.

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5496 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10984 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5496 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10984 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • RMB 85,000

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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