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Maritime Security

Coventry University

24 months
14250 GBP/year
14250 GBP/year
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The postgraduate programme in Maritime Security (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA) at Coventry University is shaped by current research-active staff and real world events. Aimed to be delivered in a friendly and supportive learning environment, these highly interactive programmes provide you with the opportunity to understand and analyse current issues and should aim to develop your skills in response. 

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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.

Career prospects 

The MA in Maritime Security (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA) at Coventry University  is a pioneering course that can offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain a deeper insight through both theoretical and practical perspectives of the present security challenges at sea. The course is currently taught by experts in the field of Maritime Security and is informed by their research. The programme is also evolving alongside these challenges and our teaching aims to reflect that.

The course seeks to create a learning community where ideas can discussed 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 should thus enhance your career prospects in the following ways. If you are already a practitioner, you will be offered the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which should 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
  • Maritime Security in the 21st Century - Challenges and Responses
  • Privatisation of International Security 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits 


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:
  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • £9,500 (PGDip)
  • £4,750 (PGCert)

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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