• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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. The PgCert/PGDip/MA Maritime Security is offered by Coventry University.
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Overview

The PgCert/PGDip/MA in Maritime Security at Coventry University 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.

Career prospects

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.

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Maritime Security: Theory, Concepts and Key Perspectives
  • Maritime Security in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses
  • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
  • Privatisation of International Security
  • Environment, Peace and Conflict
  • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Gender, Peace and Conflict
  • Comparative Peace Processes

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:
  • Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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EU/EEA: 

  • £2,633 (PgCert) 
  • £5,266 (PgDip)
NON-EU/EEA:
  • £2,633 (PgCert) 
  • £5,266 (PgDip) 

Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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