Coventry University

Coventry University

Maritime Security

This course covers a range of topics essential to understanding the theory and practice of maritime security: global security challenges and the nexus between security failures on land and at sea; international law, naval diplomacy, maritime economics and the privatisation of security; piracy, illegal fishing, trafficking, port and cyber-security; the course also includes research training and supervision of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

There are many individuals working in fields relating to maritime security that have a wealth of experience but are unable to progress professionally and undertake a postgraduate degree because of work and personal commitments. By providing an opportunity to study online, our students will be able to accredit their previous experience and reflect on it by combining theory and practice. To integrate such previous experience in to the study programme, all applicants are assessed individually by the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). This involves submitting a portfolio, detailing professional achievements which demonstrate practical experience of working in fields related to maritime security. A successful APEL portfolio is awarded 120 Credits of the Masters programme. Relevant academic qualifications are desirable but not essential. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language skills to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Please note that all eligible applicants will have an admissions interview, normally by telephone.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Distance learning £ 9,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office (UK Student Enquiries)
Telephone number: 
024 7765 4321