Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Applied Strategy (Maritime Security)

The course covers contemporary strategy and the factors influencing strategy development. Delivered by the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS) and its partner organizations, you will benefit from a wealth of expertise, and develop the kind of thinking and learning skills that are valuable for employment in the military and other policy-orientated professions, notably diplomacy, journalism, organizational management, and the NGO sector.

Entry requirements

A relevant degree with Honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis. International applicants require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.

Course modules

All years: war and strategy; enhancing cognitive capability: learning; thinking; and communicating in strategic studies; naval analysis; foreign policy analysis and conflict resolution; dissertation in maritime security; contemporary maritime security threats; security challenges in cyber-space: threats to states and international organisations; countering international terrorism; mission design simulation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 5 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858