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MSc in Maritime Affairs - Maritime Law & Policy

World Maritime University
14 months
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

international studentsThe MSc in maritime law and policy program emphasizes the practical application of expertise. It offers both an overview of the complex, inter-related maritime field, as well as the opportunity to specialize.

The program is designed to respond directly to the real needs of the maritime industry, and to equip graduates with the skills needed today and in the future.

It is academically challenging and professionally oriented, and is designed for ambitious, mid-career maritime professionals. It provides a particularly strong foundation if you intend to move into an international career.  

WMU is active in research that is influencing the development of the maritime industry. From the effects of climate change to maritime safety & security, from piracy to port state control, WMU’s faculty are involved in directional research that also adds significant value to the content of the MSc program, keeping it fresh and relevant.

The maritime law & policy specialization has been designed for people working in policy formulation or an advisory capacity at an executive level, whether in the public or private sector. It provides the essential knowledge and understanding of maritime administration issues required by such senior maritime personnel, and gives in-depth appreciation and advanced knowledge of the law and policy related to international maritime transport.

Admission requirements

The University admits only mature students who are already established in a career in the maritime field. The admissions board will consider only those applicants who meet the minimum general entrance requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent university qualification or the highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer, or equivalent maritime qualifications AND
  • substantial, directly relevant professional experience
  • Competence in English language, demonstrated by an internationally recognised standard test
  • Computer competence (at least the ability to use Microsoft Office)

In addition to meeting the requirements for the standard, 14-month program, applicants for advanced standing must demonstrate that they have already covered the content of the first term of the standard program. 

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Tuition fees

The University fees for entrants to the Class of 2016 are as follows:

  • Standard MSc program: $26,600
  • Accelerated MSc program: $23,600          
  • English & Study Skills Program: $5,500


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World Maritime University

World Maritime University (WMU) offers MSc and PhD programs, postgraduate diplomas, and professional development courses with the highest standards in maritime affairs. Located in Malmö, Sweden, the school has additional MSc programs in Shanghai and Dalian, China. WMU promotes the...

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Why study at World Maritime University

Sweden ranked #3 study abroad country

Sweden has been ranked the #3 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! With a high English language proficiency and the headquarters of companies like H&M and Spotify, Sweden was also ranked #1 in Europe for students who want to achieve their career goals.

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World Maritime University
Fiskehamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmö

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