Maritime Safety and Security Management MSc at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme focuses on giving you the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve well regarded positions within the maritime and offshore safety and security industries. You will also gain confidence in the interpersonal and international cultural skills essential for a senior role in the maritime safety and security sector. You will gain an understanding of the underlying principles upon which the industry is based and the ways it is developing to address the future as well as the threats that confront its day to day operations. You will also gain confidence in dealing with people from across the globe which is essential for a senior management position within the maritime sector. This course is designed to give you a balanced education in the various aspects of the safety and security marine industry. This will enable you to follow your career aspirations while at the same time opening up new horizons for the future. If you want to learn about the safety and security aspects of the maritime and offshore industries, then this course is perfect. This MSc is designed for existing professionals serving in the industry as well as those looking for a career within maritime, offshore and sea transport trade. You may already have a responsible sea-going or middle management position and be qualified to that level but want to achieve the next level in your career. If you are new to the industry it’s likely you’ll have a degree in a related technical or management subject.


The MSc Maritime Safety and Security Management course comprises eight compulsory modules. Completion of all the modules and dissertation will lead to the award of master's degree. Full-time students attend eight taught Modules over two Terms, and then complete their Dissertation relating to maritime safety and/or security over three months in the summer, within the 12-month period of the degree. The course on a part-time basis normally takes just over two years (but can extend up to five years). In two years, students are expected to complete eight taught Modules, plus a Dissertation on a maritime safety and/or security topic. Core Modules

  • Professional Studies (15 credits)
  • Maritime Technology (15 credits)
  • Maritime Operations and Insurance (15 credits)
  • Maritime Economics and Accounting (15 credits)
  • Maritime Management (15 credits)
  • Environmental Issues (15 credits)
  • Security and Cyber Risk Studies (15 credits)
  • Maritime Safety (15 credits)
  • Project (60 credits)
The dissertation is an opportunity to explore in-depth a maritime safety and/or security topic that has current and future relevance and traction for career development. The aim of this module is to develop skill and gain experience in managing a small-scale systematic investigation to showcase capabilities to future employers.

Entry requirements

For those already working in the industry, we require a first degree, recognised professional qualification or the equivalent Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer: Class 1 Master Mariner or Class 1 Engineer and experience in one of these roles. For those coming straight from an undergraduate course, we require a lower second-class honours degree (or higher) in a relevant subject from a recognised institution. Other suitable qualifications If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners. INTO City, University of London Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre. These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering. Kaplan International College London City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre-Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14210 Whole course
Northern Ireland £14210 Whole course
Scotland £14210 Whole course
Wales £14210 Whole course
EU £20760 Whole course
International £20760 Whole course

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Maritime Safety and Security Management MSc at City, University of London - UCAS