Maritime Security PgCert, PGDip, MA 2020/21 entry

Course code:

AHT027 (MA)
AHT028 (PgDip)
AHT029 (PgCert)

Study options:

8 months (PG Cert)
16 months (PG Dip)
24 months (MA)

Location:

Location-independent with optional face-to-face sessions

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert)

Find out more


Get in touch

Dr Heather Baggaley
Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 247 765 9059


study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

AHT027 (MA)
AHT028 (PgDip)
AHT029 (PgCert)

Study options:

8 months (PG Cert)
16 months (PG Dip)
24 months (MA)

Location:

Location-independent with optional face-to-face sessions

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert)

Find out more


Get in touch

Dr Heather Baggaley
Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 247 765 9059


study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

AHT027 (MA)
AHT028 (PgDip)
AHT029 (PgCert)

Study options:

8 months (PG Cert)
16 months (PG Dip)
24 months (MA)

Location:

Location-independent with optional face-to-face sessions

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert)

Find out more


Get in touch

Dr Heather Baggaley
Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 247 765 9059


study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Maritime Security is one of the most dynamic and expanding sectors in the security industry with an impact on development efforts, insurance, international law, and global shipping. It encompasses the headline issue of piracy alongside other security challenges such as trafficking by sea, illegal fishing and port security.

Our postgraduate programmes in Maritime Security (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA) are shaped by research-active staff and real world events. Delivered in a friendly and supportive learning environment, these , highly interactive programmes allow students to understand and analyse current issues and develop their skills in response.

“This MA – a pioneering programme of study focusing on some of the most pressing and critical challenges in the dynamic field of Maritime Security. Our Centre is at the forefront of this research agenda, using teaching to enhance the knowledge and actions of practitioners around the world.”

Dr Robert McCabe, Course Director, MA Maritime Security

Qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Maritime Security (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Full Term MA Maritime Security (24 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning Fast-Track MA (APEL*))

*Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is the process by which Coventry University awards credits towards a qualification based on a student’s prior learning and experience in, for example, their career, previous qualifications and other, relevant life experience. For this course, Coventry University is able to award a third of the credits of the qualification based on a student’s reflection on the outcomes of their prior experience and learning, providing a fast-track option and an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in 16 months rather than 2 years. For more information on our APEL route or this course, contact our team on study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk or speak to Heather, our Postgraduate Programmes Manager, on  +44 (0) 2477659059.

What our students say...

The MA in Maritime Security at CTPSR is at the forefront of research in this complex sector. My experience of the MA with Coventry was a very rewarding year and I am delighted to highly recommend the programme to anyone looking to develop their knowledge and enhance their career prospects in this specialised field.

Jordan Wylie, Extreme Adventurer | Charity Ambassador, MA Maritime Security (Alumnus), MA Maritime Security (Alumnus).

Course information

Maritime Security is one of the most dynamic and expanding sectors in the security industry with an impact on development efforts, insurance, international law, and global shipping. It encompasses the headline issue of piracy alongside other security challenges such as trafficking by sea, illegal fishing and port security.

Our postgraduate programmes in Maritime Security (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA) are shaped by research-active staff and real world events. Delivered in a friendly and supportive learning environment, these unique, highly interactive programmes allow students to understand and analyse current issues and develop their skills in response.

Our Maritime Security programmes are open to anyone with and are designed for individuals preparing to enter into or further a career in fields relating to Maritime Security (e.g. shipping, the security sector, law, insurance, development, international relations, diplomacy etc.).

Qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Maritime Security (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Full Term MA Maritime Security (24 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Fast-Track MA (APEL) Maritime Security (16 months by blended/distance-learning).

“This MA is the only one of its kind in the world – a pioneering programme of study focusing on some of the most pressing and critical challenges in the dynamic field of Maritime Security. Our Centre is at the forefront of this research agenda, using teaching to enhance the knowledge and actions of practitioners around the world.”

Dr Robert McCabe, Course Director, MA Maritime Security

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

This programme is studied in three stages: Postgraduate Certificate (60M credits); Postgraduate Diploma level (120M credits); and Masters (180M credits). Each stage is offered through ‘blended learning’ – a mixture of face-to-face and distance learning, allowing students to study flexibly around work and personal commitments. The three qualifications are sequential: students start by completing the Certificate stage, then the Diploma and finish by completing the full Master’s degree, with the option to stop, pause or progress at each stage.

Modules

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

    Our Postgraduate Certificate stage focuses on the key concepts and theories which underpin current maritime security and explores a range of contemporary maritime security challenges such as piracy and illegal fishing. You will study three modules:

    • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
    • Introduction to Maritime Security: Theory, Concepts and Key Perspectives
    • Maritime Security in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

    At the Postgraduate Diploma stage, students study three modules:

    • Privatisation of International Security
    • Complexity in Protective Security
    • Environment, Conflict and Sustainability

     

  • Masters (MA)

    The final stage in your Masters qualification is the CTPSR Dissertation. Supported by a subject expert from our Centre, you will design and conduct a piece of academic research, from developing a proposal through to presenting your findings. Students are able to choose a topic close to them or relevant to their work whilst developing their research skills for use in their career or further study. Some use the experience to prepare for a PhD or career in research.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • You can complete an MA in 16 months with accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). For those with 5 years+ working experience in a relevant field, you could gain one-third of your Master’s degree credits in recognition of what you’ve already achieved, through our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) route.
  • An international network of professionals. Access to a network of practitioners working in roles related to peacebuilding internationally, as well as the large team of researchers and practitioners working in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations.
  • A distinctive, international course led by world-leading experts. A pioneering programme of study delivered by active international researchers. Our courses are global, from the content of the programme and the staff leading them, to the diverse backgrounds of our participants.
  • Practice-focused. A blend of academic knowledge and practical skills aims to enhance your practice and further your career.
  • Inspired by our city. Our courses are founded in and inspired by the heritage of Coventry, the UK’s City of Peace and Reconciliation. Further, our courses are developed by Coventry University, ranked 15th in the Guardian’s University Guide (2017) and Times Modern University of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Study wherever you are, whilst working. We provide the flexibility of studying online and through short residential workshops where you have the opportunity to meet, network and learn with peers in a diverse range of roles around the world. Often the biggest barrier to taking a Master’s degree is balancing it with your employment – our blended-learning, part-time courses are designed for busy professionals, allowing you to work and study.
  • Complete a Postgraduate Certificate in 8 months. Our course can be studied at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level, with the opportunity to stop, pause or progress between stages. Whilst most complete a full Master’s degree with us, many students choose to pause after the first or second stage, graduating and continuing their careers with ‘PGCert’ or ‘PGDip’ after their name.

Starting in September each year our courses are designed to be studied by ‘blended learning’ – a mixture of distance and face-to-face study.

You will be well supported throughout your studies with a range of support, services and guidance to help you get the most out of your programme.

Students are provided with a range of pre-enrolment materials to better prepare them for their studies. Online modules are provided through the virtual learning environment (Moodle) to facilitate communication between staff and students, and between students. You will have access to Coventry University’s library, including its digital resources and library support for distance learners.

Extensive coursework feedback and support from the programme team will be provided. CTPSR has a team of PGT Ambassadors who provide pastoral and academic skills support. For those writing a dissertation, a supervisor will be allocated who has appropriate knowledge, experience and expertise in your chosen topic of study.

At each stage of the programme you will have the opportunity to attend a short residential workshop to deliver the core learning of one module. These workshops are covered in the course fees*. At the start of your study, our first workshop provides the core learning on the Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century module.

At PG Diploma stage, our second workshop focuses on the Privatisation of International Security module. A final research design workshop is provided to prepare students for their dissertation.

Whilst not mandatory, attendance at the workshops is strongly advised as they provide a chance to hone your practical skills, network with professionals from across our postgraduate courses and meet our wider Centre team including leading academics, our PhD community and alumni network.

*an accommodation bursary is provided for those attending each workshop to support accommodation costs and students are required to pay their own expenses, travel and visa costs.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

What our students say...

I found the programme to be very well-tailored and delivered for the students with respect to widening their scope and knowledge on the maritime domain.

Ahmed Hersi, MA Maritime Security (Alumnus)

Entry Requirements

All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the Course Director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview. Please call or email our team if you have questions about this requirement – contact details below.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning:

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a o Maritime Security and be operating at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk.

*Relevant fields are shipping (industry, insurance, legal services, risk management); security (navies, coastguards, marine police, privately contracted); governmental and non-governmental organisations (foreign policy, international development, environmental, security policy, marine); maritime education (lecturers, teaching, instructors). Other roles and experience outside of these specific fields may be considered. Contact our team if you would like any further information on this on the contact details below.

 

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk. Please ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the Course Director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview. Please call or email our team if you have questions about this requirement – contact details below.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning:

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a o Maritime Security and be operating at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk.

*Relevant fields are shipping (industry, insurance, legal services, risk management); security (navies, coastguards, marine police, privately contracted); governmental and non-governmental organisations (foreign policy, international development, environmental, security policy, marine); maritime education (lecturers, teaching, instructors). Other roles and experience outside of these specific fields may be considered. Contact our team if you would like any further information on this on the contact details below.

 

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk. Please ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the Course Director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview. Please call or email our team if you have questions about this requirement – contact details below.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning:

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a o Maritime Security and be operating at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk.

*Relevant fields are shipping (industry, insurance, legal services, risk management); security (navies, coastguards, marine police, privately contracted); governmental and non-governmental organisations (foreign policy, international development, environmental, security policy, marine); maritime education (lecturers, teaching, instructors). Other roles and experience outside of these specific fields may be considered. Contact our team if you would like any further information on this on the contact details below.

 

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk. Please ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

What our students say...

My experience of the MA with Coventry was a very rewarding year and I am delighted to highly recommend the programme to anyone looking to develop their knowledge and enhance their career prospects in this specialised field.

Ahmed Hersi, MA Maritime Security (Alumnus)

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£7,900 (MA)
£5,266 (PGDip)
£2,633 (PGCert) (per year)


Fees by award

  • Postgraduate Certificate - £2,633
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £5,266
  • Masters - £7,900

 

Ferguson Trust Award

Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust to support students wishing to pursue our Peace and Conflict Studies and Maritime Security academic streams. The scholarships are designed for candidates that are resident in or have recently been resident in low-income countries and lower middle-income countries for at least 3 years within the last 10 years, which, ordinarily, are conflict-affected. We apologise to everyone from the EU, Japan, USA and areas with comparable incomes, we are not allowed to offer these scholarships no matter how strong your application. Please see the World Bank's country and lending page for a definitive list of low-income countries and lower middle-income countries.

The competition for funding is intense and the applications are of a very high standard, prior to applying for a scholarship please ensure you have a formal offer letter.

After checking your eligibility you should refer to the scholarship terms & conditions (to be available here in due course), complete the application form with great care and return this to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.ukThe deadline for applications this year is 28th July 2019.

Please note any incomplete applications and late submissions will not be considered. The awarding panel is situated within the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and will assess all application on their individual merit (academic ability/ work experience and financial circumstances).

Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following:

  • A complete scholarship application form including a detailed statement of support which should not exceed 500 wordsIn this form you should demonstrate your capacity and commitment to undertake and complete the programme and explain how the programme is aligned to your future aspirations and how it will benefit your professional development.
  • Your contribution towards your tuition fees

What our students say...

The MA in Maritime Security at CTPSR is at the forefront of research in this complex sector. My experience of the MA with Coventry was a very rewarding year and I am delighted to highly recommend the programme to anyone looking to develop their knowledge and enhance their career prospects in this specialised field.

Jordan Wylie, Extreme Adventurer | Charity Ambassador, MA Maritime Security (Alumnus), MA Maritime Security (Alumnus).

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.

The course is taught by experts in the field of Maritime Security and is informed by their research. The programme is also evolving alongside these challenges and our teaching is able to reflect that.

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 should 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.

If you are an individual with an interest in Maritime Security, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into jobs within a broad spectrum of organisations, including: international non-government organisations, multinational government organisations like the United Nations, regional communities such as the European Union or the Economic Community of West African states, the shipping industry, oil and gas, think tanks, and indeed also academia.

What our students say...

I found the programme to be very well-tailored and delivered for the students with respect to widening their scope and knowledge on the maritime domain.

Ahmed Hersi, MA Maritime Security (Alumnus)
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

 

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