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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    16 months

Course summary


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 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.

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.

How you'll be assessed

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.

Career prospects

The PgDip in Maritime Security is a pioneering course that 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 currently 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 reflects that.

The course seeks to create a learning community where ideas can be discussed amongst academic staff, alumni, and current students, lasting well beyond the timespan of the academic programme itself.

These are the benefits that the Pgdip 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 be offered the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which should 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 interested in Maritime Security, this course equips you with the skills commonly needed to work for a broad range 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 academia.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 5,800overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Coventry University

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    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

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