World Maritime University
M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes in Maritime Affairs at WMU, Malmö
The World Maritime University (WMU), in Malmö, Sweden, is a postgraduate maritime university under the United Nations, founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1983.
M.Sc. in Maritime Affairs
The M.Sc. program, in Malmö, responds directly to the needs of the maritime industry, equipping graduates with the skills necessary for a successful career. The M.Sc. program offers 4 specializations:
• Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration;
• Maritime Law and Policy;
• Maritime Education and Training;
• Shipping and Port Management.
The standard 14-month program runs from September each year, and consists of 80 ECTS degree credits, plus 10 non-degree credits. Candidates who have already completed a postgraduate program elsewhere may be granted advanced standing, exempting them from the first semester.
Ph.D. in Maritime Affairs
The Ph.D. program, in Malmö is a research degree related to the IMO mission of safety, security, and environmental protection with specializations in:
• Marine Environmental Management
• Maritime Administration: Law, Policy and Security
• Maritime Risk and System Safety
• Maritime Technology and Education
• Shipping and Port Management
The program consists of 240 ECTS credits, requires 3-6 years on a full- or part-time basis. Candidates who have completed part of a doctoral program elsewhere may be granted advanced standing, in which case the minimum permissible period of enrolment includes registration, one progression seminar, and the dissertation (120 ECTS credits), and requires a minimum of 12 months.
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