WMU admits students to the MSc in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) who are already established in careers in the maritime field. The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (with full transcript) 
AND/OR 
The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer
 

All applicants must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.

Candidates are assessed in accordance with the following general guidelines:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

ESSP participation required
IBT: 61 to 79
PBT: 500 to 549  

no ESSP participation required
IBT: 80+
PBT: 550+
 
WMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9198.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

bands 5.0 and 5.5 ESSP participation required
band 6.0 or above no ESSP required
Please note: the academic, not the general training, version of the test is required

Cambridge Examinations

First Certificate (FCE) ESSP participation required
Proficiency (CPE) no ESSP required

Students who have a pass in a GCE O-level or the equivalent (WAEC, CXC etc) must enclose a copy of their examination results for evaluation by the Admissions Board.
 
Sometimes applicants’ test results meet the University’s general guidelines, but show weaknesses in a certain skills area. In such cases, the Admissions Board will evaluate the skill level based on guidelines shown above. Information on TOEFL may be obtained through US embassies/consulates or the US Information Service, and on the IELTS and Cambridge Examinations from the British Council or Australian or UK  embassies/consulates.
 
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