Entrance Requirement: 14-month Standard Programme

WMU admits students 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:

The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the minimum general entrance requirements, which are:

All candidates must apply electronically. Paper applications are not accepted. Applications can be submitted at any time; there are no cut-off dates.


Principal areas of research

Most doctoral research falls within one of the following topics, but the WMU programme also offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary projects, allowing doctoral candidates to pursue their own, and their organization’s, particular interests.

The MSc in ITL consists of one Introduction unit, five MSc. teaching units and one project unit. The five teaching units are further divided into 20 subjects with 40 credits, and the project unit carries 6 credits. The programme entails a total of about 420 full hours of class contact (or about 630 45-minute lecture hours).

ITL01ECO - International Economy and Globalization - 2 credits

The Master of Science programme in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) is delivered by WMU in Dalian, China in collaboration with Dalian Maritime University (DMU).

Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port serving as a critical transport hub for the Yangtze River region and the most important gateway for foreign trade in East China. It is a blend of traditional and modern Chinese culture with western culture in China's largest commercial and financial center.

WMU offers a postgraduate programme in Maritime Affairs, leading to a Master of Science or a Postgraduate Diploma, in the following specializations:

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations and, in the process, has been charged with the regulation of international shipping from the safety, security and environmental protection points of view.