WMU is a global center for advanced education and research, offering high-quality professional education and providing our students with unique insight into the maritime and ocean sectors. One of the reasons for the establishment of the University was to increase the number of highly qualified specialist maritime personnel in all countries across the world, and in particular developing countries. The University has adopted an equal opportunities policy and positively welcomes applications from women, who are currently under-represented in the field of maritime and ocean studies and employment. The University is active across a broad spectrum of postgraduate programmes:

WMU offers a postgraduate programme in Maritime Affairs, leading to a Master of Science or a Postgraduate Diploma, in 7 specializations:

WMU’s PhD programme offers students the opportunity to carry out research across the maritime field, but with an emphasis on issues related to the International Maritime Organization’s mission of maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection.

The Master of Science in International Transport and Logistics (Shipping & Finance) is delivered in Shanghai, China by WMU in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU).

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

The ocean is under threat from human activities, arising in part from the lack of proper governance of the waters within and beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. There is an urgent need to examine and reconsider the current regime to seek a secure, stable, safe and sustainable ocean governance for the 21st century.

This long-established programme was developed for professionals in the marine insurance industry, and offers a solid academic foundation for practitioners to develop their expertise and their careers.

Shipping is a sector with global impact, characterised by continuous introduction of new supporting technologies and a very tight regulatory framework, subject to on-going review and improvement.

Industry and governments around the world are engaged in the international effort to battle climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, sea-level rise and weather-pattern changes.

The Maritime Welfare (MARI-WEL) Professional Development Programme was created in partnership by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and the World Maritime University.

WMU offers a specialist Maritime English and Study Skills Programme (ESSP). The ESSP is designed to enhance English language competencies and provide the skills necessary to follow a postgraduate programme successfully, whether this programme is at WMU or another institution.

WMU offers two International Maritime Law programmes, an LLM and a Postgraduate Diploma

Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with continuous technical, regulatory and commercial development. They must be able to anticipate future opportunities and act proactively, armed with up-to-date skills and comprehensive knowledge if they want to retain their competitive edge. This programme, first offered in 2015, has been designed to provide a “boot camp” for managers. It is continuously updated to address issues of critical importance in the maritime industry across its operational, technical and commercial aspects.