World Maritime University


Our programmes of study

The University was established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to increase the number of highly qualified specialist maritime personnel in countries across the world. With such specialists, international maritime conventions can be implemented for the benefit of the whole global community. Maritime safety can be improved, the marine environment better protected, and international shipping and ports made more efficient. Specialists in developing countries can make sure that economic growth in the maritime field is sustainable, with integrated planning for the oceans allowing each sector to develop without damage to any other.

Beyond these immediate practical aims, the University is a forum for people of many nationalities in both the student body and the faculty to participate in teaching and learning. Our goals are to foster tolerance, to encourage international co-operation, to solve international maritime problems, and to co-ordinate action internationally.

WMU educates people for the benefit of their countries. Our students benefit from the postgraduate maritime education we offer. As WMU graduates, they return to their home countries and, in turn, transfer their newly gained expertise to colleagues, helping their nations to achieve the highest practicable standards in maritime transportation and development.

The University is active across a broad spectrum of postgraduate programmes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc Program in Maritime Affairs

Campus Full time 10 - 14 months September 2019 Sweden Malmö

The program educates future maritime and ocean leaders and strengthens the capacity of national administrations in developing countries. [+]

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs

Taught in Malmö with seven specializations: Maritime Education & Training; Maritime Energy Management; Maritime Law & Policy; Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration; Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management; Port Management; and Shipping Management & Logistics. The program educates future maritime and ocean leaders and strengthens the capacity of national administrations in developing countries. It serves the maritime and oceans industries and their value chains, building on IMO’s global reach. It is responsive to the real needs of the maritime and oceans sectors, offering an expert balance of academic study and practical experience, and providing a unique insight into the whole range of maritime endeavor.... [-]


World Maritime University and Lloyd's Maritime Academy partnership


Address World Maritime University Citadellsv. 29
21118 Malmö, Skåne County, Sweden
Phone +46 40 35 63 00