Skip to content High contrast mode

MAMaritime History

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


Maritime history covers all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea and links to broader aspects of economic, political, cultural and social history. Its many facets include: shipping and shipbuilding, both naval and mercantile; trade and commerce; fishing; sea power; labour; ports and coastal communities; exploration; and maritime policy. The programme focuses on maritime history since the late 18th century, and places an emphasis on developing student skills in historical research.

The programme is particularly aimed at those with an existing interest in the more recent maritime past who are keen to deepen and broaden their knowledge and to investigate problems through individual research. It is also relevant to those with a first degree in history or a related discipline who want to develop maritime history expertise.

The aims of the programme are:

To understand the main developments of national and international maritime history, naval and commercial, from the mid eighteenth century to the present
To provide students with an appreciation of how theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives have informed historical understanding of maritime history
To develop key generic skills in research, critical thinking analysis, problem-solving, written and oral expression of information and argument.

Programme structure

Themes in British Maritime History since the Late Eighteenth Century: The Merchant Navy (20 credits)
Themes in British Maritime History since the late Eighteenth Century: The Royal Navy (20 credits)
Sources, Methods and Archives for Maritime Historians (20 credits)
Twentieth Century International Maritime History (20 credits)
Case Studies: Maritime History (20 credits)
Dissertation in Maritime History (60 credits)
One option chosen from: Economics of International Shipping; 20th Century International Naval History; Defence and Security; Case Studies Maritime Policy; Environmental History and the Sea: The British Isles, 1800-2011 (20 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue opportunities in maritime history and/or undertake a doctoral study.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States