Taught course

Policing Port and Maritime Security

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants for Policing, Port and Maritime Security will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject.

Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Study Policing Port and Maritime Security at LJMU and explore the threats posed by piracy, trafficking and terrorism in contemporary policing.

  • Launching 2017
  • Collaborative programme with the Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Explore port security and the threats posed by piracy and terrorism
  • Ideal for serving officers and those about to embark on their policing or academic career
  • Excellent employment opportunities in port and maritime security management and policing, ship safety and supply chain security
  • A valuable foundation for progression to PhD

This MSc enables you to pursue your interest in policing from a Port and Maritime perspective.

The Policing, Port and Maritime Security MSc combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping you to become aware of emerging approaches currently practiced in the discipline.

​Over the course of the programme you will be introduced to key developments in the field of policing studies and given the skills necessary to producing a successful postgraduate research project. You will be working individually with a supervisor throughout the year, as well as taking part on taught modules with fellow Policing Studies students and depending on your choices, students who may be from other disciplines or Faculties. In addition, you will become a part of the wider research activities of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.

Under the guidance of specialist supervision and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers you will be provided with a valuable foundation that allows you to develop the skills of research, analysis, conceptualisation, argument and presentation – all highly prized competencies in many areas of employment.

​You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers. Staff are active in a wide range of fields including:

  • Crime Prevention;
  • GIS;
  • People Trafficking;
  • Public Order;
  • Mental Health;
  • Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Public Sector;
  • Computer Crime;
  • Investigation;
  • Terrorism and Counter-terrorism;
  • Port Security;
  • Risk Management; and
  • Education.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting our page for International students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

For up-to-date information regarding fees please contact:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
T: 0151 231 5175
E: APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090