Why Maritime Studies @ Memorial?
Memorial’s Marine Institute offers three (3) degree options in the area of Maritime Studies.
The degree of Master of Science in Maritime Studies (Safety: The Human Element) is a full- or part-time research-focused master’s degree. This program is for students who demonstrate commitment and passion for the human element, safety, and survival in complex and safety-critical systems. It focuses on empowering students to conduct publication-quality research in human factors aspects of maritime studies.
The degree of Master of Science in Maritime Studies (Public Safety) is a full- or part-time research-focused master’s degree. This program is for students who demonstrate commitment and passion for public safety, broadly defined. It focuses on empowering students to conduct publication-quality research in areas of public safety and the training and wellness of people in public safety occupations.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Studies is offered to full-time and part-time students. This program is aimed at those who want to participate in extensive and original research that generates new knowledge in the areas of human factors, safety, training, and survival in maritime environments and public safety spaces. Researchers will be equipped with a national and internationally demanded skill set that focuses on research innovation and design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and science communication. Depending on the field of interest, a researcher may study the human factors that impact on safety and survival in maritime environments, or public safety, including training and wellness in public safety occupations.
Description of programs
- MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis. The MSc can be completed in two years of full-time study.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. Students will be required to participate in a formal defense of their work. The program can be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Marine Institute website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information.
The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.
Minimum admission requirements
- MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study
Potential career options and outcomes
Professor, researcher in marine-based industries (e.g., fisheries, oil and gas), researcher in the public safety sector, marine transportation, border services, policing, correctional services, firefighting, search and rescue, government, regulatory agencies, non-governmental organizations, or consulting.
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.
MSc in Maritime Studies (Safety: The Human Element)
Msc in Maritime Studies (Public Safety)
PhD in Maritime Studies
Duration (Full-time students):
MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
Marine Institute and Online
February 1 for Fall Admission
June 1 for Winter Admission
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