Mar­itime Man­age­ment, Pol­icy & His­tory Edu­ca­tion at the Green­wich Mar­itime Insti­tute (GMI)


The Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich offers the best of both worlds; city and coun­try. As a stu­dent you would be on the doorstep of Lon­don, but we also offer the cream of Kent - rolling hills, pub-​to-​pub walks and sea­side resorts. The Uni­ver­sity traces its roots to 1890, and over the years a range of spe­cial­ist orga­ni­za­tions have joined the insti­tu­tion, giv­ing it the diverse strengths it has today in sub­jects such as archi­tec­ture, busi­ness, com­put­ing, engi­neer­ing and sciences.

The Uni­ver­sity has three cam­puses, all housed within build­ings of his­tor­i­cal impor­tance: Avery Hill and Green­wich in Lon­don, and Med­way in Kent. The Uni­ver­sity is proud of its diverse stu­dent body. Peo­ple from more than 140 coun­tries choose to study at Green­wich, part of an inter­na­tional stu­dent com­mu­nity of 4,900.

The Green­wich Mar­itime Insti­tute (GMI) is a part of the Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich. Estab­lished in 1998, it pro­vides a spe­cial­ist post­grad­u­ate and research within the large multi-​faculty Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich. The GMI pro­vides an active cen­tre for study­ing mar­itime his­tory and is located in The Old Royal Naval Col­lege, Green­wich, across the road from the National Mar­itime Museum.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • MBA in Mar­itime Man­age­ment (15 months): The MBA in Mar­itime Man­age­ment is a joint devel­op­ment by Green­wich Mar­itime Insti­tute and the Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich Busi­ness School. While retain­ing the themes and all-​inclusiveness of a clas­sic MBA, this pro­gramme, which has been devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with lead­ing fig­ures from the mar­itime indus­try, pur­sues and applies the­ory an prac­tice with spe­cial ref­er­ence to the mar­itime sec­tor. Stu­dents also study other sub­jects with par­tic­u­lar rel­e­vance to Mar­itime Man­age­ment which are eco­nom­ics of inter­na­tional ship­ping, pub­lic ship­ping law and mar­itime pol­icy. Part-​time dura­tion – 30 months.
  • MA Inter­na­tional Mar­itime Pol­icy (1 year): Mar­itime Pol­icy may be broadly defined as the area of pri­vate and pub­lic pol­icy con­cerned with: the eco­nom­ics of mar­itime trans­port, ports and ter­mi­nals; national and inter­na­tional reg­u­la­tion; mar­itime secu­rity and defense; mar­itime labor; with oceanic law, pol­icy and man­age­ment; oceanic and coastal zone envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. Inter­na­tional and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary in approach, this MA in par­tic­u­larly aimed at mar­itime pro­fes­sion­als, in both sea and shore-​based, seek­ing to develop an in depth under­stand­ing of cur­rent issues and future devel­op­ments; at pub­lic pol­icy pro­fes­sion­als look­ing to acquire mar­itime expe­ri­ence; and at grad­u­ates in mar­itime stud­ies and pub­lic pol­icy areas requir­ing fur­ther spe­cial­iza­tion and post­grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Part-​time dura­tion – 2 years.
  • MA Mar­itime His­tory (1 year): This MA focuses on mar­itime his­tory since the late eigh­teenth cen­tury, with an empha­sis on devel­op­ing stu­dent skills in his­tor­i­cal research. The pro­gram is par­tic­u­larly aimed at those with an exist­ing inter­est in the 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 their mar­itime his­tory exper­tise. Part-​time dura­tion – 2 years.

Short Pro­grams

  • Meth­ods, Prob­lems & Issues in Mar­itime Pol­icy (20 cred­its) - 12 weeks
  • The Mar­itime Busi­ness Envi­ron­ment (10 cred­its) - 12 weeks
  • British Mar­itime His­tory: The Mer­chant Navy (20 cred­its) - 12 weeks
  • British Mar­itime His­tory: The Royal Navy (20 cred­its) - 12 weeks
  • Eco­nom­ics of Inter­na­tional Ship­ping (20 cred­its) - 14 weeks
  • 20th Cen­tury Inter­na­tional Mar­itime His­tory (20 cred­its) - 14 weeks
  • 20th Cen­tury Inter­na­tional Naval His­tory (20 cred­its) - 14 weeks


One hun­dred years of inno­va­tion, strong links to indus­try and com­merce, com­ple­mented by research excel­lence and an inter­na­tional agenda are what make the Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich a lead­ing mod­ern uni­ver­sity. The Uni­ver­sity has a resource base of highly qual­i­fied staff with wide rang­ing exper­tise and sig­nif­i­cant links with busi­ness and indus­try; this, cou­pled with 25,000 stu­dents from a vari­ety of back­grounds and coun­tries pro­vides an imag­i­na­tive and afflu­ent learn­ing expe­ri­ence for all.

  • Cam­pus: The Green­wich Lon­don Cam­pus is on a World Her­itage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest cam­pus is cen­tered on three baroque build­ings designed by Sir Christo­pher Wren at the end of the 17th century.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich is a pub­lic uni­ver­sity and UK Bor­der Agency (UKBA) highly trusted stu­dent sponsor.
  • Social Facil­i­ties: A few min­utes’ walk from the cam­pus is Cooper Build­ing, which is home to the stu­dents’ union. Inside, Bar Lat­i­tude has bright, mod­ern décor and offers a range of hot and cold food. A pool room and the union shop are also in the building.
  • Careers Guid­ance and Sup­port: The Uni­ver­sity will pro­vide you with ongo­ing careers advice and sup­port, so you can make the tran­si­tion into employ­ment and ful­fill your poten­tial when you graduate.
  • Study Skills Cen­ters: Through the Study Skills Cen­ters, you can improve your read­ing, research and pre­sen­ta­tion skills.
  • Fed­eral Stu­dent Aid for US stu­dents: Finan­cial assis­tance (William D. Ford Fed­eral Direct Loan Pro­gram) is avail­able for Amer­i­can stu­dents study­ing at an over­seas uni­ver­sity through the US Government’s Depart­ment for Edu­ca­tion. The Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich is a par­tic­i­pant of this program.
  • Hous­ing: The Uni­ver­sity offers a guar­an­tee of accom­mo­da­tion to all new stu­dents for the Sep­tem­ber intake, in Halls of Res­i­dence or University-​approved accom­mo­da­tion. This is pro­vided that the accom­mo­da­tion appli­ca­tion is received within the dead­line date, and all con­di­tions of offer are met. your social media marketing partner