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.
Graduates may pursue opportunities in maritime history and/or undertake a doctoral study.
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.
* 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)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
List of bursaries and scholarships
* Access Scholarship
* Alumni Progression Bursary
* Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
* Care Leavers' Bursary
* David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
* First Class Honours Bursary
* Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
* Greenwich Hospital Bursary
* Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
* Gurkha Personnel Bursary
* Harry Persaud Scholarship
* High Achievement Scholarship
* John McWilliam bursary
* Minerva Scholarship
* National Scholarship Programme
* Nationality Scholarship
* People's Republic of China Scholarship
* The Robert Holman Bursary
* Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary