IAU Member


top General Information


Street:P.O. Box 500


Post Code:201 24


Institution Funding



Founded 1983, within the framework of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. Founded in 1983, the University is a global centre of excellence recognized by the IMO and the United Nations General Assembly, and plays a significant role in maritime and ocean education, research, capacity-building and economic development while promoting the roles of women in the maritime and ocean sectors. The University is located in Malmö (Sweden) but is not part of the Swedish education system

Academic Year

September-December - term 1: foundation studies and research methodology
January-June - term 2: specialisation focus and field studies
July-October - term 3

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent university qualification
Competence in English language, demonstrated by an internationally recognised standard test; computer competence; English language test result: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 80+ in the internet-based test. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): band 6.0 or above. Cambridge Examinations: CAE or CPE. GCE O-level or the equivalent: a good pass grade



Accrediting Agency

Sweden Ministry of Education, ZEvA (Zentrale Evaluations - und Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover/Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency Hanover, Germany)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Maximo Q. Mejia

Job title:President

Senior Administrative Officer : Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs

Job title:Vice-President, Academic Affairs

Senior Administrative Officer : Maia Brindley Nilsson

Job title:Communications and Conference Officer

International Relations Officer : Shuo Ma

Job title:Vice President, International

top Divisions

Area : Engineering

Fields of study:Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture

Area : Law

Fields of study:Maritime Law

Area : Natural Sciences

Fields of study:Coastal Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography

Area : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Economics, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies

Area : Transport and Communications

Fields of study:Marine Transport, Nautical Science, Transport Economics, Transport Management

Area : Welfare and Protective Services

Fields of study:Environmental Management, Environmental Studies

top Degrees

Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marine Transport, Maritime Law, Safety Engineering, Transport Management


Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Maritime Law


MSc in Maritime Affairs specializations also offered in Dalian and Shanghai, China in cooperation with Dalian Maritime University and Shanghai Maritime University respectively. 14-month Standard MSc programme in Maritime Affairs. Also MPhil (International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy), Postgraduate diplomas (distance learning) and customized executive education

top Academic Periodicals


WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

Updated on 05-10-2022