Of Ships and Sea: Navigation, Safety, and Offshore Activities

This course aims to provide students with overarching, basic knowledge and practical points on seafaring related matters and how these matters are represented in the scientific literature.

It will cover topics including shipping infrastructure, natural and manmade challenges and the role of risk management in safety and navigation, offshore activities such as shipping and oil and gas development, as well as practical, useful, first-hand information from experienced seafarers and port operators.


Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date18.05.2020
End date22.05.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits2.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
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