A different path to a maritime career

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Primary job tasks

There are excellent job opportunities in the maritime industry for university graduates. More than 100,000 people in Denmark are employed in this sector, which is strongly dependent on university trained candidates. University graduates are employed in admin departments, HR, legal departments etc.  

Your motivations and qualifications

  • You need to meet the entry requirements for the respective graduate programme 
  • A willingness to become a part of a dynamic and fast paced industry 
  • Motivated for international challenges and experiences

The programme

A full graduate programme from the university or other institutions of higher learning usually takes 5 years. 

Law, economics, engineering, humanities studies, psychology and a long range of master’s programmes can be tailored towards a maritime career. 

If you know from the onset that you wish to find a career in the maritime world, you can improve your profile by targeting your programme and any internships you undertake towards this field. 

Speak with your student or career counsellor who can help you with valuable advice and information.


Depending on your degree, there are many different entryways into a maritime career. A lot of companies have offices around the world and provide great opportunities for international postings and a career in a truly international environment. 

3 good reasons for choosing this career path:

  • The maritime sector is a great place to find more unconventional graduate jobs 
  • You become part of a dynamic and result driven sector 
  • Great opportunities for international careers

Title University Graduate

Type University

Duration 5 years

Entry requirements Requirements vary with each individual programme.

Economy SU

Schools See a list of learning institutions with training programmes within University Graduate See schools

Companies Se a list of companies where you can work within University Graduate See companies

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