Over 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making shipping and shipping logistics a vital part of world trade. Southampton Solent University’s international shipping and logistics master’s degree will help you develop the key skills and knowledge required to tap into this exciting, global industry.
Shipping managers in the current marketplace need to understand all aspects of international supply chain management. As the shipping industry evolves towards an integrated, multimodal, door-to-door logistics approach, such knowledge becomes increasingly important.
Southampton Solent’s intellectually challenging international shipping and logistics master’s degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge sought after by employers within this dynamic industry. The units studied during the course aim to enable students to develop a detailed understanding of the operations and strategies of shipping as a single transport mode within the context of international multimodal logistics.
To complement their studies, past students have had the opportunity to visit key maritime organisations, such as the ports of Southampton, Antwerp and Rotterdam, the International Maritime Organization and the Baltic Exchange. Some of these visits were funded outside of the course fees.
Recently, Southampton Solent University launched the China Centre (Maritime) with the key aim of growing a number of strong links with industry and with maritime universities in China, allowing the University to be at the forefront of international research and global trade developments.
With a mix of theoretical and practical skills, our graduates are well equipped for careers in maritime business, logistics and/or supply chain management, either in the UK or internationally.
There are further study opportunities are available through a developing PhD programme within the school.
This master’s degree is suited to maritime professionals who wish to progress their shipping and logistics career, or for those with a business background who are looking to move into the global shipping or logistics industries.
We provide a stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources to help you make the most of your time with us. Flexible spaces, wi-fi facilities and learning zones all contribute to our lively and contemporary study environment at Solent.
Our graduates have pursued a variety of careers in organisations such as:
Taught by both academics and a highly skilled team with wide-ranging experience in the maritime industry, the course has been designed in conjunction with key maritime industry organisations to enable students to graduate with the necessary knowledge and work-based skills that will enhance their career prospects.
The primary aim of the MSc in International Shipping and Finance (ISF) is to address the educational needs of the rapidly evolving, highly competitive and capital intensive shipping industry, by bridging the gap between academic theory and business practice.
The programme is designed to provide a unique educational experience that combines research-led, technically advanced teaching by world-renowned academic faculty and senior industry practitioners. The shipping industry itself is highly involved in shaping its structure and contributing to its delivery as well as the career development of its participants. The delivery of this programme is based on a practice centred, hands-on approach. The ultimate objective is to ensure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge, technical expertise and skills required by major employers in the sector.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of how the shipping and financial markets interact and complement each other. You will specialise in the analysis of shipping markets and cycles, maritime trade patterns and commodities carried by sea, chartering and ship-broking practices, maritime logistics systems, legal aspects in shipping, the selection of alternative shipping finance and investment methods as well as the development, implementation and appraisal of shipping related risk management strategies. You will also gain exposure to securities trading, corporate transactions, valuation, investment strategies and quantitative techniques.
Students on the MSc ISF programme also benefit from our partnership with Spinnaker Global as well as memberships of Maritime London and the Baltic Exchange offering them the opportunity to register as associate members during their study.
October – December: Part 1 Autumn Term
January: Part 1 Exams
January-April: Part 2 Spring Term
May – June: Part 2 Exams
June – August (12 month programme only): Part 3
August/Sep (12 month programme only): Part 3 Coursework deadlines
Part 1 compulsory modules
Part 2 compulsory modules
At ICMA centre
Part 2 optional modules (at ICMA centre)
Students on the 9-month (12-month) programme can select 40 (20) credits from the following modules:
Part 3 optional modules
Students on the 12-months programme should take 20 credits from the following:
Students will be resident and undertake full-time study in the UK. Under both, the 9 and 12-month programmes students take compulsory and/or elective modules in Part 2.
The 12 month option involves taking an elective 20 credit module between July and August, which would also mean a 20 credit reduction in the number of taught modules taken in the spring term.
After completion of the programme you will be well equipped with the knowledge for a successful career in the shipping/ transportation industries, as well as in the wider finance sector.
On average more than 90% of our graduates are in work or further education 6 months after graduation.
Indicative career paths for our graduates are ship-owning and transportation companies, ship-broking/chartering firms, shipping divisions of investment banks, shipping analysis/consulting firms, ship-finance arrangers, port operators, and shipping-related investment funds, among others. The wide curriculum of the programme will also enable you to consider careers in the global investment banking and securities markets.
Internship opportunities with leading companies in the shipping industry are available to outstanding MSc ISF graduates. A number of companies have joined our work placement scheme and offer work experience placements to some of our excellent graduates (subject to successful interviews and work permits where applicable). Additional placement and full time opportunities in the shipping industry are also made available to our students on an ad-hoc basis .
Career Advisory Partnership
Along with a full range of career advisory and professional development services available to our students from our dedicated Henley Careers team, students will also benefit from our partnership with Spinnaker Global, the leading shipping recruitment consultancy. As part of our collaboration Spinnaker provides career advice and support to our students and promotes their profiles internationally for internship and full time opportunities.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Professional Qualification
The programme is accredited by ICS and our students are eligible for 3 exam exemptions from the ICS qualification, which is the maximum number of exemptions offered by the institute. The 3 exemptions offered are for the ICS modules:
Our successful graduates have to take only 4 out of the 7 ICS exams to qualify for the ICS membership.
ICMA Fixed Income Certificate
To obtain the requisite knowledge to pass the rigorous FIC exam, students are required to take the ICMA Centre Fixed Income Cash and Derivatives Markets module at Part 2. In order to receive the FIC certificate, students will need to register and pass the FIC exam through ICMA.
This program is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and is accessible after a +4/5 Bac .
Train future experts in transport, logistics and port operations.
- Training 100% in English, in a very international environment: the EM Normandie annually more than 500 foreign students
- Taught by internationally renowned experts, nationalities and varied cultures
- A professional training: Mission HEC Entrepreneurs, challenge in business, business dating, professional seminars
- A campus in the heart of an international logistics center: Le Havre is the first port of France for foreign trade and container and was voted best European port by Asian professionals
- A Port Institute of Education and Research: IPER to benefit from port and maritime expertise
- Promotion human scale and an individual close monitoring
- 4 modules are provided in the first semester, from September to December
- 4 modules are planned for the second half, from January to April
- a mission of five weeks: audit logistics business is expected. Missions are found and validated by the teaching team (HEC Entrepreneurs pedagogy).
- a 2-week challenge: optimizing logistics flows is organized.
- 1 internship minimum of 5 months;
Courses taught in English by professors and experienced professionals.
Duration of program: 12 months in basic training
Output Level: Label awarded by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
Rate: € 12,000
Teaching Locations: Campus du Havre
important dates -
Start Date: September , 2018
The school offers:
- 22,200 m2 in Caen, Deauville, Le Havre, Paris and Oxford,
- 8 amphitheatres
- 2 sports complexes,
- 5 relaxation areas,
- 2 cafeterias,
- 2 media libraries with 33 500 items, 530 national and international journals and 9 databases accessible by all students,
- 12 computer rooms and multimedia,
- PC 280 self-service,
- 4 internet networks at very high speed,
- 10 rooms equipped SmartEcole®,
- Wi-Fi access on campus.
For each campus, you have the option of renting rooms in guest houses, apartments with private individuals or in university residences, between 200 m and 1.5 km from the campus. The EM Normandie Le Havre is a member of Association for http://www.ahloet.fr student housing.
Campus Location -
The MA Normandy is located in Normandy, northwestern region of France, near Paris, easily accessible by motorway and train.
Le Havre campus enjoys a privileged location in the city center, 200 m from the beach. The train station is within 10 minutes by bus through a direct line. The tram connects the beach and the center of Havre to the entire metropolitan area. This privileged situation favors the integration of students.
Normandy town of first importance, the city center was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2005 which welcomed the "innovative exploitation of the potential of concrete."
Le Havre is the first port of France for foreign trade and containers.
City of art and history, Le Havre offers students a pleasant living environment, offering many cultural opportunities, intellectual and sports.
Le Havre has been classified by the site "L'Etudiant" as the 12th average city in which to study - http://www.letudiant.fr/palmares/palmares-des-villes-etudiantes/havre-le.html
Le Havre is also the 4 th city in its class cities "to complete his studies."
International applicants (who need a visa) must send their application at the latest by 11 June 2018. They can send their applications from the month of September 2015.
In parallel EM Normandie application, international applicants must be a record Campus France in order to facilitate obtaining their visas - http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/page/procedure-cef-creez-votre-dossier
If you are accepted (e) in the program, you will be asked to pay a deposit of € 2,500 (deductible tuition fees) to reserve your place in training. You will be accompanied (e) your visa procedures and accommodation by the International Office once you have paid the deposit.
career opportunities -
In industrial companies, logistics providers and services as well as humanitarian organizations:
- Head of Flow Management Organisation
- Head of Logistic Organisation
- logistics analyst
- Logistics Project Manager
- Port Operation Manager
- Transport Manager
- Shipping business strategy
This Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc is a flagship masters degree at Heriot-Watt University- a globally recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching.
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management calls upon sector-leading research and direct links to industry to equip students with cutting-edge expertise across all areas of this increasingly important discipline.
Accredited by the Chartered Institutes of Logistics and Transport and Procurement and Supply, this programme offers access to the expertise of world-leading researchers and practitioners.
A dynamic mix of industry-focussed learning develops expertise in:
You will also develop your ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial skills allow you to implement specialist knowledge effectively and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.
Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Scotland Excel, Heineken, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Gist, Sky, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.
Programme content is grounded in the cutting-edge, world-changing research of our Logistics Research Centre (LRC) which directly impacts the UK Government’s carbon policy and the logistics operations of organisations such as:
Our work stands at the forefront of research into the management, integration, reform, impact and modelling of logistics activity, particularly from an environmental and sustainability perspective.
Scotland’s capital is regarded as one of the best cities in the world in which to study and has a thriving international student population.
It’s a beautiful, cultural city that’s bursting with art, nature, nightlife and history. It’s a safe, inspirational city and has enough bars, restaurants, museums, shopping, green spaces and culture to keep everyone entertained.
It was recently voted as the best place to live in the UK for the 3rd year running and a study by Deutsche Bank in May 2017 found it offers the second best quality of life on the world!
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of high-quality, industry-focussed education.
We are ranked as the top University in Scotland for International Outlook by Times Higher Education and have campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia.
We are ranked as one of the top 30 Universities in the UK in the Guardian University League Table and the Complete University Guide 2018, who place us as 3rd best University in Scotland.
Our countryside campus is set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland with world-class facilities and an easy journey to Edinburgh city centre.
You’ll find over 10,500 students and staff here, offering a warm and friendly welcome. There’s modern student accommodation, a thriving Student Union with a host of sports clubs and societies. Scotland’s National Sports Centre is also on campus offering students access to top of the range sporting facilities.
Check our website for more information about this course.
Modern business practices rely on accurate logistics and reliable, dependable supply chains. The smooth operation of these crucial aspects of company operations affects the profitability and reputation of any organisation that supplies business-to-business or business-to-consumer.
Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), this course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed by this fast-paced industry. Alongside topics such as strategic sourcing, contract and stakeholder management, and risk management, you also study information technology and information systems. This reflects the revolutionary impact the internet and e-commerce have had on logistics and supply chain management and how they continue to drive innovation.
You also engage in contemporary issues that influence industry practices such as ethical sourcing, reducing CO2 emissions and government policies that affect transport and infrastructure investments (road, rail, aviation and maritime).
During your studies, you may have the opportunity to participate in:
-Industry visits to real companies
-Short term internships with local employers
-Live business projects for real clients
-A live consultancy project for your final dissertation
Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of business or management and is suitable for both UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of logistics and supply chain management.
-You will be taught in the internationally recognised multii-award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
-This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
-You will benefit from practitioner-led teaching by a team with substantial industy experience.
-SAP is the leading enterprise system in the world and this programme provides the advantage of 12 hours worth of hands on workshops on the SAP package.
Employers look favourably on candidates who can demonstrate relevant and practical work experience. All Masters students at the Business School are encouraged to undertake an optional, short-term internship with a real business in order to develop relevant experience relating to their studies.
The Postgraduate Internship Programme is an optional unit which allows you to gain up to fourteen weeks of work experience in a business environment; putting your studies into practical application, at the same time as gaining practice credits, which are recorded on your degree qualification transcript.
A dedicated Placement and Project Coordinator will guide you through this process, by sourcing and advertising suitable roles throughout the year, offering 1-2-1 application advice, and supporting you to make speculative applications to source your own Internships.
Internships can be part-time or full-time but must fit around your scheduled classes.
Our postgraduate programmes aim to combine academic knowledge from leading research in the area with the professional skills that employers are seeking.