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***MLA is currently offering a number of fee bursaries to applicants for either BSc/BSc (Hons) or MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations. Read more

***MLA is currently offering a number of fee bursaries to applicants for either BSc/BSc (Hons) or MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations.

These bursaries could cover up to 30% of the course fees in some cases to successful applicants.

If you are still interested in joining a course in 2018 please do not hesitate to contact us to see if you might be eligible for one of these prestigious fee awards.***

By studying a distance e-learning Master’s degree in Sustainable Maritime Operations students will be equipped with the relevant management skills for working in the modern global maritime world. Our students are be taught the very latest methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a multidisciplinary way, the complexities of the 21st century Maritime and shipping world. We aid individuals to progress rapidly through their study’s to give them the tools to become tomorrow’s leaders in the all areas of maritime operations.

By studying your distance e-learning degree with us, when you graduate you will receive a full degree or Master’s award from Plymouth University a world leader in Marine and Maritime related subjects. This is exactly the same as if you had attended a full time on-campus degree course.

Course content focuses on the interconnectedness of global maritime supply chains as well as placing strong emphasis on methodology and analytical skill development. The MSc course is designed to give Sustainable Maritime Operations graduates the tools, ability and confidence to make decisions with managerial style and determination, under complex and ever changing conditions, in the global marine and maritime economic environment.

An MSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations will not only give you a world class qualification but will provide you with a wide array of both maritime subject-specific and transferable business and managerial skills so that you can benefit from great prospects for your desired professional goals and enhance your career in the maritime and marine industry. With strong industry links, graduates are well equipped to enter or progress rapidly in a wide variety of careers. For example, the types of jobs and positions that graduates of Sustainable maritime operations would be typically suited for vary widely from Shipping and Port Management, Logistics manager Maritime Management Consultant, to Senior Port Operations.

We have a number of different start dates throughout the year to suit individual circumstances.



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Who is it for?. The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build. Read more

Who is it for?

The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build.

During the course, in addition to gaining an understanding of the underlying principles upon which the industry is based, students will also gain confidence in the interpersonal and international cultural skills which are essential to senior roles in the maritime industries.

Objectives

The Maritime Operations and Management course is designed for existing professionals serving in the industry as well as those looking for a career within the maritime, offshore and sea transport industries. For those already within the industry applicants are likely to have a responsible sea-going or middle-management position. Alternatively, new entrants to the industry are likely to have attained a first degree in a related technical or management subject.

This modular course is focused towards giving students the necessary knowledge and skills to help them achieve high levels in their careers in the maritime and offshore industries. Indeed, many former students on this course have now reached board level appointments in their various companies.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology as meeting their requirements for chartered marine technologist.  Additionally, successful completion of the course gives the maximum number of exemptions from the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers.

Placements

Students may undertake short placements of normally one to two weeks, if they wish. These are normally undertaken at the IMO or with shipping and insurance companies.

This activity does give the student some further understanding of the industry, if they have no previous industry experience.

Teaching and learning

The course is taught by 12 lecturers who come from academia and industry. These are supported by around six guest lecturers from various parts of the marine industry.

During the year students make visits to IMO and port facilities as well as other organisations.

Assessment

Each subject has coursework associated with it and this normally comprises two essays which probe the student's abilities for critical analysis. Examinations are held twice per year with three subjects examined in January and the remainder in May. To pass, the student must gain 50% in each of the coursework and examination elements.

The project is a major piece of work which results in a dissertation on a chosen subject. This is examined by the dissertation content and viva-voce examination.

Modules

The Maritime Operations and Management course comprises eight taught modules: six compulsory and two elective to suit the student's needs and future career aspirations. Outside of the block taught module students are expected to read around the subjects developed in the lectures, undertake coursework and prepare for examinations in the compulsory subjects.

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively, if in addition, a project followed by a dissertation is undertaken by a student, this will lead to the award of a Master's degree.

You are normally required to complete all the taught modules successfully before progressing to the dissertation.

Full-time students can expect to study for around 37 hours per week.

Core modules

  • Maritime Economics and Accounting (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Operations and Insurance (15 credits)
  • Maritime Management (15 credits)
  • Maritime Technology (15 credits)
  • Environmental issues (15 credits)

Elective modules

  • Marketing of Maritime Services (15 credits)
  • Ports, Strategy and Development (15 credits)
  • Security Studies (15 credits)
  • Ship Design (15 credits)
  • Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Offshore Engineering and Operations (15 credits)

Career prospects

The course is designed to lead graduates into a variety of career paths, depending upon their interests, within the marine industry. When they reach the higher echelons of organisations, then the all-embracing nature of the studies in this course help them to take wide management perspectives of problems facing their companies or organisations.

It is anticipated that students upon graduating will find employment within the maritime industries, with some even offered jobs prior to graduation. These employment opportunities are either in the middle or higher management areas. For those with little prior experience in the industry, passing out from the course will place them on paths leading towards employment at higher levels within the industry.



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Who is it for?. The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build. Read more

Who is it for?

The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build.

During the course, in addition to gaining an understanding of the underlying principles upon which the industry is based, students will also gain confidence in the interpersonal and international cultural skills which are essential to senior roles in the maritime industries.

Objectives

The Maritime Operations and Management course is designed for existing professionals serving in the industry as well as those looking for a career within the maritime, offshore and sea transport industries. For those already within the industry applicants are likely to have a responsible sea-going or middle-management position. Alternatively, new entrants to the industry are likely to have attained a first degree in a related technical or management subject.

This modular course is focused towards giving students the necessary knowledge and skills to help them achieve high levels of attainment in their careers in the maritime and offshore industries. Indeed, many former students on this course have now reached board level appointments in their various companies.

The course takes place in Piraeus, Greece, offering the experience of studying at the esteemed Hellenic Lloyd's Register. You will have access to our online resources as well as the prestigious Kaiti Laskaridis Library collection during your study.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology as meeting their requirements for chartered marine technologist.  Additionally, successful completion of the course gives the maximum number of exemptions from the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers.

Teaching and learning

The course is taught by some 12 lecturers who come from academia and industry. These are supported by guest lecturers drawn from various parts of the marine industry.

Assessment

Each subject has coursework associated with it and this normally comprises two essays which probe the student's abilities for critical analysis. Examinations are held twice per year with 3 subjects examined in the spring and the remainder in autumn. To pass the student must gain 50% in each of the coursework and examination elements.

The project is a major piece of work which results in a dissertation on a chosen subject. This is examined by the dissertation content and viva-voce examination.

Modules

The Maritime Operations and Management course is an identical option of the long standing course taught in London. The courses are taught in two geographical locations, London and Piraeus by the same lecturers and adhere to the same syllabus and are overseen by the same External Examiner. Contact hours in Piraeus are the same as in London.

The course comprises eight taught modules: six compulsory and two elective to suit the student’s needs and future career aspirations. Outside of the block taught module students are expected to read around the subjects developed in the lectures, undertake coursework and prepare for examinations in the compulsory subjects.

This 18 month course is taught at weekends (spaced out during the period of the course) to enable students to meet employment or other commitments.

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively, if in addition, a project followed by a dissertation is undertaken by a student, this will lead to the award of a Master’s degree.

Core modules are all taught in Greece. With regards to the elective modules, two are offered in Piraeus to enable the course to be wholly completed in Greece. These electives are Marketing of Marine Services and Risk Management. However, if a student prefers any of the other elective modules, they can be taken but that would require attendance in London.

Core modules

  • Maritime Economics and Accounting (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Operations and Insurance (15 credits)
  • Maritime Management (15 credits)
  • Maritime Technology (15 credits)
  • Environmental issues (15 credits)

Elective modules

  • Marketing of Maritime Services (15 credits)
  • Ports, Strategy and Development (15 credits)
  • Security Studies (15 credits)
  • Ship Design (15 credits)
  • Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Offshore Engineering and Operations (15 credits)

Career prospects

The course is designed to lead graduates into a variety of career paths, depending upon their interests, within the marine industry. When they reach the higher echelons of organisations, then the all-embracing nature of the studies in this course help them to take wide management perspectives of problems facing their companies or organisations.

It is anticipated that students, if they are not already in employment, upon graduating will find employment within the maritime industries, with some even offered jobs prior to graduation. These employment opportunities are likely to be either in the middle or higher management areas. For those with little prior experience in the industry, passing out from the course will place them on paths leading towards employment at higher levels within the industry.



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The MSc in Maritime Operations Management is founded upon strong links with industry, both in the UK and around the world. Read more
The MSc in Maritime Operations Management is founded upon strong links with industry, both in the UK and around the world. Liverpool John Moores University is also home to the world-famous Liverpool Maritime Academy and is an international centre of excellence, helping ensure the degree meets employers' demands for skilled professionals.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Study at one of the UK’s leading Maritime Schools
•The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
•Excellent potential for roles such as consultants, managerial positions in shipping companies and the marine insurance industry, ship broking and ship management

The industry-relevant Maritime Operations Management Masters programme is designed to meet the changing needs of the global maritime industry.

You’ll gain the tools to manage ports, shipping operations, maritime law, and maritime safety. When you graduate you’ll have the skills you need to secure positions at the highest level within this competitive worldwide industry.

This programme covers the essential critical awareness of business, financial and management strategies, including markets, customers, finance, people, operations and ICT. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, you’ll learn how to find solutions to marine operations management problems.

You’ll also conduct research, using research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting techniques to develop systems and outcomes.

Industrial visits are an important part of the course in order to understand developments in the market and typically include: ports, ship visits, insurance underwriters (usually in London), P&I Club and the IMO.

There are also regular specialist industry speakers, who are invited throughout the year in conjunction with professional bodies and institutions. LJMU provides opportunities to develop critical self-awareness and self-management as part of this course, which is essential to the lifelong learning process you will need to become an autonomous professional within this dynamic field.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
MSc project
Legal principles
Marine insurance
Maritime business and management
Maritime finance and economics
Maritime law
Operations research
Preparing for project
Research skills
Export trade law
Global transport systems
Information management and communication systems
International trade
Logistics systems
Maritime security
Port administration
Port business strategy
Project management
Supply chain modelling

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Choose Kingston's Technology (Maritime Operations) MSc. The Technology (Maritime Operations) MSc was developed in partnership by the Royal Navy and Kingston University. Read more

Choose Kingston's Technology (Maritime Operations) MSc

The Technology (Maritime Operations) MSc was developed in partnership by the Royal Navy and Kingston University. The programme accredits the learning achieved during professional naval branch training. It is currently open only to applications from people who have successfully completed at least one of the following:

  • UK Royal Navy principal warfare officer (PWO) training course.
  • Royal Australian Navy principal warfare officer (PWO) training course.

Kingston University is a recognised provider for the UK military Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC) and thus eligible candidates are welcome to partially fund their course in this way.

The Royal Australian Navy Education Branch provides financial support to some of its officers undertaking this award.

The application process is ongoing throughout the year, with three start points – November, February and May – to provide flexibility. The course is targeted for completion within two years, and must be completed within four years.

What will you study?

Of the 180 credits at the required level required for a masters degree, the majority of these credits will come from successful completion of the PWO course (and the training leading up to this course). 120 credits is the maximum that can be gained as recognised prior learning (RPL) from completing the above naval course, and this is achieved by almost all UK Royal Navy PWO officer applicants. However, the level of credit awarded can be influenced by a number of factors, notably on how recently the course has been completed, and the level of relevant experience gained by an individual since completion. A short written assignment may be required from applicants in support of their request for RPL to gain credits towards this course. Royal Australian Navy (RAN) principal warfare officers, in general, need to undertake this extra assignment.

The remaining credits required to complete the masters degree are gained through work-based assignments whilst registered for this MSc at Kingston University. Such study is fully work based and attendance at the University is not required, except for a final presentation and oral examination (viva). In some cases the viva may be permitted by video link, for example, the vivas of RAN officers, but these are exceptions. Gaining the remaining credits requires the candidate to write an academic paper and a final reflective summary, and to undertake a presentation and oral examination (this will include critical reflection on their naval career to date.). If the full 120 credits for prior learning are not awarded, the balance is made up by the completion of additional work-based assignments, agreed between the candidate and the University.

Full access to online library and literature database resources is available to all students remotely. University supervisors, with experience of working with the Royal Navy, provide support by tutoring and advising you throughout your programme. This may be provided face to face, via Skype or FaceTime, over the telephone or via email exchanges. Every effort is made to accommodate your working patterns, where possible.



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Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Southampton Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme aims to leave graduates well-equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, both in the UK and internationally. Read more

Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Southampton Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme aims to leave graduates well-equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, both in the UK and internationally.

This stimulating and intellectually challenging course helps to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to operate successfully within the international maritime industry.

The course has a strong business focus and explores the complex factors involved in the management of ships and shipping operations worldwide. Students will also reflect on the key aspects of maritime law, operations and risk management techniques and look at the impact of international trade on management strategies in the industry.

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.

What does this course lead to?

With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, our graduates are well equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, either in the UK or internationally.

Our graduates have pursued a variety of careers in organisations such as BP; The Baltic Exchange; DHL; Grimaldi Group; IKEA; Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Rio Tinto; Royal Caribbean International and Transport Malta.

Who is this course for?

This Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-accredited course will enable maritime professionals or recent maritime or shipping graduates to progress their career or diversify into ship management or port operations/management.

What you will study

Core units:

  • Maritime Management
  • International Maritime Law
  • Maritime Operations and Transport
  • International Trade and Commercial Law
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Finance and Business Risk
  • Research Methods and Proposal

Project:

  • Maritime professionals need to be skilled in identifying and analysing problems to lead changes in policy or practices. You’ll develop these skills by identifying, planning and implementing research in your chosen area, and analysing and communicating the findings.

Facilities

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.

Your future

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • General and project management roles within relevant maritime organisations and businesses.
  • Ship and shipping company management.
  • Marine accident investigation.
  • Marine business development manager. 
  • Voyage operations manager.
  • Port development manager.
  • Marine client manager.
  • Charterer.
  • Vessel operator.

Industry links

You will be taught by a highly skilled team with wide-ranging experience in the maritime industry. You’ll also have access to first-rate industry-standard facilities in and around Southampton. We have designed the course in conjunction with maritime industry representatives to ensure that you graduate with the necessary work-based skills to enhance your career prospects.



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Got a passion for shipping? Hoping to advance your career in the maritime industry? Southampton Solent University’s MBA International Maritime Management programme will help you to develop your industry awareness, focusing on management practices, day-to-day operations and the international markets that drive this exciting industry. Read more

Got a passion for shipping? Hoping to advance your career in the maritime industry? Southampton Solent University’s MBA International Maritime Management programme will help you to develop your industry awareness, focusing on management practices, day-to-day operations and the international markets that drive this exciting industry.

The course combines traditional MBA content with focused elements unique to the world of shipping and maritime business. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop a greater understanding of the diverse and multi-faceted maritime industry, along with the complex interactions that occur on a global level between the numerous organisations, such as shipping companies, port authorities, businesses and governments.

In keeping with an MBA programme, you'll study key management-related areas such as human resource management, data analysis and finance and business risk, building upon your existing knowledge. These core management modules are combined with specialist maritime studies including international maritime law, maritime operations and transport and economics of international trade and shipping.

You’ll also enhance your research and analytical skills on a specialist research unit. The unit prepares students for a major research project, where you'll carry out original research into a specific area of the maritime industry. This project is a good opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, with many graduates using their research as a springboard for future careers.

The course is designed to help you develop a wide range of employability skills, and you’ll be encouraged to participate in extra curricula activities such as attending the Schools research seminars series, open lectures and visits to industry-related sites.

What does this course lead to?

If you are a junior manager and have some experience of the shipping industry, this master’s course is ideally suited to build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Students graduate with the industry specific knowledge and problem solving experience required to work towards senior management roles.

Who is this course for?

This programme aims to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of junior managers who have some experience of the maritime and shipping industry, in order to help them achieve their full potential and to become future leaders of the industry.

Facilities

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.

Your future

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Project management
  • Ship and shipping company management
  • Marine accident investigation
  • Business development
  • Voyage operations management
  • Port management
  • Marine client management
  • Chartering
  • Vessel operations

Industry links

Southampton Solent University is only a short distance from the Port of Southampton, the UK’s second busiest commercial shipping port. Being in the heart of such an important area for UK shipping helps students to see the real-world applications of theories learnt in the classroom.

Maritime courses at Southampton Solent University are taught by a team with extensive industry experience and a wide range of industry contacts.

Placements

Students develop their business and management skills to the highest standard with a curriculum that emphasises real world learning. Students are also encouraged to attend optional events including research seminars, open lectures and visits to industry-related sites.

Full time students are able to take part in activity weeks, undertaking group learning projects and self-directed activities related to the coursework.



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Over 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making shipping and shipping logistics a vital part of world trade. Read more

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.

What does this course lead to?

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.

Who is this course for?

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.

What you will study

Core units

  • Maritime Management
  • International Maritime Law
  • Maritime Operations and Transport
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Research Methods and Proposal
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operational Risk Management

Project:

  • Maritime professionals need to be skilled in identifying and analysing problems to lead changes in policy or practices. You’ll develop these skills by identifying, planning and implementing research in your chosen area, and analysing and communicating the findings.

Facilities

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.

Your future

Our graduates have pursued a variety of careers in organisations such as:

  • BP
  • The Baltic Exchange
  • DHL
  • Grimaldi Group
  • IKEA
  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • Rio Tinto
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Transport Malta.

Industry links

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.



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Study for this Masters in Port Management at the world famous Liverpool Maritime Academy. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, this postgraduate School has a 100 year history and global links with maritime courses and industry. Read more
Study for this Masters in Port Management at the world famous Liverpool Maritime Academy. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, this postgraduate School has a 100 year history and global links with maritime courses and industry.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
•Nearly 125 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
•The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education

Ports are a crucial part of the growing international logistics industry. This programme concentrates on the business side of the field including modules on the role of international trade and the logistics sector.

The course provides you with a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals and the wider logistics industry. Covering container and bulk port operations at postgraduate level, in addition to personnel issues in port labour management, the programme is an ideal preparation for a career in worldwide port management.

You also have the option to study law and security management, along with the wider aspects of shipping. To broaden your experience and increase your contacts you will have access to employer visits and listen to speakers from industry.

Many of our research outcomes are also finding applications in other industrial and commercial sectors including transport, chemicals, and financial services. The group has current industrial research collaborations with AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register, QARS Management & Engineering Consulting, VECTRA Group Ltd and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive.

Our highly qualified and respected academic team combines specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise will help to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of this expanding sector.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
MSc project
Global transport systems
Legal principles
Logistics systems
Operations research
Port administration
Port business strategy
Preparing for a project
Research skills
Export trade law
Information management and communications systems
International trade
Marine insurance
Maritime business and management
Maritime finance and economics
Maritime law
Maritime security
Project management
Supply chain modelling

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Is it time to take your maritime career to the next level? This two year distance learning programme is ideally suited to maritime professionals who are hoping to move into shore-based management positions. Read more

Is it time to take your maritime career to the next level? This two year distance learning programme is ideally suited to maritime professionals who are hoping to move into shore-based management positions. You’ll learn specialist skills in ship safety management and shipping operations, solving complex problems during challenging workplace assignments.

This postgraduate programme is delivered online using Solent University’s virtual learning environment, a web based platform that is accessible from anywhere in the world.

Students learn as part of an online community of tutors, fellow students and student support services - just as they would if they went to the University itself. Each student has their own dedicated academic tutor and study partner, and studying online is made interesting, interactive, and engaging by forums, wikis, reflective journals and video presentations. Shipping industry experts are involved in the mentoring of work-based projects, further enhancing the value of student learning.

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) accredits this course, enabling students to register for Chartered Marine Technologist status after graduation.

What does this course lead to?

As a graduate of this course, you’ll possess a diverse range of skills. This can open up a range of opportunities in shipping management, port operations and even teaching. This MSc is directly aimed at professionals working in maritime roles. It provides professional development for a variety of management careers in the sector.

Who is this course for?

This master’s degree is aimed at maritime professionals who wish to move into shore-based management roles.

The distance learning delivery of the course also makes it ideal for currently serving seafarers to study wherever they are in the world and whenever they are able to.

What you will study

Core units

  • International Maritime Context
  • Postgraduate and Self-managed Study
  • Business Research Skills
  • Professional Skills and Practice Portfolio
  • Project

Specialised units

  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Legal Process
  • Safety Culture
  • Accident Investigation and Organisational Learning

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Facilities

You will need a personal computer or laptop and access to a broadband internet connection. Solent’s virtual learning environment gives students 24-hour access to course materials, discussions, learning support and assignments.

Your future

Recent graduates have pursued careers in a raft of different roles, including:

  • Marine superintendent
  • Designated person ashore
  • Fleet manager
  • Port operations manager
  • Crewing manager
  • Ship manager
  • Maritime administration manager
  • Competence assurance manager
  • Maritime lecturer
  • Shore-based ship operations manager
  • Marine surveyor.

Industry links

Our teaching staff keep up-to-date with the latest industry practices and developments through their research and representation at the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and other shipping bodies.

Industry experts also contribute to the programme and mentor students on work-based projects, helping to develop professional skills relevant to their work.



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Gain advanced logistics knowledge and management skills with this Masters in International Transport, Trade and Logistics at Liverpool John Moores University. Read more
Gain advanced logistics knowledge and management skills with this Masters in International Transport, Trade and Logistics at Liverpool John Moores University. This postgraduate course offers excellent opportunities with global partners.

•The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
•Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
•Nearly 125 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Excellent career opportunities with logistics companies, transport companies, goods producers and suppliers, governmental bodies and consultants

International trade is one of the biggest sectors of the global economy and it is taking on even greater importance with the development of burgeoning economies within the manufacturing sector.

Global trends in the field are moving away from the emphasis on the transportation element (particularly deep sea shipping), towards a more integrated system of management and communications. Skills in these systems are in demand in the industry.

This dynamic course will provide you with the tools to demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive understanding of knowledge relating to International Transport, Trade and Logistics.

You’ll gain essential critical awareness of factors that influence business, financial and management strategies in the field, including markets, customers, finance, people, operations and ICT.

Using qualitative and quantitative methods, you’ll learn how to find solutions to industry-related issues. You’ll conduct research, using research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting techniques to develop systems and outcomes.


Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7

MSc project
Export trade law
Global transport systems
International trade
Legal principles
Logistics systems
Operations research
Preparing for project
Research skills
Supply chain modelling
Information management and communication systems
Maritime law
Maritime security
Port administration
Port business strategy
Project management

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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This course is practically oriented and draws heavily on the research and consultancy of expert faculty. Overview. Read more

This course is practically oriented and draws heavily on the research and consultancy of expert faculty.

Overview

The MSc in Maritime Policy and Shipping Management programme is practically-oriented and it draws heavily on the research and consultancy of the staff, reflecting our leading international position in the field of maritime affairs.

The programme has been developed largely for students who wish to enhance their careers in international management and policy-making in a maritime context, either in practice or in academia. In the taught stage, you will study a combination of core and optional modules covering shipping operations, management, and policy formulation. Opportunities to consider shipping within wider logistics systems are also provided.

The dissertation stage allows you to further develop an area of special interest in the maritime field, enabling you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have gained during the taught modules.

The programme equips you to go into the private or public sectors including the business environment, government or academia.

Distinctive features

  • The programme offers a multi-disciplinary approach to examining the maritime industry, the policy environment within which it operates, and the management of shipping operations.
  • With a variety of options, there are opportunities to specialise in subject areas that are of particular relevance and interest to you.
  • You will be taught by leading academics in the field of maritime affairs with an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.
  • You will have the chance to acquire high-quality practical skills and to develop innovative ideas.
  • You will be part of a community at Cardiff Business School which is committed to delivering social improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School.
  • You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014), and the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB International.

Learning and assessment

Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learnt from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to up-to-date real-life examples and scenarios and critical business thinking. Reflecting the Business School’s wider strategy, Public Value is embedded within our teaching. The range of available options encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to be taken.

Many teaching and learning resources will be provided electronically through Learning Central. In order to successfully complete the course, you will need to work during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials). In a lecture, the lecturer will mainly give an overview of a particular aspect of the module content. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective in lectures. Classes and workshops provide you with the opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate understanding of the topic.

In addition to timetabled classes, guest presentations by practitioners will also be available, enabling students to relate the knowledge provided by the lecturers to real-world examples.

Career prospects

The programme provides a wide range of professional skills and can lead to a wide variety of job opportunities. Many of our graduates find employment nationally and internationally, in ship operating/management companies, protection and indemnity clubs, industry associations and policy organisations. Recent graduates have found employment with Shipping Lines, Port Authorities, Vessel Traffic Management Organisations, the International Maritime Organisation, and in Risk Management Companies



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WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?. Read more

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Whether you want to further your career as a maritime professional, managing operations and solving complex problems both on and off-shore, undertaking the MSc Maritime Studies through the Learning at Work Partnership Masters Programme allows you to study for a recognised postgraduate university degree without leaving your job.

The key benefit to you is that you can tailor your learning to suit your professional and personal development aspirations.

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?

A unique flexible course that allows you to set your own objectives, choose your specific course content and tailor the pace of learning to suit the demands on your time. It is a three-way partnership between you, your employer and the University which enables you to make an effective contribution to your workplace, as well as improving your career prospects.

Much of your learning comes from work-based learning (WBL) projects that form part of your daily workload, which ensures that the knowledge gained is relevant to your employer's business. University taught units and other training programmes can provide additional learning.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?

This course can help you to become a greater asset to your ship, whether you are aiming to succeed from navigating officer to a managerial role or pursue a role in international maritime policy or maritime security and defence or transition from the Royal Navy into the private sector.

Students who successfully complete the MSc Maritime Studies can use their studies to gain Incorporated (IEng) status through the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). You may be able to use your award to gain professional recognition. 

STRUCTURE & TEACHING

The time you take to complete your studies is up to you and is not tied to the academic calendar. It depends on the point at which you start the course and your personal circumstances at work and at home.

Students make up the academic credit required for achievement of their award through a combination of different learning all of which is detailed in a learning contract.

The balance of elements in a learning contract is agreed by negotiation between you and your Workplace Partner, Academic Tutor and Learning Manager.

The learning can include:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): This allows you to receive credit for the qualifications you already have and for experience that has given you the learning equivalent to academic qualifications. This can include in-service training courses and qualifications, such as Master Mariner, as well as learning from on-the-job experience. The maximum RPL credit you can receive is two-thirds of the credit for the award. For further information contact the Learning at Work department.
  • Work-based Learning Projects: These usually make up the bulk of the learning contract. They must involve new learning for you, so they cannot be simply the activities involved in your regular job. However, they should be of value to your employer as well as yourself and you should be able to carry out much of the project work in normal working hours. Previous WBL projects have explored Boarding Operations, An Evaluation of Safe Navigation Equipment and the Effect of Fatigue on Shipboard Personnel, Analysis of Global Submarine Capabilities, Effective Ballast Management, and Piracy at Sea.
  • Taught Units: Campus-based or distance learning units from the University of Portsmouth or other higher education institutions can be included in your programme. They are a good way of acquiring new knowledge in a structured way. Examples of taught units include Leadership and Management Skills, Risk Management, and Logistics.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.



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Course starts. 25 September 2017. Applications deadline. 25 August 2017. This Postgraduate Diploma equips shipping managers for the future by delivering the knowledge and critical understanding they need to shape a more efficient and responsible industry. Read more
Course starts: 25 September 2017
Applications deadline: 25 August 2017

This Postgraduate Diploma equips shipping managers for the future by delivering the knowledge and critical understanding they need to shape a more efficient and responsible industry. Energy management is a key strategy to enhance profitability in shipping as well as responding to a tightening maritime regulatory framework.

Covering a wide range of technical, operational and commercial issues the Postgraduate Diploma programme from the World Maritime University delivers the knowledge and critical evaluation skills needed to make informed decisions and develop strategic management plans.

Issues from ship design and operation through to regulations and alternative fuels are considered in the course. Some approaches come from technology and innovation whereas others can be attributed to compliance with environmental and operational regulations and good business and operational practices.

The course is divided in 5 modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Energy Management and the International Response in Shipping
Module 2 - Energy Efficiency and Ship Design
Module 3 - Energy Efficient Ship Operations
Module 4 - Energy Management On-board Ship
Module 5 - Alternative Fuels and Marine Renewable Energy

Course Fees:

If paid before 02 Jun 2017: £5050 / US$6565
If paid after 02 Jun 2017: £5450 / US$7085

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Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations examines current practices, trends and issues in the field of global logistics with a particular focus shipping and port logistics. Read more
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations examines current practices, trends and issues in the field of global logistics with a particular focus shipping and port logistics.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight core modules are taken over Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep - April):

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Demand and Inventory Planning
Global Purchasing & Supply
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
Maritime Business & Economics
Shipping & Port Operations
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is them completed between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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