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 10/12 month program seeks to address the needs of the rapidly evolving, highly competitive and capital-intensive shipping industry by bringing the gap between academic theory and business practice. Those needs have led to increase demand from ship-owning and transportation companies, ship broking firms, shipping divisions of investment funds, among others of personnel with shipping specific, practical financial management skills and knowledge.
The MSc in International Shipping and Finance Program is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), the chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).
Graduates from the Program are eligible for three exam exemptions from the ICS Professional Qualification.
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.
More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships. Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. Moreover, Greece is a country with a long standing tradition in shipping and the home of more than 700 shipping companies: the Greeks control the biggest fleet in the world in terms of both value and size. As a result there is a need for shipping graduates with advanced management skills and knowledge.
The MSc in Shipping Management program is designed to transform young graduates and early career professionals into seasoned professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of shipping. A specialized program, providing students with a holistic and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern commercial shipping.
Key features of the program
The MSc in Shipping Management is Designed for:
A specialized shipping program: The MSc in Shipping Management provides a thorough and deep understanding of all the major theories and practices that can be encountered in a modern shipping company.
Academic rigor with practical know-how: The program balances academic rigor with practical experience in order to serve the needs of tomorrow’s ship managers in the most effective ways.
Internship opportunities: For eligible students with leading companies in the shipping industry.
Ideal location: Offered in Greece, a country with a long-standing tradition in shipping.
International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).
Links to the Industry: Strongly supported by the Greek shipping community: significant networking opportunities and participation in activities such as educational field trips abroad/cruise trips, visits to shipping companies, ports and commercial vessels. ALBA is a not-for-profit educational association of 89 Greek corporations including leading shipping companies like, Arcadia, Navios, Paragon, Star Bulk, Thenamaris and Top Ships . Moreover ALBA shipping programs are supported by WISTA Hellas, The Hellenic Seabroker Association, The International Propeller Club (Piraeus), the Master's and Mates Union of the Greek Merchant Marine and the Green Award, offering several partial scholarships and financial aid.
Through the MSc in Shipping Management program, you will:
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
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 Naval Architecture MSc is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills in naval architecture theory, analysis and design procedures, as applied to naval and merchant ships, so that students may be easily integrated into industrial ship design teams.
Students study ship dynamics, ship hydrodynamics, ship structures, the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis, and work in multidisciplinary teams with marine engineers (from the sister Marine Engineering MSc) on a comprehensive and unique ship design exercise. Research skills are honed through project work undertaken in the specialist fields of hydrodynamics, ship dynamics, structures and design.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of three core modules (90 credits), a ship design exercise (45 credits) and a research project (45 credits).
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All students complete a ship design group exercise, and undertake an independent research project which explores an aspect of ship design or performance analysis in depth.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, individual and group projects, seminars and coursework assignments, which include advanced computational analysis. Assessment is through written, oral and viva voce examinations and assessed coursework (including the evaluation of technical reports, problem solving exercises, project reports, computational and modelling skills, and oral presentations).
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Naval Architecture MSc
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For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The Naval Architecture MSc has been accredited, for a period of five years from the 2012 student cohort, by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer. There is currently a global shortage of well-qualified naval architects and consequently the job prospects are very good.
Recent career destinations for this degree
UCL Naval Architecture MSc students are highly employable. The programme is designed to embed higher learning through academic study, individual research and a multidisciplinary ship design exercise. It is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence. Students benefit from the close association with both the defence and commercial marine sectors with many lectures delivered by industry and, in some cases, world-leading experts. Networking is further enhanced during the design reviews and final VIP presentations where industry experts provide external challenge, advice and guidance to students while also taking the opportunity to talent-spot.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
This MSc has several unique features. Direction and a significant portion of the teaching is carried out by staff seconded from the UK Ministry of Defence with recent experience of leading ship design teams.
The Naval Architecture MSc has been accredited, for a period of five years from the 2012 student cohort, by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The large majority of students of this MSc continue directly to employment in the industry.