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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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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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A course for maritime professionals, designed and taught by maritime professionals from industry and academia. Read more
A course for maritime professionals, designed and taught by maritime professionals from industry and academia.

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.

Placements

Students may undertake short placements of normally one to two weeks, if they wish. These are normally undertaken 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 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 a distance learning option of the long standing course taught in London. The course is taught in Piraeus by the same lecturers as in London and adheres to the same syllabus and is 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 finance (15 credits)
-Maritime law (15 credits)
-Maritime operations (15 credits)
-Maritime management (15 credits)
-Maritime technology (15 credits)
-Maritime environmental issues (15 credits)

Elective modules
-Marketing of marine services (15 credits)
-Strategic planning for ports and shipping business (15 credits)
-Security studies (15 credits)
-Conceptual ship design (15 credits)
-Risk management (15 credits)
-Offshore technology (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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A course for maritime professionals, designed and taught by maritime professionals from industry and academia. Read more
A course for maritime professionals, designed and taught by maritime professionals from industry and academia.

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.

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.

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

Core modules
-Maritime Economics and Finance (15 credits)
-Maritime Law (15 credits)
-Maritime Operations (15 credits)
-Maritime Management (15 credits)
-Maritime Technology (15 credits)
-Maritime Environmental Issues (15 credits)

Elective modules
-Marketing of marine services (15 credits)
-Strategic planning for ports and shipping business (15 credits)
-Security studies (15 credits)
-Conceptual ship design (15 credits)
-Risk management (15 credits)
-Offshore technology (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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The intercollegiate Transport with Business Management MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Read more

The intercollegiate Transport with Business Management MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multidisciplinary expertise of both departments and their 50 years' experience as leaders in this field.

About this degree

Students gain a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement; techniques for analysing and resolving transport problems; and methods of evaluating transport projects, plans and policies, recognising the need for public consultation and the political, social, commercial and financial issues involved.

Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.

Core modules

  • Transport and its Context
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Demand and its Modelling
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Financial Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Business Environments and Construction Law

Optional modules

Options may include the following:

  • Highway Engineering
  • Road Traffic Theory and its Application
  • Public Transport
  • Transport Safety and Risk Management
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Ports and Maritime Transport
  • Railway Management, Operations and Engineering
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • Transport, Environment Impacts and Safety

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a special project of 12,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focusing on the final project.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Transport with Business Management MSc

Careers

Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, local and central governments in various countries, and in supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation, and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.

Employability

Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international governments and transport agencies.

Both universities are located in the centre of one of the world's most exciting cities, near to relevant professional institutions and transport agencies. London provides a living laboratory in which students can observe many of the systems that they are studying, analyse the success or failure of current approaches to design, and operate and manage them.



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Overview. More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships. Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. Read more

Overview

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

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice or three times per week on average
  • A 14-month program
  • 12 core modules and 4 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams
  • Dissertation or Internship or Coursework (3 courses)
  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice a week on average 

The MSc in Shipping Management is Designed for:

  • Recent graduates looking for a career within the shipping industry.
  • Shipping professionals who wish to enrich their know-how and improve their professional status.
  • Officers of the Merchant Marine serving both at sea & onshore.
  • Members of family businesses in shipping preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies.
  • Young professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry.

Highlights

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.  

Career

Through the MSc in Shipping Management program, you will:

  • Acquire an in depth knowledge of the concepts and the processes involved in the management of a shipping company.
  • Become familiar with technical terms and particularities of ocean-going vessels.
  • Be able to identify and discuss legal issues which rise in international transport transactions.
  • Become up to date with the latest trends and issues in the shipping industry and be able to evaluate their impact on it.
  • Understand the sources of risk that modern shipping companies face and identify the range of company strategies available in the context of industry constraints.
  • Develop global viewpoint and a critical way of thinking.


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Climate change, pollution and invasions by non-native species are pressing issues globally, within Europe and in the Humber region. Read more

Climate change, pollution and invasions by non-native species are pressing issues globally, within Europe and in the Humber region.

This MSc provides an in-depth understanding of the causes and impacts of environmental change, and equips you with the necessary skills and analytical tools to monitor and manage such changes.

You consider the scientific, political and legal consequences of environmental change and management and develop your understanding of the processes involved, integrating information at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels.

Here at Hull, we have an active team of environmental research focused staff, both biologists and geographers, and an established track record in environmental services. We are a member of the GU8 consortium, a group of port city universities from across the world, providing us with international collaborative links that are unrivalled in the UK. We also enjoy strong, well-established industry links.

Fieldwork is incorporated throughout the programme. The city of Hull’s location on the Humber Estuary, with a large ports complex and growing renewables energy industry, within a thriving agricultural setting, provides students with an abundance of opportunities to move from bench to environment. Aquaria provision is considerable, with an established partnership with The Deep, Hull's internationally famous public aquarium.

Study information

The programme is taught by a team of environmental research focused staff with a range of expertise unique to the University.

A critical overview of environmental change and related management policies and scientific challenges will be provided. You gain an understanding of the main aspects of monitoring environmental change, from practical, laboratory-based techniques to those used in the field by industry and regulatory authorities.

You will solve complex, real-world problems and construct and test hypotheses related to environmental issues, applying advanced theories, concepts and principles, and learning how to apply them to manage the environment.

Your skills in teamwork, communication and time management will be honed as you make use of the principles of scientific inquiry in the context of evidence-based practice, and effectively communicate complex and conceptually challenging information.

A range of industry-standard instrumentation will be used and you will critically evaluate research on current and new diagnostic methodologies. Practical modules cover the wide range of current techniques used in environmental monitoring.

Core modules

  • Ecosystem Assessment
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Research Design and Skills
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Invasion Biology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ecotoxicology 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Future prospects

This MSc leads to a host of employment opportunities right across the environmental arena, and graduates will be highly sought by employers. The programme is also an ideal pathway for those intending to progress to PhD programmes within Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Your employability on graduation is very important to us and we place a strong emphasis on providing you with the skills and attributes required by the environmental sector.

We provide specialist progression routes that target the increasing number of employment opportunities within the industry, so you will be ideally placed to secure employment with national or international consultancies and NGOs; private and public service research and management; or conduct further higher-level research across the UK and overseas universities and research centres.

A significant number of employment opportunities exist right here in the Humber region.



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This multidisciplinary programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to take up the exciting job opportunities arising from the recent adoption of marine spatial planning and related developments in marine conservation and the maritime industries. Read more
This multidisciplinary programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to take up the exciting job opportunities arising from the recent adoption of marine spatial planning and related developments in marine conservation and the maritime industries.

Marine spatial planning is now developing as a key component of marine management. It aims to deliver a more organised sharing of sea space between demands as diverse as nature conservation, tourism, ports and shipping, renewable energy, fishing, aquaculture and mineral extraction. It seeks to integrate social, economic and environmental uses of the coast and sea.

Marine planning is being taken up by coastal nations around the world, including Australia, China, the United States of America, South Africa and several European nations, such as Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Some nations, such as the UK, now have statutory provisions for planning their coastal and marine waters and bodies and procedures for preparing marine plans and implementing them. All European Union coastal states are now required to introduce marine planning, following a Directive passed in 2014.

So there is a growing demand for professionals who understand marine science and management on the one hand, and spatial planning, as has long been practised on land, on the other. This postgraduate programme bridges the gap between these two disciplines, and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a career within marine management.
This programme leads to the award of a Master of Science degree. It is a full-time, one-year course, though it is also possible to study part-time over two years, combining studies with other responsibilities. This is the first programme of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a specialist Masters course. Gaining the degree is a step towards professional membership of the Institute.

Here is a selection of the topics recently chosen by the MSc students for their dissertations:
• Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in Portugal
• Global food security: finding space for aquaculture
• Stakeholder Participation in Marine Planning in the UK
• Success factors for offshore wind energy
• China’s system of Marine Functional Zoning
• Assessing the value of sand dune systems in the North West of England
• Stakeholder involvement in the Irish Sea Conservation Zone project
• Reducing the impact of offshore wind farms on seabirds
• Mitigating the impacts of tidal barrages

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Marine transport moves billions of tonnes of cargo around the world each year. It is one of the most international and critical sectors in the global economy. Read more
Marine transport moves billions of tonnes of cargo around the world each year. It is one of the most international and critical sectors in the global economy. As a graduate of our course you can work internationally in this diverse industry.

As well as shipping companies and ports, potential employers include:
-Logistics service providers
-Customs authorities
-Financial services providers
-Regulators
-Handling agents
-Brokers
-Insurance companies
-Ship builders

Our teaching is by lectures, seminars and personal supervision. It is delivered by leading staff based at the University, visiting professors and industrial experts. You will also benefit from industry site visits.

You choose from a variety of marine transport related topics for your dissertation using the research strengths of the School of Marine Science and Technology.

If you don't have a marine background, we recommended that you read one of these books in advance of arriving in Newcastle:

Reeds Sea Transport, Operations and Economics, 6th Edition, Patrick M Alderton, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, 2011
Elements of shipping, 8th Edition, Alan E. Branch, Routledge, London, 2007

Delivery

Seven taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semesters one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

Facilities

You have access to dedicated facilities including:
-A student common room
-A computer laboratory

You benefit from a trip on the School's research vessel RV, The Princess Royal in order to experience marine operations in practice. There is also a strong programme of visiting lecturers from industry and site visits.

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Join a programme that combines over 30 years of international industry experience with a strong focus on commercial aspects of shipping, logistics and ports. Read more
Join a programme that combines over 30 years of international industry experience with a strong focus on commercial aspects of shipping, logistics and ports. Build industry connections through the visiting speakers programme and stand out to employers with a qualification accredited by the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport and recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and The Nautical Institute.

Key features

-Stand out to employers with a postgraduate qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and The Nautical Institute.
-Gain the specialist skills you need to enter senior management positions in the maritime industry and related fields.
-Designed to appeal to those already in the workplace, our programme allows you to take the opportunity to enhance your professional competence by building on your existing experiences through a structured programme of study.
-Graduate and join our fleet of successful alumni, highly regarded in their industry for possessing the critical skills required to discuss a range of solutions for serious management problems in international shipping and port management.
-Broaden your horizons by joining a programme with a truly international focus. In any given year our students might hail from over 20 different countries, enhancing one another’s academic experiences and providing excellent opportunities for international networking.
-Benefit from the breadth of knowledge of our multicultural and international staff with expertise in their respective areas and a wealth of industry liaison experience.
-Position yourself at the leading-edge of the industry thanks to our research-informed programme of study – our staff undertake substantial research in the areas of international shipping, international logistics and supply chain management.
-Harness the latest technologies to enhance your learning experience – our expertise in simulation-based technology will allow you to enter the work place up to speed with the most contemporary techniques.
-Build the industry knowledge to transition smoothly into the workplace thanks to regular visits to companies, trade exhibitions, seminars, workshops and industry conferences.
-Plot your own course through your studies - our programme offers a learner-centred approach that is responsive to your needs. If you wish, you can choose to complete your studies in three consecutive years.
-Develop a wide-reaching network of industry contacts thanks to our programme of visiting expert industry speakers providing specialist knowledge and insights as well as opportunities to seek internship, consultancy, or research experience.
-Access the benefits offered by our extensive alumni association – PYNDA. PYNDA members now occupy all levels within the maritime industries and joining the association will allow you to develop contacts and source opportunities via your fellow alums.

Course details

Core modules
-MAR703 International Trade, Procurement, Logistics and Shipping
-MAR702 Maritime Finance and Business Modelling
-MAR704 Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
-MAR705 Shipping Finance, Management and Law
-MAR710 Research Project
-MAR706 Port Policy and Management
-MAR701 Research Skills and Economics for International Supply Chains

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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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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Making sure all financial aspects are under control and accounted for. Read more

Making sure all financial aspects are under control and accounted for

Are numbers your forte? Does the art of controlling organisations have your focus? Would you like to contribute to sound management decisions and achieving corporate objectives? The Master specialisation Accounting and Control prepares you in the best possible way, for a position as a business controller, Chartered Controller (RC) or enrol in an Executive Master of Finance and Control programme.

From Accounting Process Management and Accounting Business Ethics to Advanced Behavioural Finance and Management Control, the courses, electives and seminars in this application-based programme cover all topics essential to a successful career in controlling. This is how Erasmus School of Economics provides you with a solid background and well-rounded education, both in theory and practice.

Controlling your career goals at ESE

At the Erasmus School of Economics, you find yourself in a city with one of the largest ports of the world, a diverse multi-ethnic community and an interesting maritime tradition. In Rotterdam, you find lots of companies, both multinationals and more local oriented, all looking for highly qualified and talented people to control their businesses. The need for management accountants, controllers and financials is high. Add our vast and active network to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you will gain from this programme, and you know this is the place to start your career.

Careers

The Master’s specialisation Accounting and Control meets the growing demand for academically trained staff in the controlling field. Not just at management consulting firms or industrial companies, but also in banking and insurance as well as ICT, high-tech, manufacturing and trading companies. Your prospective career path includes:

  • Chartered Controller (RC)
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Economical Expert

"If you want to become a master in controlling organisations, this is your programme!"

Are you strong at mathematics? Are you analytical and have a broad interest? Do you have the drive, focus and qualities needed to enrol in our Accounting and Control programme? See what you have in common with our students!

Download the brochure here.



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Measuring, describing and depicting the seabed is crucial to the maintenance and development of ports, safe navigation, offshore renewables and the continuing search for hydrocarbons. Read more
Measuring, describing and depicting the seabed is crucial to the maintenance and development of ports, safe navigation, offshore renewables and the continuing search for hydrocarbons. Yet there is an international shortage of hydrographic surveyors. Seize this opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of the science and technology of hydrography, experiencing the latest methods and equipment involved in exploring and managing the seabed whilst preparing for a career in this growth area.

Key features

-Graduate from a course that crosses different disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).
-Study with the ocean right on your doorstep in our waterfront city. Benefit from the practical research opportunities and links to international marine businesses this brings, as well as access to the University’s specialist Marine Institute.
-Study aboard the University’s own survey vessel the Falcon Spirit, and develop hands-on experience in current survey techniques and different methods of data collection and analysis.
-Prepare yourself on a commercially focused programme that’s been developed in response to industry requirements and an expressed commercial need. Progress to a career in hydrographic research and development, port and offshore/ nearshore surveying or environmental support.
-Equip yourself with the latest knowledge relating to hydrography in the fields of marine geophysics, oceanography, land survey techniques, geodesy, bathymetric surveying, tides, acoustic theory and marine resource management. Learn to use equipment including GNSS, SBES, MBES, ADCP and sidescan sonar.
-Engage in debates around the wider aspects of hydrography and the implications for data capture, data management, processing and information systems.
-Attend lectures and receive support from our specialist staff, as well as access to a series of industrial speakers and demonstrations of the latest technologies.
-Gain the knowledge and skills you need to design, develop and implement a final research project at postgraduate level.
-Benefit from our good relationship with industry – a number of companies visit each year. There is excellent recruitment from the programme to the marine sector with global opportunities and the potential to travel in conjunction with your employment.

Course details

Period 1 — an intensive 15 week programme of classroom learning and field activities prepare you for the technical aspects of surveying and the research required in master’s study. 70 per cent lectures/seminars and 30 per cent practical, either within the laboratory or afloat. Assessment is continual or by coursework.

Period 2 — includes specialisms in advanced studies with a combination of the digital mapping and survey project management modules, designed to prepare students for practical roles and management decisions when completing hydrographic tasks on behalf of future employers. Modules are selected based on industrial expectations and potential career requirements. 80 per cent lectures/seminars, 20 per cent practical. Assessment is 50/50 coursework and formal examination for core modules, continuous for the one optional module.

Period 3 — undertake a self-managed final dissertation, supervised by an assigned academic. May comprise a desk study, laboratory experimentation, field observations, data acquisitions and processing.

Core modules
-MAR513 Research Skills and Methods
-MAR520 Hydrography
-MAR521 Acoustic and Oceanographic Surveying
-MAR524 MSc Dissertation
-MAR522 Survey Project Management
-MAR523 Digital Mapping

Optional modules
-MAR517 Coastal Erosion and Protection
-MAR529 Marine Planning
-MAR530 Managing Marine Ecosystems
-MAR507 Economics of the Marine Environment
-MAR518 Remote Sensing and GIS

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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The intercollegiate Transport MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Read more

The intercollegiate Transport MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multidisciplinary transport expertise of both departments and their 50 years' experience as leaders in this field.

About this degree

Students gain a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement; techniques for analysing and resolving transport problems; and methods of evaluating transport projects, plans and policies, recognising the need for public consultation and the political, social, commercial and financial issues involved.

Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.

Core modules

  • Transport and its Context
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Transport Engineering and Operations
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Demand and its Modelling
  • Transport Policy

Optional modules

Options may include the following:

  • Highway Engineering
  • Road Traffic Theory and its Application
  • Public Transport
  • Transport Safety and Risk Management
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Ports and Maritime Transport
  • Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • Railway Management, Operation and Engineering
  • Transport, Environmental Impacts and Safety

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a Special Project of 12,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focussing on the final project.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Transport MSc

Careers

Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, and local and central governments in various countries and supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.

Employability

Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international governments and transport agencies.



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Accounting and finance. the combination that will give you a headstart. Read more

Accounting and finance: the combination that will give you a headstart

Do competences like analytical, inquisitive and meticulous best describe you? Do you want to combine your knack for numbers with managerial and research skills? The Accounting and Finance programme offers you the best practice-based academic foundation for a career in accounting and finance.

This programme covers topics like Advanced IFRS, Accounting Process Management, Business Ethics and Financial Risk Management. In addition, you can select no less than two out of ten seminars with subjects ranging from corporate governance to behavioural and energy finance, followed by a thesis. By examining real-life issues, for example through empirical research, you will acquire an ‘all-round’ perspective on financial issues.

A tailored education? Rotterdam!

The Master specialisation Accounting and Finance offers you both a broad focus and the chance to match our programme to your own interests. So if you are looking for a made-to-measure academic education that’s held in highest regard in the field of finance worldwide, do join us here in Rotterdam.

Careers

At the Erasmus School of Economics, you find yourself in a city with one of the largest ports of the world, a diverse multi-ethnic community and an interesting maritime tradition. In Rotterdam, you find lots of companies, both multinationals and more local oriented, all looking for highly qualified and talented people to control their businesses. The need for management accountants, controllers and financials is high. Add our vast and active network to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you will gain from this programme, and you know this is the place to start your career.

"This programme teaches you to both explain and solve financial business issues"

Are you committed, ambitious and do you have a profound interest in business and finance? Find out how our students experience this programme at Erasmus School of Economics. See how you match.

Download the brochure here.



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