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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Engineering Scholarships for UK/EU applicants
No. of awards TBC
The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre UK/EU students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to well-qualified UK/EU applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form before 31st July 2016.Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.
Applications should be made on the UK/EU Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship once we have made an offer of a place on one of the above programmes.
International Applicants Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre international students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to international (non-EU) well-qualified applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application We will consider applications at three points in the year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form by one of these dates:Round 1: 1st January 2016 Round 2: 30th April 2016 Round 3: 30th June 2016Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.
Applications should be made on the International Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship at the time we make an offer of a place on the programme.
For those already working in the industry, we require a first degree, recognised professional qualification or the equivalent Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer: Class 1 Master Mariner or Class 1 Engineer and experience in one of these roles. For those coming straight from an undergraduate course, we require a lower second class honours degree (or higher) in a relevant subject from a recognised institution.
Recipient: City, University of London
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