Maritime Department

Certificate in Maritime History I

Key Features

Code                               M205

Modules                        3

Duration                       3 months

Registration                 Any time

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           18

Tuition Fees                 $800    

The Certificate in Introduction to Maritime History has been designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge to people who are willing to achieve an insight into the elementary aspects of the history of shipping and seafaring, as well as those who work in the shipping industry and/or in the maritime sector and willing to expand their knowledge into the academic and historical aspects of shipping and maritime sciences.

The program’s goal is to equip students with a thorough knowledge of aspects of the history of shipping and seafaring in order that they may fulfill the requirements to enter the maritime world and its associated industries equipped with a comprehensive, yet compact, set of historical and academic skills pertaining to their profession and science. To achieve this purpose, the program offers its students a unique series of academic courses that examine multifarious aspects of the history and development of shipping and seafaring that apply to modern, 21st-century requirements of shipping and seafaring. Students after this program will become thoroughly aware of the needs of the modern shipping industry regarding the way past experiences dovetail into present needs to pave the way for ground-breaking future developments.

Learning Outcomes
This course will equip the students with a strong background in the standard core curriculum of maritime history subjects. Also, it will provide an innovative and state-of-the-art approach to instruction and teaching directed by dedicated faculty composed of experts in their fields and provide a good grounding for those willing to pursue a career in the academic sector or those aiming at enhancing their maritime and shipping business managerial and operative skills with a cap of theoretical and diachronic knowledge of the development of the sector within which they operate.

 At the end of this program the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of the history of shipping and maritime science; to analyse, discuss and explain away the elementary aspects of the diachronic development of shipping and identify and describe the major landmarks in the historical development of shipping technology. Students will be also comfortable with the main Theoretical and Historical Terminology pertaining to shipping and maritime science, whilst they shall necessarily exit this module equipped with the capacity for independent learning and continuing academic and professional development, possessing skills that serve rational and positive thought regardless of the science and sector within which the students are active and operate.

1. Introduction to Shipping
• Shipowning Company’s Departments, Maritime jobs
• Nautical terminology, Parts of the ship
• Shipping terminology, Letter of Indemnity, Ship’s tonnage (weight, displacement, capacity)
• Vessel’s port expenses, Agency services, Port tariffs/dues
2. Sea History in Antiquity
• Sea history in antiquity I: Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia - seafaring in the Bronze age, Minoan civilization, the Mycenaean civilization.
• Sea history in antiquity I: The sea people, the Greek dark ages, Phoenicians, Greeks and the Mediterranean. Homeric ships - Greek maritime expansion. Navigation beyond the Mediterranean. 7th-5th centuries.
• The Trireme: the Trireme, The miracle of antiquity. The Greek-Persian wars. Triremes, tactics of war. Construction, manning, operation.
• Seafaring in ancient Greece: Battle of Arginusae. Battle of Aegospotami. Seafaring in Classical Greece. The navy of Alexander the Great.
3. Project
• 3,000 words project


Entry Requirements

High School diploma.

English language: GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

Basic Information Technology skills.

Efficient way of study 

Every video-lecture is supported by
a text-book which consists of the
speech-text and the Power Point presentation

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Worldwide telematic study. No need to attend physically in the class. You watch the lectures in video form, any time you would like and many times as you need. The speech of every video lecture is written in text form, by including the figures and the highlights of the lecture. You interact with the lecturers and tutors in electronic form.

Watch Videolectures



Assignment & Project


Final viva (live video)


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Career - Maritime Jobs

Academic staff consisting of professionals with significant career at sea and generally in the shipping industry, being in collaboration with special academic personnel highly expertize in business and the international maritime affairs. Below are the maritime jobs, that our courses prepare you.


Our students, regardless their professional origin and their academic level, acquire the necessary knowledge which gives them the opportunity to get an outstanding job position in shipping and rise to the highest levels of the maritime industry.  

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