Maritime Department

Master of Science (MSc) in Maritime Arbitration

Key Feature

Code                              MMSC216

Modules                        13

Duration                       13 months

Registration                 Any time
Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           96

Tuition Fees                 $7,500

The Master of Science (MSc) in Maritime Arbitration is a specialized program designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in maritime law, shipping operations, and dispute resolution. This program integrates theoretical foundations with practical insights into the maritime industry, covering essential topics from ship types and maritime geography to the intricacies of marine insurance and port management. Emphasizing real-world applications and case studies, the course prepares students to navigate the complexities of maritime arbitration, focusing on the Arbitration Act 1996 and related dispute resolution mechanisms. Through a blend of core modules and a substantial dissertation, students will gain a deep understanding of maritime arbitration and its application within the global shipping industry.

The primary objectives of this course are to:

  1. Provide a robust foundation in maritime industry fundamentals, including shipping terminology, ship types, and international maritime organizations.
  2. Develop a thorough understanding of marine insurance, chartering practices, and the role of classification societies.
  3. Equip students with practical skills in port management, shipbroking, and voyage estimation.
  4. Foster a deep understanding of maritime environmental management, including international conventions and pollution control measures.
  5. Impart comprehensive knowledge of maritime geography, major global ports, and key import/export commodities.
  6. Introduce students to the principles of shipping law, focusing on the Hague and Hague/Visby Rules, and the legal aspects of sea transportation.
  7. Provide detailed insights into the English legal system, alternative dispute resolution methods, and the principles of arbitration, with a focus on the Arbitration Act 1996.
  8. Ensure students understand the procedural aspects of arbitration, including the roles and duties of the arbitral tribunal and the powers of the court.
  9. Develop research skills through the completion of a dissertation, enabling students to contribute original knowledge to the field of maritime arbitration.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Proficiently understand and utilize maritime terminologies, ship classifications, and shipping operations.
    2. Navigate and apply marine insurance principles, chartering practices, and the roles of classification societies in practical scenarios.
    3. Effectively manage port operations, understand the functions of shipbrokers, and perform voyage estimations.
    4. Apply knowledge of international conventions and environmental management practices to mitigate marine pollution and manage ballast water.
    5. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of maritime geography, identifying key global ports and understanding the dynamics of import/export commodities.
    6. Interpret and apply the principles of shipping law, including the Hague and Hague/Visby Rules, in the context of carriage of goods by sea.
    7. Analyze and utilize dispute resolution mechanisms, including arbitration and mediation, in maritime contexts.
    8. Apply the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996, understanding the procedural aspects of arbitration and the roles of the arbitral tribunal and the court.
    9. Conduct original research in maritime arbitration, producing well-structured dissertations that contribute to the field’s knowledge base.

      1. Introduction to shipping
      • Shipowning company's Departments & Maritime Jobs, Part 1
      • Maritime Jobs, Part 2
      • Nautical Terminology
      • Shipping Terminology, Ship's Tonnage

      2. Types of ships, Nationality of Ships, International Organizations
      • Types of ships, Part 1
      • Types of ships, Part 2. Ship’s demolition
      • Nationality of ship and ships under flags of convenience, Piracy and Hot pursuit
      • International Maritime Organization (IMO) and key conventions of the IMO

      3. Ιntroduction to Marine Insurance, Chartering and Classification Societies
      • The commonly used marine insurance terms
      • Contract of sales, Charter parties and Bills of lading
      • Cargo terminology, Cargo operation
      • Classification society and the International Safety Management code (ISM)

      4. Port Management, Shipbroking, Voyage Estimation
      • Vessel’s port expenses
      • Shipbrokers and agents
      • The Baltic Exchange – Associated shipping organizations
      • Voyage Estimation, Part 1

      5. Management of the Marine Environment
      • MARPOL 1973/1978
      • The London Dumping Convention (LDC) 1972 and Protocol 2006
      • Air pollution
      • Management of ballast water pollution
      • Wreck removal

      6. Maritime Geography, Main ports of the world, import/export commodities
      • Maritime Geography, main ports of the world, import/export, part 1: the earth, continents, oceans, Africa
      • Maritime Geography, main ports of the world, import/export, part 2: Europe
      • Maritime Geography, main ports of the world, import/export, part 3: Asia, Oceania
      • Maritime Geography, main ports of the world, import/export, part 4: the Americas

      7. Shipping Law I
      • Hague rules, Hague/Visby rules and case studies
      • Case studies on Carriage of Goods by Sea
      • Exceptions, limitation of liability
      • Documents of sea transportation

      8. Shipping Law II
      • English legal system
      • Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR), mediation
      • Arbitration, Arbitration Act 1996
      • Ethics in arbitration

      9. Arbitration Act 1996 I
      • Aspects of Arbitration Proceedings
      • The Arbitration Agreement
      • The Parties to Arbitration, The arbitral tribunal I
      • The Arbitral Tribunal II

      10. Arbitration Act 1996 II
      • General Duty of the Arbitral Tribunal
      • Powers of the Arbitral Tribunal in Conducting the Reference
      • Powers of the Court in the Course of the Arbitral Proceedings

      11. Arbitration Act 1996 III
      • The Award I
      • The Award II
      • Costs of the Arbitration

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      13. Dissertation
      • 15,000 words

      Entry Requirements

      Bachelor of Science (BSc) or other Higher Education degree, or experienced professionals.

      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, or a related certificate of English language course. Proficiency or Lower Certificate in English, or good writing and communication skills in English (at the discretion of the Committee).

      Basic Information Technology skills.

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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.

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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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