Maritime Department

Master of Science (MSc) in Maritime & Shipping Management

Key Feature

Code                              MMSC211

Modules                        13

Duration                       13 months

Registration                 Any time
Teaching                       Distance learning
Credits                           96

Tuition Fees                 $7,500

The MSc in Maritime and Shipping Management program offers a comprehensive and specialized education in the fields of maritime and shipping management. This course is meticulously crafted to cater to those aiming to ascend to upper-level roles within the maritime sector. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from the intricacies of different ship types and shipping operations to the complexities of maritime law and marine insurance. This multifaceted program not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also emphasizes practical skills through project work, a dissertation, and data analysis training, particularly with Python. This unique blend prepares students to adeptly handle real-world challenges in the maritime industry.

The main objectives of this MSc course are:

  • To provide an extensive understanding of maritime and shipping management, emphasizing both the operational and legal dimensions of the industry.
  • To cultivate critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills tailored to the maritime sector.
  • To offer in-depth insights into complex issues surrounding maritime management, insurance, and legal matters.
  • To prepare graduates for diverse career opportunities in the maritime industry, policy-making, academia, and consultancy, ensuring they can swiftly adapt to various organizational demands and proactively address emerging maritime challenges.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MSc in Maritime and Shipping Management, students will be equipped with:

  • A profound knowledge of shipping and maritime management principles, including an understanding of maritime operations and company structures.
  • Proficiency in maritime terminology, international maritime conventions, and the ability to interpret standard contracts and shipping documentation.
  • The ability to analyze and assess critical issues in port management, cargo handling, and maritime law.
  • Enhanced independent learning capabilities and continuous professional development skills.
  • Advanced scientific writing skills and the competency to conduct maritime data analysis using Python, facilitating an evidence-based approach to problem-solving within the industry.


1. Introduction to Shipping
1. Shipowning company’s departments and maritime jobs part I
2. Maritime jobs, part II
3. Nautical terminology
4. Shipping terminology, ship’s tonnage

2. Types of ships, Nationality of Ships, International Organizations
1. Types of ships, part I
2. Types of ships, part II, ship’s demolition
3. Nationality of ships, Ships under flags of convenience
4. International Maritime Organizations (IMO) and key conventions of IMO

3. Topics in shipping management I
1. The Commonly used insurance terms
2. Sale contract, the charter parties and bills of lading
3. Cargo terminology, cargo operation
4. Classification societies and the ISM code

4. Topics in shipping management II
1. Vessel’s port expenses
2. Shipbrokers and agents
3. The Baltic Exchange, associated shipping organizations
4. Voyage estimation, Part 1

5. Management of the marine environment
1. MARPOL 1973/78
2. Marine pollution, The London dumping convention (LDC 1972)
3. Air pollution
4. Management of ballast water pollution
5. Wreck removal

6. Maritime geography, main ports worldwide, import/export commodities
1. Maritime geography, main ports worldwide import and export commodities, Part 1
2. Maritime geography, main ports worldwide import and export commodities, Part 2
3. Maritime geography, main ports worldwide import and export commodities, Part 3
4. Maritime geography, main ports worldwide import and export commodities, Part 4

7. Strategic management
1. Introduction to strategic management
2. External environment analysis
3. Internal environment analysis
4. Strategic formulation and implementation

8. Shipping law I
1. Hague/Visby rules and case studies
2. Case studies on carriage of goods by sea
3. Exceptions, limitation of liability
4. Documents of sea transportation, cargoes

9. Shipping law II
1. English legal system
2. Alternative Disputes Resolution (Mediation)
3. Arbitration, Arbitration Act 1996
4. Ethics in arbitration
5. Aspects of arbitration proceedings

10. Marine insurance I
1. The history of marine insurance
2. Marine insurance terminology
3. Marine Insurance Act 1906, Lloyd’s underwriters
4. Contract of indemnity

11. Marine insurance II
1. Insurable interest
2. Subject matter insured, Voyage policy
3. Time policy
4. Valued and unvalued policies, Utmost good faith

12. Data Analysis in Maritime Management - Python
1. Introduction to Python for Maritime Data Analysis
2. Data Handling and Visualization in Python
3. Python for Maritime Operational Analysis
4. Topics in Maritime Data Analysis with Python
5. Artificial intelligence in Maritime industry

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.


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.

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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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