Maritime Department

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Carriage of Goods by Sea and Arbitration

Key Features

Code                               MPD203

Modules                        10

Duration                       10 months

Registration                 Any time

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           60

Tuition Fees                 $3,500 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Carriage of Goods by Sea and Arbitration has been designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge to people who are willing to work in shipping industry or to people who work in maritime sector and willing to improve their shipping and maritime knowledge.

The program’s goals is to equip students with a thorough knowledge of aspects of the maritime business to enable them to fulfill the requirements to enter within the maritime world and its associated industries. To achieve this purpose, the program offers its students a unique blend of professional and academic courses. Students after this program will become rapidly adaptive to the needs of employers and to respond appropriately and imaginatively to emerging issues in a dynamic industry.

Learning Outcomes
This course will equip the students with a strong background in the standard core curriculum of business administration subjects. Also, it will provide an innovative, “hands-on” approach to instruction directed by dedicated faculty composed of experts in their fields and to provide a good grounding for variety of careers in range of management functions.

At the end of this program the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of shipping and maritime management, structure and operation; to describe the functions of shipping companies, to understand the role of international organizations and Associations, to identify and describe the major issues in the port management, handling of cargoes and documentation involved. At the end of this program the student will be comfortable with the main Maritime Terminology. Also, they will know the standard form contracts, the shipping documents and the Key International Conventions of the IMO, they will develop their capacity for independent learning and continuing professional development as well as they learn scientific writing skills.

1. Types of Ships, Shipbrokers and Agents, The Baltic Exchange, Shipping Organizations
• Types of ships, Part 1
• Types of Ships, Part 2, Ship’s Demolition
• Shipbrokers and Agents
• The Baltic Exchange – Associated Shipping Organizations
2. Voyage Charter – Laytime 1 (Dry cargo)
• Voyage Charter Party 1
• Voyage Charter Party 2
• Voyage Charter Party 3
• Laytime 1: The concept of laytime, Statement of facts
3. Voyage Charter – Laytime 2-3 (Dry cargo, Tankering)
• Laytime 2: Interruption of laytime
• Laytime 3: Dispatch
• Time Charter 1: Time charter trip
• Time Charter 2: The payment of hire
4. Marine Insurance, P+I Clubs
• Marine Insurance Terminology. Rights and duties of the underwriters
• Marine Insurance Act 1906, Lloyd’s Underwriters
• The Insurance contract
• P+I Clubs, Wreck removal
5. Protection of the Marine Environment. Marine Pollution
• Protection of the Marine Environment, Marpol 1973/1978
• National and International Legislation for the Protection of the Marine Environment
• Management of Ballast Water pollution
• Air Pollution from Ships
• Radioactive Materials and Shipping
6. Legal Systems, Alternative Disputes Resolution, Mediation
• English Legal System, Court’s Structure, Legal Profession (solicitor, barrister)
• The Neutral man (an impartial third party)
• Alternative Disputes Resolution, Mediation
• UNCITRAL Model Law 1985/2006, Arbitration Glossary
• Conciliation, Adjudication, Small Claims/Shortened Arbitration
7. Arbitration Act 1996
• Aspects of Arbitration Proceedings, The Arbitration Agreement, The Parties to Arbitration
• The Arbitral Tribunal, 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
• The Award, Costs of the Arbitration
8. Arbitration on the Law of the Sea, Maritime Zones
• Modern Sources of the Law of the Sea
• Maritime zones: Internal Waters, Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone, Continental Shelf,
High Seas
• Penal Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision and other Maritime Casualty on the
High Seas, The Lotus case
• Settlement of Disputes, The International Court of Justice
• Arbitrators, Arbitral Tribunal, The Award
9-10. Dissertation
• 10,000 words dissertation



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.

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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Study from any place Worldwide

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Straightforward way of teaching


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)


Get your Degree awarded


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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