Maritime Department

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Shipping Management and Marine Insurance

Key Features

Code                               MPD206

Modules                        9

Duration                       9 months

Registration                 Any time

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           60

Tuition Fees                 $5,500 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping Management and Marine Insurance offers a comprehensive educational experience, blending essential shipping management knowledge with specialized marine insurance expertise. This program is tailored for individuals aiming to excel in roles related to shipping management, marine insurance, chartering, and maritime legal aspects. It encompasses a wide range of topics, from ship types and maritime operations to the intricacies of marine insurance and legal frameworks governing the carriage of goods by sea.


The program aims to:

  1. Impart Shipping Management Knowledge: Provide students with a thorough understanding of shipping management, including ship types, the roles of shipbrokers and agents, and maritime organizations.
  2. Specialize in Marine Insurance: Deliver detailed knowledge of marine insurance, including commonly used terms, policies, and legal implications.
  3. Develop Legal and Chartering Skills: Educate students on charter parties, bills of lading, and legal rules such as the Hague/Visby, Hamburg, and Rotterdam Rules.
  4. Cultivate Analytical and Research Skills: Prepare students for detailed analytical tasks and research, culminating in a substantial dissertation on a relevant topic in shipping management and marine insurance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate Comprehensive Shipping Knowledge: Display a deep understanding of various types of ships, shipping operations, and the roles of key maritime organizations.
  2. Apply Marine Insurance Principles: Utilize knowledge of marine insurance in practical situations, understanding the implications of different insurance policies and terms.
  3. Navigate Legal Aspects of Shipping: Effectively understand and apply legal principles related to chartering and the carriage of goods by sea.
  4. Conduct In-depth Research: Undertake comprehensive research, culminating in a 12,000-word dissertation demonstrating expertise in a chosen area of shipping management and marine insurance.
  5. Adapt to Industry Changes: Rapidly adapt to the evolving needs of the maritime industry, especially in shipping management and marine insurance, responding innovatively to emerging challenges.
1. Introduction to Shipping
• Shipowning company’s Departments & Maritime Jobs, Part 1
• Maritime Jobs, Part 2
• Nautical Terminology
• Shipping Terminology
2. Types of ships, Nationality of Ships, International Organizations
• Types of ships, Part 1
• Types of ships, Part 2, Ship’s demolition
• Nationality of ships and ships under flags of convenience, Piracy and Hot pursuit
• International Maritime Organization (IMO) and key conventions of the IMO
3. Introduction to Marine Insurance, Chartering and Classification Societies
• The commonly used marine insurance terms
• Sale contract, Charter parties and Bills of lading
• Cargo terminology, Cargo operation
• Classification societies and the International Safety Management code (ISM)
4. Marine Insurance 1
• History of marine insurance. Marine insurance terminology
• Marine insurance Act, Lloyd’s underwriters. Contract of Indemnity
• Insurable interest. Subject matter insured
• Time policy. Valued and unvalued policies
5. Marine Insurance 2
• Utmost good faith, the premium
• Warranties. Marine risks
• Excluded losses, the Inchmaree clause
• War and strike clauses
6. Marine Insurance 3
• Total loss. Particular average, salvage
• General average, sue and labour
• Civil Liability convention & Fund convention
• Wreck removal
7-9. Project report
10,000 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.

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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