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City, University of London

Maritime Operations and Management

The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build. The Maritime Operations and Management course is designed for existing professionals serving in the industry as well as those looking for a career within the maritime, offshore and sea transport industries. For those already within the industry applicants are likely to have a responsible sea-going or middle-management position. Alternatively, new entrants to the industry are likely to have attained a first degree in a related technical or management subject.

This modular course is focused towards giving students the necessary knowledge and skills to help them achieve high levels in their careers in the maritime and offshore industries. Indeed, many former students on this course have now reached board level appointments in their various companies.

Entry requirements

MSc: For those already working in the industry, we require a first degree, recognised professional qualification or the equivalent Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer: Class 1 Master Mariner or Class 1 Engineer and experience in one of these roles.

For those coming straight from an undergraduate course, we require a lower second class honours degree (or higher) in a relevant subject from a recognised institution.

Other Suitable Qualifications: Kaplan International College (KIC) London: Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.
University degree (2:2 minimum) in an appropriate discipline or a Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer, Class 1 Master Mariner, Class 1 Engineer, Standards of Training Certificates and Watchkeeping Management Level Qualifications, or equivalent. For other alternatives contact the school.

Course modules

Core modules:
Maritime Economics and Finance (15 credits);
Maritime Law (15 credits);
Maritime Operations (15 credits);
Maritime Management (15 credits);
Maritime Technology (15 credits); and
Maritime Environmental Issues (15 credits).

Elective modules:
Marketing of marine services (15 credits);
Strategic planning for ports and shipping business (15 credits);
Security studies (15 credits);
Conceptual ship design (15 credits);
Risk management (15 credits); or
Offshore technology (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Each subject has coursework associated with it and this normally comprises two essays which probe the student's abilities for critical analysis. Examinations are held twice per year with three subjects examined in January and the remainder in May. To pass, the student must gain 50% in each of the coursework and examination elements.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 () Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time £ 6,000 () Home/EU 12 48 Months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 () International 12 Months
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 () International 12 48 Months
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,000 (Year 1) England 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,000 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,000 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 16,800 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,000 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,000 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,400 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,000 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,000 (Whole course) EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,000 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,000 (Year 1) EU 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years

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