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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Maritime Operations Management

LJMU's internationally respected Maritime Operations Management MSc offers access to a world-renowned research institute and essential contacts for your future career.

- Study at one of the UK's leading Maritime Schools

- Access an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training

- Look forward to roles in consultancy, shipping company management, marine insurance management, ship broking and ship management

- Follow a curriculum informed by world-leading research plus extensive links with UK and international industry

Situated in the famous port city of Liverpool, LJMU has been offering maritime education for almost 125 years. Our University is also one of the only four or five institutions in the UK where you can undertake this kind of quality Masters programme.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need:

An honours degree or equivalent in Maritime, Transport, Logistics, Business, Management or related studies.
Applicants with an unclassified degree and significant relevant industrial experience may be considered.


Evidence of experiential learning in the maritime industry, such as a Master Mariner certificate.
Other qualifications considered by the course team to be of similar academic level to the above.


a non-UK equivalent qualification

Additional information:

IELTS English language requirement: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
RPL is accepted on this programme

If you have any specific queries, please contact

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements:

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

Core Modules
Msc Project
60 credits
Legal Principles
10 credits
Marine Insurance
10 credits
Maritime Business and Management
10 credits
Maritime Finance and Economics (10 credits)
Maritime Law (10 credits)
Operations Research (10 credits)
Preparing for Project (10 credits)
Research Skills (10 credits)
Export Trade Law (10 credits)
Global Transport Systems (10 credits)
Information Management and Communication Systems (10 credits)
International Trade (10 credits)
Logistics Systems (10 credits)
Maritime Security (10 credits)
Port Administration (10 credits)
Port Business Strategy (10 credits)
Project Management (10 credits)
Supply Chain Modelling (10 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment on this programme is via a combination of coursework with case study reports, assignment submissions and short class tests. Some modules also test problem solving skills through a combination of unseen written exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 12,660 (Academic year) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,800 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years

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