Maritime Operations and Management

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

Overview MSc Maritime Operations and Management is designed for existing professionals serving both at sea and onshore, and those looking for a career within the maritime and sea transport industries. If you are within the industry, you are likely to already have a responsible sea-going or middle-management position. Alternatively if you are a new entrant, then you are likely to have attained a first degree in a related technical or management subject.The core academic content of the course introduces a wide range of concepts and material and reinforces skills and experience, preparing students for employment in senior positions in the maritime sector. This course makes use of prestigious visiting speakers and takes advantage of the importance of London as an international maritime hub, through visits to outside marine-related organisations where possible.Scholarships, bursaries and prizesThe School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:UK/EU applicants - Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship of £2,000City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount of £2,500International Student Scholarships of £2,000Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes The course is supported by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology as satisfying the academic requirements to become a Chartered Marine Technologist (C.Mar.Tech). School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Entry Requirements: Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in an appropriate discipline, or a Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer: Class 1 Master Mariner or Class 1 Engineer and experience in one of these roles. More...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Operations Management
IT Management
GCSE Mathematics
Skills and Training

Course programme

Course Content

The core elements of the course focus on maritime operations, management, law and technology and the related business environment. There is also an emphasis on the fields of port security and risk management, marine environmental and offshore studies, marketing and selected aspects of conceptual ship design. Students develop skills suitable for taking leadership and management responsibility in a wide range of maritime activities.

Students will gain a good understanding of maritime operations, management, marine law, accountancy and technology and the related business environment in which they work. The course will also provide technical knowledge of selected aspects of ship design and operation and/or related maritime land-based or offshore structures, sub-sea engineering/mining, environment, marketing, security, risk management and port operations. Students will develop skills to equip them for taking leadership and management responsibility in a wide range of maritime activities.

This course is delivered on either a full-time or a flexible, modular basis comprising intensive periods of attendance supported by work-based distance learning.

Course Structure

Modules include:

Core modules:

  • Maritime economics and finance
  • Maritime law
  • Maritime operations
  • Maritime management
  • Maritime technology
  • Maritime environmental issues.

Elective modules:

  • Marketing of marine services
  • Strategic planning for ports & shipping business
  • Security studies, accident investigation & crisis management
  • Ship & marine equipment design
  • Risk management
  • Offshore technology and operations

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate  Diploma. Alternatively, if in addition, a project followed by a dissertation is undertaken by a student, this will lead to the award of a Masters degree.

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Teaching and Assessment


The course is taught by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering together with experts from industry. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and seminars, together with a number of guest lectures given by distinguished people from the marine industry. Throughout the programme, teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage independent self study and teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.


The compulsory modules assessment is based...