Maritime Operations & Management in Greece MSc

City University London
Course summary
2 years
12,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Maritime Operations & Management in Greece MSc

Maritime Operations & Management in Greece MSc - a City University degree programme

The course works on a varied range of concepts and materials for developing skills and experience in employment in senior positions in the maritime industry. The fundamental academic content of this course establishes a varied range of concepts and materials, reinforcing your skills and experience and preparing you for employment in senior positions in the maritime industry. The course is apt for professionals working within maritime and sea transport industries.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • 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.
  • Industry experience in positions of responsibility is considered.
  • The selection process may include an interview.

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.

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner,INTO City University Londonoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

For students studying in Piraeus

For those students whose first language is not English it is recommended that their standard of English is equivalent to IELTS: 6.5. Evidence of the level of attainment in English will be required.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Maritime Operations & Management in Greece MSc course offers graduates many possibilities. Former students have taken up positions in the fields of:

  • Ship and insurance broking
  • Offshore operations
  • Port and terminal management
  • Shipping finance
  • Surveying
  • Ship superintendency
  • Safety management
  • Technical and commercial management
  • International ship regulation and classification.

Alumni of this course have gone onto positions in various commercial and technical capacities and many former students have now become members of the boards of national and international shipping organisations.

Training Course Content

MSc Maritime Operations and Management in Greece will develop your basic capabilities and knowledge that are necessary to gain an understanding for careers in maritime operations and management. You will also develop skills suitable for taking leadership and management responsibility in a wide range of maritime activities.

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

Core modules

All modules to be taken and offered in Piraeus and London.

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

Elective modules

Two modules to be selected.

Students can complete the taught part of the course wholly in Piraeus if they select the two electives that are offered in Piraeus. However, if they prefer, they can opt to take any of the other electives but this would require attendance in London for the duration of the chosen module.

  • Marketing of marine services (London and Piraeus)
  • Risk management (London and Piraeus)
  • Strategic planning for ports & shipping business (London only)
  • Security studies, accident investigation & crisis management (London only)
  • Conceptual ship design (London only)
  • Offshore technology and operations (London only).

Satisfactory completion of the 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, the satisfactory completion of this element will lead to the award of a Master of Science degree.

The course, which is a distance learning mode of an identical programme run in London, is delivered by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering conjointly with industry experts.

You will learn from a range of delivery methods:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Guest lectures from distinguished marine industry experts

Throughout the course, teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage independent self study and teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.

The compulsory modules' assessment is based on marks obtained throughout the year for coursework and end-of-year examinations. In the case of elective modules, these are assessed through substantial elements of coursework. In both the elective and compulsory modules presentation skills also feature.



  • Full-time EU: £12,000

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