MSc in Maritime Studies

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Core Courses (Compulsory)


MT6201 Shipping Management 1 (3 AUs)

This course introduces students to the role of maritime transport in international trade and to the specific tasks that face the executives of shipping companies and other organizations in the maritime industry.

MT6202 Shipping Management 2  (3 AUs)

Pre-requisite: MT6201 Shipping Management 1 

This course provides student an understanding of commercial practices and the legislative and contractual framework of international shipping. 

MT6101 Project Management (3 AUs)

This course addresses the considerable changes seen in recent years in areas where project work is used. The planning and organization of projects as well as their management are discussed.

MT6102 Maritime Economics (3 AUs)

This course provides students with a detailed understanding of maritime economic fundamentals. The topics include main concepts and tools in micro- and macro-economics and their application to maritime transport, shipping markets, shipping demand and supply, shipping costs and freight rate mechanism, economics for shipping strategy, future shipping market, tramp shipping, liner shipping, ship financing, economics of maritime regulations, and the relationship between maritime transport and national economy.​


Electives (Not all Electives will be offered each semester)


MT6103 Strategic Planning (3 AUs)

The essence of corporate strategy is the creation of sustainable competitive advantage, i.e. creating products and services that the customers perceive as valuable and unique. In this course, students will get acquainted with several models that are useful in the development of sustainable competitive advantage.


MT6104 Cross Cultural Management (3 AUs)

This module increases participants' cultural awareness and skills for a global business like shipping. It covers strategizing, management (including human resources), communications and negotiations, with focus on the cultural dimension, which involves such factors as core beliefs and values which characterize both national and business cultures.​


MT6204 Ship Operations, Brokering and Chartering (3 AUs)

Ship Operations: Stowage plans, bunkering, crewing, maintenance, scheduling and fuel. Harbor infrastructure. Marine environment protection. Shipping safety. Legal aspects of chartering and purchase of ships. Roles of the broker and liner agent. Legislation and practice. Chartering: Operation of freight markets. Multiple charter parties. Special charter forms - Vegoil, Chemicals, Supply Ships, Towage.


MT6301 Maritime Logistics (3 AUs)

This course examines the strategic role of shipping in global supply chains. Case studies are used to improve the students strategic logistics skills.


MT6302 Port Management (3 AUs)

This module aims to develop a thorough grasp of different aspects of port activities by providing detailed understanding of the principles and practices of port management within the framework of overall transportation systems.


MT6304 Marine Insurance (3 AUs)

The course offers a thorough introduction to the history, framework, practice, economics and legal understanding of International Marine Insurance. In addition to a historic view of the development of marine insurance and its origin, there will be an introduction to the different insurance markets and their geographical positions.


MT6401 Environmental Shipping (3 AUs)

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the various causes of pollution to the marine and atmospheric environments due to shipping related activities. Environmental issues such as ship waste, oil pollution, anti-fouling paints, ship breaking activities, ship litter (including plastics), ballast water management and ship emissions are addressed.


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