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Maritime Operations and Management

MSc |
A course for maritime professionals, designed and taught by maritime professionals from industry and academia.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2016

Duration

Full-time: One year
Part-time: Two to three years

Full time duration includes the project which takes approximately three months.

Part time duration includes the project, approximately six months long, during or after this period. This route should ideally include employer participation.

See more about duration

UK/EU

Full-time: £12,000

Part-time: £6,000 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Who is it for?

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.

During the course, in addition to gaining an understanding of the underlying principles upon which the industry is based, students will also gain confidence in the interpersonal and international cultural skills which are essential to senior roles in the maritime industries.

Objectives

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.

Accreditation

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).

Requirements and how to apply

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.

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

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Additionally, the University works in partnership with Kaplan International College (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.

English requirements

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 London offers 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

Visa requirements

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.

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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for application is 31st August 2016.

In order for your application to be given a full consideration, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks).
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or you have not been taught in English for your first degree subject, please upload Proof of English proficiency if you have already obtained it.
  • If you would require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake master studies in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City University London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Industry leader
Since the course's inception 15 years ago the course has become recognised by the industry as leading in its field.
Career prospects
Many alumni of the course are now in senior positions in the industry.
Recommendations
Many of our former students have recommended that their friends and colleagues join the course.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

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Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:

Future Finance Loans

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.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

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Teaching and learning

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.

Assessment

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 individually designed coursework. In both the elective and compulsory modules presentation skills also feature.

Modules

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.

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.

Core modules

  • Maritime Economics and Accounting (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Operations (15 credits)
  • Maritime Management (15 credits)
  • Maritime Technology (15 credits)
  • Maritime environmental issues (15 credits)

Elective modules

  • Marketing of Maritime Services (15 credits)
  • Strategic planning for ports & shipping business (15 credits)
  • Security studies, accident investigation & crisis management (15 credits)
  • Ship & marine equipment design (15 credits)
  • Risk management (15 credits)
  • Offshore Engineering and Operations (15 credits)
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Marine Engineering working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

Career prospects

Graduates of this course have wide-ranging employment opportunities within the marine sector. These include commercial and technical roles within the worldwide marine industry.

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

Several former students have now become members of the boards of shipping organisations and serve in various commercial and technical capacities.

Views from the Industry

This course has been developed in partnership with The Honourable Company of Master Mariners. This Livery Company was founded in 1926, and is the oldest of the new Companies, and seeks to encourage and maintain a high and honourable standard of ability and professional conduct in the officers of the Merchant Navy and within the maritime industry generally.

In addition, to ensure that the course meets the high standards desired by the maritime industries a steering group, comprising senior members within the industry, overviews the course and its content.

Working with the Armed Forces

This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.

If you are/have been a member of the Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support with this course.


Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for application is 31st August 2016.

In order for your application to be given a full consideration, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks).
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or you have not been taught in English for your first degree subject, please upload Proof of English proficiency if you have already obtained it.
  • If you would require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake master studies in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City University London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Contact details

Programmes Office (room A302)

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