City launches its postgraduate maritime course in Greece
On 4th June, City University London marked the official launch of its MSc in Maritime Operations and Management (MOaM), which will be delivered at weekends in Piraeus, at the Hellenic Lloyds SA (Lloyd’s Register) premises.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Greece assisted City with the organisation of the launch event and annual alumni reception.
The course is designed for existing professionals serving both at sea and onshore and also those who want to embark on a career in the maritime industries. City's MOaM has been developed in partnership with the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. The Piraeus course was launched with a panel discussion and reception at the residence of the British Ambassador to Greece. In his welcome speech, the Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Andrew Staunton, noted: “I am glad that we at the British Embassy can support this initiative and would like to congratulate both teams from City University London and Lloyds for launching this MSc programme in Greece at this moment. As more people turn towards a career in shipping, this course will provide them with the depth of knowledge and background required to cope with the responsibilities of a demanding and truly international profession.”
Professor John Carlton, Director of the MSc in Maritime Operations and Management programme, said:
“This course was first conceived about 15 years ago and has been running for 11 years at City University London. During that time we have taught some 400 to 500 students, many of whom are now in senior positions in the marine industry. Our students, and indeed the marine industry, have been telling us there are many people here in Greece who would like to take this course but cannot come to London for various reasons. Consequently, from September 2015, we are delighted to be able to offer this Course at Lloyd’s Register’s Training Centre in Piraeus.”
The launch of the MOaM programme in Greece and panel event was followed by a reception for City alumni.
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