MSc International Shipping

General information

Join a programme that combines over 30 years of international industry experience with a strong focus on commercial aspects of shipping, logistics and ports. Build industry connections through the visiting speakers programme and stand out to employers with a qualification accredited by the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport and recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and The Nautical Institute.

Year 1

The MSc International Shipping programme caters to the commercial needs of the specialist segments of the maritime industry. Our programme reflects a demand for the professionals with the knowledge, technical capacity and skills demanded in senior management positions in various industries. Students and professionals have the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate programme in international shipping in sufficient depth to merit masters degree, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate awards.

The programme is designed to appeal to students and professionals seeking to gain the specialist skills required to enter into middle or senior management positions in maritime related industries.

International Shipping also offers an opportunity to enhance the professional competence of individuals who are already experienced and who wish to build on that experience through a structured programme of study. Our programme is delivered by research intensive staff with extensive industry experience and continuous engagement with the industry.

Core modules

  • Research Skills and Economics for International Supply Chains
  • Maritime Finance and Business Modelling
  • nternational Trade, Procurement, Logistics and Shipping
  • Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
  • Research Project

Optional modules

  • Shipping Finance, Management and Law
  • Port Policy and Management
  • Martime Security

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:click here.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Contact Person: Shunmugham Pandian (admissions@plymouth.ac.uk)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0031 - Project management", "0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0421 - Marine and maritime law

Venue

Venue: Plymouth University
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth Graduate School of Management
Mast House, Shepherd's Wharf
4 Sutton Road, Plymouth PL4 0HJ

Application


Cost:
  • Home/EU: £8.800
  • International: £14.800
  • Islands: £tbc

Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Language Requirements 
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. 


Application Procedure:

When to apply

Most of our taught programmes begin in September, with some January starts also available. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 

Before you apply

  • Familiarise yourself with the information required to complete your application form. You will usually be required to supply:
  • evidence of qualifications (degree certificates or transcripts), with translations if not in English, to show that you meet, or expect to meet the entry requirements
  • evidence of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language
  • a personal statement of approximately 250-400 words about the reasons for your interest in the course and outlining the nature of previous and current related experience. You can write this into the online application form, or include it as a separate document
  • your curriculum vitae or résumé, including details of relevant professional/voluntary experience, professional registration/s and visa status for overseas workers
  • proof of sponsorship, if applicable.

Ifyou require further information take a look at our application guidance.

Apply using the online postgraduate application form. You will need the following documentation for both application ways:

  • Your fully completed and signed application form.
  • Original, or certified copies, of your qualifications to date, for example first degree certificate and full transcripts. 
  • Two references; at least one from an academic who has taught you. Both must be on headed paper and in sealed envelopes, signed across the seal by your referees.
  • A copy of the information page of your current passport (inform us immediately if you get a new passport at any time before you come to the UK to study).
  • A copy of any previous or current UK visa.
  • Any English language qualification.
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing relevant work experience, if you feel it will contribute to your application.
  • Your personal statement.

International students

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.


Grant Opportunities:

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for masters study. The new Postgraduate Loan for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year. 
As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.
The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).
Find out more information on the new postgraduate loan.


Regulations:

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and The Nautical Institute.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science
Occupations (not validated):
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