MSc Marine Transport Management

General information

Marine transport moves billions of tonnes of cargo around the world each year. It is one of the most international and critical sectors in the global economy. As a graduate of our course you can work internationally in this diverse industry. As well as shipping companies and ports, potential employers include logistics service providers, customs authorities, financial services providers, regulators, handling agents, brokers, insurance companies and ship builders.

The teaching is by lectures, seminars and personal supervision. It is delivered by leading staff based at the University, visiting professors and industrial experts. You will also benefit from Industry site visits. You choose from a variety of marine transport related topics for your dissertation using the research strengths of the School of Marine Science and Technology.

Seven taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semesters one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

Compulsory modules

  • Marine Liability Insurance and Law
  • Marine Transport and Economics
  • Research and Commercial Skills
  • Shipping Market Analysis and Risk Management
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Ship Chartering and Operations
  • Dissertation
  • Port Economics and Business

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Learning outcome:

As well as shipping companies and ports, potential employers include:

  • logistics service providers
  • customs authorities
  • financial services providers
  • regulators
  • handling agents
  • brokers
  • insurance companies
  • ship builders
Contact Person: Carol Barnett (Postgraduate Programme Co-Ordinator) (mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk)

Content

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

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

Venue

Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle, United Kingdom

School of Marine Science and Technology
Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

Application

Open from 1 Jun 2017

Cost:

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements 
A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering, a maritime-related topic, economics or business. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant practical experience.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62, or equivalent.


Application Procedure:

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You should ideally complete your application online. However, there are alternative application methods if you don't have access to a computer. For the online application you start  by just registering and creating a user name and password. You can save the form as many times as you like before you submit it. Supporting documents include:

  • Copies of certificates or transcripts to confirm your degree or highest qualification (translated if not in English) 
  • Personal Statement
  • English language test certificates
  • Copy of the personal details page from your passport (non EU applicants)

Application Deadline: there is no closing date for this course. We recommend that international students apply at least two months before the course starts in September so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.


Grant Opportunities:

Newcastle University and External funding options here.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
UK Credits
Value: 
180
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