MSc Maritime Operations Management

General information

The MSc in Maritime Operations Management is founded upon strong links with industry, both in the UK and around the world. Liverpool John Moores University is also home to the world-famous Liverpool Maritime Academy and is an international centre of excellence, helping ensure the degree meets employers' demands for skilled professionals.

The reputation of the Liverpool Maritime Academy ensures that LJMU has well-established links with industry and the worldwide maritime research sector. Studying with us will provide you with an internationally respected Masters qualification, access to a world-renowned research institute and the contacts to build your future career. If you want to progress into or are already working in this area it is very important to make international links for your career. LJMU is one of only four or five places in the UK where can do this kind of quality Masters programme.

Programme outline and structure
You’ll gain the tools to manage ports, shipping operations, maritime law, and maritime safety. When you graduate you’ll have the skills you need to secure positions at the highest level within this competitive worldwide industry. 

This programme covers the essential critical awareness of business, financial and management strategies, including markets, customers, finance, people, operations and ICT. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, you’ll learn how to find solutions to marine operations management problems. You’ll also conduct research, using research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting techniques to develop systems and outcomes. 

Industrial visits are an important part of the course in order to understand developments in the market and typically include: ports, ship visits, insurance underwriters (usually in London), P & I Club and the IMO. There are also regular specialist industry speakers, who are invited throughout the year in conjunction with professional bodies and institutions. 


Core Modules Optional Modules
Legal Principles Export Trade law
Marine Insurance Global Transport Systems
Maritime Business and Management Information Management and Communication Systems
Maritime Finance and Economics International Trade
Maritime Law Logistics Systems
Operations Research Maritime Security
Preparing for Project Port Administration
Research Skills Port Business Strategy
MSc Project Project Management
Supply Chain Modelling
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The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

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


Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
Byrom Street
, Liverpool
 L3 3AF



Tuition fees 2016/2017

  • UK/EU students: £6.750
  • International students: £11.330


Degree Requirements 
An Honours degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification with equivalent standing such as a UK Class 1 Master Mariner or Chief Engineer certificate of competence together with relevant professional experience, or a non-UK equivalent.

Language Requirements
Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS  6.0-6.5 (Min. 5.5 in each component). Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

All information about the entry requirements can be found here

Application Procedure:

Applications are made using the online application form.

Guidance notes

  • You should include all the required qualifications, grades, skills and the date thar you successfully completed your course(s). 
  • If you are an International Student, your Passport details and/or International Agent Number will be required as well.
  • You will be asked to give details of why you want to study the programme. Please make sure you include in here any relevant skills or work experience you have.
  • A pre-written Personal Statement can be copied and pasted into your application in the appropriate section of the online form.

Grant Opportunities:

All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments. If you need advice about how you will pay your tuition fees, please email LJMU’s Student Funding Team ( as soon as possible.

Sources of funding can be found here


Academic level: Master


Assessment is through a combination of coursework in the form of case study reports and assignment submissions and short class tests. Some modules also include testing of problem solving skills through a combination of unseen written examinations.

Qualification: Master of Science
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