MSc Port Management

General information

About your course. Study for this Masters in Port Management at the world famous Liverpool Maritime Academy. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, this postgraduate School has a 100 year history and global links with maritime courses and industry.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations 
  • Nearly 125 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
  • The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education

Programme outline and structure: Ports are a crucial part of the growing international logistics industry. This programme concentrates on the business side of the field including modules on the role of international trade and the logistics sector.

The course provides you with a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals and the wider logistics industry. Covering container and bulk port operations at postgraduate level, in addition to personnel issues in port labour management, the programme is an ideal preparation for a career in worldwide port management. 

You also have the option to study law and security management, along with the wider aspects of shipping. To broaden your experience and increase your contacts you will have access to employer visits and listen to speakers from industry.

Many of our research outcomes are also finding applications in other industrial and commercial sectors including transport, chemicals, and financial services. The group has current industrial research collaborations with AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register, QARS Management & Engineering Consulting, VECTRA Group Ltd and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive. 

Our highly qualified and respected academic team combines specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise will help to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of this expanding sector.

Courses:

  • MSc project    
  • Global transport systems
  • Legal principles
  • Logistics systems
  • Operations research
  • Port administration
  • Port business strategy
  • Preparing for a project
  • Research skills
  • Export trade law
  • Information management and communications systems
  • International trade
  • Marine insurance
  • Maritime business and management
  • Maritime finance and economics
  • Maritime law
  • Maritime security
  • Project management
  • Supply chain modelling
Learning outcome:

Graduate employment: We strongly encourage students to participate in professional development activity through institute events. Guest lecturers and industrial visits also offer opportunities for building industrial and commercial links into projects. Graduates from this programme go on to roles incorporating port management and operations, consultancy and regulatory bodies, and international logistics and supply chain businesses.

Contact Person: (fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk)

Content

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

0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0031 - Project management

Venue

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Application


Cost:
  • Home full time annual tuition fee: £6,750
  • International full time annual tuition fee: £11,330

Prerequisites:

Entry requirements (Home)

Applicants would normally require one of the following:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in Maritime, Logistics, Science, Business, Management or Engineering related study.
  • Certain professional qualifications will be considered at the discretion of the programme team. Typically these should be a UK Class 1 Master Mariner or Chief Engineer certificate of competence, or a non-UK equivalent.

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0 within the previous 24 months. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within the previous 24 months are exempt from this requirement.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.  In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website. For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.
MInimum IELTS: 6.0 (Minimum 5.5 in each component)
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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.
All information on funding can be found here

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

You will need to complete open-ended reports and project work to demonstrate your understanding of topics.

Assessment is through a combination of coursework including case study reports, assignments and short class tests. Some modules also include problem solving tests through unseen written examinations.


Qualification: Master of Science
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