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Master of Maritime Management

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost Free of charge for EU/EES/Switzerland; for non-EU/EAA/Switzerland citizens 9,500€ per year

Expertise in Marine Environment

Maritime Management is a Master’s degree programme for sea captains and marine engineering professionals who want to deepen their managerial expertise in safe international marine shipping as well as economical, legal and contractual expertise in maritime business. Students will be able to use the knowledge obtained for development, problem solving and innovation within maritime management and marine engineering. Academic knowledge from legal, economical and technical issues are combined with expertise of the senior lecturers with both maritime management and marine engineering background. Teaching teams also arrange visiting lecturers/experts from the industry.

Study Contents

The Master’s Programme in Maritime Management will offer deeper insight into management of international shipping, shipping legislation and contract management, risk assessment, safety and security management, casualty management, resilience engineering, energy and environment of shipping, and modern automation and ICT applications in marine industry.

Throughout the studies the development of Autonomous shipping (MASS) is highlighted to students both from legal and technical point of views, which also has impact on safety culture in shipping in general in years to come.

In addition research and development methods and tools will be applied in the real life development project.

Study Arrangements

Tuition in the Master’s Degree Programme is organized so that studying can be combined with full-time work. Study courses worth 30 cr are delivered through three semesters. There will be an average two – three contact days per every second month. Contact sessions during the first years studies will be organized mainly in Helsinki in Finland. Contact sessions of the studies during the second year can also be organized outside Finland, for example in Copenhagen and London.

Modern digital solutions and learning environments have been developed and tested for the online courses which are accessible also from oceans. Videoseminars in HILL environment are used between the contact lecture periods and the students have their own videorooms for groupwork during the studies.

Forms of Learning

Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning studies will be used at other times. Studies use blended learning methods including lectures and cooperative learning sessions, e-learning, and project-based learning. The learning process is characterized by the strong integration of real working life problems and development projects. Master’s thesis worth 30 cr is undertaken through the whole study period.

Structural components
Ship training
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law
Naval engineering
Maritime security
Navigation and seamanship