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Master in Global Shipping Management

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Entry level Bachelor
Cost Home - £8,500, International - £14,000

Gain a global perspective and address the key challenges of the shipping industry with our unique Master’s in Global Shipping Management.

This MSc in Global Shipping Management course addresses the academic and educational needs of the rapidly growing global shipping industry. We combine theoretical maritime and shipping management topics with emerging industry trends, and apply it all to the shipping, maritime and port industry sectors.

Students on this course learn from industry experts and academics. You'll develop advanced insight into the global shipping management commercial environment as well as relevant management issues. The course features software products and computer-based training from market leaders, all of which will help you further your career in transport management and logistics.

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Accounting, Finance and Business Planning for the Shipping Industry (15 credits)
  • Maritime Economics and Global Business Management (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • Strategy & Management (15 credits)
  • Individual Project (60 credits)
  • Marine Engineering Law and Insurance (15 credits)
  • Advanced Principles in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
  • Commercial Management of Ships (15 credits)
  • Technical Elements of Ships, Maritime Policies, Conventions & Regulations and Maritime Security (15 credits)
Structural components
Research Project


If you are a UK citizen or have permanent residency

Applicants should have:

An appropriate undergraduate degree in a business, law, science or technology discipline with at least a second-class award.

Or Merchant Marine or Royal Navy Officer qualifications (or overseas equivalent) with relevant sea-experience and/or equivalent shore based work experience will be considered.

  • Students with appropriate professional and vocational experience may be considered for the programme subject to demonstrating the potential to succeed in the course.
  • Particular attention is paid to the level of relationship of each individual candidate with the shipping industry.
  • Overseas qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Full-time or part-time admission with advanced standing will be considered on an individual basis.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

If you are from outside the UK

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

  • By telephone: +44 (0)20 8331 8136.
  • By email:

ISCED Categories

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