MSc International Maritime Studies - Ship and Shipping Management | Southampton Solent University SSU
- Ship and Shipping Management Pathway - This pathway addresses the complex factors which are involved in the overall management of a shipping operation. You'll reflect the latest thinking in the areas of safety management techniques, and explore the impact international leglislation has upon management strategies within the industry.
- Duration: Full time 1 year and Part time 2 years
- Entry requirements: Honours degree (or equivalent) in any one of the following: Maritime-related Studies; Environmental Science; Engineering; Management; Transport; Economics; Geography; Business or Law. Please note that this list is not exclusive. Alternatively, a Higher National Diploma (Merit or Distinction award) or ordinary degree in a maritime-related subject combined with an appropriate track record of achievement in a professional context such as at a senior managerial level may be sufficient. In the case of professional mariners, the entry requirements are as follows:
- Deck Officer: Master's (Unlimited) Certificate + at least two years' experience as Chief Officer.
- Ship Engineer: Chief Engineer (Class 1) Certificate + at least two years' as Chief Engineer.
- Fees: For students ordinarily residing in the UK and European Union £3,375. For international students outside of the European Union £9,150. For part-time students ordinarily residing in a member state of the European Union, the fees for students commencing in September 2011 are: £1700 for year 1 and £1700 for year 2. For each year, fees can be paid in 2 instalments, with the second instalment due approximately 4 months after the start of the academic year. Students who pay the full course fee (for the year) before the end of induction week will be given a 5% discount.
- Scholarship: scholarship available to a limited number of full time international students from Bangladesh, Caribbean, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Thailand
|By choosing this Southampton Solent University course, you'll not only benefit from professional accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, you'll be taught by experienced staff in a perfect location. Close to the thriving Port of Southampton and its successful business community, Southampton Solent University is a key location in the UK and European shipping industry. You'll take advantage of industry-standard facilities in the City Centre and, only a few miles away at the entrance of the River Hamble, Warsash Maritime Centre. This vocational degree leads to enhanced opportunities for management careers within international shipping. You'll be in the hands of staff with international reputations in the shipping and management sectors, as well as have access to first rate facilities.|
You'll also gain exemption from the professional requirements of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, which will boost your marketability further when securing your position within the global shipping industry.
Professional accreditation - This course is validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and is supported by an Industry Liaison Panel drawn from businesses in Southampton and London.
Field trips - Southampton is a major centre within the UK and European shipping sector and this course takes advantage of such a position with visits to the Port of Southampton and other local organisations.
Awards A Master of Science degree will be awarded to students successfully completing all units of their programme with a mark of at least 40% in each unit. A Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded to students obtaining 120 CATS. A Postgraduate Certificate in International Maritime Studies will be awarded to students gaining 60 CATS
Career Opportunities The course aim to produce graduates who are both technically competent and capable of management at project level and above. It is expected that those who have completed the course may look towards roles such as project managers within relevant maritime organisations and business, research and development professionals, managers involved in the development of policies and, managers involved in the implementation of policies.
- International Maritime Law: This unit provides the opportunity for the student to critically evaluate the development, aims and applications of International Maritime Law including offshore energy law. Special attention is given to problem-solving through the use of a negotiating exercise. The unit investigates the allocation of rights and duties concerning the exploitation of natural resources in the marine environment, and international and European regulation of shipping and the marine environment.
- Management of Shipping Operations: This unit provides students with an understanding of the total management issues required in managing a shipping operation both on-board ship and ashore. The inter-relationship of different management functions throughout the shipping operation, and how ship and shore are linked is studied to promote an understanding of how this will enhance the commercial, safety and environmental protection aims of the maritime venture. These issues are all examined in relation to the requirements of current international maritime legislation.
- Maritime Business and IT Strategy: This unit blends the complementary subjects of strategic management and Information and Communication Technology (I&CT) strategy in the context of maritime enterprises and organisations. The unit recognises the increasing role of Information Technology in the strategic development of the maritime enterprise and considers appropriate methods for developing strategies in this context. Enterprise processes are recognised as an important approach providing the means to integrate the areas of business and technology strategy with strategic business improvement. The implementation of strategic change in the enterprise allows consideration of marketing management, project management and the human issues related to major enterprise change.
- Safety and Enforcement: This unit provides students with an appreciation of the issues and the role/influence of key organisations and “players” associated with health, safety and maritime law enforcement within both the shipping and offshore industries. It also explores ways of addressing these issues and examines the relationship between safety and enforcement.
- Project Proposal: This unit develops the research and academic study skills relevant to being successful at Masters Level in Higher Education. More specifically it introduces students to the research process and details the theoretical underpinning philosophies of research along with the methodological options for both data gathering and data analysis. The intent of the unit is to enable students to produce a realistic and achievable research proposal that they can then implement in order to produce a Masters Level project.
- Project: Maritime professionals need to develop and demonstrate competence in identifying, investigating and analysing problems associated with their existing, or potential, areas of responsibility. They need to be able to communicate the findings effectively and to influence others, as well as lead changes in policy or practices. This unit develops these skills, from identifying an area for research, through planning and implementing a programme of research, to analysing, evaluating, interpreting and communicating the findings. These skills are applied to an area relevant to the programme of study and in an area of personal interest to the student. The unit also provides the opportunity to carry out research and further development in an area relevant to a student’s future career.
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