M.Sc. International Shipping and Logistics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12380 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP7210 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton Solent University’s intellectually challenging International Shipping and Logistics master’s degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge sought after by employers within this dynamic industry.
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Description

Over 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making shipping and shipping logistics a vital part of world trade. Southampton Solent University’s international shipping and logistics master’s degree will help you develop the key skills and knowledge required to tap into this exciting, global industry.

  • Students are taught by a team of experienced professionals from a wide range of backgrounds within the maritime and logistics industries.
  • The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and is validated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
  • Students study in the heart of Southampton - a major hub in the UK and European maritime and shipping industry.
  • Southampton Solent’s China Centre (Maritime) is key to developing strong industry links in China and the Far East.
  • The University has strong international partnerships with a number of maritime organisations and other universities.
  • Students previously studying on the international shipping and logistics master’s programme have had the opportunity to experience the maritime industry first-hand during visits to external organisations.
  • Southampton Solent is leading the way in maritime research across a range of important issues.

Shipping managers in the current marketplace need to understand all aspects of international supply chain management. As the shipping industry evolves towards an integrated, multimodal, door-to-door logistics approach, such knowledge becomes increasingly important.

Southampton Solent University’s intellectually challenging International Shipping and Logistics master’s degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge sought after by employers within this dynamic industry. The units studied during the course aim to enable students to develop a detailed understanding of the operations and strategies of shipping as a single transport mode within the context of international multimodal logistics.

Taught by a highly skilled team with wide-ranging experience in the maritime industry, the course has been designed in conjunction with key maritime industry organisations to enable students to graduate with the necessary knowledge and work-based skills that will enhance their career prospects.

To complement their studies, past students have had the opportunity to visit key maritime organisations, such as the ports of Southampton, Antwerp and Rotterdam, the International Maritime Organization and the Baltic Exchange. Some of these visits were funded outside of the course fees.

An important element of the course is the accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). Students on this master’s programme may be exempt from some of the Institute’s professional exams. The course is also validated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Recently, Southampton Solent University launched the China Centre (Maritime) with the key aim of growing a number of strong links with industry and with maritime universities in China, allowing the University to be at the forefront of international research and global trade developments.
Career potential
With a mix of theoretical and practical skills, our graduates are well equipped for careers in maritime business, logistics and/or supply chain management, either in the UK or internationally.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP12380 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP7210 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • UK and EU part-time fees: £3,500 per year
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

You will study five core units, two option units as well as a project. These units include:

Core units:
  • Maritime Management
  • International Maritime Law
  • Maritime Operations and Transport
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Research Methods and Proposal
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operational Risk Management
Project:
  • Maritime professionals need to be skilled in identifying and analysing problems to lead changes in policy or practices. You’ll develop these skills by identifying, planning and implementing research in your chosen area, and analysing and communicating the findings.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in maritime studies or shipping. We also welcome applications from those with a non-maritime background, who have studied subjects such as business, economics or law.
  • An ordinary degree or HND in a technical or business discipline, combined with appropriate professional experience.
  • Equivalent qualifications may also be considered – contact the admissions office for further information.
  • If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 writing), or equivalent.
  • Part-time study is not available for overseas students requiring a student visa.
English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme and an international foundation programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Note to all international students requiring a visa:

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

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