Tourism & Shipping

MSc in Shipping, Port Management and Logistics

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CITY College, University of York Europe Campus
October 2024
12 - 24 months
Full Time, Part Time


 Eligible candidates should hold:
• A Bachelor’s degree in any field
• IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or TOEFL internet based 87 or above or any other recognized certificate proving advanced knowledge of English (Level C2 / “proficiency”) or any equivalent qualification


This Master’s programme provides an integrated holistic approach in shipping, ports, and freight logistics, thus giving students a sound academic and business oriented global trade understanding of the overall transport and supply chain needs, based on the market requirements. Business and research informed analysis of trends and latest developments, technology advances, and industry practice in these sectors are introduced by faculty having a unique combination of high level academic and practice expertise, being in the forefront of the shipping, ports and international logistics industries.

The challenges of global trade growth including geopolitical changes and new international regulations, the fierce competition along with the increasing requirements for environmental, social and economic sustainability, the climate change adaptation needs and the technological evolution prospects form the backbone of this programme. Thus, it takes a unique, integrated and holistic approach to equip students with the knowledge and expertise required to effectively manage shipping operations and ports as well as to respond to the overall transport and supply chain needs in this dynamic and complex environment.

The programme equips students with in- depth knowledge and understanding of the critical issues, challenges and opportunities in these sectors and the key skills and competences that will enable them to provide solutions to complex management problems. In addition to subject specific skills, the programme equips students with transferable skills and competences.

The programme carefully balances academic rigour with professional and consultancy expertise in the teaching, learning and assessment methods.

*Delivery mode: Weekends/Blended: Synchronous online delivery (over eight weekends - Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday). Induction and first module will be delivered on campus (physical presence). Additionally a study weekend will run during the taught part of the programme on campus (optional).


A degree in this field will help graduates pursue a career in many domains such as international trade and commerce, shipping, port operations and port management, logistics and dockyard management. Some organisations that will need skills developed during this degree include shipping companies, port authorities, clearing and forwarding companies, export and import firms, and agency houses. The intermodal character of the freight transport, creates also significant job opportunities in countries that are not surrounded by sea but have a significant role in the operation of dry ports and logistics facilities.

The title of Master of Science in Shipping, Port Management and Logistics is awarded directly from the University of York.

For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
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