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).