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MScInternational Maritime Business

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Year of entry2024-25
Entry requirements: 2:2
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Up to: 20% alumni discountFind out more
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study an international maritime business master's degree at Solent University

Expand your knowledge of the business of maritime to graduate well-equipped for a career in ship management or port operations/management, both in the UK and internationally.

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  • Students will study in the heart of Southampton, a major hub in the UK and European maritime and shipping industry.
  • You'll build a comprehensive understanding of the maritime industry, from strategic management to international maritime, trade and commercial law, underwriting and insurance, and shipping.
  • Solent is leading the way in maritime research. Our three maritime research groups cover topics including gender dynamics at sea, shipping hybridisation, cleaner energy and low-carbon technologies for port use, and more.
  • Our annual maritime conference develops professional connections, bringing Solent alumni and senior professionals from the industry on campus to talk to students about their early career experiences, help develop employability, and more.
  • Our Warsash Maritime School has over 70 years' history of maritime education and an international reputation for quality.
  • Get involved with Solent's Centre for Marine Sustainability. The Centre is a leader in the creation, sharing, and application of insight, innovation, and knowledge for safe, sustainable seas.
  • Benefit from free maritime business career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. The loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

This stimulating and intellectually challenging course has a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help to provide students with the attributes required to operate successfully within the international maritime industry.

The course has a strong business focus and explores the complex factors involved in the management of ships and shipping operations worldwide. Students will also reflect on the key aspects of maritime law, operations and risk management techniques and look at the impact of international trade on management strategies in the industry. 

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Call: 023 8201 5066Email: admissions@solent.ac.uk

Contact international admissions

Call: +44 (0)23 8201 5066Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.uk

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Course features

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

This Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-accredited course will enable maritime professionals or recent maritime or shipping graduates to progress their career or diversify into ship management or port operations/management.

What this course leads to

Our graduates are well equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, either in the UK or internationally.

  • General and project management roles within relevant maritime organisations and businesses
  • Ship and shipping company management
  • Marine accident investigation
  • Marine business development manager
  • Voyage operations manager
  • Port development manager
  • Marine client manager
  • Charterer
  • Vessel operator

Meet the team

You will be taught by a highly skilled team with wide-ranging experience in the maritime industry.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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