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MScInternational Shipping and Logistics

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Why study an international shipping and logistics master's degree at Solent University

Get a head start in the exciting, global industry of shipping and logistics - gain the skills and knowledge sought after by employers.

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  • Students will study in the heart of Southampton, a major hub in the UK and European maritime and shipping industry.
  • The course is designed with input from maritime industry organisations, ensuring course content is tailored to deliver the specialised industry knowledge and skills that the shipping and logistics industries are looking for.
  • Students may have the opportunity for UK and international field trips. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Over 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making shipping and shipping logistics a vital part of world trade. 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.

Solent’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 modules 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.

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. 

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  • 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 master’s degree is suited to maritime professionals who wish to progress their shipping and logistics career, or for those with a business background who are looking to move into the global shipping or logistics industries.

What this course leads to

Our graduates are well equipped for careers in maritime business, logistics and/or supply chain management, either in the UK or internationally.

  • BP
  • The Baltic Exchange
  • DHL
  • Grimaldi Group
  • IKEA
  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • Rio Tinto
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Transport Media

Meet the team

You'll be taught by both academics and 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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