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MSc International Maritime Business

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Full time | Southampton Solent University | 1 year | SEP-24

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Transport Operations International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme aims to leave graduates well-equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, both in the UK and internationally.

This stimulating and intellectually challenging course helps to provide students with the skills and knowledge 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.

Students study in the heart of Southampton - a major hub in the UK and European maritime and shipping industry.

What does this course lead to?

With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, our graduates are well equipped for careers in ship management or port operations/management, either in the UK or internationally.

Our graduates have pursued a variety of careers in organisations such as BP; The Baltic Exchange; DHL; Grimaldi Group; IKEA; Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Rio Tinto; Royal Caribbean International and Transport Malta.

Who is this course for?

This Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-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. Students will also study this course thru part time.


This module holds the key to international maritime management studies; as economics is the pivot on which global trade and shipping revolves.

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Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in maritime studies, shipping, business, economics, law, or a relevant subject. An ordinary degree or HND in a technical or business discipline, combined with appropriate professional experience. Other qualifications may also be considered.

University information

Solent University (SU) is a long-established and highly regarded educational institution in Southampton with over 160 years of teaching heritage to its name. With postgraduate courses available in a huge number of subject areas, SU offers a range of MA, MSc and MBA programs, as well as industry-accredited professional and part-time courses. SU is located in the coastal city of Southampton, a city with a population of around 250,000 which...more

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