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Marine Operations Management MSc

Marine Operations Management MSc

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Study mode

Part time


20 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Transport Operations Operations Management

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Marine Operations is exclusively available for graduates of the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and North Kent College qualifying Diploma courses to continue their study to postgraduate level. This masters gives you the unique opportunity to build on your maritime qualification and progress your existing shipping knowledge and practical expertise. This MSc has been specifically designed for senior professionals in the Marine Operations industries enabling you to apply your existing specialist knowledge to the ever changing global industry and develop your ability to manage strategically. This course covers technical and managerial aspects of the role of marine surveyors and the accompanying modules will focus on technical skills in the industry as well as strategy and management techniques for marine surveyors. You will have the opportunity to work similarly to a senior manager and you will be working with MSc colleagues, broadening the learning process. As the course is delivered online, you can study from anywhere in the world, day or night.

You can choose whether to follow the MSc Marine Operations pathway or to tailor the applied project to your specific Diploma award to achieve one of the following: MSc Marine Operations (Marine Surveying); MSc Marine Operations (Ship Superintendency); MSc Marine Operations (Small Craft Surveying); MSc Marine Operations (Marine Accident Investigation); MSc Marine Operations (Marine Engineering); MSc Marine Operations (Surveying of Offshore Floating Units). Career prospects for students of this course include: Marine surveyor; Ship superintendent; Marine accident investigator; Marine engineer.


The modern maritime industry is highly complex and at the cutting edge of technology. The challenges facing the industry revolve around advancements in material science set against an industry context where environmental protection is increasingly a key operational consideration. The globalisation of the business means that standards, regulations and compliance must also be set at globally agreed minimum standards. The management of the owners? asset is also a challenge as the on-board management team are tackling technical, cultural, human element and operational issues on a daily basis. As owners must comply with increasing legislation, the choice between shore-based and ship-based management for the seat of the decision-making process is challenging.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have already studied one of the following with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and North Kent College: Diploma in Marine Surveying; Diploma in Ship Superintendency; Diploma in Small Craft Surveying; Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation; Diploma in Marine Engineering; Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units. Students must also have: a second class honours degree or above; a minimum of three years’ managerial or professional experience at the appropriate level in an occupation closely related to Marine Operations.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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