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Marine Operations Management MSc

Marine Operations Management MSc

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20 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Transport Operations Operations Management

Course type


Course Summary


This is because we've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Whenever you start, you'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support to do your best.

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.

Why study MSc Marine Operations Management at Middlesex University?

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. Blending a variety of resources and interaction methods including asynchronous discussions, group participation activities and individual assignments, the programme can be successfully completed from home, work or even whilst travelling. It will be delivered through our learning management system, myUniHub. This is a sophisticated 24-hour online portal which gives the flexibility to work on a high quality MSc while still meeting work and other commitments. The programme is also facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (podcasts, wikis) which allow flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with peers.

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)

The MSc Marine Operations is more than an educational course; it is also a management development programme. You will find that as the programme progresses, your perspectives on your roles, on managerial challenges, and on career will be ever more contextualised as the perspective broadens.


How can the MSc Marine Operations Management support your career?

Career prospects for students of this course include:

  • Marine surveyor
  • Ship superintendent
  • Marine accident investigator
  • Marine engineer


This module will focus upon the development of shipping within the logistics supply chain. In particular this module will explore the role of research and development in the advance of historic, contemporary and future operations and technologies, define and delineate the key principles of maritime logistics, evaluate the need for innovation in the constant management of change, integrate and apply the principles of project mastery in attaining and sustaining operational and technical leadership in the maritime supply chain.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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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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