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Masters in Shipping in the UK in 2024

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International Shipping Law LLM

Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom

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Shipping, Trade and Finance MSc

City, University of London United Kingdom

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Shipping and Logistics MBA MBA

Middlesex University United Kingdom

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Global Shipping Management MSc

University of Greenwich United Kingdom

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International Shipping MSc

University of Plymouth United Kingdom

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International Shipping and Finance MSc

Henley Business School, University of Reading United Kingdom

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International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) LLM

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom

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International Shipping and Logistics MSc

Solent University United Kingdom

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Masters in Shipping in the UK

Study Shipping Masters Programmes

Shipping as an academic degree focuses on the study of maritime transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. It involves understanding the processes and operations involved in moving goods and cargo by sea, and the efficient management of shipping and port activities. Shipping professionals play a crucial role in facilitating global trade and ensuring the smooth movement of goods across international borders.

Shipping is a critical industry that drives global trade and plays a vital role in the movement of goods and commodities worldwide. Graduates in this field are equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage complex shipping operations, optimise logistics, and contribute to the efficient functioning of international supply chains. As international trade continues to expand, the demand for skilled professionals in Shipping will remain high, making it a rewarding and impactful career path for individuals interested in the global transportation and logistics industry.

Graduates of an advanced degree in Shipping will have specialised career options available to them. These may include roles as shipping analyst, maritime policy advisor, port development consultant, and shipping fleet manager.

Your advanced degree program will consist of advanced lectures, research projects, and opportunities to engage with industry professionals to explore complex issues in the shipping field. Depending on your chosen area of focus, you may study modules like:

  • Advanced Shipping Economics and Strategy
  • Maritime Safety and Environmental Management
  • Shipping Finance and Investment
  • Maritime Security and Risk Management
  • Global Shipping and Trade Policy

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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