Postgraduate Factfile: Port Management MSc

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Course at a glance

Mode of study: Full Time (1 year) Part Time (2 years)
Start date: September and January

  • Course designed in collaboration with Peel Ports: owners of the Ports of Liverpool and Manchester, Medway Ports and Clyde Port
  • Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
  • Over 100 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
  • The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
  • The advanced marine simulation facilities at LJMU’s Lairdside Maritime Centre are amongst the best in the world
  • Postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and over 95% are in work or further study six months after graduation


Course overview

This programme has been designed with the help of professionals from one of the UK’s largest Port Operators, Peel Ports. Ports are part of the international logistics industry and with this in mind, the programme incorporates two relevant modules concentrating on the role of international trade and the logistics sector.

On completion of the course you will have a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals as well as the wider logistics industry. In addition you will be able to move into port management worldwide, as the programme covers container and bulk port operations at postgraduate level, as well as the personnel issues ensuing from the management of port labour.

You will have the option to study risk and safety management, plus the wider aspects of shipping. This will allow you to experience facets of the industry not available on other similar programmes. You will also benefit from industrial visits and hear speakers from the industry further broadening your experience.

Our highly qualified and respected academic team combine specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise helps ensure that graduates are well equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges of this exciting sector.

Many of your tutors are active members of LJMU’s LOgistics Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute, which has established a worldwide reputation in risk and safety management and the development of management information and decision support systems within the marine, offshore and logistics sectors. It has developed a number of novel methodologies in this field, which are being taken up by industry. Many of these are also finding applications in other industrial and commercial sectors including transport, chemicals, and financial services. The group has current industrial research collaborations with AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register, QARS Management & Engineering Consulting, VECTRA Group Ltd and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK government’s Heath and Safety Executive.

Introduction to the School

LJMU has been providing training, education and research to the maritime sector since 1892. Based within the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, the Liverpool Maritime Academy offers a portfolio of professional degree courses and training programmes designed specifically for the needs of the maritime sector.

Ongoing research on maritime technology and maritime operations plus our extensive industrial collaborations with organisations such as AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK Health and Safety Executive, help ensure that the curriculum and students are kept up-to-date with advances in technology and professional practice.

World-class facilities

Our Lairdside Maritime Centre is a state of the art training facility that enables marine pilots, ship’s masters and senior navigating officers to develop and practice their skills in a realistic but risk free environment. At the heart of the Centre is the ship-handling simulator, which is one of the most advanced in Europe and currently the only one in the UK with a 360° field-of-view visual system. Other facilities at the School include a wide range of transport modelling and safety decision making software, including the SCANNer and IDS (intelligent decision system).

World-class research

Research in maritime logistics and freight transportation is managed under the aegis of the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute, which over the past decade has made significant contributions to the modernisation and productivity of the marine industries.

The Institute works collaboratively with industry and regulatory organisations, including Maersk Line, Peel Group, Shell, ABS Group, UK Health and Safety Executive and Maritime and Coast Guard Agency. It also has close links with international research partners, such as World Maritime University, Lille University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Incheon University, Manchester University, University of Antwerp, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, and Beijing Jiaotong University.

To find out more, read our brochure or go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/eng/

Other related courses

MSc Maritime Operations, MSc International Transport, Trade and Logistics.

Employment and careers

As a postgraduate student you will be able to take full advantage of the extensive range of advice and guidance available in our World of Work Careers Centre, including our Ready for Work training courses, which cover everything from interview skills to preparing for assessment centre tests.

LJMU also has a dedicated Centre for Entrepreneurship, offering business advice and start-up funding, to students and graduates interested in setting up their own companies or working freelance.

Our World of Work Programme – endorsed by FTSE 100 companies and leading business organisations – offers you the chance to get an additional certificate proving to potential employers that you have the skills and experience they are looking for. No other university in the UK or internationally, offers students the chance to develop these skills and organisations backing the scheme include the Confederation of British Industry, United Utilities, Sony, Siemens, Peugeot Citroen and Marks and Spencer.

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International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.

Scholarships

LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University from September 2014 onwards.

These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:

  • new international applicants
  • current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
  • LJMU international alumni
Name of scholarship Level of study Value of scholarship Number available Additional eligibility criteria
John Moores International Undergraduate Scholarship Postgraduate taught and research degrees (MSc, MA, MRes, MPhil / PhD) A full tuition fee waiver worth up to £12,000 8 You must:
  • have an English IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component) or recognised equivalent
  • be a self-funded student
  • have a valid offer to study a masters programme at LJMU in September 2014
  • submit a completed scholarship application form
Developing Global Citizens Postgraduate Scholarship Postgraduate taught degrees (MSc, MA, MRes) A one-off £4,000 fee waiver 20 You must
  • be a self-funded student from Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth country
  • have a valid offer to study a masters degree or research programme at LJMU in September 2014
  • submit a completed scholarship application form

English for Postgraduate courses bursary

A bursary will be available for students who must complete the six week English for Postgraduate Studies course to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 prior to enrolling on their postgraduate taught or research degree at LJMU.

This bursary is worth £700 and takes the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you enrol on your degree programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship form in order to receive this bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.

English language requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally require one of the following:

A good honours degree or equivalent in Maritime, Logistics, Science, Business, Management or Engineering related study.

Certain professional qualifications will be considered at the discretion of the programme team. Typically these should be a UK Class 1 Master Mariner or Chief Engineer certificate of competence, or a non-UK equivalent.

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0 within the previous 24 months. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK Degree within the previous 24 months are exempt from this requirement.

Will I be interviewed?

No, an interview is not required.

Fees information

Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment Admissions Hub for further information relating to tuition fees.

You can contact the hub using the following:

Telephone: 0151 2312777
Email: taeadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Financial support

How to apply

Further information

Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment on:
tel: 0151 231 2777
fax: 0151 231 2879
email: taeadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
web: Faculty web site

If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general please contact:

Course Enquiries
tel: +44(0)151 231 5090
email: courses@ljmu.ac.uk
web: www.ljmu.ac.uk

Please apply via the online application form

LJMU's Admissions policy is in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the entry criteria. The university has a commitment to equality of opportunity and welcomes application from everyone regardless of age, disability, race or sex. The University is committed to widening participation and therefore will actively consider applicants who do not have a relevant degree but who are able to provide satisfactory evidence of their knowledge in the area. All applicants will be considered by the Recruitment and Selection Panel, if shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend for an interview.

International students

LJMU offers an extensive support system through its international office and study centre. An equivalence to the normal entry requirements is needed for entry. Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example with an IELTS tests or equivalent. Please note that because of UK visa restrictions, International students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.


Please Note: The University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify in any way the information contained in this leaflet.


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