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Marine Operations Management

Middlesex University

20 months
5880 GBP/year
5880 GBP/year
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The Marine Operations Management MSC course at the Middlesex University 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 Marine Operations Management MSC course at the Middlesex University 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)

Course Highlights

  • There are a variety of learning processes - such as online learning, group activities and independent study
  • By choosing to study via distance learning, you can control your study hours, working at the time and place that's right for your
  • There are no exams and coursework is submitted online
  • You will be taught by experts in the field including the course director, Paul Russell (MSc, BA (Hons), MIMarEST Marine Engineer and Education Specialist).

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Management Skills for Marine Operations
  • Ship Design and Systems 
  • Optimising Business Performance 
  • Applied Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Those wishing to undertake the MSc in Marine Operations (Continuation) 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

You 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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 GBP for the full programme during 20 months.
  • National

    5880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 GBP for the full programme during 20 months.


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