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What will I learn?

About this course

LJMU provides training, education and research to the maritime sector. This Port Management MSc reflects almost 125 years of experience and excellence in the sector.

  • Study at one of the UK’s leading Maritime higher education providers
  • Follow a curriculum informed by world-leading research plus links with the regional Mersey Maritime cluster, and the UK-wide maritime industry
  • After graduating, enjoy exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers chartered membership examinations
  • Access an international centre of excellence in maritime education, professional training and applied research

Developed and delivered by our highly qualified and respected academic team, the programme combines specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise, as well as our well-established links with the industry, will help to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of this expanding sector.

The programme provides you with a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals and the wider logistics industry. As part of the programme you gain the tools to be an effective project manager of port operations. The curriculum will cover container and bulk port operations, and you will learn to analyse how national and international governance affect a port’s management. You will also have the option to study law, and risk and asset management and broaden your experience with employer visits and lectures from guest speakers.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this programme you will be assessed through a combination of coursework including case study reports, assignments and short class tests. Some modules also include problem solving tests through unseen written exams.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (US$ 19,418) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,

Liverpool,

L1 2UA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: an honours degree or equivalent in Maritime, Transport, Logistics, Business, Management or related studies - Applicants with an unclassified degree and significant relevant industrial experience may be considered or Evidence of experiential learning in the maritime industry, such as a Master Mariner certificate or Other qualifications considered by the course team to be of similar academic level to the above or a non-UK equivalent qualification. IELTS English language requirement: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component); RPL is accepted on this programme. TOEFL IB: 78 Overall with R18, W17, L17, S20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ranks in the Global Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the world (The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021).

  • Investment of GBP 160 million into cutting-edge facilities
  • Located in ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’
  • Students from over 100 different countries

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