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«Maritime Studies – Port and Shipping»
Management of maritime organizations and bodies is not possible without management knowledge and access to information necessary for decision making. It is, therefore, a duty of universities to, first, train managers for such organizations and, second, train researchers and scholars capable of recognizing domestic and international challenges ahead of marine (both port and shipping) entities and find appropriate solutions.
Postgraduate students of Master of Maritime Studies are well acquainted with the specific maritime issues of the country and conduct their research on real and tangible cases to find a solution to the existing maritime deficiencies of the country, based on emerging management thoughts and methods.
Therefore, the most important necessity of holding the Master of Maritime studies is to achieve a nationwide self-sufficiency in various fields of marine management and scientific growth and prosperity in this field.

Definition and Objectives
The Master of Maritime Studies aims at equipping students with tools needed for professional management in maritime organizations and bodies, in both public and private sectors, as well as further postgraduate studies at doctoral level in various majors of marine sciences. Port and Shipping is one of the most important and practical majors of maritime studies. The main goals of the program include:
- understanding the main duties of marine organizations and bodies and international marine transportation pillars
- Increasing the skills and abilities of students in understanding the fluctuating marine transport environment, maritime technologies, the growing patterns of ports and shipping, and the need for respective organizations and bodies to catch up new developments.
- encouraging the students, and paving the grounds for them, to utilize new academic technologies including self-learning and personal and professional development
- Strengthening the research capabilities of students

Graduate skills
As a Maritime Studies graduate, you will be mobilized with extensive information in a variety of marine sciences fields, including maritime transport, port and shipping economics and marine industry technology, enhancing your chance to take top level managerial positions in maritime organizations and bodies. You can also collaborate on research projects of top priority in national and international maritime organizations and bodies.

Taught modules of master in Maritime Studies -Port and Shipping include:
Program contents
Course Credits
Compulsory taught courses 10
Optional taught courses 16
Research components 6
Total 32
List of compulsory courses
Course Credits
Port and Terminal Management 3
Shipping Economics 3
Fleet and Cargo Operation Management 3
Seminar in Port and Shipping Issues 2
List of optional courses
Course Credits
Strategic Maritime Management 3
Intermodal and Multimodal Transport Management 3
Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
IT Application in Port and Shipping 3
Hinterland transportation and Transit management 3
Maritime Business Laws 3
Maritime Law and Marine Insurance 3
Advanced Operations Research 3
                                                                                 Research components
Course Credits
Dissertation 6
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