1 POSTGRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH Maritime Transport and Logistics
2 Thanks to Liverpool John Moores University s outstanding teaching and internationally-acclaimed research record, we are firmly positioned at the helm of advances shaping the maritime industry in the 21st century. LJMU has been providing training, education and research to the maritime sector since 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 both the curriculum and students are kept up-to-date with advances in technology and professional practice. Irrespective of the course you want to study at LJMU, you can be confident that you will enjoy a dynamic, professionally-relevant and international student experience.
3 World-class facilities Our Lairdside Maritime Centre is a state-of-the-art training facility that enables marine pilots, ships masters and senior navigating officers to develop and practice their skills in a realistic but risk free environment. The system has enabled the University to undertake specialist projects for port developers, to assess the impact of proposed river terminal extensions and harbour facilities on port operations. We carried out a manoeuvring and mooring risk assessment for the new Cruise Liner Terminal in the Port of Liverpool which resulted in a set of recommendations for the safe berthing and un-berthing of cruise liners. More recently the system has been involved in conducting navigational risk assessments, to identify and assess the hazards to shipping arising from the proposed development of offshore wind farms. 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). City centre location The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is located in the Byrom Street complex in LJMU s City Campus, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre. In addition to specialist engineering facilities, Byrom Street also has a large Starbucks café, social spaces plus high quality meeting and seminar rooms and lecture theatres. The Avril Robarts Library, open 24/7 during semesters, is also located just minutes away on Tithebarn Street. 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. Over the past decade LOOM has made significant contributions to the modernisation and productivity of the marine industries. The Institute s research in safety, security and reliability has contributed to the development of decision support systems, which are used in the design and operation of large maritime engineering systems, such as ships, offshore installations and port terminals. 95% of research from LJMU s School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is world leading or considered as being of international importance or recognised internationally (REF 2014). This ensures that curricula is at the leading edge of developments in the field and that you will study alongside leading experts. The EU-funded InTraDE project has helped to improve the efficiency of port and terminal operations, developing specialist automation and new techniques for optimising container movements. Projects in logistics supply chain studies, such as the EU funded WEastflows project, have optimised transport networks to reduce energy and emissions and improve resilience to external uncertainties. LOOM 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.
4 Taught postgraduate programmes The maritime industry is a key part of the global economy. With around 90% of global cargo movements undertaken by sea there is a need for individuals who can effectively manage the highly complex business interactions this creates. Our suite of Masters programmes combine leading-edge academic education with professionally relevant training and our expert graduates are highly sought after by employers operating both in the UK and internationally. All programmes are informed by our ongoing research and partnerships with industry and are taught by subject specialists, so you can be confident that whatever you study you will receive excellent and professionally-relevant tuition, training and support. Please note: The details included in this guide are subject to review as part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining the professional and academic relevance of our degrees. Please contact the School Admissions Team for the latest information. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To join any of our Masters degrees you will need: n an honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification (or equivalent), or n a professional qualification of equivalent standing plus relevant professional experience n International applicants must have a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) or IELTS 6.5 for the MBA Maritime Management programme. International applicants who have successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of their MSc are exempt from the IELTS requirement Maritime Management MBA n Full time (1 year), part time (2 years) n Access to world-class marine simulation facilities at our Lairdside Maritime Centre n MBA supported by experts from LJMU s Business School n Excellent career prospects The programme applies the traditional elements of an MBA programme to the specific needs of the international maritime business sector. It is co-delivered by experts from the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations and the Liverpool Business School (LBS), which has over 20 years of experience in delivering MBA programmes. The courses are informed by research in corporate governance, the banking and finance sectors, and local and regional government authorities. You will gain an understanding of international management, finance and strategy plus the skills to apply this knowledge to specific issues within the maritime world. Topics studied include: managing international organisations, general finance and marketing, maritime business and law. You can also choose to study option modules in either international logistics systems or maritime and trade law. In addition to taught modules, you will be expected to complete a major individual project, assessed by dissertation. Graduates enjoy excellent career prospects in a wide range of positions in shore-based shipping roles, international logistics and freight forwarding plus other related areas. Maritime Operations Management MSc n Full time (1 year), part time (2 years) n September or January start dates n Access to world-class marine simulation facilities at our Lairdside Maritime Centre n Excellent career prospects in roles such as marine surveying consultants, managerial positions in shipping companies and the marine insurance industry, ship broking and ship management This programme focuses on the operational management of ports, shipping operations, maritime law, maritime safety and environmental protection. The commercial context is an important aspect of the programme and sessions will be delivered by organisations such as the Port of Liverpool, insurance underwriters (usually in London), P & I Club, the IMO plus other professional bodies. Core modules typically include: Maritime Business and Management, Maritime Law, Maritime Finance and Economics and Marine Insurance. You will also be able to choose from a range of option modules, including: International Trade, Export Trade Law, Global Transport Systems, Port Business Strategy, Port Administration, Logistics Systems, Supply Chain Modelling, Information Management and Communication Systems, and Project Management. In addition to completing the taught modules, you will be expected to complete a major individual project, assessed by dissertation. Career opportunities include working as: marine underwriters, shipping business analysts, operations assistants and trainee shipbrokers for the management of freight forwarding, port terminal operation management of transport insurance and shipping company management.
5 Port Management MSc n Full time (1 year), part time (2 years) n September or January start dates n Course designed in collaboration with owners of the Ports of Liverpool and Manchester, Medway Ports and Clyde Port Port management and operations are recognised as a distinct part of the maritime industry. Our unique MSc Port Management has been designed with input from professionals working in the commercial port sector, including Port of Liverpool, one of the largest port operators in the UK. During your studies you will gain a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals, the transport and logistics sector, and the wider aspects of shipping. The curriculum covers the management of container and bulk cargo operations plus the management of port labour. Ports are a key element of the international logistics industry and the curriculum also covers the role of the international trade and the logistics sector. Specialist speakers from industry, professional bodies and other institutions are invited throughout the year to add a commercial context to the course. Core modules typically include: Port Business, Global Transport Systems, Port Administration, Logistics Systems. You will also be able to choose from a range of option modules, typically including: Maritime Business and Management, International Trade, Maritime Law, Export Trade Law, Maritime Finance and Economics, Supply Chain Modelling, Information Management and Communication Systems, and Marine Insurance. In addition to completing the taught modules, you will be expected to complete a major individual project, assessed by dissertation. Graduates enjoy excellent career prospects within the port sector working as terminal managers, vessel planners, logistics and shipping agents. Our broad range of option modules also makes graduates attractive to other areas of the maritime and international logistics sectors. International Trade Transport and Logistics MSc n Full time (1 year), part time (2 years) n September or January start dates n Access to world-class marine simulation facilities at our Lairdside Maritime Centre n Excellent career opportunities with logistics companies, transport companies, goods producers and suppliers, governmental bodies and consultants International trade is one of the biggest sectors of the global economy and is taking on even greater importance with the development of new manufacturing economies. Global trends in the field are moving away from the emphasis simply on the transportation element, particularly deep sea shipping, towards a more integrated system of management and communications, which requires a new skills base. Port customers and shipping companies, are increasing rebranding to become Globalised Logistics operations and expect companies with which they work to understand this aspect of their operation. Core modules typically include: Global Transport Systems, Logistics Systems, International Trade, Export Trade Law and Supply Chain Modelling. You will also be able to choose from a range of option modules, typically including: Port Business Strategy, Port Administration, Maritime Law and Information Management and Communication Systems. In addition to completing the taught modules, you will be expected to produce a major individual project, assessed by dissertation. On completion of the programme, you will have the skills and expertise required to secure management positions with employers in logistics and transport companies, port and terminal operators, and other companies involved with international trade, goods producers and suppliers.
6 Research (MPhil/PhD) n Full time or part time MPhil (minimum 12 months, maximum 48 months duration) n Full time or part time PhD (minimum 24 months, maximum 84 months duration) n An opportunity for research in a highly-rated and supportive research environment n Access to world-class facilities and support from acclaimed experts The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is the perfect place to complete an MPhil/ PhD in the field of logistics offshore and marine research. We are proud of our long-standing history of national and international collaborations with other academic institutions and industry partners. Furthermore, 95% of research from LJMU s School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is world leading or considered as being of international importance or recognised internationally. As such we can offer you expert supervision plus the opportunity to join a thriving and supportive research environment where students are viewed as a valued and integral part of our research community. We also offer you excellent facilities for research, including specialist laboratories, a stimulating working environment, and excellent student support and supervision, key to the successful completion of your MPhil/PhD. For further information on the School s research, please visit:
7 Tuition Fees The following 2015/2016 full and part-time annual tuition fees should only be used as a guide. You are advised to contact LJMU for up-to-date course fees. Further information is also available online at: ljmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate or ljmu.ac.uk/international for international applicants. Home/EU applicants International applicants English for Postgraduate 20 week course: 6,000 Studies courses 12 week course: 3,600 6 week course: 1,800 Taught postgraduate programmes Full time: 6,500 11,000-12,000 (PgCert, PgDip, LLM, MA, MSc, MRes) Part time: per credit Fees vary depending on whether you are (Masters programmes consist of studying a class or lab-based programme. 180 credits) Research degrees Full time: 3,845 11,000-12,000 MPhil/PhD Part time: 1,923 Writing up: 360 Taught Masters Scholarships Over 100 new scholarships worth 10,000 each will be available to eligible students starting taught Masters programmes at LJMU in the 2015/2016 academic year, as part of the government match-funded Postgraduate Support Scheme. The funding offers graduates a fantastic opportunity to secure a Masters qualification in any discipline without added financial worry. To qualify for the Postgraduate Support Scheme you must be resident in the UK/EU and have paid the higher undergraduate tuition fee since Further eligibility criteria will apply. To register your interest for the new scholarships and request further details, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please complete our online registration form: ljmu.ac.uk/postgraduate Alumni Award Final year undergraduates and alumni of the University are eligible to apply for a 15% reduction in their postgraduate tuition fees if they choose to progress to a higher degree programme at LJMU. Both home and international LJMU students and alumni can apply for the Award (subject to eligibility criteria). Go to: ljmu.ac.uk/postgraduate for more details. PhD Scholarships Support for full-time three year studentships is available via our LJMU PhD Scholarship scheme. Studentships are available for applicants in all disciplines where excellent research is being performed. n Fully-funded three year PhD Scholarships comprise: annual fees (currently 3,845 per year), a contribution towards running costs ( 1,500 per year) plus an annual stipend ( 13,863 per year, normally awarded tax free). n Fees-only Scholarships are also available. All applications for PhD Scholarships must be submitted via your future Director of Studies. The number of Scholarships available is limited. For more details on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please contact the Graduate School: ljmu.ac.uk/rgso Please note: international, part-time and MPhil students plus those completing Professional Doctorates are not eligible for support under these schemes. International Scholarships LJMU offers a range of scholarships for international applicants accepted onto taught masters programmes (excluding distance learning programmes) and research degrees. These scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers. Current LJMU international students and alumni interested in pursuing postgraduate study and research at the University are eligible to apply for these scholarships along with new applicants. For full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, go to: ljmu.ac.uk/international English for Postgraduate Studies Bursary A Bursary is also available for international 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 course or research programme at the University. This course is run by LJMU s International Study Centre: ljmuisc.com This Bursary is worth 700 and takes the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you progress onto your Master s degree or research programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship application form to receive this Bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this Bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.
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