Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete the Master's Programme the student must complete a total of 90 ECTS. The required courses amount to 48 ECTS, while 12 ECTS are allocated to elective courses and the remaining 30 ECTS are allocated to the Master's Dissertation.

Following the structure of Programmes offered in prestigious institutions, the Programme will be operating during the evening hours (6-9 pm) in order to accommodate working students. Each module is block-delivered within a two week period, providing a total of 36 contact hours over twelve days, plus a midterm exam and a final examination. Three required and one elective modules are offered during the first and second semesters. The third semester is taken up with work for the Thesis.The Master’s Degree title (MA. or LL.M.) is awarded in accordance with the completion of a Dissertation (30 ECTS), thus if your Dissertation is on legal topic you will be awarded the LL.M, while if your Dissertation is on a business - managerial topic you will be awarded the M.A.

Module Group ECTS
Required Courses 48
Elective and Concentration 12
Master's Dissertation 30
TOTAL 90


Required Courses Modules
The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No. Code Name ECTS Hours / week
1 ITSM501 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT 8 3
2 MLSB502 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW 8 3
3 MLSB503 LAW OF CARRIAGE OF GOODS 8 3
4 MLSB504 MARINE INSURANCE 8 3
5 MLSB505 DISPUTE RESOLUTION 8 3
6 MLSM506 RESEARCH METHODS 8 3


Elective and Concentration Modules
The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No. Code Name ECTS Hours / week
1 ITSM512 COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS 6 3
2 ITSM513 BANKING AND FINANCE 6 3
3 ITSM514 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT 6 3
4 ITSM515 GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE 6 3
5 ITSM518 COMMODITY TRADING BASICS 6 3
6 ITSM519 OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT 6 3


Master's Dissertation Modules
The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No. Code Name ECTS Hours / week
1 MLSM520 DISSERTATION 30 3

 

The MA / LLM also offers you the opportunity, if desired, to select one (1) of the following three main Concentrations that best serve your career development, namely:

  • 'COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND TRADE PRACTICES' Concentration, or
  • 'FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT' Concentration, or
  • 'OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT' Concentration.

Students achieve Concentration by successfully completing the two Elective Modules (that comprise the Concentration), and by also completing their final Master's Dissertation on a relevant topic. In particular:

Concentration: COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND TRADE PRACTICES
ITSM515 Global Trade Practices
ITSM512 Commercial Management of Ships

Concentration: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
ITSM513 Banking and Shipping Finance
ITSM514 Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade

Concentration: OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
ITSM518 Commodity Trading Basics
ITSM519 Oil and Gas Management

Transcripts for students who complete the concentration requirements will indicate the Concentration discipline.

  

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