Call for Applications for the MSc in Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics for the academic year 2023-2024






The Department of International and European Studies and the Department of Economics invite applications for their Postgraduate Programme leading to a Master of Science Degree in Sea Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics.

The aim of the Programme is to provide a high quality educational opportunity to its students, an opportunity based on exploring breakthrough topics of political and economic nature in the areas of international shipping and sea transport, on gaining in-depth knowledge from practitioners in the field, on developing skills for future internship and career opportunities and on acquiring an excellent intellectual foundation for any career they wish to pursue.

Prospective employers include shipping companies in Greece and abroad, companies involved in maritime business in Greece and abroad, public and private port authorities, public authorities and local government authorities involved in maritime affairs and sea transports. People already employed in these fields may also benefit from attending this Programme in terms of knowledge as well as opportunities for professional advancement. Finally, the Programme will prove indispensible to those contemplating a career change or wish to pursue a PhD in the relevant fields.

The Programme entails two strands, each specialized in one of the two key areas of global maritime trade: a) Shipping and Maritime Transport Economics and b) International Politics of Shipping and Maritime Transport. Therefore the courses of the Programme come from the academic disciplines of Economics of Shipping and Sea Transport, Logistics, and International Relations.

The time frame of the Programme consists of three semesters, two of which involve class attendance, while the third is dedicated to the writing of a dissertation.

 All courses are taught in English.

The Structure of the Programme is as follows:


1st Semester

(All courses are obligatory)




Sea Transport & Shipping Services  Management


Sea Transport and Shipping Economics


Maritime Policy, Governance & Regulation


International Relations and Politics in Shipping & Sea Transport



(2 obligatory courses and 2 elective courses for each strand)


Strand: Economics of Shipping and Sea Transports

Strand: International Politics of Shipping and Sea Transport


Shipping Investment & Finance

Law of the Sea-Shipping Law


Quantitative Methods in Shipping and Sea Transportation Economics

Crisis Management, Negotiations, and Security


Elective Course

Elective Course


Elective Course

Elective Course


Elective Courses

(In addition to the following elective courses, one of the compulsory courses of each strand of study may be selected as elective course in the context of the other strand of study)

Global Supply Chain Management

Port Economics & Policy

Regional Aspects of International Relations in Shipping and Sea Transport: Asia & Africa

Maritime Insurance

3rd Semester






Teaching staff include faculty members of the Department of International and European Studies: 

Professor Dimitrios Skiadas, Professor Christos Nikas, Professor Spyridon Litsas, Associate Professor Apostolos Kiohos, Assistant Professor Foteini Bellou, Assistant Professor Kalliopi Chainoglou,

 and of the Department of Economics:

Professor Catherine Kyrtsou, Professor Costas Karfakis, Professor Theorore Panagiotidis,  Professor Theologos Pantelidis, Assistant Professor Eleftherios Fillipiadis, Assistant Professor Anastasia Litina, Assistant Professor Maria Alipranti, Assistant Professor Apostolos Davillas.

Information regarding the instructors can be found on the University’s website (

Tuition fees: 5500 €, payable in four installments. Scholarships and fee waivers are available.

Applicants must be University graduates have excellent knowledge of the English language certified by Cambridge or Michigan Proficiency or English speaking university degree or by a minimum TOEFL score of 96 (TOEFL Internet Based Test) or 243 (TOEFL Computer Based Test) or by a minimum IELTS score of 7.5.

Other language certificates will be considered pursuant to the Greek legislation.

In order to apply, you are required to submit:

  • a completed application form available online at the Programme’s website:
  • certified academic transcript(s) of university degree(s) translated into
    English or Greek where appropriate
  • proof of proficiency in English
  • two letters of reference
  • proof of ID
  • A short CV

To the following programme’s e-mail address (by scanning all the required documents):

If you submit your application via e-mail please include in the e-mail’s subject the following: Your full name and “Application 2023-2024 for MSc in SST”

Also you may submit your application to the University address:

MSc in Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics

University of Macedonia

156, Egnatia Str., 54636 Thessaloniki – Greece

Building ΓΔ, Office no 422, 4th Floor

Tel. ++30 2310 891175
Programme’s Secretariat: Ms Eleni Skandali

Additional qualifications, such as job experience or additional languages and degrees, although not required, will be taken into consideration. Following an initial selection, the selected candidates will be contacted (therefore your phone number and your e-mail address must be provided along with the application) in order to be interviewed either in person or via the teleconference platform ZOOM.

Application deadline is on the 30th of June 2023.

Students from non-EU countries may need a student visa. Please inquire at the Greek consular authorities and apply early enough for the completion of this process prior to the beginning of classes.

Applications will be processed as soon as they are received and places in the Programme will be offered within a short period of time. Applicants are advised to apply early to ensure a place in the Programme. The classes will begin in October 2023.

For any further information, please contact the Programme’s Secretary, Ms Eleni Skandali, at +30 2310 891175 or via email:

Alternatively you may visit our website



The Director of the Programme


Professor Dimitrios Skiadas


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