Call for Applications for the MSc in Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics for the academic year 2024-2025


SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN STUDIES

SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

                                                                                                        

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE in

SHIPPING AND SEA TRANSPORTS: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS

CALL FOR APLLICATIONS 2024-2025 

THE PROGRAMME EMPLOYS A HYBRID TEACHING SCHEME WHICH ALLOWS FOR ATTENDANCE OF LECTURES BY EITHER PHYSICAL PRESENCE OR FULL ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING OR BOTH


 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 one is dedicated to the implementation of the internship and to the writing of a dissertation. The MSc in Sea Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics is designed to offer a blended learning teaching method that combines the following ways to learn:

  • Core, synchronous, weekly sessions.  Each of our courses comprises core, weekly, synchronous learning where you join other students and the course tutor in the class.
  • For online attendance there is an online Zoom ‘virtual classroom’ that you are able to join from everywhere.

  Thus, there is a hybrid teaching scheme which involves in person (physical presence) and online attendance of the lectures for the entire duration of the Programme.

   All courses are taught in English.

The Structure of the Programme is as follows:


1st Semester

(All courses are obligatory)

 

Course

ECTS

Sea Transport and Shipping Services  Management

7,5

Sea Transport and Shipping Economics

7,5

Maritime Policy, Governance and Regulation

7,5

International Relations and Politics in Shipping and Sea Transport

7,5

2ndSemester

(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 and Finance

Law of the Sea-Shipping Law

7,5

Quantitative Methods in Shipping and Sea Transportation Economics

Crisis Management, Negotiations and Security

7,5

Elective Course

Elective Course

7,5

Elective Course

Elective Course

7,5

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 and Policy

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

Marine Insurance

3rd Semester

Internship

10

Dissertation

20

 

Teaching staff (Department of International and European Studies)Professor Dimitrios Skiadas, Professor Christos Nikas, Professor Spyridon Litsas, Associate Professor Apostolos Kiohos, Associate Professor Foteini Bellou, Associate Professor Kalliopi Chainoglou, Assistant Professor Konstantinos Zarras.

Teaching staff (Department of Economics: Professor Catherine Kyrtsou, Professor Theorore Panagiotidis, Professor Theologos Pantelidis, Assistant Professor Eleftherios Fillipiadis, Assistant Professor Anastasia Litina, Assistant Professor Maria Alipranti, Assistant Professor Apostolos Fasianos.

 Information regarding the instructors can be found on the University’s website (https://www.uom.gr).

Tuition fees: 5.500 €, payable in four installments. Scholarships and fee waivers are available.

 Applicants must be University graduates, have excellent knowledge of the Englishlanguage certified by Cambridge or Michigan Proficiency or English speakinguniversity degree or by a minimum TOEFL score of 96 (TOEFL Internet BasedTest) 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 to the following programme’s e-mail address (by scanning all the required documents): msc-sst@uom.edu.gr.

 Please include in the e-mail’s subject the following: Your full name and “Application 2024-2025 for MSc in SST”:

  • a completed application form available online at the Programme’s website:
    https://www.uom.gr/en/sst
  • 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

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 20th of June 2024.

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 2024.

 For any further information, please contact the Programme’s Secretary, Ms Eleni Skandali, at +30 2310 891175, email: msc-sst@uom.edu.gr.

 Alternatively you may visit our website, https://www.uom.gr/en/sst.

 

The Director of the Programme

  

Professor Dimitrios Skiadas

 

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