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17/06/2021
Join the MSc in Shipping & Port Management at CITY College, Thessaloniki

 
Become highly qualified and navigate a clear career path in one of the most important sectors of the global economy.

Key features:

Degree title: Master of Science in Shipping & Port Management
The title is awarded directly by the University of York.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English


Online Info Session

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 17:30 EEST *


Register now
 

Programme overview

The MSc in Shipping & Port Management programme provides an integrated holistic approach in shipping, ports, and freight logistics, thus giving students a sound academic and business oriented global trade understanding of the overall transport and supply chain needs, based on the market requirements. Business and research informed analysis of trends and latest developments, technology advances, and industry practice in these sectors are introduced by faculty having a unique combination of high level academic and practice expertise, being in the forefront of the shipping, ports and international logistics industries.

The core of the programme focuses on the challenges of global trade growth including geopolitical changes and new international regulations, the fierce competition along with the increasing requirements for environmental, social and economic sustainability, the climate change adaptation needs and the technological evolution prospects. Thus, it takes a unique, integrated and holistic approach to equip students with the knowledge and expertise required to effectively manage shipping operations and ports as well as to respond to the overall transport and supply chain needs in this dynamic and complex environment.

The programme carefully balances academic rigour with professional and consultancy expertise in the teaching, learning and assessment methods.

Career opportunities
Graduates may pursue a career in many domains such as international trade and commerce, shipping, port operations and port management, logistics and dockyard management. Organisations that require the skills developed during this degree include shipping companies, port authorities, port operators, clearing and forwarding companies, export and import firms, and agency houses. The intermodal character of the freight transport, creates also significant job opportunities in countries that are not surrounded by sea but have a significant role in the operation of dry ports and logistics facilities.

Why choose this course?

  • Degree from one of the world’s leading universities, the University of York (133 in the world, The Times Higher Education – THE 2021).
  • Graduates will obtain the knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of global trade.
  • Taught by academics that combine high level academic and practice expertise and at the same time are in the forefront of the shipping, ports and international logistics industries.
  • Opportunities for placements and internships assisting students to embark their career while studying.
  • Specialised programme of studies with a holistic approach and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern shipping theories and practices.
  • Programme led by Dr Sotirios Theofanis, an internationally acknowledged expert, manager and academic in the fields of freight transport, logistics and ports.
  • A pathway to a successful international career.

 
 

Programme lead

Dr Sotirios Theofanis 
Professor of Practice
Programme Lead of the MSc in Shipping & Port Management programme


Dr. Sotirios Theofanis is Professor of Practice at CITY College, University York Europe Campus; Member of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.; and Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is an internationally acknowledged expert, manager and academic in the fields of freight transport, logistics and ports. He has a unique blend of industry and academic background, with extensive administrative, high level managerial, consulting / advisory and academic experience in the fields of port planning, management and operations, as well as in freight logistics, intermodal and maritime transport.

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“Through a unique blend of sound theory and practice, the Programme introduces students with diverse backgrounds to the fascinating world of shipping, logistics and port management. I look forward to setting sail with our new class on an exciting educational journey.”

* Please note that the time of the event is in EEST. If you are located elsewhere, please calculate the time difference accordingly. For your convenience you can use this time zone converter to make sure you have the right event hours according to the time zone you are located in.


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