Mar­itime, Port & Trans­port Man­age­ment; Inter­na­tional Trade & Logis­tics; Mar­itime Oper­a­tions; and Marine & Off­shore Engi­neer­ing Education


Liv­er­pool John Moores Uni­ver­sity (LJMU) has a her­itage dat­ing back to 1825. It is the 10th largest UK Uni­ver­sity with over 24,000 stu­dents in Liv­er­pool and a fur­ther 4,500 over­seas. Over 80 coun­tries are rep­re­sented in LJMU’s stu­dent pop­u­la­tion. LJMU was awarded the 2005 Queen’s Anniver­sary Prize for Fur­ther and Higher Edu­ca­tion, the high­est honor a British uni­ver­sity can achieve.

LJMU is one of the lead­ing research-​active con­tem­po­rary uni­ver­si­ties in the UK with the recent RAE2008 results con­firm­ing World-​leading and internationally-​excellent research qual­ity right across the Insti­tu­tion. LJMU is also one of the top uni­ver­si­ties in the UK for links with busi­ness and indus­try. It is a lead­ing uni­ver­sity for entre­pre­neur­ship train­ing and sup­port for grad­u­ate start-​up businesses.

LJMU has intro­duced a glob­ally unique model of Higher Edu­ca­tion, called WOW® or World of Work. WoW’s empha­sis on work-​related learn­ing, skills devel­op­ment and employer engage­ment means that LJMU grad­u­ates are becom­ing some of the most sought after in the UK and over­seas, equipped as they are with the real world’ skills that employ­ers value and/​or the knowhow to estab­lish their own businesses.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Pro­grams (Mer­chant Shipping)

  • FdSc Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Degree (1 year full-​time lead­ing on to a 3/​4 year BSc): The con­tent of the foun­da­tion degree course pro­vides the industry-​approved knowl­edge for a deck offi­cer and Cap­tain of a com­mer­cial ship. The course is designed to be inte­grated with pro­fes­sional short courses and twelve months train­ing at sea so that, after three years, the suc­cess­ful stu­dent will have obtained not only a foun­da­tion degree but also a UK Depart­ment of Trans­port Offi­cer of Watch (OOW) cer­tifi­cate. This is the fastest way for a new entrant to acquire the OOW certificate.
  • BSc /​BSc (Hons) in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence (4 years, includ­ing peri­ods of work based learn­ing at sea): The BSc Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence degree is the first step towards being a Cap­tain on a cruise liner tak­ing pas­sen­gers around the world or nav­i­gat­ing a 500,000 tonne mer­chant ship. The con­tent of the degree course pro­vides the indus­try approved knowl­edge for a deck offi­cer and Cap­tain of a com­mer­cial ship. The course is designed to be inte­grated with pro­fes­sional short courses and 12 months train­ing at sea so that, after four years, the suc­cess­ful stu­dent will have obtained not only an hon­ours degree but also a UK Depart­ment of Trans­port Offi­cer of Watch (OOW) certificate.

Under­grad­u­ate Pro­grams (Maritime/​Transport/​Logistics)

  • Inter­na­tional Foun­da­tion Year (1 year): The Inter­na­tional Foun­da­tion Year fully pre­pares inter­na­tional and EU stu­dents for degree study at LJMU within three terms, through teach­ing a range of aca­d­e­mic sub­jects, study skills and Eng­lish Lan­guage training.The Foun­da­tion Year at LJMU ISC cur­rently offers two routes, namely, Busi­ness, Law & Social Stud­ies and Engi­neer­ing, Com­put­ing & Life Sci­ences. There are five core mod­ules com­mon to each route, and five spe­cific mod­ules, each care­fully designed to focus on the aca­d­e­mic areas most use­ful to your cho­sen degree.
  • BSc /​BSc (Hons) in Man­age­ment, Trans­port and Logis­tics (3 years full time or 4 years with one year spent on indus­trial place­ment): LJMU’s well-​established degree in Man­age­ment, Trans­port and Logis­tics has a proven track record of pro­duc­ing grad­u­ates well suited to move rapidly into posi­tions of respon­si­bil­ity within the sec­tor. The three year pro­gram intro­duces stu­dents to the Trans­port and Logis­tics dis­ci­pline and builds up exper­tise to pro­duce grad­u­ates who are highly sought after within the jobs mar­ket. As well as the core aca­d­e­mic prin­ci­ples, the pro­gram places a strong empha­sis upon devel­op­ing trans­fer­able skills.
  • BSc /​BSc (Hons) in Mar­itime Busi­ness and Man­age­ment (3 years full time or 4 years with one year spent on indus­trial place­ment): The BSc in Mar­itime Busi­ness and Man­age­ment is designed, and taught, by lead­ing aca­d­e­mics in the field. The pro­gram devel­ops a broad range of both the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge and prac­ti­cal skills with the aim of help­ing grad­u­ates to suc­ceed in their cho­sen career.
  • BSc /​BSc (Hons) in Mar­itime Stud­ies (3 years full time or 4 years with one year spent on indus­trial place­ment): The Mar­itime Stud­ies pro­gram pro­vides the basic under­pin­ning knowl­edge to enter shore-​based ship­ping careers at the man­age­ment trainee level. There are a large num­ber of optional sub­jects allow­ing stu­dents to cus­tomize their course to those areas in which they have the most inter­est. As well as the core aca­d­e­mic prin­ci­ples, the pro­gram places a strong empha­sis upon devel­op­ing trans­fer­able skills.
  • BSc /​BSc (Hons) in Port and Mar­itime Man­age­ment (3 years full time or 4 years with one year spent on indus­trial place­ment): The pro­gram offered at LJMU is unique in pro­vid­ing the com­pre­hen­sive skills and knowl­edge that is specif­i­cally rel­e­vant to the inter­na­tional ports indus­try. Strong links have been built with com­pa­nies and inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions in the ports sec­tor and other mar­itime indus­tries, result­ing in mutu­ally ben­e­fi­cial col­lab­o­ra­tions. Thus, whilst ensur­ing the devel­op­ment of stu­dents’ knowl­edge and under­stand­ing within this spe­cial­ized area, the course has also been designed to suit the needs of local, national and inter­na­tional employers.

Mas­ters Pro­grams (Engineering)

  • MSc Marine and Off­shore Engi­neer­ing (1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time): This MSc pro­gram in Marine and Off­shore Engi­neer­ing pro­vides a pro­gres­sion point from under­grad­u­ate pro­grams in the area of mechan­i­cal and marine engi­neer­ing. It is sup­ported by research activ­i­ties of national and inter­na­tional sig­nif­i­cance in the areas of Marine and Off­shore Engi­neer­ing, Engi­neer­ing Design and Mate­ri­als, Advanced Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­nol­ogy and Pre­ci­sion Measurement.

Mas­ters Pro­grams (Maritime/​Transport/​Logistics)

  • MSc in Inter­na­tional Trans­port, Trade and Logis­tics (1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time): Inter­na­tional trade is one of the biggest sec­tors of the global econ­omy and it is tak­ing on even greater impor­tance with the devel­op­ment of bur­geon­ing economies that are tak­ing respon­si­bil­ity for the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor. You will com­plete the fol­low­ing mod­ules as part of the pro­gram: Inter­na­tional Trade, Trans­port and Logis­tics; Global Logis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment; Inter­na­tional Trans­port Sys­tems; Mar­itime and Trade Law; Oper­a­tional Research and Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy; and Research Methods.
  • MSc in Mar­itime Oper­a­tions (1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time): MSc Mar­itime Oper­a­tions is a dynamic, con­tem­po­rary pro­gram designed to meet the ever chang­ing needs of the Mar­itime indus­try. The pro­gram takes a strate­gic per­spec­tive of the indus­try and aims to fur­nish grad­u­ates with the skills required to secure posi­tions at the high­est level within this highly com­pet­i­tive world­wide industry.
  • MSc in Port Man­age­ment (1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time): The MSc Port Man­age­ment has been designed with the help of pro­fes­sion­als within Peel Ports which is one of the largest Port Oper­a­tors in the UK own­ing the Ports of Liv­er­pool and Man­ches­ter as well as Med­way Ports and Clyde Port. Grad­u­ates from the course will be able to move into Port man­age­ment world­wide as the pro­gram cov­ers the detail of con­tainer and bulk port oper­a­tions at a post­grad­u­ate level as well as the per­son­nel issues ensu­ing from the man­age­ment of port labor.
  • MSc/​PGDip/​PGCert/​CPD Mar­itime Oper­a­tions (Athens/​Piraeus Part Time): The dis­tance taught pro­gram is aimed at peo­ple work­ing in the ship­ping, ports and marine and off­shore engi­neer­ing indus­tries in and around the Athens/​Piraeus area. All teach­ing is pro­vided by staff from Liv­er­pool John Moores Uni­ver­sity, with each mod­ule typ­i­cally being deliv­ered over a one week period on Sat­ur­day and Sunday.


LJMU is a vibrant uni­ver­sity located at the heart of one of the UK’s most excit­ing cities. Awarded the Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Cul­ture 2008 in recog­ni­tion of its rich his­tory and cul­tural stand­ing, Liv­er­pool con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength. With world class archi­tec­ture and more listed build­ings than any city out­side Lon­don, Liv­er­pool was awarded UNESCO World Her­itage sta­tus in 2004. These inspir­ing sur­round­ings are jux­ta­posed with Liverpool’s vis­i­ble invest­ment in an excit­ing future, as new devel­op­ments and award win­ning struc­tures reshape the city’s skyline

  • Cam­pus: LJMU is located at Liv­er­pool, just 178 miles (286 km) from Lon­don and eas­ily acces­si­ble by road and other modes of transport.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: LJMU is a pub­lic uni­ver­sity and UK Bor­der Agency (UKBA) highly trusted stu­dent spon­sor. Many of the pro­grams are recognized/​Accredited by the Insti­tute of Char­tered Ship­bro­kers; the British Inter­na­tional Freight Asso­ci­a­tion, the Nau­ti­cal Insti­tute, the Insti­tute of Export, the Char­tered Insti­tute of Insur­ance and the Char­tered Insti­tute of Logis­tics and Transport.
  • Earn While You Learn: Inter­na­tional stu­dent can work part time for up to 20 hours a week dur­ing each semes­ter (sub­ject to any visa restric­tions) and for an unlim­ited time dur­ing vaca­tions whilst at LJMU. The Work­bank pro­vides a free ser­vice to all LJMU stu­dents. They are eas­ily located and based within the Stu­dents’ Union, and will help you to find a wide range of suit­able, paid employ­ment opportunities.
  • Pro­fes­sional Skills and Expe­ri­ence: As part of your degree stud­ies you will also have the oppor­tu­nity to become expert in up to eight grad­u­ate skills. These have been iden­ti­fied by LJMU in col­lab­o­ra­tion with employ­ers as being applic­a­ble to a wide vari­ety of pro­fes­sions and careers.
  • Cen­tre for Entre­pre­neur­ship: LJMU has estab­lished a ded­i­cated Cen­tre for Entre­pre­neur­ship to sup­port stu­dents and grad­u­ates who want to set up their own busi­nesses. Com­pe­ti­tion to win one of the Enter­prise Fel­low­ships is increas­ing year on year. That’s not sur­pris­ing because suc­cess­ful can­di­dates receive a bur­sary of £1,500 a year plus expert train­ing and advice on how to write an effec­tive busi­ness plan and much more.
  • Hous­ing: For most new stu­dents, the best option in your first year at uni­ver­sity is a bed­room in purpose-​built stu­dent accom­mo­da­tion in Liv­er­pool city-​centre. LJMU has 3,500 bed­rooms of this type and hence able to guar­an­tee a bed­room to all new stu­dents who request one. your social media marketing partner