Facts and figuresThe programme at a glance
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Programme structureA view of the study programme
Features of the master Shipping and Transport:
You will acquire knowledge of shipping and transport in the different domains: shipping management, economics and finances, supply chain management and transportation laws & policies.
You gain knowledge and insight into transition processes, system changes and research methods.
You are challenged to approach maritime and transport-related issues from different perspectives and the views of different stakeholders
- You develop personal and professional competencies throughout the programme, which are being assessed by maritime professionals, applied professors, researchers and lecturers.
The master Shipping and Transport is the only professional master's program in this field level, which is being offered by a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. A master's programme at a university of applied science is distinguished by its practical approach, intensive collaboration with the professional field and broad perspective.
The full-time variant of the master Shipping and Transport lasts one year and consists of 4 blocks. Each block focuses on a different sub-area. The last block is devoted to the thesis assignment.
Block 1: Supply Chain Management
Which routes do goods take around the world? How are container terminals set up for the most efficient handling? What connections are there to make sure a transport ends up at the right place? As you examine these processes, important questions naturally arise: what about costs? What is the factor of the environment? In this block, you will be trained to take all aspects into account in transport decisions.
Block 2: The shipping company
In this block, you dive into the world of the shipping company. Do you have your ships or do you charter them? How do you arrange maintenance? Where does the crew come from? And most importantly, why? In lectures and projects, you will work with these kinds of questions. In this block, you also lay the first foundation for your graduation research.
Block 3: The manager
In this block, you will work on your management skills. Everything is covered, from personnel policy to finance and from legislation and regulations to marketing. Which strategies help your company and customers move forward? You also reflect on what you think is important in the maritime world and how you can contribute to it. In the meantime, you continue working on your graduation assignment.
Block 4: Graduation
In the fourth and final block of the master's degree, you will complete your graduation assignment. This is an actual business case in an area that interests you. You conduct practical research and work on recommendations for your client. If you complete this block, you will have your master's degree in your pocket! You can then work as a manager in the maritime sector, or obtain a doctorate and a professional doctorate.
The part-time variant of the programme lasts 2 years and you can follow it in addition to your work in the shipping industry. The contact moments are organized once every three weeks so that you can be away from home for longer periods.
SubjectsThe modules for this year
- Supply Chain Management
- Fleet and Shipping Management
- Basics of Economics and Finance
- Transportation Law
- Integration case assignment 1
- Port Management and Hinterland Connections
- Corporate Management Strategies incl HRM
- Port Economics and Finance
- Shipbroking and Chartering
- Integration case assignment 2
- Terminal Management and Operations
- Ship Life Cycle Management and Innovation
- Shipping Economics and Finance
- Maritime Policies and Politics
- Ocean management
- Management and Research Skills
- Networking (portfolio)
After your study programmeDifferent possibilities
After your graduation
Congratulations! You just finished your Master in Shipping and Transport and will receive the title Master of Science (MSc).
With your degree, you will receive a supplement, a DS-label. With this English document, you can show the value of your degree abroad when applying for other study programmes, when applying for a job or looking for the next step within a company or organisation.