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Masters in International Shipping and Finance

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    ICMA Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary


In today’s globalised world, maritime transport has become instrumental to international trade and the global economy. More than 85% of total merchandise trade volume is transported by the international shipping industry. Given the continuous expansion in the global economy and international trade flows, the wider transportation sector offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

MSc International Shipping and Finance is developed alongside senior industry professionals. The programme is designed to equip you with the practical skills and expertise sought after by major employers in the sector. Several features differentiate this programme from other shipping oriented postgraduate Masters, aiming to offer you a competitive edge. In the centre of it all is its hands-on, practice centred approach. You will benefit from bespoke simulations, specialist masterclasses, networking opportunities, distinguished industry guest speakers and visits to leading companies and ports. As part of the programme’s international experience, you will undertake less than one month of study in Athens. You'll study at ALBA Graduate Business School, American College of Greece, an institution renowned in Europe for its shipping master’s courses.

Continuing your career

On average, more than 90% of the programme’s graduates are in work or further education 6 months after graduation. Graduates take up salaried and internship opportunities across a range of employers, including: ship-owning and transportation companies, ship-broking firms, commodity, industrial and retail groups, shipping consulting and analysis companies, port operators, shipping divisions of investment banks, finance arrangers, leasing companies and shipping-related investment funds. The wide curriculum of the programme will also enable you to consider careers in the global investment banking and securities markets.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,100overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    130 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%



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