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Facts and figuresThe programme at a glance
Programme structureA view of the study programme
Unique Master’s programme
Shipping & Transport unique features
You will acquire in-depth knowledge of shipping and transport of the various constituent domains, specifically shipping management, economics and finance, logistics management and transport laws & policies.
You will gain knowledge and insight into transitional processes, system changes, and research methods;
You are challenged to approach maritime and transport-related issues from different perspectives and from different stakeholders
You will develop your personal and professional competencies through research methods based on a didactically supported competency profile and will be tested and assessed for satisfactory completion by maritime professionals, applied professors, researchers, and lecturers.
The Shipping and Transport master is the only professional Master’s programme in this field at the HBO level in the Netherlands. A Master’s programme at the HBO level is distinguished by its practical approach, intensive collaboration with the work field, and a broad perspective on the material.
The Master Shipping and Transport is a two year part-time programme which guides students to make the link between understanding the fundamental maritime and transport concepts, tools and techniques and to apply them effectively and successfully in real-life situations. We practice a genuine ‘Rotterdam hands-on and make-things-happen’approach which is our distinctive strength.
The year is split into two semesters, within each semester there are 2 blocks, so 4 blocks within the year.
The programme culminates with the Master thesis, the final and ultimate deliverable of the programme, which demonstrates the proof that the student has reached a master level of all the programme competencies.
Schedule & Study Load
The year is split into two semesters, within each semester there are 2 blocks, so 4 blocks within the year. Each block consists of 7 weeks of classes followed by an exam period of one week and two weeks for projects and excursions. During the year you will have class, during the day, once a week, on a Monday. Meaning, approximately 8 hours of class and 12 hours of self-study per week.*
*Please note, the programme is evolving and information is subject to change.
SubjectsThe modules for this year
- Supply Chain Management
- Basics of Economics and Finance
- Transportation Law
- Port Management and Hinterland Connections
- Port Economics and Finance
- Shipbroking and Chartering
- Terminal Management and Operations
- Shipping Economics and Finance
- Maritime Policies and Politics
- Ship Life Cycle Management and Innovation
- Ocean Management
- Management and Reserach skills
- Fleet and Shipping Management
- Integration case assignment 1
- Networking (portfolio)
- Management and Research Skills
- Corporate Management Strategies incl HRM
- Integration case assignment 2
- Management and Research Skills
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.