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Master of Science - International Shipping and Finance at University of Reading: Tuition Fee: £25,100.00 GBP / Year (Scholarship Available)

In today’s globalized 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 ISF is developed alongside senior industry professionals and is designed to equip participants with the skills and expertise sought after by major employers operating within key segments of the sector. A number of features differentiate this program from other shipping oriented postgraduate Masters, aiming to offer participants a distinctive competitive edge. In the center of it all is its hands-on, practice centered approach. Students will benefit from bespoke simulations, specialist masterclasses, networking opportunities, distinguished industry guest speakers and visits to leading companies and ports. Thanks to Reading's links with renowned companies in the shipping industry, you will gain access to work placement opportunities.

During the Master’s program, students will specialize in International commodity trade and transport, shipping market economics and business, shipping strategy, shipping finance and investments, chartering and ship-broking, shipping-related risk management strategies and quantitative techniques, maritime logistics systems as well as legal aspects in shipping. Students will also gain exposure to securities trading, investment strategies, valuation and corporate transactions. Increasingly the program has turned its focus to issues that are central to the future of the maritime transportation sector, including shifts in strategic management and corporate governance, new financing sources, the regulatory environment, automation and consolidation.

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