Shipping, Trade and Finance at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The course is offered through the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance. The MSc courses offered by the Centre reflect our philosophy: advanced, technically challenging programmes that incorporate applied, real-world scenarios. Students make presentations to lecturers, visitors from the City and other members of the class. This provides you with invaluable practice in using, applying and expressing complex subject matter clearly and concisely to a business audience. Group work, on the preparation of case studies and a business plan, consolidates the acquired knowledge and also builds the 'soft' skills essential to any future career. From a total of over 1,200 graduates to date, all have taken their place in the international business community.


Term 1: Core modules - International Economics; Managerial Accounting; Principles of Finance; Quantitative Methods; and Shipping Economics* (*Sponsored by Thanassis and Marina Martinos). Term 2: Core modules - Advanced Quantitative Methods; Corporate Finance; International Business & Financial Markets; International Commodity Trade; and Shipping Investment and Finance* (*Module sponsored by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Term 3: Electives and/or Dissertation - Hedge Funds; Commodity Derivatives & Trading; Chartering; Energy Law; Energy Project Investment & Finance; Financial Derivatives; Marine Insurance; Shipping Law; Shipping Risk Management; Shipping Strategy; Trade Finance; Corporate Restructuring; Project Finance; An Introduction to Islamic Banking, Finance & Insurance; Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy and Weather Derivatives; Air Transport; Retail Supply Chain Management; Technical Analysis and Trading Systems; Advanced Options Trading.

Assessment method

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment. To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete: eight core courses (5 - 25 credits each) and five electives (10 credits each); or three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits); or one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Shipbrokers, Institute of

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution; Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred; Transcript/interim transcript; Current module list if still studying; CV; Personal statement (500-600 words); IELTS result, if report available; Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable; Two references; Work experience is not a requirement of this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28000 Whole course
International £28000 Whole course
England £28000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £28000 Whole course
Scotland £28000 Whole course
Wales £28000 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Shipping, Trade and Finance at City, University of London - UCAS