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Providers of training courses for Harbour Masters 
Lloyds Maritime Academy Diploma for Harbour Masters
The International Diploma for Harbour Masters is studied by part-time distance learning over one year with study designed to fit around busy work schedules. The course provides the marine safety and management knowledge required by harbour masters and port captains around the world, as well as their deputies and others with responsibility for the marine functions of a port or harbour. It is also ideal for anyone with an interest in preparing themselves to enter this profession, particularly seafarers.

The course has also been recognised by the University of Middlesex (London) and successful Diploma students qualify for advanced standing entry to an MBA (Harbour Masters) which can also be completed by part-time distance learning study.


IHMA and Executive Committee member, Capt N Sewnath, said: ’It was a great experience for me and I can honestly say that this course did add value to me as a Harbour Master, it gave me a global perspective and focus and broadened my knowledge in terms of my role as a Harbour Master.’

Master of Science in Maritime Science
This new inter-university programme created by both Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), taught in English and accessible for students who already have a Master degree – will commence for the first time during the academic year 2015-2016. The study programme aims at students of diverse academic backgrounds, who have a common passion and interest for maritime transport. The programme comprises three main pillars (a technical-general pillar, an economic-logistic pillar and a legal pillar. There is a strong link with the professional maritime sector, providing students with information about the actual operations and common practices on the ground and preparing them for a professional career.

World Maritime University
Founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMU is a center of excellence for maritime post-graduate education and research. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs as well as Professional Development Courses in maritime affairs.

Warsash Maritime Academy
Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA) has provided education, training, consultancy and research services to the international shipping, commercial yacht, offshore oil and gas, and renewables industries for nearly 70 years. WMA is part of Southampton Solent University’s Maritime and Technology Faculty.
The Nautical Institute facilitates the exchange and publication of information and ideas on nautical science, encourages research and publishes its results. It also co-operates with Government Departments and other bodies concerned with statutory and other qualifications, and with universities and other educational institutes and authorities in the furtherance of education and training in nautical science and practice.

The Harbourmaster’s Certificate Scheme is associated with the Institute’s book, ’The Work of the Harbour Master.’ The Harbour Master’s Certificate is issued to those candidates who complete the course to the satisfaction of the examiners with six written essays including a dissertation or a case study on a port management topic.

Maritime Training Academy
Maritime Training Academy is part of the Maritime Services Group and offers a range of distance learning courses including Marine Pilotage.
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