Taught course

Maritime Logistics and Business

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent from a recognised British or overseas university.

English language requirements - If the students first language is not English, or their first degree was not taught in English, the student will need to provide evidence of their English language ability.
The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.
If a student does not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing studies:
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Maritime Logistics and Business is in collaboration with Piri Reis University (PRU) in Istanbul Turkey, a specialist maritime university. Delivered by the Edinburgh Business School, this MSc offers students a unique insight into the increasingly growing and profitable maritime logistics market. Providing students with first-hand knowledge and understanding of the internationally growing maritime Industry.

Due to the ever expanding employability market within the industry this degree will focus on not only the theoretical but the practical and professional skills required for future employment. During semester 1 the students will be based in Edinburgh Business School's Edinburgh or Dubai campuses and will study fundamental logistics courses.

In semester 2, they will be based on PRU's Istanbul campus where they will study maritime business and logistics courses. During semester 3 students will be based in Istanbul and undertake a 120-credit industry-focused dissertation (MSc thesis).

Following the 16-month programme, students will be awarded an MSc in Maritime Logistics and Business from Heriot Watt University, and an MSc in Maritime Business and Economics from Piri Reis University.

This programme provides students with an exceptional opportunity to study with world leading maritime University Piri Reis, led by a specialist academic team and world-class facilities.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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