Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies

SHIPPING
Welcome to the Faculty that creates the pioneers of shipping!

The Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies of the Metropolitan College, one of largest centres in Maritime Education in Southern Europe, offers the most comprehensive proposal for Maritime Studies in Greece. The courses cover all aspects of education and training required for professions related to the shipping industry, whether aiming for a career on land or at sea.

The mission of the Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies of the Metropolitan College is to train and develop highly-skilled executives, able to pursue successful careers in the dynamically evolving global shipping industry.

Through essays and research projects dealing with real conditions and operational issues, students consolidate knowledge, while also developing the prerequisites for a successful career in international shipping: research skills, business intelligence, team spirit, communicative flair.

The courses of the Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies are provided in collaboration with Solent University (Southampton), a world leader in shipping studies, and are considered to be among the top programmes for maritime studies in the world. They contain contemporary modules that cover all areas of maritime business management and port management (entrepreneurship, legal framework, chartering, international trade, management, supply chain, marketing, finance, etc.).

The Metropolitan College is the only provider of higher education in Greece that has such outstanding quality certifications in maritime studies. At the same time, it is accredited by the two most renowned professional associations in the industry worldwide: the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Furthermore, the Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies is unconditionally certified as a Maritime Training Provider by DNV-GL, the world’s premier classification society, as well as by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

It is also a member of the largest international shipping associations: INTERCARGO, IMarEST, IAMI, BIMCO, INTERTANCO and HΕLMEPA.

The Shipping industry is booming and it is a key pillar of international economy, since it represents 90% of international trade. As a result, it offers a number of career opportunities to graduates of the Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies, both in Greece and abroad.

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WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE THE FACULTY OF SHIPPING AND MARITIME STUDIES

Accreditation by renowned bodies

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The only College that is accredited by both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

DNV GL Certification

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The only College that has been certified as a Maritime Training Provider (DNVGL-ST-0029) by DNV GL, the world’s premier Classification Society.

MCA Certification

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The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency is one of the most powerful port authorities in the world.

Premier partnerships

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Full member of the largest international shipping associations: INTERCARGO, IMarEST, IAMI, BIMCO, INTERTANCO and HΕLMEPA.

“Shipping Leaders in Residence” initiative

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Seminars, workshops and events by renowned executives of the shipping industry.

Modern specialised laboratories

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Proprietary labs with state-of-the-art equipment.

International career opportunities

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Placements and career prospects in Greece and abroad.

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STUDENT & ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

Spyros Ragkousis


ΒSc (Hons) Maritime Business Student

“I chose to study at the Metropolitan College because the professors are very well trained and teaching takes place with student participation. At the same time, the seminars held provide us with an even more complete picture of the industry. Even during the period of the online lessons, the level of study remained high. The same goes for our interest!”

Kyriakos Nikolaidis



MSc International Shipping and Logistics Student

“All professors of the postgraduate course are well-known in the industry, they are eager to work hard, and the degree is awarded directly by Solent University. Studying at the Metropolitan College makes me feel confident about my future.”

Pantelis Dimitriou


ΒSc (Hons) Maritime Business Student

“The course offered by the Metropolitan College in collaboration with Solent University provides me with all the tools I need. The information and knowledge I receive as well as the ongoing support by the professors are the greatest incentive.”

Agapi Hatzipanagiotou

MSc International Maritime Business Student

“Maritime Studies at the Metropolitan College are exceptional. All professors are experienced, the degree is awarded by Solent University, one of the top Universities in the world in maritime studies, while we are also given the opportunity to learn in advance what it is like to work in Shipping.”

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