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PhD programme in Nautical Operations


Duration:3 År
Credits (ECTS):180
Qualification:PhD in Nautical Operations
Admission requirements:
Application deadline:Continuous enrollment.
Application code:

Programme description

Nautical operations consist of two subject areas:

The remaining academic content is related to each area of specialization at the four partner institutions:

The PhD program consists of:

The program shall normally be completed within three years of full-time work, or within four years, if one year is devoted to teaching and supervision work. A different schedule might be agreed upon admission, but with a study effort of at least 50 %.

Programme structure

10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
1. sem. (autumn) MFA-8010 Maritim MTO (Menneske-Teknologi-Organisasjon) - 10 stp. HEL-8010 Research Ethics and Theory of Science - 6 stp.
2. sem. (spring)
3. sem. (autumn)
4. sem. (spring)
5. sem. (autumn)
6. sem. (spring)

Learning outcomes

After completing the doctoral program, the candidate shall have achieved the following overall learning outcomes:

Knowledge (K1-K5)

The candidate:

Skills (F1-F4)

The candidate can:

General Competence (G1-G5)

The candidate can:

Language of instruction


Exchange possibilities

The National Joint PhD Program in Nautical Operations has established cooperation agreements with the following institutions: World Maritime University (Sweden), Maritime University of Szczecin (Poland), TU Delft (Netherlands) and Liverpool John Moores University (UK).

Exchange agreements are made directly between the partner institutions in the joint degree and the foreign institutions. For more information (including financing of your stay abroad), please contact your local PhD-coordinator.

Job prospectives

Candidates will be eligible for positions in the national and international maritime industry. Relevant sectors include: