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Diploma in Ship Finance and Vessel Ownership

Essential Ship Finance distance learning course

Starts 17 August 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Ship Finance and Vessel Ownership

The Diploma is designed for anyone in the industry who wants to move into a more senior management role, or who wants to get the financial and practical skills needed to start their own shipping business.

The course is intended to give a holistic view of all aspects of shipping finance and operating and capital costs as relevant to the small and medium size shipowning company. It fully integrates alternative financing techniques into practical aspects of the business, such as covering fixed and variable costs, and capital expenditure.*

When: 17 August 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for:

- Potential shipowners and shipping entrepreneurs. It is also aimed at Lenders, banks, investment organisations, consultants, and asset managers who want to understand the mechanisms behind the business. 

Course Modules | Courses Fees | Meet the Experts | About Online Learning

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Vessel Ownership and Ship Finance
  • Buying and Financing a Ship
  • Purchasing Second-hand Vessels
  • Earning Revenue from Ships
  • Operating Costs of Shipowning
  • Captial Costs of Shipowning
  • Accounting for Shipowners
  • Insurance for Shipowners
  • Selling the Ship
  • Workouts
  • Case Study: Creating a shipping company in today’s market place

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course. *course subject to change for 2020

Course Director

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Dr. Simon D. Norton
Lecturer, Cardiff Business School

Dr. Norton holds a Master's Degree in Maritime Law and a Doctorate in Shipping finance. He is currently a lecturer in constitutional law and bank regulation at Cardiff Business School.

Dr. Norton has extensive experience in the Maritime Industry where he has worked for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and has lectured extensively in the West Indies.

Dr. Norton is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.

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*course subject to validation - information correct at time of publication (February 2020).