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Diploma in Harbour Masters
Starting 9 November 2022 | Still enrolling for the 28 April 2022 intake (no discount applied)
Delivered by digital learning over 12 months
Starting 9 November 2022 | Still enrolling for the 28 April 2022 intake (no discount applied)

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

The international course for Harbour Masters developed in partnership with the IHMA and the UKHMA

A thorough programme exploring the roles and responsibilities of today's Harbour Masters


The IHMA bursary is open to any current member, or currently applying member, of the IHMA, and covers 50% of applicable course fees.

Diploma in Harbour Masters

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Role and Functions of a Harbour Master
  • Module 2  - Managing Marine Operations
  • Module 3 - Managing Harbour Staff
  • Module 4 - Finance and Asset Management
  • Module 5 - Marine Environmental Management
  • Module 6 - Managing Pilotage Services
  • Module 7 - Managing Vessel Traffic Services
  • Module 8 - Port Security and the ISPS Code
  • Module 9 - Managing Emergencies
  • Module 10 - Strategy, Marketing and Media
  • Module 11 - Managing Leisure Use in the Port

What you'll learn

  • Develop your knowledge of the full scope of the Harbour Master and marine safety management role 
  • Study the management of safe navigation and the provision of pilotage and vessel traffic services 
  • Investigate important issues related to managing the marine environment 
  • Examine the key issues of port security, emergency planning and incident response 
  • Explore the role of the Harbour Master in relation to the supervision of recreational leisure activities 
  • Study important management roles in personnel management, finance management, strategic planning and public relations

Supported by the IHMA

Delivered in partnership between the International Harbour Masters Association and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, 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.

MBA (Harbour Masters) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Harbour Masters has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University.

Shaping for a better, safer future

13th International Harbour Masters Congress

Held on 27-30 June 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, register now and gain access to world-class content and networking opportunities.

The 13th International Harbour Masters Congress is an unparalleled opportunity for maritime businesses to showcase their services and for port marine professionals from around the world to network, share their experiences and update their professional knowledge. The 2022 Congress brings together IHMA members plus key decision-makers from the international maritime industry responsible for the global port and marine operations. *Lloyd's Maritime Academy students benefit from a 10% discount using LLOYDSMA@10 at the registration checkout.

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.

Why choose Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs