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Maritime Operations Joint Degree Program in English at Leer Germany & Haugesund Norway

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University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer (Hochschule Emden/Leer) was established in 2009 after a merger of several institutions in the region of Emden and Leer (East Frisia region) in Germany. Hochschule Emden/Leer is a modern university with over 4200 students enrolled.

East Frisia offers optimal conditions for an effective and affordable studying experience. Students can expect lower living expenses in the medium-sized cities of Emden and Leer compared to the likes of various metropolitan areas. All university facilities are located on one campus, while different sport activities, especially water sports, art, and culture provide various leisure time activities.

The Leer Navigation School was established in 1854 and at the University of Applied Sciences Emden / Leer, the Institute became an independent faculty with from 2010.

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Academic Programs


Training Courses

Masters Degree Program (English)

  • Joint Master of Science (MSc) in Maritime Operations (English): This program is a joint master study program between the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer. Both Universities are well known for their maritime education and are closely connected to an active maritime Industry.
  • The program takes 4 semesters, is completely taught in English and open for all international Students. The first semester begins in Haugesund (Norway) and the second semester in Leer (Germany). The two partner institutions provide each one profile that can be elected in the third semester. This then determines the location of study. The master thesis in the fourth semester should be within the frame of the chosen profile. Overall 120 ECTS are reached when completed the study program.
  • The workload in a course is measured in credits. One year full-time is 60 credits. Most courses are 10 or 6 credits. The courses run over one semester. In a full-time study, a minimum of 40 hours of productive work each week during the study is required. Some students will need to use more time.

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