Would you like to make tough decisions on the speed, costs, flexibility and safety of moving goods around the globe? Sea transport and logistics experts are in great demand. This three-year degree helps prepare you for work in a global industry that is challenging, exciting and dynamic. While technological innovation is needed for operational advantage, this is also a people industry, and the success of a company depends upon the skills and knowledge of those employed.
The course starts with a foundation year 0, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in higher education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics.
- Deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London.
- Benefit from teaching by academic staff with relevant industrial and academic backgrounds including sea- and shore-based experience.
- Take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers to gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts.
- Join our active alumni association, the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association (PYNDA).
- Focus on commercial, economic, operational and legal subjects, required for a full appreciation of the activities of international shipping and its related industries.
- Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
- Increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement.
- Study a maritime subject in a city with a famous maritime history. The University has a tradition of maritime education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century.
- Take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts.
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.
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BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: Pass PPP-MMP in any subject.
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
International Baccalaureate: 24-25 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4, Standard Level = 5.
ITELTS: If overseas and not studying English within IB – Must have IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all elements.
New Irish Highers: From 2017 32-80 points.
Access courses: Pass Access Course (any subject) plus GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent.
City and Guilds Level 3: We will accept with a minimum of Merit overall alongside a good GCSE profile, including English and Maths grade C / 4.
Cyprus Apolytirion: 15/20 to 16/20 overall to include a pass in Maths and IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all elements.
GCSE’s or equivalent: Maths and English at Grade C/4 or City and Guilds; Key Skills Level 2 will be considered on an individual basis.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.