As ships need professional seafarers, so the shore-based element of the maritime industry needs graduates with a good understanding of the shipping industry – and the relevant business skills.
A dedicated one-year ‘top-up’ course for qualified seafarers, this specialist degree offers the key industry practice, management, and business skills you need to develop a shore-side career.
Building on your existing qualifications and industry knowledge, you will explore the legal and management landscape in the maritime industry, which will build on and complement existing knowledge of the shipping industry.
Taught by staff with a wide range of experience and knowledge within the industry and academia, the course will help you make the transition from ship to shore – supporting your development and filling any potential gaps in your knowledge base. And with a strong focus on learning through application within the real world, you will have plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice.
And you will be part of a diverse and international student body, exposing you a huge range of cultural attitudes and approaches to business – and helping you build an essential network of global contacts. Our maritime conference delivers even more opportunities for professional connection, bringing Solent alumni and senior professionals from the industry on campus to share their career experiences, develop your employability, and more.
Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.
Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com.
Your application should reach UCAS by 15 January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until the end of June. The UCAS code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.
Entry based on professional qualification (STCW Officer of the Watch) and HND or foundation degree.
English language requirements
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:
- IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
- TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
- or equivalent.
Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.
The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.