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Bachelor's degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost €2,551 (€3,827 for non-EU residents) per year

The bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for optimal management of navigation manoeuvres, safety and pollution prevention, special cargoes, radio-electronic systems, and other specialised matters. You will also get a good grounding in meteorology, computer representation and design techniques, maritime legislation and regulations, and the organisation, management, marketing and financing of maritime businesses. You can choose between two majors: 

Major in On-Board Practicals
You will be assigned to a merchant ship as a trainee to complete part of the work experience component required to qualify as a merchant marine pilot.

Major in Maritime Business and Port Logistics
You will learn how the agents involved in maritime business and port logistics operate, focusing on a range of subjects, including management, planning, legislation, economics, international maritime business and short sea shipping. This major is taught in English.

Professional opportunities

  • Marina management.
  • Inspection of fishing vessels.
  • Maritime traffic control.
  • Legal assessment in maritime law.
  • Shipping agencies.
  • Technical and management positions at state ports.
  • Safety inspection.
  • Technical positions with cargo handling companies.
  • Pilotage.
  • Teaching.
Structural components
International component
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law
Maritime security