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 University has a tradition of maritime education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century. You’ll study a maritime subject in a city with a famous maritime history. This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
In your first year, you get an introduction to the maritime business environment with modules in economics, logistics, shipping, law and international trade procedures. Develop key business and learning skills.
In your second year, you cover further business functions and gain more in-depth operational knowledge of maritime business. The focus is on maritime commercial practice, operations and management, shipping markets, shipping geography, and economics and financial accounting. You begin to specialise in maritime logistics.
Optional Placement year: During the third year, you have the opportunity to take an optional industrial placement year. You benefit from the support of a dedicated team in finding a placement suitable for you. The placement year is a chance to showcase your skills and employment history.
The final year is designed to enhance your awareness of the maritime and logistics business by developing an understanding at a strategic level. You also undertake a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice with the guidance of your personal supervisor.