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.
In the initial year, you’ll experience a supportive environment to assist in the transition to successful study in higher education. You will learn about academic writing, critical thinking skills and begin to develop your research skills, as well as develop your knowledge and understanding through an introduction to key aspects of business, accounting and economics. You’ll also have the opportunity to do independent research into an area of your studies that interests you, with a supervisor to guide and support you through the process.
In the following 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 the third 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.