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Key Programme Information

  • Degree BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations
  • Language English
  • Awarding Body University of Plymouth
  • Start January, May or September Next start date is 9th September 2024
  • Cost £8,700
  • Duration 18 months
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Course Description

Student Testimonial

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to gain a full Bachelor’s degree, possibly upgrading from another previous achievement, e.g. Foundation degree.

Delivered both online and offline via distance learning, which is particularly suited for seafaring and offshore students, the BSc (Hons) degree programme will provide opportunities to those with professional experience, an academic interest in marine and maritime operations or maritime sustainability and provide the opportunity to enhance their career within the marine or maritime industry whilst considering a move ashore.

Studying the BSc (Hons), you will gain knowledge of the latest methods, concepts and theories relevant to the complexities of the maritime industry in the modern 21st Century and equipping you with a broad understanding of the challenges of current marine affairs. You will develop skills in gathering, analysing, evaluating, and interpreting data in sustainable maritime operations.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this programme you will need one of the following: 

  • A Higher National Diploma / Foundation Degree (HND/FdSc) in a relevant subject 
  • A few years industry work experience. 


  • GCSE English Grade C or above, or international equivalent. 

It may be necessary for you to undertake our short Sustainable Maritime Operations Access Course (SMO101) in order to meet the entry requirements for this programme. More information regarding this course.

Programme Modules

Click on a module for more information.

Optional Modules

This research project module will enable you to gain a full BSc (Hons) award

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Graduate testimonials

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