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Key Programme Information

  • Degree BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations
  • Language English
  • Awarding Body University of Plymouth
  • Start January, May or September Next start date is 9th September 2024
  • Cost £7,500
  • Duration 12 months
  • Apply now

Course Description

Student Testimonal

The BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations qualification is aimed at those who wish to gain a full Bachelor’s degree, possibly upgrading from another previous achievement such as a Foundation degree.

This Maritime Operations course will particularly suit those with some professional experience in the maritime world, those currently working at sea or for those who have an academic interest in marine and maritime business and management.

Delivered via flexible distance e-learning, (both online and offline) the BSc programme will provide opportunities to enhance your career within the modern global marine or maritime industry.
Whilst studying this online maritime BSc degree, you will learn about the theories, principles, and models relevant to the modern maritime industry including maritime operations, MetOcean processes and impacts, and maritime regulation and governance. This will equip you with a broad understanding of the challenges and current affairs involved. You will develop skills in gathering, analysing, evaluating, and interpreting data in Sustainable Maritime Operations.

Following completion of the BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations you will be able to proceed with completing the six months Honours Project and graduate with the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations degree. More information about the programme and fees associated can be viewed here.

Programme Modules

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Application Information

  • A copy of your CV
  • A suitable English language certificate, for example an IELTS. A full list of certificates accepted can be found here. (For International students only)
  • Copies of academic certificates and/or transcripts
  • A copy of your passport (photo page only)
  • A 200-300 word personal statement explaining your motivation for wanting to join this programme. You may find our Guidance document helpful.

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.

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Graduate testimonials

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I found the tutors to be very supportive. If I had any questions they were answered promptly […] and the support was excellent

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