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Course Description

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.

It will particularly suit those with a professional experience in the maritime world or an academic interest in the subject.

Delivered via distance learning, the BSc programme will provide opportunities to enhance your career within the marine or maritime industry.

Studying the BSc you will learn about the theories, principles, and models relevant to the modern maritime industry in the 21st Century, equipping you with a broad understanding of the challenges and current affairs. 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.

Key Programme Information

  • Degree BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations
  • Language English
  • Awarding Body University of Plymouth
  • Start January, May or September Next start date is 8th May 2023
  • Cost £6,600
  • Duration 12 months
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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

This course requires an equivalent to year two of a British degree in a relevant subject or Portfolio accreditation of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and relevant work experience.

  • A diploma/foundation degree (FdSc/HND) in Marine Engineering/Navigation Science (or equivalent) plus at least two years work experience as a senior officer (2nd officer and above).
  • A relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Portfolio accreditation of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and relevant work experience.

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 really enjoyed completing this first introductory module and found distance learning to be an extremely effective way of learning.

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