This Master’s degree programme consists solely of a 12-month research project. With several years senior marine navigation experience you will already have the skills, knowledge and expertise to undertake this stand-alone independent, workplace based project.
You will be encouraged to discover your own research subject for investigation; whether that’s researching new technologies, investigating sustainable operations, or reviewing the science behind the day-to-day navigation strategies. Whatever you decide, we recommend your project be aligned with your aspirations in your current or chosen field of work.
During the 12 months you will plan, execute and report on your chosen project. Following successful completion you will graduate and be awarded the MSc Advanced Navigation for Professionals by the University of Plymouth.
Please note, there are no taught modules as part of this programme.
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.
You must possess one of the below:
Post Graduate Diploma in Navigation or similar
Several years experience sailing at a senior level in a Navigation role
English language certificate. For example an IELTS score of 6.5. For a full list of English language certificates accepted click here. We will accept UK issued Certificate of Competency as proof of English language.
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