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Key Programme Information

  • Degree MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations
  • Language English
  • Awarding Body University of Plymouth
  • Start January, May or September Next start date is 6th May 2024
  • Cost £9,750
  • Duration 30 months
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Course Description

If you are ready to take the next step in your maritime career and you have what it takes to enter the world of management then look no further than the MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations full degree programme. 

This Master’s degree is a natural progression on from the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations and provides you with the critical thinking and analysis skills required by any successful manager. 

You will take an in-depth look into Marine Science & Engineering Management, Project and Data Management and Maritime Industry Practice, before choosing two areas of interest from our five optional modules. Whether you are passionate about Protecting the Marine Environment, interested in Offshore Renewable Energy or want to strengthen your knowledge in Maritime Strategy and Policy, there will be a module for you. 

The degree ends with a 12-month independent research project that you can conduct in an area of your expertise, or an area of particular interest. 

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Programme Modules

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Optional Research Module

This research project module will enable you to gain a full Master of Science (MSc) award

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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