The maritime industry plays a vital role in global trade. Shipping generates billions of dollars of revenue annually and offers an ever-growing number of opportunities for talented graduates. This challenging and varied course will help you to develop a comprehensive understanding of industry practices and shipping management. This knowledge will be underpinned by the study of practical maritime law.
Your degree will start with general maritime studies. Units cover a variety of key areas including transport geography, maritime business, operations management and an introduction to maritime law. Year two and three will see you specialise your knowledge, focusing on current issues within the maritime sector and the intricacies of global maritime law. Optional units and an individual research project give you the chance to tailor the course to your own specific career ambitions.
Employability sits at the heart of all our teaching. The course has been designed to ensure that the skills learnt are in demand and applicable to real workplace practice. During the second and third year of study, you will have the chance to undertake a work placement year. Work placement students leave the University with a specialised degree and one year of valuable industry experience already on their CV.
Solent’s annual maritime conference is one of the highlights of the academic calendar. You’ll have the opportunity to network with industry experts, make valuable contacts and hear guest speakers present on a range of current maritime issues. Other events are organised by the University’s maritime society. This student organised group maintain regular contact with Solent graduates from all around the world. They also invite guest speakers to the campus and arrange volunteering opportunities.
What does this course lead to?
The maritime industry is working to overcome the challenging global trading environment and issues raised by Brexit. Graduates will be well-equipped to assist in this important work.
Graduates will leave the course with a portfolio of sought-after management and legal skills that can be applied in a range of different industries.
Who is this course for?
As well as meeting the entry requirements (96 UCAS points), candidates should be aiming to work in ship management, ship finance or brokering, maritime law, logistics, or supply chain management.