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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    January 15

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    The maritime industry has global significance, employing thousands of people worldwide within a wide range of disciplines. This course will prepare you for a successful career in the international shipping industry, delivering a combination of the latest business skills, practical experience and specialist knowledge of the maritime industry.

    In close proximity to the international business centre of London and the thriving maritime industry in Southampton, Solent University is ideally placed to deliver the precise combination of business and maritime experience that industry employers are looking for.

    Why Solent?

    • Established links with the industry
    • Annual maritime student conference provides networking opportunities with maritime experts
    • Trips to major maritime organisations, including Lloyd’s insurance market and the International Maritime Organization
    • There are visits to international ports, including Rotterdam and Portsmouth
    • Links with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

    Career potential

    With strong industry links and opportunities for work placements, graduates are well equipped to enter a variety of roles in the maritime industry, both in the UK and internationally. About 90 per cent of world trade is carried by the shipping industry, which offers graduates exciting and varied opportunities.

    Suitable roles for graduates include:

    • Ship finance
    • Ship broking
    • Ship chartering
    • Ship operations
    • Ship management
    • Logistics and supply chain

    Links with industry

    We have close links with the maritime industry, providing talks from industry representatives, visits to maritime business settings and professional input to ensure the course reflects the industry’s latest developments.

    The maritime group also holds an annual conference for students, giving you exciting opportunities to network with maritime experts.

    Our ties with the industry also provide extensive opportunities for work experience, with previous placements including work at a container terminal, a port agency, a tanker company and a ship broker.

    Transferable skills

    Through real-world assignments you’ll develop your research skills, problem-solving, teamwork, communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to work to deadlines.

    Further study

    Graduates of this course are well placed to continue their studies at Solent on the MSc International Maritime Studies.

    Examples of employment obtained by recent graduates

    Course graduates have gone on to find roles with a wide range of companies, including:

    • Bibby, Aberdeen
    • Allports, Southampton
    • Bery Maritime, Oslo
    • Braemar Seascope, Sarzana
    • Galbraiths, London
    • Lloyd’s Register, London
    • Lorentz Stemtco, Oslo
    • Mitsui OSK, London
    • Odjfjell Tankers, Bergen
    • V Ships Commercial, London

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 10380 Year (Non-EEA)
    • UK and EU full-time fees: £9,000 per year
    • International full-time fees: £10,380 per year
    • UK and EU placement year fees: £1,350
    • International placement year fees: £1,500
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    • Transport Geography
    • Managing Financial Information
    • Maritime Business
    • Maritime Operations
    • Introduction to Law
    • Business Skills Development.

    Year two

    • Management of Marine Organisations
    • Chartering Practice
    • Carriage of Goods by Sea
    • Ports and Logistics
    • Research Methods and Project Proposal
    • Options:
      • Curriculum Plus
      • Ship Management and Operations.

    Year three

    • International Trade and Finance
    • Marine Finance
    • Maritime Law and Risk Management
    • Strategic Management and Marketing
    • Project
    • Options:
      • Current Marine Issues
      • Supply Chain Management
      • Curriculum Plus.

    (Our courses are regularly reviewed so the final module list may be slightly different from the one shown here.)

    Teaching, learning and assessment

    This course utilises a variety of teaching styles which includes lectures, seminars, group activities, problem solving exercises, field trips and guided independent study.

    A year-long work placement is available between years two and three. You’ll receive extensive support from the course team in finding a suitable placement, and be able to call on the university’s extensive industry contacts.


    A variety of assessment types, including examinations, written reports, oral presentations, individual and group work.

    Study abroad

    Students have the option of attending a four day field trip to Europe to visit some of the major ports.

    Erasmus agreements are in place and students from Europe regularly study on the course.

    Web-based learning

    Solent’s virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • 200 points, with at least one A-level in geography or a related discipline.
    • Entry to year two may be offered to those with an HND or foundation degree in an appropriate subject.
    • Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered.
    • Alternative entry to this course is available through the International Foundation Year.

    English language requirements

    Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

    • IELTS minimum 6.0 (5.5 in writing)
    • TOEF IBT 80 (19 in writing)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 56 (51 in writing)
    • or equivalent.

    Qualifications are checked before enrolment and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies, when coming to study at the university.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Southampton Solent University.


    National Scholarship Programme

    The primary purpose of our National Scholarship Programme is to benefit individual students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds as they enter higher education. This scheme is available to new home and EU under graduate students starting a programme of study with us in 2014-15, who have no previous experience of studying for an undergraduate award and whose tuition fees are over £6,000 for the year. To be eligible to be considered for a National Scholarship, applicants will need to meet both the Government national eligibility criteria and the additional University eligibility criteria, as detailed below.
    Government national eligibility criteria:

    • Students will need to have a declared household income of £25,000 or less.

    University eligibility criteria will include one or more of the following:

    • Enrolment on an undergraduate degree programme, foundation level of an undergraduate degree programme, HNC or other equivalent course
    • Home address (this is your address prior to joining university) within a low participation neighbourhood
    • Being in the care of a local authority for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks immediately prior to beginning a programme of study at the University, and aged 24 or under.

    Please see further information about the National Scholarship Programme here:

    High Performance Academy Scholarship

    Sport Solent and Southampton Solent University have developed the High Performance Academy (HPA) to help students who are studying at the University, whilst competing on the national and international stage. The programme provides financial and mentoring support to assist athletes in reaching their sporting potential whilst pursuing higher education.
    Minimum requirements for entry on the Sport Solent High Performance Academy
    Full-time or part-time undergraduate, or post-graduate student
    Applicants must have an outstanding ability in a particular sport
    Applicants must compete at a semi-professional level or show strong evidence of the potential to do so
    The High Performance Academy programme offers different levels of support to student athletes based on their sporting talent and potential. There are three categories that a successful applicant can fall under:

    • Performance squad
    • Development squad
    • High Performance squad

    How to apply

    To apply, please fill out the application form below and email it back to the High Performance Academy

    Scholarships for oversears students

    International Scholarships Scheme 2014
    We are pleased to offer some scholarships to students applying from overseas.
    Who can apply?

    You can apply if:
    you are applying for a full-time course at Southampton Solent University for 2014 entry, and
    you are from one of the following areas: Africa, Bangladesh, Japan, North and South America, India, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey and you are not currently studying or residing in the UK, and you are a self-funded, full fee student (not applicable to Erasmus/Study Abroad students).

    How do I apply?

    Simply complete the Overseas Scholarships Application form and return it to our International Office, once you have received an offer from us.

    The scholarship form is accessible at:

    What will happen next?

    You will need to accept our unconditional offer and pay the required deposit.
    We will then send you the Scholarship Award of £1,000 towards your tuition fee payment for your first year of study.

    Sport Scholarships

    Sport Solent continues to provide and support top level athletes that strive for academic success alongside their sporting careers. Southampton Solent University offers the opportunity for selected athletes to access a sporting scholarship in many disciplines.
    Please note: the Sport Solent scholarship is available for athletes who excel in basketball and cricket.
    If you compete at a national and/or international level in another sport, and want to get financial support and mentoring from Southampton Solent University, you can apply for the High Performance Academy|.
    The Sport Solent scholarship
    Academic fees are covered at 100% or 50% by the university for each successful applicant:
    Scholarship fees Undergraduate Postgraduate
    Year 1: 100% Year 1: 100%
    Year 2: 50% Year 2: 50%
    Year 3: 50% N/A

    • Personal mentor
    • One-to-one strength and conditioning training
    • Free use of Sport Solent facilities
    • Free membership to Team Solent sports clubs, providing sports insurance
    • High performance support workshops and lectures
    • Additional funding to compete in international sporting events
    • Flexible timetables
    • Physiotherapy treatments.

    To apply

    Applicants must fill out the registration form and email to The registration form can be accessible through the link below:

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