Get to know the exciting and often hidden business of world shipping. From shipbroking, and the transport of goods, to salvage rights and piracy. 90 per cent of world trade is carried by sea and you’ll learn about the commercial, economic and operational aspects of the maritime industry, while gaining a grounding in the varied and fascinating legal issues that arise in the sector. Our course has established a strong reputation within the industry, you’ll be highly sought after when you graduate. You will take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts. You will deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. You will increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement. The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. * Benefit from the strong reputation our course has around the world for the quality of our students. When you graduate you'll be sought after and ready for work or further study in your chosen maritime area. * Get ahead with a course that’s accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The University also has links with many other professional bodies including the Nautical Institute, the Institute of Export, the International Association of Maritime Economists, Sea Vision UK and the International Association of Maritime Universities. * Increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement. * Learn from academic staff with relevant industrial backgrounds in the maritime and shipping world. The Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance is an active research community hosting regular seminars and discussions. * Join our active alumni association, the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association (PYNDA), where you’ll meet other students and graduates in the maritime field and make useful contacts. * Study maritime business and law in a city with a rich maritime history. The University has a tradition of maritime education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century. * See things from different perspectives - the wide ranging experience of the international shipping and logistics staff and the nature of the subject attracts a high number of international students. This creates plenty of opportunity for knowledge sharing. * Deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. Take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts.