401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Maritime Business and Logistics with Foundation Year - University of Plymouth

Would you like to make tough decisions on the speed, costs, flexibility and safety of moving goods around the globe? Shipping experts are in great demand. This four year Honours degree in Maritime Business and Logistics will help prepare you for work in a global industry which is challenging, exciting and dynamic. While technological innovation is used to establish operational advantage, this is a people industry and the success of a company depends upon the skills and knowledge of those employed. The University of Plymouth has a tradition of maritime education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century and you will study in a city with a famous maritime history. The purpose of the undergraduate Maritime Business programmes is to provide a sound education for the International Shipping and Logistics industries. They cater for both entrants continuing from general education and more mature students with seafaring or other relevant industry experience. The four-year BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Logistics programme starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics. In the following years of study, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of changes taking place in the maritime business world in which, whilst the ship is still a critical part of the supply chain, other activities are also involved. Such activities include international logistics, port activity and intermodal operations. The hallmark features of the Maritime Business programmes at Plymouth are:  Underpinning by scholarly activity: the International Shipping and Logistics Group’s strong research profile and the scholarly activity of the staff are an essential part of the intellectual culture which pervades the courses. There is particular research expertise in the areas of International Supply Chain Management, International Shipping, International Logistics and Port Management.  Developing key skills and employability: the programmes promote high levels of competency in key skills (including participating effectively and supportively in group work, reflecting upon learning, and evaluating personal strengths and weaknesses), that will improve your academic performance, develop your ability to communicate, enhance your employment prospects and equip you for lifelong learning. This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Work opportunities for logisticians are described as very good.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250