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 Maritime Law with Foundation Year - University of Plymouth

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, so you’ll be highly sought after when you graduate. 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 Maritime Law programme has been developed to support those interested in a career in the maritime services sector. It was estimated in 2012 that the UK employed 14,000 persons in the maritime services sector, which includes broking, insurance, P&I, maritime law, ship finance, ship operations and maritime publishing/events management. The 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 your studies you’ll deepen your knowledge and understanding of the maritime services industry and develop the skills necessary for a successful career. You can take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers to gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts and deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. You can also increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement. 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.  Key skills and employability: these 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. The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

  • 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