About this course
On this stimulating and intellectually challenging course you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to operate successfully within the maritime industry. The course has a strong business focus and explores the complex factors involved in the management of ships and shipping operations worldwide. You’ll reflect on the latest research in safety and risk management techniques and look at the impact of international legislation on management strategies in the industry.
You will study six common units and two subject specific units, the indicative units are as follows:Core units:
- International Maritime Law
- Maritime Management
- Maritime Operations and Transport
- Project Management Methodology
- Research Methods
- International Trade and Commercial Law
- Finance and Business Risk
Maritime professionals need to be skilled in identifying and analysing problems to lead changes in policy or practices. You’ll develop these skills by identifying, planning and implementing research in your chosen area, and analysing and communicating the findings on your Project unit.
Teaching, learning and assessment
The course involves a mix of lectures, seminars, simulation and negotiation exercises, problem-based learning and field work. There is also a strong emphasis on research and you’ll complete a thesis under supervision. You are taught by both academics and staff with professional experience and backgrounds in the industry.
You’ll have opportunities to visit external organisations and facilities to see the practical application of your learning. Some of these are funded outside of the course fees.
Assessment is through a mix of presentations, written coursework, an examination and a negotiation exercise. The exact mix depends on the unit. You’ll also complete a 15,000- to 20,000-word research dissertation.
How to book
Please contact the Southampton Solent University admissions team if you require more information about this course:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5066
Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30