Masters Orals

About this course

This course enables candidates to achieve Master (Unlimited) certification by the MCA oral examination route. Candidates will receive tuition and guided study in preparation for the MCA oral examination. 

Candidates must also hold a valid STCW certificate in Proficiency in Medical Care and Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level), and a personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA before taking their MCA orals. If not already held, this course can be undertaken at the Academy outside of the main course.

Course delivery location

From September 2018, this course will be delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

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Apply online for 21 January 2019

Apply online for 29 April 2019

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Summary course information

Contact us

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5015

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course information


Candidates must have completed 36 months’ watchkeeping service while holding an OOW unlimited II/1 Certificate of Competency. This period may be reduced to 24 months if at least 12 months of such seagoing service has been served as Chief Mate while holding a Chief Mate unlimited II/2 Certificate of Competency.

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA