BSc (Hons) Maritime Business

About this course

The maritime industry has global significance, employing thousands of people worldwide within a wide range of disciplines. This course will prepare you for a successful career in the international shipping industry, delivering a combination of the latest business skills, practical experience and specialist knowledge of the maritime industry.

In close proximity to the international business centre of London and the thriving maritime industry in Southampton, Solent University is ideally placed to deliver the precise combination of business and maritime experience that industry employers are looking for.

Course content

Year 1

  • Research for Business
  • Transport Geography
  • Managing Financial Information
  • Maritime Business
  • Maritime Operations
  • Introduction to Law

Year 2

  • Current Marine Issues
  • Ports and Logistics
  • Management of Marine Organisations
  • Chartering Practice
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea


  • Ship Management and Operations

Year 3

  • International Trade Law
  • Marine Finance
  • Maritime Law and Risk Management
  • Strategic Management and Marketing
  • Project/Extended Project


  • Supply Chain Management

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Further information and application details

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the Solent University website.

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Course information


Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and validated by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)


A variety of assessment types, including examinations, written reports, oral presentations, individual and group work.

Teaching methods

This course utilises a variety of teaching styles which includes lectures, seminars, group activities, problem solving exercises, field trips and guided independent study.

Career opportunities

With strong industry links and opportunities for work placements, graduates are well equipped to enter a variety of roles in the maritime industry, both in the UK and internationally.

We have close links with the maritime industry, assisting you to develop the skills required by employers. Talks from industry representatives and visits to maritime business settings bring the course content to life and make sure your learning is relevant and up-to-date.

The maritime group hold an annual conference for students at which there are networking opportunities with maritime experts.

Transferable skills

Researching, problem solving, working to deadlines, teamwork, communication and presentation skills are a few of the techniques you will have the opportunity to develop through working on real-world assignments.

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