Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Shipping Operations

This course is aimed at maritime professionals who have considerable professional expertise and experience in the industry and wish to develop specialised knowledge and skills in ship safety management. The course is taught online by distance learning using Solent University's virtual learning environment, which is available anywhere in the world, day and night.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2.2 or higher in maritime studies, shipping, business or law, or another appropriate subject and relevant professional qualifications and experience. A certificate of competency as a Master or Chief Engineer; Class 1 Master Mariner; Class 1 Engineer; STCW management-level qualifications or equivalent, plus management-level experience in the sea transport industry (such as a Master, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, First Engineer or equivalent). An HND or foundation degree via officer cadet route plus extensive relevant professional qualifications and management experience; all candidates must be working or recently employed in the maritime or shipping industry.
If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 writing), or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Postgraduate and self-managed study; international maritime context; business research skills; professional skills and practice portfolio; risk and safety management; legal process.

Assessment methods

Assessment may be through coursework, presentations, briefing papers, reports, portfolios, personal development plans and project work (including a dissertation).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southampton Solent University Southampton SO14 0YN South East

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Key information

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team
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