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BSc (Hons) Maritime Science (Engineering) – Online

Distance learning

  • Maritime Science
  • Full Time
  • 3 Years
  • Start 2021

About this programme

This online Maritime Science degree at the University of Gibraltar gives you the flexibility to get your qualifications via distance learning.
Whether you’re already a seafarer, or would like to become one, our Recognition of Prior Learning scheme means that you may be eligible for credit towards some modules. This is dependent on existing qualifications and experience.
Our BSc (Hons) Maritime Science programme is aligned to Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) standards.

Typical modules include:

Navigation | Ship Design & Architecture | Bridge Management | Ship Handling & Voyage Planning | Engineering | Mechanics & Propulsion

A unique feature of this programme is that engineering and nautical students can work together through the programme’s joint modules.
Please note that students can opt not to complete the final dissertation and exit with a BSc degree at an earlier stage in their studies.

Why choose this programme?

Dynamic Degree

For those working at sea, the online programme will allow you to complete your degree whilst working.

Choose your exit award

Should you prefer not to complete the final written dissertation, you have the option to exit the programme with a BSc (Ordinary) award instead of a BSc (Hons).

Innovative teaching

You will benefit from teaching approaches that place you at the heart of studying and ensures learning is enjoyable and aligned with industry standards.

Enhanced prospects

Excellent job opportunities due to a growing global demand for well qualified Ship Officers.

Entry profile

Typically, all applicants should have:

  • BCC at ‘A level’, (104 UCAS) or international equivalent.
  • Relevant industry experience is also beneficial but not required.

All applicants should have:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*– C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language (min grade C or grade 4 ) and Mathematics (min grade B or grade 6 ) or international equivalent. Alternatively, evidence (i.e. accreditation/recognition) of relevant industry experience or prior Certificated and Experiential Learning.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.

English language requirements:

An overall IELTS test result of 6.0, including a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.

Find out more

Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.


Fees to be updated soon.




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You can also call us and speak to one of our team on +350 200 71000.

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