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BSc (Hons) Maritime Science (Engineering) with Engineer Cadetship programme

  • Maritime Science
  • Full Time
  • 3 Years
  • Start Sept '21
  • Placement

About this programme

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to start a career as an officer at sea.
Graduates may, for example, choose to work in the Merchant Navy; on a research ship; a cruise ship or a super-yacht.
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.

Face to face teaching

We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience that is personal and participative. That’s why we have decided to continue the face-to-face delivery of our programmes this September.

COVID-19 Measures

Why choose this programme?

Accelerated learning

Accelerated degree programme with a total of 12 months sea time gained that will get you from classroom to ship in around three years.

Small class sizes

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

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).

Unique location

The iconic Straits of Gibraltar is a unique location for maritime science at the entrance of the Mediterranean.

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.

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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.

Do not meet the entry profile?

If you do not currently meet the entry requirements, our Access to Higher Education programme provides you with the pathway for success to springboard your academic journey.
Successful completion of this programme guarantees you entry to either the BBA or Maritime Science programmes.
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Region Fee per annum
UK and EU £9,250*
International (Non-EU) £12,500*

*Additional fees will apply for your Cadetship, please contact us for more information. 

This programme will be run subject to minimum numbers being met. 

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2020/21 and are subject to indexation.




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