- This final year degree top-up course will equip you with the relevant management skills for working in the modern global maritime world.
- Learn the very latest methods, concepts, and theories to enable you to understand and analyse, in a multidisciplinary way, the complexities of the 21st century maritime and shipping world.
- Progress rapidly through your studies and gain the tools to become a leader in all areas of maritime operations.
- We focus on the interconnectedness of global maritime supply chains, and place strong emphasis on methodology and analytical skill development.
- Gain the tools, ability and confidence to make decisions with managerial style and determination, under complex and ever changing conditions in the global marine and maritime economic environment.
- Flexible distance e-learning designed with seafaring and offshore students in mind.
- Delivered by leading academics and industry experts
- Benefit from interactive, dynamic, portable and highly relevant course content tailored for online learning - we use videos, audio, interactive tests and quizzes.
- Specifically designed for delivery both online and offline; stream or download lectures to watch when you don't have an internet connection.
Students will need to complete the modules listed in the BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations programme before proceeding onto the Honours Project below.
Honours Project (MLA610B)
The module begins with a taught element of research skills (including literature search and review, numerical analysis and data management), to equip students with the skills necessary to undertake an Honours project successfully. Students then have the opportunity to research a topic or problem of interest. Students may participate in either an established research area or follow a line of work based on their interests.
Please note this is a final year degree top-up course.
All applications are considered on individual merit in relation to the aims and outcomes of the programme.
The criteria below set out normal minimum qualifications required for entry to the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations course.
The standard entry requirements will be one of:
- An equivalent to year two of a British degree in a relevant subject.
- Portfolio accreditation of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and relevant work experience.
View course entry requirements on the Marine Learning Alliance website.
English language requirements
If you have not obtained or do not have the appropriate entry qualifications in the English language, you may be required to produce evidence of English language ability. This will normally be the equivalent of:
- GCSE Grade C or above in English language.
- IELTS average score of 6.0 or above with a score of at least 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).
- Equivalencies are detailed in ‘Admissions Information and Procedures’ issued by the University Secretariat.
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
Our partnership with MLA College
Partner college open days
This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.
University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
We offer a number of different sustainable maritime operations options. Find the right course to meet your needs.
The MLA College has developed blended distance e-learning programmes that are perfectly suited to marine professionals seeking advancement of skills and qualifications without having to attend university full time.