BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Foundation Year
, Duration: 5 Years
Get to know the exciting and often hidden business of world shipping. From shipbroking, and the transport of goods, to salvage rights and piracy, 90 per cent of world trade is carried by sea and youâll learn about the commercial, economic and operational aspects of the maritime industry, while gaining a grounding in the varied and fascinating legal issues that arise in the sector. Our course has established a strong reputation within the industry, so youâll be highly sought after when you graduate.
The purpose of the undergraduate Maritime Business programmes is to provide a sound education for the International Shipping and Logistics industries. They cater for both entrants continuing from general education and more mature students with seafaring or other relevant industry experience.
The four-year BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law programme has been developed to support those interested in a career in the maritime services sector. It was estimated in 2012 that the UK employed 14,000 persons in the maritime services sector, which includes broking, insurance, P&I, maritime law, ship finance, ship operations and maritime publishing/events management.
The programme starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics. In the following years of your studies youâll deepen your knowledge and understanding of the maritime services industry and develop the skills necessary for a successful career. You can take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers to gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts and deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. You can also increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement.
The hallmark features of the Maritime Business programmes at Plymouth are:
ï· Underpinning by scholarly activity: the International Shipping and Logistics Groupâs strong research profile and the scholarly activity of the staff are an essential part of the intellectual culture which pervades the courses. There is particular research expertise in the areas of International Supply Chain Management, International Shipping, International Logistics and Port Management.
ï· Key skills and employability: these Programmes promote high levels of competency in key skills (including participating effectively and supportively in group work, reflecting upon learning, and evaluating personal strengths and weaknesses), that will improve your academic performance, develop your ability to communicate, enhance your employment prospects and equip you for lifelong learning.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
In your foundation year, youâll experience a supportive environment to assist in the transition to successful study in higher education. You will learn about academic writing, critical thinking skills and begin to develop your research skills, as well as develop your knowledge and understanding through an introduction to key aspects of business, accounting and economics. Youâll also have the opportunity to do independent research into an area of your studies that interests you, with a supervisor to guide and support you through the process. In your first year you will get an introduction to the maritime business environment with modules in economics, logistics, shipping, law and international trade procedures. You'll work with your personal tutor on developing key business and learning skills. In your second year, you cover further business functions and gain more in-depth operational knowledge of maritime business. The focus is on maritime commercial practice, operations and management, shipping markets, shipping geography, and economics and financial accounting. You will begin to specialise in maritime law. During the third year, you have the opportunity to take an optional industrial placement year. You benefit from the support of a dedicated team in finding a placement suitable for you. The placement year is a chance to showcase your skills and employment history. The final year is designed to enhance your awareness of the maritime and logistics business by developing an understanding at a strategic level. You also undertake a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice with the guidance of your personal supervisor.
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