The BSc (Hons) Ship and Port Management at Southampton Solent University is ideal if you wish to follow a career in ship or port operations and management, or in the related fields of logistics, freight forwarding, port agency, cargo handling or marine supplies.
The international shipping industry comprises nearly 50,000 ships and hundreds of ports worldwide. It carries around 90% of world trade. In addition, there is a large international marine services sector that provides support in the form of finance, law, insurance, ship broking, agency and management.
Employers in all these sectors require motivated graduates with extensive knowledge and problem-solving skills. Southampton, with its thriving port and maritime business community, is the ideal location to study a maritime course.
There is a demand for graduates with knowledge and operational skills to manage the world’s ships and ports. The course is supported by an industry liaison panel drawn from maritime and shipping businesses in Southampton and London and has good employment rates.
You could also benefit from the optional industrial placement year. Co-ordinated by the University’s Learning and Information Service and supervised within the Faculty, you undertake this scheme between Years 2 and 3.
(Under review for 2013)
Six core units:
Business Skills Development
Managing Financial Information
Introduction to Law
Five core units and one option unit:
Ports and Logistics
Management of Marine Organisations
Ship Management & Operations
Options (choose one):
Carriage of Goods by Sea or Curriculum Plus*
Five core units and two option units:
Marine Pollution Management
Strategic Marketing and Management
Supply Chain Management
Terminal Planning and Development
Options (choose one):
Current Marine Issues
Maritime Law and Risk Management
Why choose Solent?
About 90% of world trade is carried by sea. This course offers graduates a range of exciting, international opportunities.
Some units on the course are validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Solent provides opportunities to see at first hand ports and shipping at work: Southampton’s main sectors are containers, cruise ships and car carriers.
Visits to the ports of Rotterdam, Portsmouth and Southampton and trips to London to visit Lloyd’s insurance market and the International Maritime Organisation.
Coursework and presentations (both individual and group), navigation and manoeuvring practical exercises afloat, a dissertation in the final year and examinations.
There is an optional placement year between Years 2 and 3. Previous placements have included a container terminal, a port agency, a tanker company and a ship broker.
Key career skills
IT, problem solving, working to deadlines, teamwork and presentation.
“I was recently appointed to a position at the Port of Bristol working on the development of their new 1.5 million TEU container terminal which is currently in progress. So the Terminal Operations unit, where we had to design a container terminal, has been a great help!”
The International Foundation Year must be successfully completed before commencing undergraduate study (NQF Level 6 and above). In compliance with UKBA Tier 4 (General Student) policy, a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) will initially be issued for the foundation course.
Key info from UNISTATS
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