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MScMSc Maritime Education and Training

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Why study a maritime education and training master's degree at Solent University

Develop your pedagogic practice as a maritime educator and increase your understanding of international maritime conventions and their application in the classroom.

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    of providing maritime training to seafarers
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    UK uni for sustained employment (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2022)
  • You'll study in Solent's comprehensive learning platform, Solent Online Learning (SOL) - an active, interactive environment where your directed learning will take place.
  • You'll examine the complex requirements of the provision offered by academics for the maritime and marine sector and the professional body requirements that need to be met.
  • You will learn from a team with a broad range of academic and industry experience.

Course overview

This course aims to provide those working in the field of maritime education with the tools to deliver maritime education and training to a global workforce.

During this two-year course, you'll gain a systematic and in-depth understanding of the global maritime education framework and develop a comprehensive understanding of educational theories, practices and application within the challenging and changing environment of maritime education. You'll also develop the knowledge, skills and specialist expertise to enhance professional practice and support educators across the maritime industry.

You will also develop your communication skills, enhance problem solving and technical skills, and fine tune your written and verbal skills through the use of presentations; creating videos, portfolios, or posters; designing a teaching plan; and writing essays and reports.

This is a distance learning course - materials and structured content will be available on the Solent Online Learning (SOL) platform, with directed learning available 24/7 for you to review, consider, and prepare for collaborative learning sessions which are held via Teams.

The taught provision will compose of a series of online modules. Each module will comprise several topics delivered as bite size chunks of learning. The subjects studied and subsequent credits gained at each level build onto deeper learning and higher qualifications.

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Course features

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Distance learning

    You can study this course anywhere in the world. The course will be delivered through online study

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

The Maritime Education and Training master’s programme is suited to maritime educators who wish to enhance their professional practice in the field of maritime education. Applicants should ideally have worked in the maritime field, either at sea or ashore.

What this course leads to

This course can lead to careers as an educator or trainer in maritime colleges and shipping companies around the world.

  • Maritime training manager
  • Nautical college lecturer/senior lecturer
  • Maritime workforce training adviser
  • Cadet training manager
  • Maritime studies instructor
  • Maritime cadet recruitment and training officer

Meet the team

Students will learn from a team with a broad range of academic and industry experience.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Solent’s virtual learning environment gives students 24-hour access to course materials, discussions, learning support and assignments.

You will need a personal computer or laptop and access to a broadband internet connection.

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