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Maritime Business

5 years full-time with foundation and industry years
2022
UCAS Code:
MAB4
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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The business and law foundation year is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree. The course will help you develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills, to ensure you get the most out of your degree-level studies – and provides a direct entry point to the BSc (Hons) Maritime Business degree.

Studying the business and law foundation year before starting the full maritime business degree is designed to build your confidence, develop your capabilities and ensure you’re future-ready and ready for the competitive global marketplace.

From core subjects such as business, law, finance, marketing, enterprise, personal development and projects in the community, you’ll gain a solid introduction to the foundations of business and law, study contemporary business challenges, identify future trends and focus on the areas and industries which matter to you.

The maritime business sector is vast and fast moving, multidisciplinary and strongly influenced by geopolitical change. With shipping responsible for approximately 90% of the movement of global trade, the importance of good management is clear – and this course delivers the essential package to meet the needs of today's maritime business environment.

Offering a holistic overview of the industry, alongside insider knowledge and understanding of the way in which this complex and dynamic industry operates, the BSc (Hons) Maritime Business degree is designed to prepare you to make an immediate contribution in the workplace.

You will study real-world problems derived from the industry, explore the practicable applications of theoretical and technical concepts and processes, and develop an analytical approach to problem-solving – along with teamwork, managerial, and effective communication skills.

Taught by a dedicated team with a wide range of experience and knowledge, and as part of a large cohort of students from around the globe, you will develop a truly international network of professional peers and connections, along with a deep appreciation of variations in cultural and business practices.

And our annual maritime conference will help you develop your professional connections still further, bringing Solent alumni and senior professionals from the industry on campus to talk to students about their early career experiences, help develop employability, and more.

There is an optional one-year work placement option between year two and year three of the taught programme. Students are expected to find their own placement but are supported by the course team.

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Why choose this course?

Graduates have gone on to roles with companies including: Bibby, Aberdeen; Lloyd’s Register, London; Odjfjell Tankers, Bergen; Cargill, Geneva; Carnival UK; and the International Maritime Organization

Bringing Solent alumni and senior professionals from the industry on campus to talk to students about their early career experiences, help develop employability, and more.

Topics include gender dynamics at sea, shipping hybridisation, cleaner energy and low-carbon technologies for port use, and more

A major hub in the UK and European maritime and shipping industry

Who is this course for?

The business and law foundation year is ideally suited for students who want to build their academic knowledge and confidence to return to studying or progress in your studies. You’ll develop strong academic and organisational skills, and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.

The maritime business degree is suited to students who have an interest in the world of shipping and a desire to understand both how maritime business is undertaken and what drives this global industry.

What does this course lead to?

Maritime business graduates have gone on to find roles with a wide range of companies, including: Bibby, Aberdeen; Allports, Southampton; Braemar Seascope, Sarzana; Galbraiths London; Lloyd’s Register, London; Odjfjell Tankers, Bergen; Cargill, Geneva; Carnival UK, Southampton; Ince & Co (Admiralty Law office), London; Baltic line, Bergen; DP World Southampton; UK P&I Club; Sustainable Shipping Initiative; International Maritime Organisation and DHL.

Meet the team

The course team has wide-ranging experience and knowledge.

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.

Facilities

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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