Ready for BSc (Hons)

Shipping and Port Management

4 years full-time with year in industry
2022
UCAS Code:
99AT
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
104 - 120
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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The multi-billion dollar maritime industry is the backbone of modern trade, with approximately 93,000 ships trading across the world. On this specialist degree course you will develop the essential skills and understanding for a great career in this complex and fast-moving industry – exploring everything from maritime law to insurance to logistics to ports’ environmental and economic impact.

Led by tutors with a range of academic and industry expertise, you will study the latest management and business practices and learn to apply them to this specialist industry – exploring real-world scenarios and learning to put theory into practice. You will get to grips with the complexities of the global transport trade, learn to manage the day-to-day operation of ships and ports, explore the intricate web of law, regulations and economic interests which manage the industry – and learn how to apply that knowledge to keep the industry functioning smoothly.

On graduating, you will be well placed to make an immediate contribution in the workplace, showing the in-depth knowledge, keen problem-solving and decision-making skills and hands-on attitude to deliver practical solutions to everyday management challenges.

And you will also have plenty of opportunities to develop your professional network in the industry, from working alongside students from across the globe to our maritime events and guest speakers – including Solent alumni and industry figures at every level.

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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?

This degree is suited to students who have an interest in the world of shipping, ports and logistics, combined with a desire to make your mark on an exciting, dynamic and essential global industry.

What does this course lead to?

As a graduate you’ll have a wide range of options in the industry available to you,  including port management, port agency, ship management, terminal operations and ship operations.

Meet the team

Students are taught by academic staff from a wide range of industry backgrounds with expertise in port and ship operations, ship finance, maritime law, chartering, general management, and logistics.

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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