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Ride your own waveGo further in your career with postgraduate study at Warsash Maritime School

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Launch your career with a master’s degree in autumn 2024

A master’s degree from Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University is more than just a qualification. It’s the ideal route into a successful maritime management, education, or yacht design career strengthened by our excellent industry reputation. What’s more, it provides membership of an impressive maritime alumni community with individuals from and working in more than 70 nations.

Look below at the courses you can study either full-time, part-time, or by distance learning. Apply directly to us and, if you’re a Solent alumni, you could be eligible for a discount of up to 20%.

Discover Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University

Our master’s programmes combine academic study and practical, industry-relevant learning. Whether focused on international shipping and logistics, maritime business, education and training, shipping operations, or yacht design, they’re led by course leaders and teams with substantial industry experience, ensuring postgraduate students graduate work-ready, world-ready and future-ready.

Find out about Warsash Maritime School
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    UK uni for sustained employment (LEO 2022)
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    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years

Go deeper

A passion for innovation and close industry collaboration runs through our work. This ensures our programmes address key issues shaping both today’s maritime industry and those who work within it. Explore the links below to learn more about the future of maritime; our community; and current research ranging from decarbonisation to maritime autonomy and digitalisation.

What is maritime business?

Why study maritime business and shipping?

Hear from our students and lecturers on the future of maritime - Solent University maritime conference 2022

Delve into Environment and Engineering research at Solent

Read more about our part in a new £21.3m national research hub to decarbonise the UK maritime sector

Learn about our specialist facilities, including a 60m-long tow tank for yacht design

Book an open day

Discover more about postgraduate study on one of our open days.

Life in Southampton

Our East Park Terrace campus is in the heart of the city centre, which means you're within walking distance of a range of bars, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, cinemas, maritime museums, and more!

If you fancy travelling further afield, the cities of London, Bournemouth, Portsmouth (where you can visit HMS Victory and the stunning remains of the Tudor ship, the Mary Rose) and Winchester are close enough for a day trip of shopping, sightseeing and fine dining. Or if you prefer spending time in green spaces, the beautiful New Forest National Park and an exhilarating ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight are also within easy reach.

If you love the buzz of a live music event, you're in for a treat. Southampton is home to a number of live music venues, including the O2 Guildhall, which is a regular stop for nationwide tours, and independent venues that showcase up-and-coming bands.

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Our postgraduate maritime degrees are the ideal route into a successful career in the maritime industry.

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