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Maritime Business


Ready to jump straight into the first year of your maritime business degree?

We’re here to help you settle into your new home. You will benefit from extra support with study skills, and you will learn how to adapt to the UK educational system.

Did you know that 90% of world trade is carried by Sea? As part of this degree, you will learn all about the commercial, economic and operational aspects of the maritime trade. University of Plymouth has an established history and strong links to the naval industry.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. We have an exciting active alumni network through the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association (PYNDA), where you’ll meet other students and graduates in the maritime field and make useful contacts.

Teaching will take place at the college during your first year, and at the university during your second year.


  • Two semesters


  • January
  • September


  • £16,250

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Degrees Available

*Full programme specification can be found under the ‘Course Details’ section of this University of Plymouth webpage.

Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: January and September

 Standard modules – all pathways

  • Business Foundations: You will build on your knowledge and understanding of business concepts, strategies and models by looking at different types of organisation and a variety of sectors
  • Business Law
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of ICT

Second semester modules

  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Introduction to Shipping

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


  • Marine Analyst
  • Maritime Consultant
  • Port Manager

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