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Maritime Business


Is there a better place to start you maritime career than in Britain’s Ocean City?

You will benefit from living in a beautiful coastal location, studying at a university that has a traditional naval education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Once you complete our Foundation in Maritime Business, you’ll go on to learn about the commercial, economic and operational aspects of the maritime industry. This will give you a strong grounding in the varied and fascinating legal issues that arise in this sector.


  • Two Semesters


  • September
  • January
  • May


  • £15,250

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Special Features

  • First year direct entry available
  • Optional placement year

Programme Details

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

Semester 1

  • BUS108 – Business Law
  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • SCI101MB – Numerical Techniques 1
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT

Semester 2

  • BUS101 – Accounting: You will learn about the importance of accounting and financial reporting. Topics include profit and loss, trading accounts and budgetary control.
  • BUS103 – Economics
  • BUS105 – Business Studies
  • BUS106 – Academic Writing

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


  • Logistics Manager
  • Marine Analyst
  • Maritime Consultant
  • Port Manager

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Why we chose UPIC

Hear from our students about what helped them choose Plymouth, and what is so special about their experiences as a student at UPIC.

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