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University of Plymouth

Maritime Business and Maritime Law

UCAS Code: NM12

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 - 112 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Considered in combination

D*D* - any subject accepted

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-DMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

112 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Business and management

Business law

Get to know the exciting and often hidden business of world shipping. From shipbroking, and the transport of goods, to salvage rights and piracy. 90 per cent of world trade is carried by sea and you’ll learn about the commercial, economic and operational aspects of the maritime industry, while gaining a grounding in the varied and fascinating legal issues that arise in the sector. Our course has established a strong reputation within the industry, you’ll be highly sought after when you graduate.

You will take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts. You will deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. You will increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement. The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

* Benefit from the strong reputation our course has around the world for the quality of our students. When you graduate you'll be sought after and ready for work or further study in your chosen maritime area.

* Get ahead with a course that’s accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The University also has links with many other professional bodies including the Nautical Institute, the Institute of Export, the International Association of Maritime Economists, Sea Vision UK and the International Association of Maritime Universities.

* Increase your employability with an optional one year industrial placement.

* Learn from academic staff with relevant industrial backgrounds in the maritime and shipping world. The Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance is an active research community hosting regular seminars and discussions.

* Join our active alumni association, the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association (PYNDA), where you’ll meet other students and graduates in the maritime field and make useful contacts.

* Study maritime business and law in a city with a rich maritime history. The University has a tradition of maritime education stretching back to the mid-nineteenth century.

* See things from different perspectives - the wide ranging experience of the international shipping and logistics staff and the nature of the subject attracts a high number of international students. This creates plenty of opportunity for knowledge sharing.

* Deepen your knowledge of the industry with field trips to ports and the City of London. Take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts.

Modules

In your first year, you’ll get an introduction to the maritime business environment with modules in economics, logistics, shipping, law and international trade procedures. You'll work with your personal tutor on developing key business and learning skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose an optional module, including language options.

In your second year, you’ll cover further business functions and gain more in-depth operational knowledge of the maritime and logistics business. The focus will be on maritime commercial practice, operations and management, shipping markets, shipping geography and economics and financial accounting. If you intend to choose the placement year you’ll get a chance to showcase your skills and employment history.

In your final year, you’ll enhance your knowledge of the maritime and logistics business by developing an understanding of management and finance at a strategic level, along with shipping policy and governance. You’ll study maritime law, focusing on admiralty law and the legal aspects of the carriage of goods. You'll also undertake a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice with the guidance of your personal supervisor.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

30% of assessment is by exam, 70% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Business law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Law

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Legal associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Functional managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Business law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

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£23k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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