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University of Plymouth

Maritime Transport and Logistics

UCAS Code: N850

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Business and management

Transport policy

Study shipping policy and logistics in a city immersed in maritime heritage with our one year top-up degree. Whether it’s moving coffee or computers, the global shipping industry is responsible for transporting the vast majority of world trade and provides the lifeblood of global economy. You’ll extend your existing experience or qualifications in the marine sector and graduate primed to study a related masters programme or enter an evolving global industry.

You will get ahead with a course that’s accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. You will benefit from the strong reputation our course has in the maritime and related industries for its relevance to the industrial world, along with the quality of our students. As this is a 'top-up' programme for FdSc graduates only, it is not available during Clearing.

* 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.

* Progress onto a relevant masters programme upon successful completion of this course to solidify your knowledge and skills. You’ll benefit from ten per cent off your postgraduate fees if you advance directly.

* 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.

Benefit from the strong reputation our course has in the maritime and related industries for its relevance to the industrial world, along with the quality of our students.

* Learn from academic staff with relevant industrial backgrounds in the maritime and shipping world.

* 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.

* 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, which creates plenty of opportunity for knowledge sharing.

Modules

During this one year top-up degree, you’ll be introduced to research processes used in international logistics. Learning the key elements of strategic and logistics management, you’ll identify recent developments in the area. Consider national maritime policies, governance and operations around port and transport activities, all within the context of globalisation. You’ll gain an understanding of the development of ports and terminals.

Core modules:

* Research Skills for International Business
* International Logistics Management
* International Shipping
* Ports and Intermodalism
* Strategic Management and Governance
* Project Dissertation

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

67% of assessment is by exam, and 33% 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


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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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

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Social policy

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over 1,600 students graduated in social policy in 2015, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level — 750 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, the police, marketing and human resources and recruitment are popular — along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past. This degree is a bit less reliant on London for jobs than other similar subjects, so if you'd like to work outside the capital, it might be worth considering - although the jobs still tend to be in big cities.

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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Transport policy

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

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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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