BSc Top Up Maritime Operations Management

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The BSc (Hons) top-up in Maritime Operations Management, awarded by Lancaster University, is a future-focused programme that will enable you to develop the essential knowledge and skills preparing you for future success in work and life across the maritime industry. Developed in line with the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) Maritime 2050 Report, this programme is industry relevant, future-focused and through continuous engagement with industry partnerships, the programme will remain industry specific and of high quality.

Quick facts about the programme

There are:

  • pathways in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Electro-Technical
  • entry points with HND/Advanced Diploma and Foundation Degree
  • on-campus and flexible, blended learning options
  • intakes in May, September and January each year

Entry requirements

Entrants onto the programme will have successfully completed the STCW-aligned HND/Advanced Diploma or Foundation Degree at a UK Maritime Academy.

Enrolling with an HND/Advanced Diploma 

This pathway includes a pre-entry bridging module which you will be required to complete prior to the main course commencement. This will support the development of academic study skills and will be delivered via a blended approach. 

Enrolling with a Foundation Degree

If you have a relevant FD, you are good to go onto the main programme with no need to complete the bridging module.

More detail

The programme explores the maritime industry from a holistic perspective, creating effective maritime industry managers for the future, and is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills that will prepare graduates for number of current and future career opportunities, both at sea and ashore. It enables maritime professionals to develop a career in the shore-based maritime sector or have a professional degree to support their career at sea.

Your programme will comprise four modules weighted at twenty credits each, focusing on Digital Ship Management, Green Ship Management, the Management of Maritime Projects, and a twenty-credit module focusing on future technologies aligned to your pathway. Finally, there will be a forty-credit dissertation module which will be based on a subject of your choice, linked to your pathway and career aspirations.

Overseas students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply for a two year UK work visa.

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With HND/Advanced Diploma

Maritime Operations Management (Nautical Science) - BSC Hons Degree with Bridging Module from HND/Adv Dip - Topup

Maritime Operations Management (Marine Engineering) - BSC Hons Degree with Bridging Module from HND/Adv Dip - Topup

Maritime Operations Management (Electro-Technical) - BSC Hons Degree with Bridging Module from HND/Adv Dip - Topup

With Foundation Degree

Maritime Operations Management (Nautical Science) - BSC Hons Degree - Topup

Maritime Operations Management (Marine Engineering) - BSc Hons Degree - Topup

Maritime Operations Management (Electro-Technical) - BSc Hons Degree - Topup


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