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
- 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
Studies completed in last five years
Entrants onto the programme will have successfully completed the STCW-aligned HND/Advanced Diploma or Foundation Degree at a UK Maritime Academy in the five years prior to BSc (Hons) course commencement.
Studies completed more than five years ago
Applications are also invited from those who completed the STCW-aligned HND/Advanced Diploma or Foundation Degree at a UK Maritime Academy more than five years ago. These applicants will need to provide evidence that they have maintained competence at sea and/or relevant industry experience, along with a personal statement. If this applies to you, we will be in touch about evidence once we receive your application.
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.
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.
You can download our information sheet and for more information, contact our academic team by email at BSc.Fleetwood@blackpool.ac.uk
Find out more and apply online - links below
With HND/Advanced Diploma
With Foundation Degree