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BSc Shipping and Port Management

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year International full-time fees: £13,260 per year UK and EU placement year fees: £1,385 International placement year fees: £1,800

Studying shipping and port management at Solent University will help you to capitalise on these opportunities and equip you with the balance of modern shipping knowledge and port management expertise sought after by employers in the industry. 

Our maritime academic group is comprised of staff from a wide range of maritime and shipping backgrounds, ensuring that teaching combines academic theory with a wealth of commercial knowledge. The key aim of the shipping and port management degree is for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for their future careers and give them the best opportunities to begin their chosen career path.

As a direct benefit of our accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), students will receive exemptions from the academic requirements for membership at either ‘chartered member’ or ‘membership level’ of CILT. In the same way, students will be entitled to exemptions from two of the ICS exams (Professional Qualifying Examinations) required to gain ICS membership (an internationally recognised mark of professionalism in the shipping industry).

This course is well-suited to those who wish to work in shore-side operations within the global shipping and maritime industry. The course content is ideal for those who wish to gain a broad business knowledge whilst specialising in shipping and port operations.

Year 1:

Core modules
  • Introduction to Law
  • Maritime Operations
  • Maritime Business
  • Transport Geography
  • Managing Financial Information
  • Business Skills Development

Year 2:

Core modules
  • Current Marine Issues
  • Ports and Logistics
  • Management of Marine Organisations
  • Chartering Practice
  • Ship Management and Operations


  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

Year 3

Core modules
  • Terminal Planning and Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marine Pollution Management
  • Strategic Marketing and Management
  • Project/Extended Project


  • Maritime Law and Risk Management
Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

Application procedure

Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.

Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com.

Your application should reach UCAS by 15 January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until the end of June. The UCAS code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.

ISCED Categories

Maritieme economie
Logistiek en bedrijfsvoering scheepsvaart