Studying at Solent University will help you to capitalise on these opportunities and attain the combination of business acumen and maritime expertise that employers in the industry are looking for. The key aim of the maritime and business degree is to build students’ knowledge, understanding and employability skills to prepare them for their future careers.
Solent’s annual maritime conference is one of the highlights of the academic calendar and allows students to network with industry experts and make valuable contacts. It also offers the opportunity to listen to a wide range of industry leaders speaking about current maritime issues, keeping students up-to-date with what is happening in the industry ‘right now’. As well as providing for an ever growing social calendar (including an annual dinner and an end of year boat party), the Maritime Society is in regular contact with our international alumni, who help arrange guest speakers and get involved with volunteering opportunities.
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).
Those keen to pursue a career in the global maritime and shipping industry will benefit from this course.
All aspects of business in a maritime context are covered, which will appeal to those wishing to work in ship management, ship finance or brokering, maritime law or logistics and supply chain management.
A year-long work placement is available between years two and three. You’ll receive extensive support from the course team in finding a suitable placement, and be able to call on the University’s extensive industry contacts.
Students have had the opportunity to experience the maritime industry first-hand during port visits to Southampton, Antwerp and Rotterdam.
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 15th 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 June. The UCAS code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.