MLA College will be in Southampton at the Ocean Business 19 on 9-11 April (IMarEST / MLA College, stand W25).

Please visit our stand and meet our team for having a chat about our Higher Education Hydrography and Maritime Operations distance e-learning programmes or our MSc top-ups in Engineering for Marine Professionals, Meteorology, Oceanography, Hydrography and Sustainable Maritime Operations.

You can access the OB website by clicking the link below.


Cyber Security Awareness course

Together with the University of Sunderland and Stapleton International, we have developed an online Maritime Cyber Risk Awareness Course to help address an industry-wide lack of preparedness against digital threats

Modern ships and seafarers are prime targets for cyber-attacks. It has been shown that bridge systems such as GPS, ECDIS, radar and autopilot systems can be compromised by outsiders which poses a significant safety risk.  And it is not only vessel navigation that can be undermined, but control systems for ballast water, vessel stability, engines and propulsion can all be targeted by increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced they will continue to provide the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) in 2019, which will support companies and individuals develop their industry skills.

Marine and maritime professionals from Singapore can apply for up to 70 per cent funding to study with MLA College.

More information and how to apply 

Dr Paul Wright

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our newest Lecturer, Dr Paul Wright.

Paul will be assisting our Programme Leaders write and develop new modules across our complete suite of courses.

Dr Richard Thain, our Director here at MLA College, said:

“Everyone at MLA is so excited to have Paul on board and he is an excellent addition to the team. With the marine and maritime industry forever changing it’s important that this is reflected in our courses. Content needs to remain fresh, current and engaging, and Paul is certainly going to help us achieve that.”

Fieldwork, lab work and data analysis are his specialisms due to his self-confessed nerdy fascination for data, numbers, statistics and maps.