GCSE: all applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics and English at grade C or above.

 

Students are admitted to the MSc on the basis of one of the following:

  • A diploma/foundation degree (FdSc/HND) in Marine Engineering/Navigation Science (or equivalent) plus at least two years work experience as a senior officer (2nd officer and above).
  • A relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Portfolio accreditation of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and relevant work experience.

 

Students are admitted to the BSc on the basis of one of the following:

  • An equivalent to year two of a British degree in a relevant subject.
  • Portfolio accreditation of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and relevant work experience.

 

Applicants with no maritime related qualifications and/or work experience may still be eligible to apply:

  • Candidates applying for the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Maritime Operations must be qualified to UK Higher National Diploma or equivalent level
  • Candidates applying for the MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations must be qualified to UK Bachelor Degree level
  • A personal statement clearly explaining the motivation for applying to study Sustainable Maritime Operations (e.g. career change) must be submitted with the application
  • Applicants accepted to the programme via this route will be required to undertake an eight-week Sustainable Maritime Operations Access Course (SMOAC) before starting their programme

 

Applicants from our Videotel or ABMA partners who wish to study the SMO programme should contact us for further details on entry requirements.

 

International Students English language requirements

To be accepted onto a course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The table below show the minimum English language requirements for courses at NQF 6 and above.

the University of Plymouth requirement - IELTS (Academic)
Undergraduate programmes (level 6) Postgraduate programmes (level 7) Minimum component scores
6.0 overall 6.5 overall 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing)

 

For further information and alternatives to IELTS, see the University of Plymouth’s International Student Entry Requirements