Maritime Industry in the 21st Century


Your first module of study will introduce you to studying by distance learning at degree level.  It will equip you with a broad underpinning of the challenges and current affairs relevant to the industry.  You will start your course with study of an overview of today’s maritime industry and continues with a look at key historical developments and also examines the economic, social and political aspects of sustainability.

Includes lectures in
  • What is weather?
  • Ocean waves
  • Port development
  • Vessels and their environmental impact
  • The birth of global trade
  • Improvements in navigation
  • Transport modes
  • STCW and the Maritime Labour Convention
Key skills learned
  • Studying and researching
  • Gather, evaluate and use literature
  • Recognise and explain the effects on maritime activities
  • Report writing
  • Self-study and personal planning



13 weeks part-time study


20 transferable credits at academic level 6


Coursework only.