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BSc (Hons) Maritime Transport and International Logistics

About this course

As nations develop, the shipping and logistics industry will also grow to meet consumers’ needs. To manage the movement of these goods there will be a crucial need for knowledgeable and well trained graduates who not only understand the constraints and demands of the industry, but also have the ability to solve problems and provide creative and appropriate solutions. Solent’s maritime transport and international logistics course is designed to meet this need and the growing demand for specialist knowledge in the field of international logistics.

The course equips students with knowledge and understanding of international logistics and supply chain management across all transport modes. There will be particular emphasis on the maritime industry and how other transport modes integrate with shipping on a global scale.

Students are taught by staff with a wide range of experience and knowledge. Students benefit from the mixture of industry professionals and academics as well as from the international outlook of the team. To help develop a good understanding of the subject, staff place a strong focus on learning through application within the real world, demonstrating theory within practice.

Course units

Course units
Year one  Year two  Year three 
Core units  Core units  Core units 
Research for Business  Current Marine Issues  Project* 
Transport Geography  Ports and Logistics  Extended Project* 
Managing Financial Information  Management of Marine Organisations  Supply Chain Management 
Maritime Business  Transport Logistics  Procurement and Strategic Planning 
Introduction to Law  Ship Management and Operations  International Logistics Operations 
Maritime Operations  Options  Economics and Transport Technology 
  Carriage of Goods by Sea  Options 
  Please note: not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.   Terminal Planning and Development 
    *one of the option choices must be Project or Extended Project 
    Please note: not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Further information and application details

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the Solent University website.

Course information


A variety of assessment types, including examinations, written reports, oral presentations, individual and group work.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course are well-equipped to enter a career (either in the UK or internationally) in ship or port management, port operations and management, and logistics.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Ship operations
  • Ship management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Maritime law
  • Ship management and operations
  • Port and terminal management and operations
  • Logistics
  • Freight forwarding

Entry level

72 - 96 UCAS points from A-Levels or equivalent

  • A minimum of two A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 72 UCAS points.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Entry to year two may be offered to those with an HND or foundation degree in an appropriate subject.

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