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About

On this MSc Maritime Studies Learning at Work MSc, you'll gain skills, knowledge and confidence that'll help you become a greater asset to your ship – whether you're aiming to move from navigating officer to a managerial role, looking to pursue a role in international maritime policy or maritime security and defence, or thinking about transitioning from the Royal Navy to the private sector.

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Overview

Overview

Do you want to boost your career prospects by studying for an maritime studies Master's degree alongside your current job?

On this MSc Maritime Studies Learning at Work Master's course, you'll gain skills, knowledge and confidence that'll help you become a greater asset to your ship – whether you're aiming to move from navigating officer to a managerial role, looking to pursue a role in international maritime policy or maritime security and defence, or thinking about transitioning from the Royal Navy to the private sector.

Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. If you don't have an undergraduate degree, you could still do this postgraduate course if you have several years experience in a responsible position (such as a military role) or you have high-level skills through experience that isn't reflected in your qualifications.

You can tailor the course to match your professional and personal aspirations and your employer's objectives. The way you learn is flexible, so you can study wherever is most convenient for you and schedule your studies around your existing commitments.

You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company. When you complete the course, you'll improve your career prospects and have the skills and knowledge to perform more effectively in your job.

Successful completion of this course can also count in part or in full towards professional registration with the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST).

What you’ll experience

  • Choose modules and study topics that match your personal and professional goals, as well as your employer's objectives
  • Develop your ability to analyse problems, research and propose solutions, and make sound professional judgements when faced with the organisational, financial and management aspects of a business
  • Take part in work-based learning (WBL) projects that form part of your daily workload, which ensure that the knowledge you develop is relevant to your employer's business
  • Get an optional 1-day induction in Portsmouth at the start of the course and have the opportunity to study on campus, if it suits you
  • Develop your learning plan with the University and your employer, so you can make an effective contribution to your workplace as you learn
  • Have full access to our student support services and community including study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students' Union
  • Tap in to our Library's electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection
  • Choose a Workplace Mentor to support your learning – someone at work who can offer advice, guidance, and moral support
  • Have support from an academic tutor specialising in your area of study and a University learning manager who oversees your programme
  • Use online tutorials and lectures to help you with study skills, including your analytical and writing skills

Work experience and career planning

When you finish the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to advance your career with your current employer and boost your long-term career prospects.

After the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching and programme assessment

How you're taught will depend on which modules you take and the work-based learning projects you do.

Most of the course is delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment. With access to all the study material you’ll need, discussion forums and the chance to connect with peers and lecturers via chat sessions, you’ll have plenty of academic support and heaps of resources.

Depending on the modules you study and your location, you may also be able to study on campus, experiencing face-to-face teaching methods.

The way you're assessed will depend on which modules you take and the work-based learning projects you do.

Programme Structure

At the start of the course, you'll put together a Learning Contract with the University and your employer that outlines what you'll study.

To get a Master's degree, you need to accumulate a total of 180 credits. If you leave the course before you accumulate 180 credits, you can get a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) if you've accumulated 60 credits or a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) if you've accumulated 120 credits. You can get these credits in 3 ways:

1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

2. Work-based learning (WBL) projects

3. Taught modules

Please see our website for our latest module information.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Start date:

  • September 2022
  • January 2023

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree or equivalent. Other qualifications such as HNDs and Foundation degrees, supported by several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts, may also be acceptable. Applicants are usually working at a professional level. If you do not hold a level 6 qualification you may be required to present evidence of your ability to study at level 6.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/msc-maritime-studies-learning-at-work

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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