Maritime Degree Courses

By UniAdmission / March 01 2019

Shipping container sailing with maritime degree courses graduates

Whether you’re interested in working for a merchant navy, in a port, yacht or as ship captain students who join any of the top universities offering maritime degree courses have a wide range of maritime majors to choose from. Universities offer all study levels from foundation year, bachelor degree, master degree, PhD and maritime courses for  training and career development.

Top specializations for maritime degree courses include shipping studies, nautical science, marine technology, marine engineering, marine operations, port management, maritime management, English for shipping terms and STCW courses and training. See full list of maritime courses below.

The Maritime degrees offered including bachelor’s degree and master’s degree and PhD are taught by some of the best universities in UK, USA and Australia. The Maritime degree courses are available through full time study, part-time, through eLearning or by distance learning.

All the programs are accredited by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Australian Maritime Authority and United States Maritime Administration (MARD). The maritime degrees provide students with advance knowledge, extensive skills and solid qualifications to prepare them for successful maritime careers and maritime jobs with marine companies, maritime organization, shipping companies and maritime government agencies such as customs authorities and port authorities.

Universities Teaching Maritime Degrees

Some of the UK Universities include University of Southampton, University of Portsmouth, Newcastle University, University of Strathclyde and Southampton Solent University. Australian Universities include University of Tasmania Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Sydney Marine Studies Institute (MSI) and University of Wollongong.

Maritime colleges in US include Texas A&M University, United States Merchant Marine Academy, California Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Canadian Universities include University of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University, Memorial University of Newfoundland Marine Institute and Georgian College.

Degrees taught by those top universities are accredited by the well-regarded International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) which is often required by many maritime organizations and employers. One of the most popular postgraduate programs is master in shipping. 

Maritime Degrees

There is a wide range of Maritime degree courses covering all aspects including marine science, marine engineering, marmite management and maritime administration. Below is a list of popular marine degrees:

Chief Mate & Master
Chief Mate Certificate
Geography with Marine Studies
Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Marine Engineering
Marine Technology with Marine Engineering
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering
Maritime Business & Management
Maritime Law
Nautical Science and Chief Mate
Nautical Science Certificate
Naval Architecture with Ocean Engineering

Navigation and Maritime Science
Oil and Gas Chemistry
Ship and Port Management
Ship Captain
Ship Deck Officer Certificate
Ship Science
Ship Science & Engineering Management
Ship Science & Naval Architecture
Ship Science & Naval Engineering
Sub-Sea Engineering
Yacht Operations
Maritime English Courses
Various Maritime Training Courses

Admission Requirements

The general criteria and admission requirements by most universities include good high school qualification and IELTS 4.5 for admission to the foundation year, IELTS 6.0 for direct admission to the bachelor degree. Students must hold a good bachelor degree qualification and IELTS 6.5 score for admission to the master’s degree. PhD admission requirements include bachelor degree, master degree, PhD proposal and IELTS 6.5 score.

How to apply for the maritime degrees

Students who are interested in university admissions and need an offer of acceptance for any of the above maritime degree programs can apply online now. This is the easiest and fastest way to apply to university and receive your offer of acceptance from accredited universities in maritime education. Our admission application is supported by a team of education consultants and admissions experts who will work on your application to ensure you receive a positive outcome fast.