Course Comparison

Course FdSc Navigation and Maritime Science BSc (Hons) Navigation and Maritime Science
Award Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 2 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Entry requirements

To include a grade E at a relevant science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Design Technology, Applied Science, Geography, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology), excluding general studies.

BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP in a relevant subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Pass science related Access course. Must have GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent

International Baccalaureate: 24 points overall to include 4 at Higher Level science. 

GCSE: mathematics and English language grade C.

An interview may be required. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Non UK residents will need to obtain sponsorship from their own national fleet subject to Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approval.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Applicants exceeding our entry requirements may be eligible for an offer under our Engineering and Navigation Excellence Scheme.

A level: To include a grade C in a relevant science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Design Technology, Applied Science, Geography, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology) excluding general studies.

BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: MMP - DMM dependent on subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Pass Access (Science) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction to include 12 credits in science. Must have GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: 26 overall, to include 4 at Higher Level science

GCSE: Mathematics and English language grade C.

An interview may be required. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. We welcome applications from students around the world with equivalent qualifications.

Direct Entry into year 2 or final year

It is possible for appropriately qualified (typically HND, Foundation degree or equivalent) student to have a direct entry into year 2 or the final year of the programme.

Non UK residents will need to obtain sponsorship from their own national fleet subject to Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approval.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.