Course Comparison

Course PgDip Advanced Hydrography for Professionals DipHE Hydrography for Professionals
Award Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Part-time Part-time
Placement - -
Location Marine Learning Alliance Marine Learning Alliance
Provider Marine Learning Alliance Ltd Marine Learning Alliance Ltd
Entry requirements

All applications are considered on individual merit in relation to the aims and outcomes of the programme. 

The criteria below set out normal minimum qualifications required for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Hydrography for Professionals programme. 

The standard entry requirements will be one of:

  • A first degree, or appropriate professional or academic qualifications (UK, EU or international) deemed by the University to be equivalent to a first degree. A first degree would normally be expected in hydrographic surveying or a marine-based science subject with a hydrographic survey component.
  • If you don’t possess appropriate HE qualifications, you may be admitted to a postgraduate programme on the basis of prior experience, if the programme leader/admissions tutor considers that you have demonstrated the potential to complete the programme successfully. If you follow this entry route, you may well be expected to undertake one or more bridging modules.


English language requirements

If you have not obtained or do not have the appropriate entry qualifications in the English language, you may be required to produce evidence of English language ability. This will normally be the equivalent of:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English language.
  • IELTS average score of 6.5 or above with a score of at least 6.5 in the written component.
  • Equivalencies are detailed in ‘Admissions Information and Procedures’ issued by the University Secretariat.

All applications are considered on individual merit in relation to the aims and outcomes of the course. 

We welcome a mix of AS/A level and vocational A level qualifications as well as specialisation. If you are a UK school leaver, offers will be based on your results at the end of year 13, although AS grades gained at the end of year 12 may be used in conjunction with your predicted A level or vocational A level grades as an important indicator of ability.

Offers made to mature applicants (over 21) may take account of work and life experience, and in particular, work experience gained within the offshore survey industry.  

If you have not obtained or do not have the appropriate entry qualifications in the English language, you may be required to produce evidence of English language ability.  This will normally be the equivalent of:

  • GCSE grade C or above in English language.
  • IELTS average score of 6.0 or above with a score of at least 6.0 in the written component.