Course Comparison

Course PgDip Sustainable Maritime Operations PgCert Sustainable Maritime Operations
Award Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Part-time Distance learning Part-time Distance learning
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 PgDip Sustainable Maritime Operations course.

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. 
  • 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.

View course entry requirements on the Marine Learning Alliance website.

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 programme.

The criteria below set out normal minimum qualifications required for entry to the PgCert Sustainable Maritime Operations course.

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.

View course entry requirements on the Marine Learning Alliance website.

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.