Navigation and maritime science

About us

Navigation and maritime science is an exciting degree designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a Professional Yachtsman, Merchant Navy officer, Super Yacht officers or in Maritime Management. 

The course focuses on the interaction of the marine environment, the human element, modern technology and is integrated with a vocational training programme, which leads to a full professional qualification.

Haley Shepherd – BSc (Hons) Navigation and Maritime Science graduate

I am continually meeting students from my course and other marine courses in ports all over the world. Even here in Fiji! The University of Plymouth is creating a fantastic group of professional alumni working within various maritime sectors.

Haley has sailed all over the world and tells us how studying at the University of Plymouth was crucial in her career development

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Sandy Macpherson – BSc (Hons) Navigation and Maritime Science graduate

My career path hasn't changed, but I can honestly say that if I hadn’t gone to the University of Plymouth then I would never have made the necessary connections in the professional sailing world to get to this level of racing.

Canadian Ocean Racing skipper, Sandy, talks to us about the importance of networking at university and the role this has had on his career.

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