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Shipping degrees in the UK

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International Supply Chain and Shipping Management (Top Up) BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth United Kingdom

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Study a Shipping degree in the UK in 2024

Shipping as an academic degree focuses on the study of maritime transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. It involves understanding the processes and operations involved in moving goods and cargo by sea, and the efficient management of shipping and port activities. Shipping professionals play a crucial role in facilitating global trade and ensuring the smooth movement of goods across international borders.

Shipping is a critical industry that drives global trade and plays a vital role in the movement of goods and commodities worldwide. Graduates in this field are equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage complex shipping operations, optimise logistics, and contribute to the efficient functioning of international supply chains. As international trade continues to expand, the demand for skilled professionals in Shipping will remain high, making it a rewarding and impactful career path for individuals interested in the global transportation and logistics industry.

Graduates of a degree in Shipping will have a wide range of career options available to them. These may include roles as shipping coordinator, logistics manager, maritime operations analyst, port operations officer, and international trade specialist.

Your degree program will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical workshops to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the shipping industry. Depending on your course, you may have the opportunity to participate in internships or work placements at shipping companies or port authorities to gain hands-on experience. Modules you will study could include:

  • Introduction to Shipping and Maritime Operations
  • Marine Transport Economics
  • Port and Terminal Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Maritime Law and International Trade

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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