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BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Management

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Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

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Why study Maritime Business and Management at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • This programme is available for Level 6 entry only from September 2020
  • This degree programme is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
  • Academic tutors provide a high level of support, and work with students to develop both their academic and professional skills
  • Close links with industry ensure the curriculum reflects current professional practice and industry demands, while industrial seminars and field visits help students engage with professional practice and working environments throughout their studies
  • Research and the transfer of expertise between the academic team and industry helps maintain relevance of course materials
  • The School hosts events with professional bodies which give students the opportunity to network with professionals in the sector
  • Campus location: City Campus

About your course

This programme is available for Level 6 entry only from September 2020. Completing the professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Management at Liverpool John Moores University will ensure you enjoy excellent career prospects in this global industry.

Additional course costs

There are no costs for day field trips for core and optional modules. Optional field trips will have costs involved. Locations may be subject to change.

We have a proud tradition of teaching maritime studies at LJMU, having originally provided courses as Liverpool Nautical College. However this course is firmly focused on the present and future needs of the maritime industry, with its state-of-the-art facilities, teaching from staff with extensive industrial experience and exciting work placement opportunities.

"I was called to three interviews within weeks of completing my course. Two of these prospective employers were especially interested because the degree was from LJMU."
James Stephenson, graduate now working as a Superyacht Captain and Yacht Manager

Professional accreditation/links

This degree programme is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students


The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)


There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.


You will enjoy varied career opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

The skills provided by this degree have also allowed recent graduates to move into management, administration and information technology positions. Examples of recent employers include Bibby Line, P&O Irish ferries, Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, and Liverpool and London P&I.

CareerSmart Programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course, to ensure our students experience a transformation in their career trajectory. Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose.

Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU's suite of online Apps, resources and jobs board via the LJMU Student Futures website. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU's in-house recruitment service, and we also offer fully funded Discovery Internships.

One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones and we offer a year-round programme of events, including themed careers and employability workshops, employer events and recruitment fairs. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU's Careers, Employability and Start-up Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.

Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

A life-changing experience 

There's so much more to university than just studying for a degree.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy.

Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or optional in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations. Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules provide you with an element of choice. Their availability may vary and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 6

Core modules

40 credits

This module will allow you to develop your knowledge, skills and general expertise in relation to a technical, operational, management, business or policy topic related to their programme of study.

Optional modules

Maritime Finance and Economics
20 credits

The aim of the module is to develop a critical awareness of the economic environment in which ships are financed, traded and operated and to analyse a range of managerial issues in the maritime industry, with particular reference to the management of capital and the appraisal of investment.

Global Supply Chain Management and Multimodal Logistics
20 credits

The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of global supply chain management from the upstream functions of procurement and operations to the downstream decision making framework for the multimodal transportation of goods.

Law and Insurance
20 credits

This module will provide an in-depth analysis of the topics of Admiralty Law and of the modern law of Marine Insurance.

Strategic Management
20 credits

This module will provide an in-depth analysis of the topics of Admiralty Law and of the modern law of Marine Insurance.

Industrial Management
20 credits

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

Teaching is via a combination of lectures, interactive seminars and informal small-group tutorials, accounting for approximately 14-15 hours of your weekly study time. In addition, you will be expected to spend around 35 hours in private study. The balance of classroom to private study time alters once you reach your final year so that you can spend more time learning independently. Online learning materials can be accessed any time from our virtual learning environment, Canvas, and our library so you can study at a time and pace to suit you.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

From the moment you begin your studies at LJMU, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide one-to-one support and guidance. As well as discussing day-to-day course-related issues with you, they will help you to monitor your progress and start planning for your future career.

Your Lecturers Expert tuition and support

Many lecturers have held senior roles in the sector and are also members of the University's Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute based within the School. This Institute conducts world-class research into ports and logistics, marine and offshore technology, risk management and navigation.

Examples of current and recent projects include:

  • Marine traffic planning to increase capacity in traffic intensive waters
  • Automation of container inspection to improve terminal efficiency
  • Environmentally sustainable logistics supply chains
  • Decision support tools for risk assessment in high risk industries (nuclear, offshore, fire and rescue, oil and gas)
  • Courses for professionals in risk and safety and asset management


Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

Each module is individually assessed, either by exam and coursework or just coursework, depending on the subject. The more practical the module, the more likely it is that you will be continually assessed throughout the year. You will receive marks for each piece of work, as well as constructive feedback via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Where you will study

What you can expect from your School

This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMU's City Campus. Here you'll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. The Avril Robarts Library is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Entry requirements

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Grades/points required from qualifications:

Qualification requirements


240 credits from a degree or FD(A)/FD(Sc) in a relevant subject discipline

Alternative qualifications considered

Applicants offering other awards or combinations of unit, including equivalent overseas qualifications, will also be considered for RPL/RPEL. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis All applicants must have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent). Applicants requiring RPL/RPEL will be mapped against the equivalent of an LJMU DipHE in Nautical Science or Maritime Business Management: Level 5 Learning Outcomes Level 5 builds on the knowledge gained at level 4 and develops core areas of study to enable problem solving from a management level. Students will be able to critically examine contemporary and pervasive issues relating to the dynamic nature of maritime business; to analyse situations and draw appropriate conclusions and recommendations; and to plan projects demonstrating time/task management. Students may also have achieved professional level practice skills through Work Based Learning placements. Level 4 Learning Outcomes Level 4 aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and key skills required to allow further study at level 5. Students will achieve an understanding of Maritime Operations, Study Skills and to solve problems from an operational perspective. They will have the ability to apply concepts and principles of the discipline to a variety of complex situations; and to use IT effectively for maritime business and management, or logistics related, purposes.

International requirements

  • Other international requirements

    An equivalent to year two of a British degree in a relevant subject. Where English is not the applicant's first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 should have been achieved within the two years prior to the application for the programme. (Other internationally recognised English Language tests may also be considered.)

Further information

  • DBS, Occupational Health requirements
International entry requirements

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Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

UCAS is the official application route for our full-time undergraduate courses. Further information on the UCAS application process can be found here https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/how-to-apply.

We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject.

It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problemsIf you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you.

International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.

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