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BSc (Hons) International Shipping

BSc (Hons) International Shipping

Crafted for aspiring professionals seeking to navigate the intricate waters of the global shipping industry, the BSc (Hons) in International Shipping offered by the University of Bolton- Greater Manchester, seamlessly merges academic rigor with real-world insights. This comprehensive program not only equips students with essential theoretical knowledge but also provides a practical vantage point crucial for success in this dynamic field.

By fostering a high academic standard and embracing a hands-on approach, the BSc (Hons) in International Shipping ensures students develop a holistic understanding of every facet of the shipping industry. From Management and Leadership to Economics and Finance, Decision Making, Accounting, Human Resource and Crew Management, Chartering, Risk Management, Maritime Law, and Supply Chain Management, our curriculum covers all essential academic areas essential for thriving in this challenging sector.

Delivered over three years on a full-time basis, the program is conducted exclusively in English, ensuring global relevance and accessibility. With intakes commencing annually in October and running through May, students embark on a transformative journey tailored to meet the demands of today's shipping landscape. Plus, with flexible scheduling options available—including morning and evening classes—we cater to the diverse needs of working professionals, allowing them to pursue their educational aspirations without sacrificing their career goals.

  • Curriculum

  • Careers


Year 0 - Level 3 

  • Academic Language and Skills 1
  • Academic Language and Skills 2
  • World of Work 
  • Business In Practice   
  • Applied Business Finance        
  • Introduction to the Shipping Industry

Year 1 – Level 4

  • Technical Elements of Ships & Cargos
  • Evolution of the Maritime Industry
  • Financial Accounting for the Shipping Industry
  • Shipping Business Organisations and Communications
  • Marketing and Pricing of Transport Services
  • International Trade and Banking

Year 2 – Level 5

  • Management Accounting and Ship Finance
  • Maritime Economics
  • Shipping Law & Marine Insurance
  • Crew and On Shore HR Management
  • Shipping Policies, Conventions & Regulations
  • Industry Project

Year 3 – Level 6

  • Maritime Safety, Security and Marine Environment
  • Commercial Management of Ships & Ship Management Practices
  • Ports and Terminals Operations in Logistics and Distribution Management
  • Research and Problem Solving
  • Chartering
  • Risk Management in Shipping 
  • Project


On completion of the programme the successful graduate will enjoy a wide variety of opportunities available in a range of areas, such as:

  • Ship Management
  • Chartering, S+P
  • Liner Shipping
  • Marine Claims
  • Port Operations
  • Maritime Organisations
  • Shipping Agency


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree from the world-renowned British State University “UNIVERSITY OF Bolton-GREATER MANCHESTER”.
  • The student is taught by professionals in the maritime industry who are able to apply theory to practice.
  • The degree allows any graduate to work in any position within a shipping company.
  • The combination of Business Administration and Shipping studies means that the student will learn both the operation of a business and its application in the maritime sector.
  • Through the three-year course, the student has an excellent understanding of the specifics (opportunities, prospects and risks) of the Maritime Industry.

University of Bolton-Greater Manchester

In the 30 best universities in the UK! (Guardian 2024)

The state UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is located in the Greater Manchester area of England with a history dating back to 1824. According to the Guardian (Best UK Universities 2024 – rankings), το UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is ranked among the 30 best universities in the UK. Recently, the BBC highlighted the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON as a model for UK Universities, regarding its operating standards for student safety from the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK Education Secretary Michelle Donelan, from the floor of the House of Commons, referred to the "amazing work the University is doing".

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