36 months
9250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Maritime Science (Engineering) with Engineer Cadetship (Hons) degree from University of Gibraltar will provide you with the opportunity to start a career as an officer at sea. 

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Graduates may, for example, choose to work in the Merchant Navy; on a research ship; a cruise ship or a super-yacht.

The BSc Maritime Science (Engineering) with Engineer Cadetship (Hons) programme from University of Gibraltar is aligned to Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) standards.

A unique feature of this programme is that engineering and nautical students can work together through the programme’s joint modules.

Please note that students can opt not to complete the final dissertation and exit with a BSc degree at an earlier stage in their studies.

Why choose this programme? 

  • Accelerated learning

Accelerated degree programme with a total of 12 months sea time gained that will get you from classroom to ship in around three years.

  • Small class sizes

You will benefit from teaching approaches that place you at the heart of studying and ensures learning is enjoyable and aligned with industry standards.

  • Choose your exit award

Should you prefer not to complete the final written dissertation, you have the option to exit the programme with a BSc (Ordinary) award instead of a BSc (Hons).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Navigation 
  • Ship Design & Architecture
  • Bridge Management  
  • Ship Handling & Voyage Planning
  • Engineering 
  • Mechanics & Propulsion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typically, all applicants should have:

  • BCC at ‘A level’, (104 UCAS) or international equivalent.
  • Relevant industry experience is also beneficial but not required.

All applicants should have: 

  • 5 GCSE’s A*– C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language (min grade C or grade 4 ) and Mathematics (min grade B or grade 6 ) or international equivalent. Alternatively, evidence (i.e. accreditation/recognition) of relevant industry experience or prior Certificated and Experiential Learning.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.

Tuition Fee

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    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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