A career at sea offers a wealth of exciting opportunities for anyone looking for adventure and a job away from the usual humdrum of a desk job. The Merchant Navy is the collective term for commercial shipping. Merchant Navy includes a diverse and extensive industry sector with a variety of vessels from cruise liners, container, general cargo, tankers, aggregate seabed mining, surveying and scientific exploration, ocean cable laying and repair, wind farming integration, tugs, and offshore support and emergency response and recovery. You will gain core leadership, navigation, shipboard operation, and meteorological skills through time on ships and in our simulator. You have an opportunity to distinguish yourself with a degree that is accredited by MCA and the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), which will provide the underpinning knowledge for the Officer of the watch (OOW) under STCW (Regulation II/1) Unlimited and Chief Mate Under STCW (Regulation II/2) Unlimited Certificates of Competency (COC). Once you complete the mandatory ancillary courses and pass MCA Oral examination, you will obtain the OOW COC to serve as a Deck Officer on board merchant ships.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Lowestoft)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Sponsorship from the employers through an interview with shipping companies/SSTG. Comply with medical standards including eyesight requirement as per MCA
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8220*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8220*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£12996*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.