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Course summary

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

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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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Tuition fees

England £8220 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8220 Year 1
Scotland £8220 Year 1
Wales £8220 Year 1
Channel Islands £8220 Year 1
EU £13992 Year 1
International £13992 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13992 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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