Course Overview

This is a unique, industry-driven foundation degree designed to prepare you for employment within the marine sector. The course combines recognised practical qualifications with academic study, and equips you with a range of skills and relevant experience to excel in your chosen field.

This course is delivered at South Devon Marine Academy, our marine centre of excellence based in Kingswear on the River Dart. These facilities provide a fantastic learning environment, making the most of the local environment, where students have the opportunity to apply the skills and theory they learn on the water.

The South Devon Marine Academy has access to a comprehensive range of craft. This includes powerboats, sailing dinghies and a 38 foot yacht called Endeavour (Beneteau 38).

This course is supported by a close relationship with key industry partners to prepare you for employment on successful completion of this foundation degree. Our partner programme provides in-course work experience, projects, mentoring, and the option of paid internships. You will also be guaranteed an interview for paid summer work experience with Sailing Holidays in Greece.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Foundation Degree
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2021 - June 2023 (full-time) September 2021 - June 2024 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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The course combines all of the areas I am interested in. The modules are a great mix of practical and theory and University Centre South Devon is the only place I could find that delivered this course. The tutors are very supportive and encouraging.

Lucy Rees
Lucy Rees