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Technology (Maritime Operations) Masters MSc

Technology (Maritime Operations) Masters MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Transport Operations Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Technology (Maritime Operations) MSc was developed in partnership by the Royal Navy and Kingston University. The programme accredits the learning achieved during professional naval branch training. It is open only to applications from people who have successfully completed at least one of the following courses: UK Royal Navy principal warfare officer (PWO) training course; Royal Australian Navy principal warfare officer (PWO) training course. Kingston University is a recognized provider for the UK military Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC) and thus eligible candidates are welcome to partially fund their course in this way. The Royal Australian Navy Education Branch provides financial support to some of its officers undertaking this award. The application process is ongoing throughout the year, with four start points – August November, February and May – to provide flexibility. The course is targeted for completion within two years, and must be completed within four years. Of the 180 credits at the required level required for a master’s degree, the majority of these credits will come from successful completion of the PWO course (and the training leading up to this course).

120 credits is the maximum that can be gained as recognized prior learning (RPL) from completing the above naval course, and this is achieved by almost all UK Royal Navy PWO officer applicants. However, the level of credit awarded can be influenced by a number of factors, notably on how recently the course has been completed, and the level of relevant experience gained by an individual since completion. A short written assignment may be required from applicants in support of their request for RPL to gain credits towards this course. Royal Australian Navy (RAN) principal warfare officers, in general, need to undertake this extra assignment. The remaining credits required to complete the master’s degree are gained through work-based assignments whilst registered for this MSc at Kingston University. Gaining the remaining credits requires the candidate to write an academic paper and a final reflective summary, and to undertake a presentation and oral examination (this will include critical reflection on their naval career to date). If the full 120 credits for prior learning are not awarded, the balance is made up by the completion of additional work-based assignments, agreed between the candidate and the University.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The programme is currently open only to applications from people who have successfully completed at least one of the following: UK Royal Navy PWO officer training course; Royal Australian Navy PWO officer training course.

University information

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