Master’s Degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport

2022/2023 · 60 credits

What you learn

  • It provides the management qualification for the level of Master.
  • It enables to obtain specialized formation in management in wide sectors of the maritime business activity (Ports, Vessels Traffic Services, Customs, shipyard, shipping companies, insurance companies, etc).
  • The necessary knowledge is acquired to start research activity and a PhD thesis.
  • It provides the qualification for the development of economic, juridical or technological activities in the sector of the maritime business.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

  • Seafarer Master
  • Public Maritime Management
  • Ports
  • Vessels Traffic Services
  • Customs
  • Shipyards
  • Shipping companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Ship Inspection
  • Nautical-sport Facilities
  • Research and teaching at the University

Planning for teaching

Lessons in Spanish, Galego and/or English in accordance with the subjet's study guide

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Hydrostatic and ship Stability Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Integral management of Safety and Security Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Navigation Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Shiphandling Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Computing for the Nautical Management Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Nautical meteorology in Heavy Weather Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Management Control Ship Cargo Operations Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Management of the Maritime Business and Projects Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Nautical Inspections Management Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Peculiarities of the Maritime Law Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Rescue Technicians and Failures Control Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Maintenance of the Hull Optional 2nd 3 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.