Higher Education Courses

HE Courses

DipHE, PgDip, BSc and MSc Distance e-Learning courses in Hydrography, Sustainable Maritime Operations, Meteorology, NavigationOceanography and Engineering for Marine Professionals. The Hydrography courses include two practical residential modules.

Dedicated Tutor Support

Tutor Support

At the Marine Learning Alliance College all students receive individual attention, from initial enquiry and enrolment through our dedicated admissions team, to having their own Academic Personal Tutor on call throughout their studies.
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with Plymouth University

with Plymouth University

We are a Partner College of Plymouth University and the University is the awarding body for all of our degree qualifications. By studying your distance e-learning degree with us, when you graduate you will receive a full degree or Master’s award from Plymouth University exactly the same as if you had attended a full time on a campus degree course.

e-Learning: How it Works


Students are able to study from anywhere in the world using MLA's accessible e-learning platforms. See here how our teaching and learning materials are delivered. For those working at sea for long periods of time, regular internet access is not required and our cutting-edge teaching and learning materials can all be accessed without a continuous connection to the World Wide Web.

Short Training

Short Training Courses

Download the MLA App and get the MetOcean Awareness training course which comes with professional body accreditation by IMarEST. Building on our e-learning expertise, we are able to work with business, industry, the charitable sector and Higher or Further Education institutions to create bespoke e-learning modules or programmes.


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