Course Title

PgDip Advanced Hydrography for Professionals

Awarding Institution

Plymouth University


This postgraduate qualification combines the essential skills that a senior hydrographic professional should poses, such as critical thinking and analysis, alongside communication, and management & leadership, with an academic examination of the key disciplines within hydrography. This qualification is perfect for marine professionals wanting to expand their knowledge base and to study hydrography and its allied disciplines to the highest academic level, whilst also developing advanced hydrographic survey and oceanographic practical skills without having to study full time.


The PgDip course only has 6 modules so will take about 3 years to complete when studied part time. You may be required to enrol in one or two bridging modules at the start of the programme, depending on your academic and professional qualifications.

Entry requirements

Normally a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. BSc), however other prior learning and particularly significant professional experience can be considered by the Admissions Tutor.


Total amount: £ 570 (Introductory Module) + £ 10,740 (6 modules at £ 1,790 per module). 

2 x two week residential supplements of £2,500* per residential not included in tuition fee. Flexible payment options and IMarEST Bursaries available upon application. Please contact us for details.

*Residential practicals are held in Plymouth, UK Supplement fee may vary.

Course Details

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Introductory Module (8 weeks)



Bridging Modules (16 weeks each)

You may be required to have one or two bridging modules depending on your academic and professional background and performance on EHYD101



PgDip Modules (16 week each)