MLA College


MLA College offers Higher Education degree qualifications in partnership with the University of Plymouth.

Adding to the established Hydrographic Academy courses, new programmes include undergraduate and postgraduate degree qualifications in Sustainable Maritime Operations for Seafarers (Deck and Engineer) and Master's programmes in Hydrography, Meteorology, Oceanography, Navigation and Engineering for Marine Professionals.

MLA College's Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are taught by distance learning, both online and offline, allowing students to obtain a relevant degree in Maritime and Marine subjects whilst balancing their careers and other life commitments. We are an award-winning educational provider with all our degree programmes being fully accredited by the University of Plymouth.

Currently, we offer fully tutor-supported undergraduate and postgraduate distance learning courses in Hydrography through our Hydrographic Academy. The Hydrographic Academy provides educational qualifications designed specifically to meet the needs of marine industry professionals and employers working in the field of hydrographic surveying.

For those interested in marine and maritime business and management we offer distance learning undergraduate and postgraduate degree qualifications in Sustainable Maritime Operations, these e-learning degrees are perfect for all types of seafarers. Both the MSc and BSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations (SMO) are designed to give world-class qualifications and provide you with a wide array of both maritime subject-specific and transferable business and managerial skills. The SMO programmes will allow you to reach your desired professional goals and enhance your career in the maritime and marine industries.

In addition to our educational programmes, we also offer technology-enhanced education and training to a number of large organisations both within and outside the marine and maritime sectors.

Freight Containers on a Ship Andy Li / Unsplash

Business Innovator Awards 2017


MLA College

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Best Distance Learning Maritime Course Provider - UK & Innovation Award for Curriculum Development – UK.

The 2017 Business Innovator Awards have been designed to celebrate the trailblazers of the corporate sphere, striving ahead of their competitors to achieve remarkable results. These awards pay homage to the commitment, determination, and skill that has been displayed by the game-changers of a variety of industries.



MLA College
The Merchant, St Andrew Street
Plymouth, UK

PL1 2AX Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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