Taught course

Superyacht Design

Solent University Southampton · School of Maritime, Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

First or 2:1 in an appropriate subject, or professional qualification to Chief Engineer or Master Mariner with appropriate experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Solent’s unique superyacht design master’s programme – the only one of its kind the UK – blends naval architecture and structural design with management skills to help provide you with essential career-boosting skills.

This course concentrates on sailing and motor yachts over 24 metres in length, and is for both naval architects and students of yacht design, as well as suitably qualified Marine Engineers and those with experience of operating superyachts.

You’ll develop skills in synthesising aspects of naval architecture, yacht design and production to design the next generation of superyachts.

The course will also help you to develop your existing knowledge and skills, using our specialist yacht design and analysis facilities, such as our sixty-metre long towing test tank and Composite Material Laboratory.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking;
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students;
  • or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fees: £7,750, part-time fees: £3,875 per year
International students
Full-time fees: £12,500, part-time fees: please contact us for more information.

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0)23 8201 3039