Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.

Months of entry


Course content

With this Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) accredited masters degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

On the MSc International Trade and Logistics course you will obtain a thorough grounding in the key areas that make up international trade, logistics and business management. You will learn to identify, analyse and critically evaluate a number of related issues. You will develop suitable responses to these problems and be able to select the most appropriate course of action. These are the skills that major employers are looking for.

Compulsory Modules:

Business Strategy: Strategic management is the process by which managers formulate and implement strategies to generate high performance and to create sustained competitive advantage. In this module you will develop your understanding of how to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

Research Methods: This will prepare you to undertake effective research drawing upon a range of secondary and primary data sources in preparation for your coursework.

Operations and Process Management: You will explore the complex relationships between functional areas and the real world of business.

Finance and Accounting for Business: In this module you will develop your critical assessment of corporate financial information from the users perspective.

Principles of International Business Economics: In this module you will learn about the key concepts and principles of economics.

International Trade and Globalisation: You will explore the theoretical and empirical framework, which will enhance your awareness of the issues of globalisation.

Project and Contract Management: In this module you will analyse the environments where projects take place, together with the influence of stakeholders.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management: In this module you will study the processes required to manage the flow of materials and products from suppliers to customers in order to achieve a competitive advantage.

Developing Skills for Business Leadership: A key purpose of this module is to encourage you to develop a strong sense of self-awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a manager and colleague.

Dissertation: This is an opportunity for you to carry out an in depth investigation into a topic of Business Management which is of particular interest to you. It should have an appropriately clear focus and be an investigation based on primary and/or secondary data, justified and supported by detailed reference to relevant theories and concepts from literature.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full time) you automatically meet our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Creative work10
Dissertation (12000 words)

Course contact details

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