Taught course

Transport and Logistics Management

Institution
University of Greenwich · Business School
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good quality relevant degree from a recognised university higher education institute (normally a minimum of 2.2 or equivalent). • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies. • Applications from those with relevant experience together with professional qualifications from the CILT and other professional bodies are also welcome.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The emergence and expansion of local and regional trade agreements, free labour flow and rapid growth of globalisation in general have necessitated reliable and sustainable transportation and logistics systems. Moreover, the remarkable increase in visits to and from the UK during the last ten years, growing UK trade and special events, such as the London Olympics held in 2012, all demand well-established transport systems, logistics planning and management expertise.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of home and international graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and transport or those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and practical capabilities in this area.

The programme tries to explore the key notions of transport and logistics and discusses new approaches to the design and analysis of transport and logistics systems. In addition to the basic concepts of passenger and freight transport, and local and global logistics, the programme focuses on contemporary issues, such as e-business, transport systems modelling, and environmental issues in transport and logistics, thus ensuring it is up to date and fit for the current needs of employers.

The programmes is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). This means that students are recognised by this professional body as holding their professional qualifications to full professional status level 6 upon completion of the Master's programme. Students participate in CILT activities, including the CILT student conference. Students will visit industrial locations, have seminars given by guest speakers from industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects.

In the final stage of the course study, all students will undertake a one week consultancy project organised by the university, which has been highly valued by previous students.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip students with the latest knowledge in transport and logistics
  • To develop students' ability to critically analyse problems that affect freight and passenger transport
  • To expand students' ability to manage practical challenges in the transport and logistics sectors.

Content

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management - Strategies and Sustainability Issues (30 credits)
  • International Purchasing and Procurement (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Transport Management and Planning (Passenger and Freight) (30 credits)
  • Strategic Management and Transport Policy (15 credits)
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (15 credits)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Consultancy (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Information for international students

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters Programme.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000