Taught course

International Logistics

Institution
University of Northampton · Northampton Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second-class Honours degree of a British university or equivalent. No work experience is required for admission onto the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether they intend to specialise in International Logistics as a career, or enter General Management, today's professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.​

In many of the largest economies in the world, up to one person in eight is employed in logistics and transportation. A career in logistics can be the key to a lifetime of discovering the diversity of the modern world of business.

Developments in the last two decades have seen huge investments in to the technologies necessary to deliver reduced operating costs, shorter lead times and better value for customers.

Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether they intend to specialize in International Logistics as a career, or enter General Management, today's professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.

You will investigate and evaluate the range of alternative approaches to Logistics and Supply Chain Management today, looking forward over the next five years, making use of theoretical and industry sources. Every stage of the supply chain, from raw material supply to resource recovery will be covered, as will the many modes of transport, on land, sea and in the air.

Strategic issues such as multi-channel retailing, supply chain collaboration and lead time compression will be covered in workshop style sessions led by our experienced teaching staff, many of whom have previously held board level appointments in globally renowned logistics companies.

Topics of global significance, such as disaster relief and sustainable distribution, are also included in a broad and topical study programme.

Our Masters degree students typically represent a wide range of nationalities, cultures and ambitions. Our courses have a truly international feel from the first day of study, providing another valuable dimension to the learning experience.

A modular approach to teaching is employed at Northampton Business School. MSc International Logistics shares a number of key features with our other postgraduate study programmes in Management.

All our Masters students will follow a core programme of study designed to broaden and reinforce their management knowledge:
•organisational behaviour
•managing operations
•project management
•strategy
•accounting and finance

Students following the MSc International Logistics will additionally cover a range of topics specific to their chosen subject:
•international logistics
•perspectives of applied logistics
•strategic issues in logistics
•sustainability and environment

Students are given a further opportunity to explore these subjects, or subjects of their own choosing, in their final Logistics Research Project.

The logistics faculty has extensive links with local and international industry, which may lead to opportunities for students to undertake their research within logistics businesses.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
study@northampton.ac.uk
Phone
01604 735500
Fax
01604 713029