International Transport, Trade and Logistics

International Transport, Trade and Logistics MSc

Course fees (2018/19 entry)

Option / fee Value
Home/EU full-time annual tuition fee: £7,050
Home/EU part-time tuition fee: £39.20 per credit
International full time annual tuition fee: £14,450

Course type

MSc

School

Maritime and Mechancial Engineering

Study mode

Full Time

About your course

Gain advanced logistics knowledge and management skills with this Masters in International Transport, Trade and Logistics at Liverpool John Moores University. This postgraduate course offers excellent opportunities with global partners.

  • The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
  • Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
  • Nearly 125 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Excellent career opportunities with logistics companies, transport companies, goods producers and suppliers, governmental bodies and consultants

This course equips you to develop a career in the vitally important global logistics world.

The MSc International Transport, Trade and Logistics programme matched perfectly my interests and expectations. This great experience has definitely strengthened my ability to gain competitive advantage academically and professionally.

Taha Laissaoui, MSc International Transport, Trade and Logistics graduate, Distribution Manager, Finland

Introduction to the School

LJMU has been providing training, education and research to the maritime sector since 1892.

Based within the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, the Liverpool Maritime Academy offers a portfolio of professional degree courses and training programmes designed specifically for the needs of the maritime sector.

Ongoing research on maritime technology and maritime operations plus our extensive industrial collaborations with organisations such as AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK Health and Safety Executive, help ensure that the curriculum and students are kept up-to-date with advances in technology and professional practice.

World-class facilities

Our Lairdside Maritime Centre is a state of the art training facility that enables marine pilots, ship’s masters and senior navigating officers to develop and practice their skills in a realistic but risk free environment. Facilities at the School include a wide range of transport modelling and safety decision making software, including the SCANNer and IDS (intelligent decision system).

World-class research

95% of research submitted to the REF 2014 is considered world-leading or internationally important.

Research in maritime logistics and freight transportation is managed under the aegis of the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute, which over the past decade has made significant contributions to the modernisation and productivity of the marine industries.

The Institute works collaboratively with industry and regulatory organisations, including Maersk Line, Peel Group, Shell, ABS Group, UK Health and Safety Executive and Maritime and Coast Guard Agency. It also has close links with international research partners, such as World Maritime University, Lille University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Incheon University, Manchester University, University of Antwerp, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, and Beijing Jiaotong University.

Why study this course at LJMU?

If you want to progress to or are already working in the global trade sector it is very important to make international links for your career.

The British maritime education system is very well-respected worldwide. LJMU is located in the famous port city of Liverpool and the maritime and logistics courses at LJMU have almost a 125 year history. 

LJMU is one of only four or five places in the UK where you can undertake this kind of quality Masters programme. The reputation of the Liverpool Maritime Academy ensures that LJMU has well-established links with industry and the worldwide maritime research sector. 

Studying with us will provide you with an internationally respected Masters qualification, access to a world-renowned research institute and the contacts to build your future career.

Programme outline and structure

International trade is one of the biggest sectors of the global economy and it is taking on even greater importance with the development of burgeoning economies within the manufacturing sector.

Global trends in the field are moving away from the emphasis on the transportation element (particularly deep sea shipping), towards a more integrated system of management and communications. Skills in these systems are in demand in the industry.

This dynamic course will provide you with the tools to demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive understanding of knowledge relating to International Transport, Trade and Logistics.

You’ll gain essential critical awareness of factors that influence business, financial and management strategies in the field, including markets, customers, finance, people, operations and ICT. 

Using qualitative and quantitative methods, you’ll learn how to find solutions to industry-related issues. You’ll conduct research, using research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting techniques to develop systems and outcomes.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7
  • MSc project
  • Export trade law
  • Global transport systems
  • International trade
  • Legal principles
  • Logistics systems
  • Operations research
  • Preparing for project
  • Research skills
  • Supply chain modelling
  • Information management and communication systems
  • Maritime law
  • Maritime security
  • Port administration
  • Port business strategy
  • Project management

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email courses@ljmu.ac.uk if you require further guidance or clarification.


    How will I be assessed?

    You will gain knowledge on this course through lectures and directed student-centred learning, such as case studies.

    You will also have the opportunity to complete open-ended reports and project work to demonstrate your understanding of topics. 

    Assessment is through a combination of coursework in the form of case study reports and assignment submissions and, where appropriate, short class tests. 

    Some modules also include testing of problem solving skills through a combination of unseen written examinations.

    Entry requirements (Home)

    An Honours degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification with equivalent standing such as a UK Class 1 Master Mariner or Chief Engineer certificate of competence, or a non-UK equivalent.

    Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

    Entry requirements (International)

    LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.  In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website

    For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

    Will I be interviewed?

    No

    IELTS

    6.0 (Min 5.5 in each component)

    Is RPL accepted on this programme?

    Yes


    Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

    Financial support

    Tuition fees

    All students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or in instalments. If you need advice about how to pay your tuition fees, please email LJMU’s Student Funding Team.

    Funding sources

    There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From Postgraduate Masters Loans and Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

    Graduate employment

    Career opportunities in this field are excellent.

    The skills provided by this MSc degree in International Transport, Trade and Logistics will enable you to move into the management of goods flow on a global scale.

    Potential employers are logistics companies, transport companies involved with international trade, goods producers and suppliers, governmental bodies and consultants.


    International Study

    International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

    Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

    Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

    Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.

    Scholarships

    LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University.

    These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

    You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

    Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:

    • new international applicants
    • current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
    • LJMU international alumni

    The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
    Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.

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