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Global Transport and Logistics - MSc

Why study this course?

The Global Transport and Logistics MSc is a distance learning course specifically designed for those working in the transport and logistics industry who are either in the UK or international markets and wish to enhance their career prospects.

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The Global Transport and Logistics MSc course addresses key issues in the field of transport and logistics, including the economics of transport, making sense of big data, sustainability issues for global transport and logistics and project management. Options include freight management for air, sea or land. As such it provides a comprehensive grounding on international best practice in both developing and delivering successful global transport and logistics operations.

The course focuses on the practical aspects of the transport and logistics industry and is set in the broader context of contemporary policy and practice. It seeks to develop a deep understanding of how to resolve the challenges posed by national authorities to oil, gas and energy production.

The course is delivered by experts in the field of transport and logistics via Informa's online learning platform.


All assessments are coursework and are submitted one month after completion of the module. The MSc dissertation is completed three months after the start of the MSc part of the course.

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor’s degree (2.2) in any subject or
  • a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) and
  • current work experience in the transport and logistics industry or a related field
  • Exceptionally, candidates with significant transport and logistics experience without an undergraduate degree or equivalent but who are working at a senior level may be considered. Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at IELTS Level 6.

The course is delivered online in module blocks. It starts with an introductory module to studying at postgraduate level. Once completed, each module is posted and supported online, and students have one month to complete before moving on to the next module.

MSc students have 3 months to complete a research methods module and dissertation. The duration of this MSc degree is 12 months.

Modules include:

  • Studying at master's level (0 credits)
  • Introduction to supply chain management (20 credits)
  • Transport Economics (20 credits)
  • Making sense of Big Data (20 credits)
  • Sustainability Issues for Global Transportation (20 credits)
  • Project Management for Logistics (20 credits)
  • Freight Management – Air (20 credits) Option
  • Freight Management – Sea (20 credits) Option
  • Freight Management – Land (20 credits) Option
  • Research Methods (0 credits)
  • Dissertation: Global Transport and Logistics (60 credits)

"Good teaching staff who answer all questions, the facilities are good and the course is interesting."


Students on this course will already be working in the transport and logistics industry and this course is about enhancing career prospects.

The course team will work closely with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and you'll be able to access resources for future career opportunities.

How to apply

Applications for this course are processed via our partner Informa (you should not apply to the University direct).

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

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