International Supply Chain and Shipping Management

International shipping is a vital industry. Responsible for moving 90% of world trade, it keeps economies buoyant and offers a challenging and dynamic environment for management professionals. Our career focused, one-year top-up degree helps students navigate the complexities of the supply chain and logistics industry. Students cover environmental issues and the latest regulations and governance, and develop a range of business and management skills to help students launch their logistics career. Students will also benefit from our International Shipping and Logistics Group’s associations with a number of commercial and international maritime.

Key features

  • Students will bridge the gap from previous academic qualifications or work experience and acquire the specialist knowledge that will help them to join a rapidly growing industry.
  • Benefit from our International Shipping and Logistics Group’s associations with a number of commercial and international maritime organisations including the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Nautical Institute.
  • Develop the critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills that enable professional international shipping managers to succeed.
  • Learn to view the supply chain and logistics industry with a distinctly contemporary eye – sustainability and environmental issues are embedded in all our modules.
  • Examine the latest regulatory and governance in ports, shipping and supply chains – graduate with a solid grounding in both the practicalities and the legalities of international shipping.

Course details

Students study a range of topics affecting this global industry and develop the management and business skills it demands. Students will deepen their understanding of international shipping and supply chain management through a variety of modules, students engage with current environmental and ethical debates, technological developments and government legislation, all of which impacts a manager’s responsibilities and decisions. Students also learn to interpret and evaluate data used in international logistics.
Core modules
  • BUSM302 Strategic Management: Theory and Practice
  • MAR322 Research Skills for International Business
  • MAR323 International Logistics Management
  • MAR324 International Shipping
  • MAR326 Ports and Intermodalism
  • MAR332 International Supply Chain Management
  • STO306 Current Issues in Management
Optional modules
  • DEAS300: Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment. The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

An equivalent to year two of a British degree (completion of a three-year Chinese Diploma) in a relevant subject.
English language requirements IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Please contact the Admissions Team at for further information. 

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institution:

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