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About the course

With increasing globalisation, managing the international movement of trade and goods across the global transport network has become a highly specialised business. This one-year top-up course is designed to help you meet the demands of that growing industry, building on your existing studies and skills and developing a sophisticated, practical understanding of the interactions and complexity of managing international logistics operations.

You will build a thorough and up-to-date foundation of skills in logistics and supply chain management, explore the processes involved in every step of the logistics and supply chain network, and learn to make decisions based on the latest theory and best practice from the industry.

The degree is internationally diverse, reflecting the global nature of the industry and giving you the benefit of direct exposure to a range of cultural attitudes and approaches to business – as well as a network of global contacts.

On graduating you’ll be able to make an immediate contribution in the workplace, having developed your practical business and managerial skills through study of real-world problems derived from the industry, and learned practicable applications of theoretical and technical concepts and processes.

Taught by staff with a wide range of experience and knowledge, you will develop deep understanding and good judgement, an analytical approach to problem solving and an ability to communicate effectively – the ideal package of skills the industry is looking for. And our annual maritime conference brings professionals from all across the industry, as well as Solent alumni, to share their career experiences and help you refine and develop your professional connections. 

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.
Further studies
If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year.
Top-up option

Enhance your existing experience and knowledge of the shipping industry by developing an understanding of the shore-side operations.

What does this course lead to?

The global maritime industry offers many career opportunities and graduates from this course will be well placed to pursue careers in supply chain management, international transportation, terminal operations, ship operations and logistics management.

Who is this course for?

This degree is suited to students who have an interest in the world of international transport, shipping, ports and logistics, combined with a desire to understand what drives this global industry and how to meet the needs of customers in a highly competitive arena.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are:
UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
International full-time fees: £13,800 per year

Following the UK government's confirmation that EU students will no longer be eligible for home fee status benefits, we've made the decision to keep EU tuition fees the same as UK tuition fees for 2021 entry.

For further information, please visit our tuition fees page.

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our  bursaries and  scholarships pages to find out more.

Graduation costs

For graduates in 2020, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost. Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket was £15 in 2019, but this fee is subject to change for future years. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.
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Key entry requirements

240 CATs from a relevant shipping or management-focused degree.

Alternatively, a relevant diploma from a recognised partner under MOU (SMA and NMIT).

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

Pre-Sessional English programme

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Got a question about this course?

Contact our Solent team:

If you are a UK, EU or EEA applicant please contact admissions@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 5066 If you are an international applicant please contact admissions.international@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 5066

How to apply

Please use the link below to apply online:

Full-time

Starts on 27 September 2021
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What you'll study

Year one

Core modules
  • Dissertation
    A dissertation gives you the opportunity to undertake an extensive piece of research within your subject area and develop important skills to critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate your chosen topic.
  • Strategic Management
    This module considers the issues of strategic management within the complex environment that enterprises operate, where opportunities and constraints are continually developing and changing. It explores a range of strategic management processes that address the complexity and variability of this environment.
  • Supply Chain Management
    A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer. The purpose of this module is to learn the scope of supply chain practices from raw materials, transport and distribution.
  • Sustainability Leadership and Management
    The opening section of the module focuses on developing your understanding of sustainability. The module then moves to discuss the global implications of sustainable development. You will explore difficulties in agreeing and negotiating sustainability objectives, helping contextualise the history, development, and resulting complexities of the topic.
  • Demand Driven Logistics
    Contemporary market, business and technological developments have transformed the structure and performance requirements of logistics and distribution channels in many business sectors. When you have successfully completed this module, you will be able to effectively communicate the theory and business practice relating to logistics and transport management.

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Nickie Butt academic profile Nickie Butt Head of Subject View profile
Dr Laurie Wright academic profile Laurie Wright Senior Lecturer View profile
Dr Alexandros Dimitriadis academic profile Alexandros Dimitriadis Lecturer View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

We provide a stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources to help you make the most of your time with us. Flexible spaces, Wi-Fi facilities and learning zones all contribute to our lively and contemporary study environment at Solent.

Many of the teaching staff on the programme have an industry background, helping students develop their professional connections and enabling practical ‘real-world’ scenarios to be embedded within the curriculum.

Industry links

The programme group put on a maritime conference which takes place annually over a period of three days. High profile speakers from across the industry attend the event to talk about current issues being faced by the industry. Every year several alumni also attend to share their experiences since leaving the university.

Further study

Enhance your career prospects by continuing your study at Solent.

Get ready to find your place

You can still experience life at Solent at a virtual open day! Hear from course tutors, take virtual campus and accommodation tours, and chat to us live.

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