Master International Trade and Transport

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  • Objectives
    The course will provide you with essential knowledge of the diverse subjects which comprise international trade and transport and an understanding of the relationships between them. In particular the aims of the course are to: -develop the generic business skills required by managers working in the area of international trade; -develop critical analysis skills and apply them to the challenges arising in international trade and transport; -gain an appreciation of the significance of law and finance to the functioning of international trade; -develop the ability to undertake problem-solving research in both academic and business environments In order to achieve these aims, the degree is structured with a mixture of subject-specific and generic topics. In drawing up this course, experts from the shipping industry and commodity trades assisted with their advice.
  • Entry requirements
    All students should have a lower second honours degree or equivalent. Appropriate work experience and professional qualifications provide an alternative basis for entry. Overseas entrants must possess an appropriate qualification in written and spoken English.
  • Academic title
    MSc International Trade and Transport
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course is being reviewed as part of the University's quality assurance processes and may vary slightly from the content detailed here.

    The first semester modules include:

    -International Trade and Transport
    -Disputes Resolution
    -Logistics and Transport

    The second semester consists of modules in:

    -Risk Management
    -Research Methods

    And one module of either:

    -Commodity Trading
    -Ocean Transport
    -Management in International Trade and Transport

    The award of the MSc is made upon successful completion of a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation. This is a substantial individual project-based dissertation into a topic of your choice (subject to approval), working under the supervision of a member of the course team. The project can be either a piece of original empirical research, or an analytical synthesis and critique of an already-published work.

    You are assessed using a range of methods: examinations, essays, seminars and project presentations, as well as through the finished dissertation.

    Career opportunities
    Most of our graduates enter the shipping, transport, logistics and trading industries. Many have pursued successful career paths. On graduation you can also apply for transfer to MPhil/PhD.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time (day/eve): one year (two semesters)

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