International Logistics and Trade Finance (top-up)
The programme introduces students to the world of logistics and trade finance and provides a sound framework for those wishing to pursue a career or further study in this area.
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to become effective logistics and supply-chain managers. Students will learn to evaluate factors shaping the trading environment and will produce a project on an issue of particular interest.
Modes of study
One year full-time.
Higher National Diploma or equivalent (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in a related field. International students with Higher Diplomas or degrees from their own country will be considered.
UCAS code: JN93
UCAS description: BA/ILF
Length of study
12 months full-time
The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they require to become effective logistics and supply chain managers and supervisors. The course not only aims to develop skills in logistics from an international perspective but also provide the student with knowledge and understanding of economic and political and financial risk factors affecting the world economy. The course is also suitable for those who may be interested in following a career in transport, supply chain management and commerce in general or those wishing to continue with academic study.
During this course, students will learn about the key aspects and developments in the delivery of international logistics and trade finance. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and evaluate the factors shaping the International trading environment. This is a one-year programme requiring the student to study a number of interrelated modules in the field of logistics, finance and management.
There is a specialist 'Business Communication' module available for international students. In addition, students can choose an issue of particular interest to them and, with the support and guidance of a project supervisor, complete an 8,000 word project.
Special course features
- Excellent career prospects
- International scope
- One year degree
- Option to progress onto the MA Management
Click here for a detailed list of modules.
Typical modules include:
- International logistics and supply chain management
- International trade finance
- Project management
- Strategic management
Units are assessed using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.
Career opportunities in logistics continue to grow even during downturns in the business cycle; when companies are cutting costs the demand for able and experienced staff remains high.
For undergraduate application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
Continuing 2012/13 'home' and EU, full time, undergraduate students who commenced their current course prior to 1 September 2012
will pay a full time fee of £3465 in 2013/14 provided they:
- have not taken break in study (other than the normal vacation period)
- continue on the same mode of study
Transferring from another UK university or college? If you are currently studying at another UK university or college in 2012/13 you may be eligible to pay fees under pre-2012 regulations. You will be asked to provide a letter from your current UK university confirming your study details in 2012/13 to enable us to confirm your tuition fee for 2013/14. For more information, please call us on 01604 892782.
Students paying £3465 in 2013/14 may be eligible for the University of Northampton bursary of £500. Other criteria apply
Scholarships and bursaries
Full time students taking this course may be eligible for the University of Northampton Bursary 2013/14.
The following scholarships may be applicable:
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.
For further help for international students please see our international students pages.