International Logistics and Trade Finance (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

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  • Level:


  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 Year
    Part Time: 2 Years

  • Starting:


  • UK Fees 23/24:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credits)

  • International Fees 23/24:


  • Location:


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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries
+44 (0)1604 893981


This course introduces you to the world of logistics and trade finance and provides a sound framework if you are wishing to pursue a career or further study in this area.

You will also become equipped with the knowledge and skills required to become effective logistics and supply chain managers. You will learn to evaluate factors shaping the trading environment, and will produce a project on an issue of particular interest.

Updated 05/12/2022


  • Flexible part-time study option available.
  • Top-up your qualification to a full BA International Logistics and Trade Finance Degree.
  • Specialist module available for International students.

Course Content

  • The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills that you 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 provides you 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, you will learn about the key aspects and developments in the delivery of international logistics and trade finance. By the end of the course, you will be able to understand and evaluate the factors shaping the international trading environment. This is a one-year course that requires you to study a number of interrelated modules in the field of logistics, finance and management.

    We also offer a specialist ‘Business Communication’ module available for international students. In addition, you will be able to choose an issue of particular interest to you and, with the support and guidance of a project supervisor, complete an 8,000 word project.

    List of modules

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

      • Module code: ACC3031
        Status: Compulsory
        This module equips students with theories and practical knowledge of import & export management, including product sourcing, financial and risk management, and the completion of an international trade transaction. The module combines financial and logistical perspectives of international trade within the context of ethical and sustainability challenges.
      • Module code: ACC3036
        Status: Compulsory
        This module provides students with the financial knowledge and skills required to manage an international trading business. Students identify, evaluate and manage the various aspects of trading risks that are common to international trade transactions.
      • Module code: ACC3038
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is ? to equip students with knowledge and technical skills used by both financial institutions and trading firms in managing credit risk. The module aims to enhance student employability by applying knowledge and skills in practical project works which can be transferable to their graduate working environment in finance or trading roles.
      • Module code: BSO3008
        Status: Compulsory
        This module develops students' understanding of efficient and effective delivery of goods and services in a global economy. Furthermore, it focuses on the processes and systems found within a supply chain and explores the role of cross functional business units in planning and managing such a complex global setting.
      • Module code: BSO3009
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide a range of concepts, techniques, and skills that are viewed as central to effective management, planning and decision making in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management context.
      • Module code: BSO4005
        Status: Compulsory
        This module represents a significant final element within the programme and allows students to develop their skills in research and independent work with the support of academic supervisors. Students will draw together different aspects of their study which comprises of an international and intercultural focus . Students will be required to select a topic to research, design, implement a study, report the findings and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • We look for applicants that hold a 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 also be considered.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 23/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £15,500

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2023. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £14,500
  • How will I be assessed?

    Modules are assessed using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.

    What is the schedule for this course?

    This course can be studied full-time over one year. You can expect taught study on this course to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Your progress will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written assessment.
    Usually 11-15 hours per week of activities are timetabled; we recommend that you spend the same amount of hours per week in self-directed study time.

    Are there any special features on this course?
    • Excellent career prospects
    • International scope
    • One-year course

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Careers and Employability

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.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.


As a BA International Logistics and Trade Finance (Top-Up) degree student, you will have access to University of Northampton on-campus facilities, study areas, and services. These facilities should support you while studying your university degree.

Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is at the heart of the campus and home to the student information desk.


Senate Building

The main reception for the University and additional teaching spaces.