Program Overview

Develop your English language ability while gaining knowledge of global trade distribution on this BA (Hons) International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication top-up degree course.

 

You'll study key business topics such as logistics management and supply chain management, while also building valuable cross-cultural business communication skills. You can do this undergraduate degree in 1 or 2 years, depending on your level of previous study and your ability to write and speak English. 

 

When you graduate, your combination of business knowledge and English language skills will give you an advantage in the international job market in areas such as supply chain management, public service, finance, marketing and logistics.

 

Course highlights

  • Improve your English in 3 ways:
  • dedicated English language classes to improve your vocabulary and grammar
  • business communications classes where you'll practise presentations, interviews and writing for business
  • living and working with both UK and international students and experiencing life in a welcoming UK city
  • Gain skills and knowledge to succeed in global trade and logistics, such as how business perspectives differ around the world, the complexities of supply chain management, and the social, political and economic frameworks that surround international markets
  • Be fully supported by your tutors and our dedicated global team, and join a community with more than 5,000 international and EU students from 150 different countries
  • Earn a full BA (Hons) degree in International Trade, Logistics and Business Communications in just 1 or 2 years
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  Location

PortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 16,200

 Score

IELTS: 6

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What you'll study on this BA (Hons) International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication Top-up degree
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

 

On this course, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. 

 

Modules


Year 1

 

Core modules in this year include:

  • Academic Enrichment Programme – 0 credits
  • Business Communication 2 – 20 credits
  • General Language Grade 5 (English) – 20 credits
  • Marketing & Communication – 20 credits
  • Operational Research – 20 credits
  • Professional Communication for Business – 20 credits

 

There are no optional modules in this year.

 

Year 2

 

Core modules in this year include:

  • Academic Enrichment Programme – 0 credits
  • General Language Grade 6 (English) – 20 credits
  • Logistics Management – 20 credits
  • Project – 20 credits
  • Quantitative Supply Chain Management – 20 credits

 

There are no optional modules in this year.

Qualifications or experience

  • Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 
  • Applicants for the 2 year course require completion of two years of relevant HE study at level 4, for example an appropriate HND, or a foundation degree, or 120 credits from year 1 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants for the 1 year course require completion of three years of relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject.

 

English language requirements

  • Only those whose first language is not English should apply.
  • Applicants for the 2 year course require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.
  • Applicants for the 1 year course require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition fees (September 2022 and January 2023 start) 

 

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,200 per year (subject to annual increase)

So much trade is now conducted on an international scale. Therefore, understanding how global business, logistics and supply chains work can create career opportunities all around the world.

 

In the UK alone, supply chains are a key part of the economy, contributing over £127 billion and employing 1.7 million people – around 5 percent of the workforce (LogisticsUK Report, 2021).

 

English is commonly the language of international business and trade. That’s why this top-up course will improve your English language skills as well as developing your business, logistics and trade knowledge – giving you the tools to pursue job roles in a wide range of countries and sectors.

 

What areas can you work in with an international trade, logistics and business communication (top-up) degree?
This course gives you the skills for careers in areas such as:

  • business development
  • procurement and supply chain management
  • distribution network design
  • human resources
  • public services
  • finance
  • sales and marketing
  • retail and leisure

 

You could also go on to further study at postgraduate level or start your own business with help and support from the University.

  

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