Masters degrees in Transport Logistics equip postgraduates with the skills to devise and implement optimal methods of mass distribution services.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil courses may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Planning or Transport.
Courses in this field are highly interdisciplinary, combining methodologies from Business Management, Communications Studies and Urban Planning. You will examine freight management for air, sea and land on local, national and international scales.
Focus is particularly given to global commerce and trade, and in the impact of consumerism upon the economics, development and sustainability of the industry. You will also investigate issues within supply chain management, big data and transportation networks.
Careers in the field are highly varied; you may wish to focus your studies in a particular area, such as maritime operations. Expertise from these courses may be applied to a range of industry procedures, from mass consumer delivery services, through to procurement of goods and services, and even defence operations.