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International Transport and Logistics (ITL), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
Shanghai, China
The Master of Science programme in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) is delivered by World Maritime University in Shanghai, China in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU).


Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port serving as a critical transport hub for the Yangtze River region and the most important gateway for foreign trade in East China. It is a blend of traditional and modern Chinese culture with western culture in China's largest commercial and financial center.

The programme

Established in 2005, The Master of Science programme in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) delivered World Maritime University is designed to extend the professional education that WMU has offered since 1983 to a new clientele in China to meet the maritime industry’s demand for high-level specialized professionals. Maritime transport is an integral part of the globalized logistics chain. Consequently the rise and fall, success or failure, of shipping is no longer a pure shipping matter determined only by a transport-related decision. It is rather an integrated issue, the solution to which depends on a deep understanding of logistics and supply chain management. The ITL programme educates high-level professionals with management, analytical and practical skills to meet the challenges of today’s complex maritime industry.

The programme is taught entirely in English and the entry requirements, grading system and quality assurance processes are those in force at WMU Headquarters. Successful students graduate with a WMU Master of Science degree in International Transport & Logistics.

Programme Structure

  • The intensive, 15-month programme begins in April and consists of 5 taught units plus a research project. 
  • The first unit consists of foundation studies that provide the pre-requisites for the later units covering all aspects of logistics and international transport with a special focus on shipping and finance. 
  • Staff from SMU teach the first unit and supervise project work, while WMU staff teach the remaining units.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

WMU admits students to the MSc in Maritime Safety and Environmental Management (MSEM) who are already established in careers in the maritime field. The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (with full transcript)
  • AND/OR The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer

All applicants must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    11196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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RMB 93,900

Living costs for Shanghai

  • 5481 - 10140 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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