International Transport and Logistics (ITL)

World Maritime University

15 months
10615 USD/year
10615 USD/year
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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.

Programme details

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

Courses included:
  • International economy and globalization
  • Decision making techniques 
  • Strategies and organizational behaviour
  • Accounting
  • Shipping key performance indicators
  • Maritime economics 
  • Legal framework of maritime transport
  • Finance & investment appraisal 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

WMU admits students to the MSc in International Transport and Logistics (ITL) 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)


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. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.

Candidates are assessed in accordance with the following general guidelines:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13269 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    10615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13269 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.

RMB 93,900


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International Transport and Logistics (ITL)
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