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 Master of Science programme in International Transport & Logistics (ITL) is delivered by WMU in Shanghai, China in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU). Established in 2005, the programme 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 intensive, 15-month programme begins in March and consists of four 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.

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.

For more information about the programme, please contact: 

Ms. Daisy Zhang Jie
MSc in ITL, Shanghai Maritime University
Office 305, No.1336 Dongming Road, Pudong District
Shanghai 200126
People's Republic of China

Phone/fax: +86 21 58605519
Mobile:  +86 180 01773003