International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication (Top-up) BA (Hons)
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International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication (Top-up) BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you’re an international or EU student interested in improving your career prospects with an honours degree, this 1-year BA (Hons) International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication top-up degree course will help you reach your ambition.

You'll learn valuable cross-cultural business communication skills while developing your English language ability. You'll also improve your maths and problem-solving skills while you study subjects such as logistics management and exports and trade.

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

What you'll experience

On this International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication course, you’ll:

  • Examine relevant global business issues and the social, political and economic frameworks that surround them
  • Learn how international cultures view the world and the demands of a global workplace
  • Develop your business, logistics and trade knowledge alongside your English language skills
  • Analyse companies, discuss solutions and add your own opinion in seminars and workshops
  • Get all the support you need while living in a new country, from our Global Office
  • Join a community with more than 4,000 international and EU students from over 100 different countries

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course if you're eligible to work in the UK.

We can help with career planning and support you in you identifying placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.

We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

Module details

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. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

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
  • 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.

Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • language classes

You’ll be assessed through:

  • tests and examinations
  • presentations
  • individual and group projects

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Student destinations

English is commonly the language of international business and trade. So completing this course gives you many career opportunities.

Previous students have started careers in business, trade, public service, finance, marketing, management, retail and leisure at various locations around the world. You could also go on to further study at postgraduate level or start your own business with help and support from the University.

BA (Hons) Award
February, September, January Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply.

Applicants for year 2 entry 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 year 3 entry 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

For year 2 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5. For year 3 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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