Transitioning to a more sustainable way of life is key to our future. This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills to drive forward change in the management of global supply chains.
MSc September start: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) plus optional year-long placement (FT only)
PGDip: 8 months (full-time) or 18 months (part-time)
PGCert: 4 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time)
MSc January start: 15 months (full-time)
Number of credits:
MSc: 180 credits at Level 7
PGDip: 120 credits at Level 7
PGCert: 60 credits at Level 7
Focus on ethics, social responsibility and sustainability and how to implement them into supply chains.
There is an option to undertake a 12-month industry placement (FT MSc only).
You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualifications (PGCert/ PGDip) or complete the full MSc.
Course and Module Details
With the climate crisis threatening the future of our planet, companies are moving to make their global supply chains more sustainable, ethical and resilient without weakening their competitiveness. Our MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management will prepare you to take on this challenge.
Supply chains draw together all of the activities required to deliver goods or services to a consumer, from sourcing raw materials to production, marketing and delivery, and are a fundamental element of all businesses. On this degree you will learn how to manage this process.
You will develop an understanding of all of these processes and of the different roles people in the chain play and how these work to deliver the product or service.
You will explore the use of accounting, budgetary and other information systems in planning, decision-making and control, and how to apply appropriate analytical tools and techniques to optimise organisation performance.
You will also examine how sustainability practices and concepts influence international business policy, stakeholder relationships and strategy design and process.
The academic staff you will be taught by have a wealth of experience in supply chains across different industries including maritime, food, health, manufacturing and service. They have published high-quality journal articles that are linked to real-life case studies, and you will be able to critically evaluate and appreciate cutting edge research in logistics and SCM and its applications to business practice.
There is the option of taking a placement year where you can put your skills and knowledge into practice as well as develop professional contacts within the industry.
Some of the modules which may be offered on this programme are listed below. Please note, this is subject to validation and may change.
- Global strategic management
- International service operations and supply chain management
- Digital supply chain management
- Business research methods
- Supply chain strategy and processes
- Supply chain sustainability and resiliency
- Financial performance management
- Disertation or Consultancy project
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Global supply chains are facing a skills shortage, particularly in countries such as China, India, and South Africa, and across the African continent, and many companies now realise the impact a good supply chain can have on their success. This degree will equip you to work in management positions such as operations, logistics or supply chain management areas in both national and international organisations.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in April or September 2022.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
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Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
The MSc with placement offers students the opportunity to complete a placement year (30 weeks) during Year 2. The aim of the placement experience is to provide a route for students to develop genuine and practical problem-solving skills in a professional context, to apply learned concepts into practice within their fields of specialism, and to enable students to gain a better understanding of your own abilities and employment potential.
If you are an international student on a visa, your CAS will have a course duration of two years, subject to meeting the UKVI’s standard requirements.
Please be aware that placements:
- are not guaranteed;
- are typically unpaid;
- include a programme of support to assist students in researching, applying for, and finding an appropriate placement;
- must be verified and approved prior to commencement; and
- will be monitored for quality and attendance.
Placement preparation & support
- As part of Postgraduate degrees with placement, students are enrolled in a compulsory Placement Preparation Module (which include a series of workshops) that take place in Term 1 of Year 1. The workshops and activities in this module are designed to help students find and secure a placement and develop key employability skills and knowledge to succeed in the world of work.
- Attendance on the Placement Preparation Module is compulsory with a requirement that the student attends 80% of the timetabled workshops and fully engages with the module requirements and with the Careers and Placement teams.
- The Careers and Placement teams will support students by providing advice on topics such as exploring career paths, CVs, Cover Letters, and interview skills.
- During the placement year, students will undertake a placement with an employer and complete a 40P credit Placement Module.
- To be eligible for the Placement Module, students must have successfully passed taught modules (students do not have to have completed the Consultancy Project (RBP040L052) or the Dissertation (RBP040L051) before the commencement of the placement), met the requirements of the Placement Preparation Module, and secured an approved placement.
- A placement is not guaranteed. The University will offer guidance and support and recommend students to interested organisations; however, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure a placement.
- The placement can be full-time or part-time (a minimum of 3 working days, 21-24 hours per week) and can be carried out in-person or remotely, and through work-based projects.
- The placement will ideally be tailored to your interests and aspirations but ultimately meets the needs of employers and must provide relevant experience in line with the learning outcomes of your academic programme. Whereas the roles offered may vary, the emphasis should be on securing a placement within promising growth areas of your discipline and, on both applying and developing existing knowledge and skills in the work place as well as gaining new knowledge and skills.
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