We are excited to announce that we are adding a new course to our online postgraduate business offering: MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics.
This course provides another specialist pathway to those looking to achieve a Masters degree in business, online and part-time. Supply chain management is a high-demand industry, and this course allows logistics and supply chain professionals to attain the necessary academic knowledge to move into more senior roles in the field.
What will I study on the MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics?
This course goes beyond the expected topics of warehousing and transportation to consider every stage in the supply chain. You will follow a simple product – a t-shirt – along the entire process, from procurement of cotton seeds all the way to the customer’s back.
The programme has a particular focus on the highly topical areas of procurement and sustainability, as well as technical innovations such as how artificial intelligence and big data are used within logistics. Other modules you’ll study include the Finance of Supply Chain Management and Research Methods.
Towards the end of your degree, you will undertake an individual research project on the topic of your choice within supply chain management. This will be an opportunity for you to explore an issue of particular interest to you and apply your new knowledge and skills to the situation, conducting your own research into the area and critically analysing the results.
Where can the course take me?
There are estimated to be six vacancies within the field for every single applicant, so this is a great time to consider moving into supply chain management or logistics. Most sectors have a need for logistics professionals, and there are a broad range of roles that you may be eligible for, such as logistics consultant, warehouse manager, inventory manager, purchasing manager or distribution manager.
Looking for something shorter?
The MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics has an indicative study duration of 2 years, but we are also launching shorter PG Cert and PG Dip courses, which have an indicative study duration of 8 months and 16 months respectively.
Both of these courses are respected qualifications in their own right, and it’s easy to progress onto the full degree upon completion if you wish.
What is studying online like?
Like our other programmes, our MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics is delivered 100% online and part-time. You will access all course materials through our cutting-edge virtual learning environment (VLE), which contains multimedia lecturecasts, a broad eLibrary, engaging discussion forums and the portal for you to upload assignments. There are no exams – the course is assessed entirely through assignments.
You will be supported by a dedicated Student Support team throughout your studies, and you will also receive academic support from our module tutors who are subject matter experts and industry leaders in the field. Our students come from all around the world, and you will be able to interact regularly with them through live Q&As and the discussion forums.
What are the entry requirements?
We offer two different entry routes, which take into account both your work experience and prior qualifications.
To be eligible for our academic entry route, you will need an undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.
For our work experience entry route, you will need at least three years’ relevant work experience within supply chain or logistics, supported by references.
As our courses are delivered in English, you will need to meet our minimum English language requirements – equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. If you don’t have IELTS, don’t worry – we will just ask you to take a free English test to prove your proficiency.
I’m interested – what next?
The first intake for this programme is September 2021, and we are already accepting applications. If you would like to know more details, simply download a prospectus to see the full course specification. You’ll then be contacted by a member of our Admissions team, who can answer any further questions you have.
Following that, all you need to do is submit an online application for the course, and you could be studying with us this autumn!