Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2024/25

Start in September

Qualification Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Our MSc has been accredited by the most relevant professional bodies in logistics – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) – giving you a head start in this competitive field.

Programme content includes field trips, industry speakers and a strong practical and problem-solving element, delivered by staff recognised for cutting-edge research and translating industry best practices.

You will become familiar with the tools and techniques necessary to develop effective and efficient supply chains which deliver higher levels of value for the end user and facilitate sustainable business growth. You will explore current theory and research, seeing how this informs practice, and develop innovative solutions to real-life logistics and supply chain problems.

You will also benefit from the vast expertise and resources of our Logistics Institute, a world-class facility based at the Business School.

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can be either a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • International Trade and Global Logistics


  • Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management


  • Supply Chain Strategy and Design

    This module delivers advanced knowledge of the strategy and design of supply chains. You'll discuss global case studies and learn how to apply supply chain design principles. And you'll explore approaches to supplier relationship management, procurement and customer service strategies.

  • Decision Making Techniques for Supply Chain Management

    You'll learn modelling and measurement tools for making informed, data-driven decisions to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in supply chains. Our experiential learning philosophy means you'll also use modern software tools to gain skills for business.

  • Sustainable Logistics and Operations Management

    This module will introduce you to the realm of sustainable management of logistics and supply chain operations. You will gain an understanding of critical drivers, barriers, and interventions for implementing sustainability principles across global logistics and supply chains. You will learn cutting-edge techniques in operations and logistics, enabling you to make high-level decisions and effectively manage current and future trends in sustainable logistics. The module fosters forward-thinking skills and emphasizes the complex nature of sustainability, preparing students to align businesses, customers, and regulations to support society and the environment.

  • Supply Chain Analytics and Information Management

    You will be introduced to the theory and practice of advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques utilised in supply chain operations. By emphasising an experiential learning philosophy, you will also learn the role of relevant technologies and analytics using contemporary software tools.

  • Dissertation (MSc Business)

    This Dissertation gives you the chance to tailor your research project according to your interests gained throughout the taught element of your MSc programme. The dissertation is the pinnacle of the MSc course and allows you to build upon your knowledge gained in the previous taught modules, by carrying out research based on real-world business challenges that will prepare you for the complexities of entering the job market.

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Fees and funding

  • Home £12,000

UK students can take out a Masters Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2023 entry, they provide up to £12,167 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

  • International £15,000

On courses where a part-time study option is available, fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied.

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship

Are you an undergraduate at Hull? You could claim a 25% discount on the cost of your postgraduate tuition fees.

Am I eligible?

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Get right to the heart of logistics - Hull is one of the centres of the UK's logistics and supply chain industry.

Logistics and supply chain management is a specialist subject at Hull, benefiting from our world-class Logistics Institute and industry links.

Use industry tools to analyse supply chains and solve case studies based on real-time official data.

Our degrees are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from any discipline and for students with a background in logistics.

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or international equivalent, one academic reference and a good command of English.

In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

International students

Language requirements

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications.

If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Visit your country page to find out more about entry requirements.

Future prospects

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring and CV writing workshops. Students also gain experience of working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.