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.
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.