This multi-accredited Masters degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been designed to provide you with the specialist skills to confidently manage and adapt supply chains, enabling you to become a pioneer of logistics strategy. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and risk management, the course will prepare you for the worldwide challenges facing modern business.
You’ll be encouraged to develop a forward-thinking approach to strategy development, creating resilient and flexible strategies that will give you a competitive advantage when entering senior management or executive roles. The MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by three leading professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and the Institute of Operations Management. Course content is also reviewed by a panel of industry advisors, so you can be sure that your studies are relevant to the workplace and your new-found expertise enable you to become a valuable asset to employers.
If you have a relevant professional qualification and have 3-5 years industry experience, you may be eligible for exemptions to fast track your studies.
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There are two main study routes to gain the MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree. The multi-accredited route requires you to study nine core modules (listed below). The diet of modules has been specifically designed to provide you with a unique blend of strategy, operations management, and globalisation, underpinned by issues relating to sustainability to enable you to thrive in industry beyond graduation. Core modules include:
An alternative study route is also available. The alternative route involves opting to complete a dissertation instead of the specific modules in commercial relationships and project management consultancy skills, and undertaking a management project. This alternative route to qualification is only accredited by CILT and IOM, as the CIPS accreditation only applies to the multi-accredited nine module study route.
You’ll be taught by a team of renowned experts, who bring the latest developments and research direct to the classroom. Through a mix of lectures, tutorials and seminars, your studies will be underpinned by the latest research undertaking at the University’s Centre for Supply Chain Operation and Procurement Excellence and the Procurement Best Practice Academy.
Many of our teaching staff are actively involved with our commercial and research centres and work closely with industry conducting research and consultancy. Most recently, staff have worked with local government and well established firms such as BAE Systems. For you, this means you will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of their specialist field.
The course is also available part-time and can even be studied online through the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The part-time option is taught one weekend every six weeks, ideal if you’re looking to balance your work commitments with your studies.
For more information about the online course, please visit the CILT website. Please note that CIPS accreditation is not available through online delivery.
Each module is assessed through assignments and is completely coursework based, meaning you don’t have to worry about revising for examinations.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (business or non-business) or in exceptional circumstances, three years’ or more significant managerial experience in a related area.
If you already hold a CIPS qualification, you may be able to gain exemptions from the course.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Your studies will guide you to become pro-active and responsive to the challenges of modern business. You’ll develop key transferrable skills to enhance your ability to manage and lead projects and operations, opening up a range of career opportunities in specialist roles within multinational enterprises.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.