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MSc in Logistics gets industry accreditation

24 March 2015

Lancaster’s MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has received full accreditation from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). 

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the most important body representing people who work in logistics and transport in the UK. It has over 33,000 members in over 100 countries.

The CILT accreditation recognises the scope and professional and academic standards of the programme, especially in logistics and supply-chain subjects, but also in more general consultancy, analytic and management areas of expertise.

Accreditation also means that graduates of the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirements of Chartered Membership of the Institute (CMILT), which they can then achieve by completing the required number of years' industrial experience.

Many graduates of the programme have gone on to successful careers in logistics and supply chain management, but this professional recognition provides an additional structure and more transferrable basis for career development. CILT is based in the UK, but widely recognised in other countries.

Professor Martin Spring, Programme Director for the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, said:

‘We are delighted that the programme has been accredited by CILT. This is a fitting reflection of the quality of the educational experience our students receive, both in the taught modules and in the industry-based dissertation projects. Accreditation confirms that the Lancaster MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is rooted in practice, theoretically strong, and globally relevant.’