Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc

  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

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Many western companies manufacture overseas. Massive logistics hubs now exist in countries such as China. Demand has therefore never been higher for people who can apply quality management science to supply chain and logistics management. The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme can give you the skills to achieve this.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and was developed in consultation with the industry. It focuses on the practical aspects of logistics and supply chain management rather than academic theory.

We offer a research-led teaching environment which is particularly strong in operations management. Faculty members of the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency teach on this programme, as do members of the Centre for Transport and Logistics.

You will learn about all of the major elements of logistics and supply chain management, and will have the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in the field. As well as subject-specific knowledge, we also teach problem-solving, critical thinking and professional skills.

You might have the opportunity to take part in a three to four-month-long supervised project based in a client company which helps build your professional skills.

There is a large demand for logistics and supply chain analysts with good modelling skills. Our dedicated industry liaison manager has links with opportunities in production planning and process, forecasting and logistics optimisation. Many of our graduates move on to work as logistics analysts, supply chain analysts, business consultants, business analysts and database managers.

Alongside the compulsory modules shown in the course structure below, you will also need to complete one optional module and one dissertation module.

Course accreditation

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport logo

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply logo

This programme is accredited by CIPS, the world's largest professional body serving procurement and supply.

Learn more about the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply accreditation

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2:2 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent), ideally in a related field, but including degrees in Business and Management Studies, Economics and Social Sciences, as well as Engineering.

Marks should be consistently at 2:2 level throughout your undergraduate studies.

Familiarity at undergraduate level with topics such as probability, statistics, data analysis, research methods and business modelling would be advantageous.

It is preferable that no more than 5 years have elapsed since the last period of full-time education.

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications

Additional requirements

For recent graduates, relevant experience can be an advantage, but is not required.

For other applicants, relevant work experience, especially in a management position, or a professional qualifications, would be advantageous.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications. If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Core

Optional

Fees and funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
Home £15,650 n/a
International £26,250 n/a

General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

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