Supply chain networks and e-supply chain networks may be designed for services or manufacturing and be global or domestic in scale. They encompass the functions of procurement, production, distribution, and customer service and have a diverse range of design and structures.
The market for postgraduate qualifications in logistics and supply chain management (SCM) has been growing rapidly. Companies are demanding that senior managers are better qualified and better prepared to address the deeper issues involved in the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement.
This programme offers a unique curriculum that includes many practical examples of logistics and SCM in action. We are one of the very few university programmes in the UK which have been accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This means that students are recognised by these professional bodies as holding their professional qualifications to full professional status level 6 upon completion of the Master's programme. Students participate in CILT and CIPS activities including the CILT student conference. Students will visit industrial locations, have seminars given by guest speakers from industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects.
In the final stage of the programme, all students will undertake a one-week consultant project organised by the university, which has been highly valued by previous students.
The aims of the programme are:
To gain a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge about logistics and supply chain management To be able to apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations taking account of relationships and interaction with other areas of business or organisations within logistics and supply chain networks To obtain critical awareness of current issues in logistics and supply chain management and e-supply chain management which is informed by leading edge research and practice in the field.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Dissertation (SMS) (45 credits) E-Logistics (30 credits) Leadership, Professional Development and Career Management (Masters SCM) (15 credits) Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Consultancy (15 credits) Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Strategies and Sustainability Issues (30 credits) International Purchasing and Procurement (15 credits) Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits) Strategic Management and Transport Policy (15 credits)
Applicants should have: A good quality relevant degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (normally a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent). * Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies. * Applications from those with relevant experience together with professional qualifications from the CILT and CIPS are also welcome.
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