MSc Global Logistics Management

Coventry University

Program Description

MSc Global Logistics Management

Coventry University

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

The course code for the part-time course is ECT118 and the full-time course is ECT117.

This course provides students with a well-recognised qualification which enables them to apply for a wide range of jobs in logistics, distribution, transport, warehousing, freight management, consultancy and other related areas.


The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, technical expertise and confidence to become a highly competent and self-sufficient logistics professional. Our unique 'activity-led learning' approach and close collaboration with industry will provide you with practical skills and strategic insights into the important aspects of the profession.

Job satisfaction and remuneration prospects are excellent, with high employer demand for logistics graduates outstripping the supply of suitably qualified applicants in most parts of the world.

The course is fully accreditated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and has been designed to meet the needs of graduates and professionals alike by offering both full-time and part-time study routes, enabling progression to full membership of CILT.



This course has your future career as its focus. A key feature of the course is the very strong industry links developed through a programme of visiting industry guests and client-based individual project work.

The course will enhance your ability to think critically and apply your technical knowledge to the solution of real-life logistical problems both individually and as a member of a team. Our 'activity-led learning' approach will equip you with a wide range of practical skills, analytical tools and research capabilities to enable you to manage effectively in different operational settings and exploit future opportunities.

Importantly, our Global Leadership Programme (GLP) will offer you numerous opportunities to network with, question and learn from highly respected senior managers and leaders. This will help you to learn from successful role models and seize opportunities to maximise your own potential and career development in the future.

We invite you to take advantage of our high-quality learning environment which stretches far beyond the classroom and includes:

  • our new state-of-the-art £55m Engineering and Computing Building;
  • our prize-winning world-class Lanchester library;
  • our advanced CU-online 'e-learning' infrastructure;
  • our dedicated postgraduate teaching, social and cultural centre;
  • our large team of expert and experienced teaching staff.

By the time you graduate you should be very well equipped to meet the challenges of the logistics industry.


This course introduces students to all the key aspects of logistics management, providing a framework within to develop a deep understanding of the subject applicable to a wide range of industries both locally and globally. The course explores different ways that the management of logistics can significantly contribute to wealth creation, competitiveness, and to the advancement of individuals and society.

Industrial visits, case studies, visiting speakers and simulations are used to demonstrate the impact of world-class logistics and supply chain management within different industries.

All students will study the module Study Skills and Research Methods. In Addition, you will take eight taught topics and complete a Masters project. The topics studied are:

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Economics;
  • Logistics Business Simulation;
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Operations;
  • Supply Chain Management;
  • Strategic Logistics Management;
  • IT Project Management;
  • Global Distribution Networks
  • CMI Global Professional Development Study Skills
  • MSc Project Dissertation

For the award of MSc, you must successfully complete an individual masters research project or an industry based applied project.


This course offers some evening modules: speak to admissions for further information.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases, you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.


Successful completion of this course leads to a career in the shipping, freight haulage, passenger transport or retail distribution industries at both technical and managerial levels.



To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 30, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
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7,374 GBP
United Kingdom - Coventry, England
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UK/EU fees: £7,374 / International fees: £14,311