MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Program Description

Developing your operational and logistical skills for performance improvement and competitive advantage, this MSc teaches the theory and techniques needed to successfully manage and improve a global and international supply chain.

Exploring operations, supply chain and green logistics and core sub-disciplines, you’ll acquire expertise in the contribution these systems make and the skills necessary to become a future leader in the low carbon area.

Our expert team on the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management works closely with industry, identifying needs and tailoring its students’ learning accordingly. This programme provides excellent networking opportunities and maintains close links with relevant international companies and festivals, providing a route into future employment. Its relationship with organisations is strengthened by a company-sponsored module.

The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has accreditation from CIPS and CILT, two premier global organisations serving the procurement and supply and logistics and transport professions. Graduates from our programme are eligible for full membership of CIPS after they have gained three years’ relevant professional experience and can work towards becoming a Chartered Member of CILT.

The Course

You’ll study in a state-of-the-art learning environment in our newly-refurbished building. Class sizes are small and students come from all over the world ensuring an international perspective to your learning.

Taught full-time over two semesters, followed by a dissertation, students learn through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies, laboratory work, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and a management project.

You also have the option to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company
The course begins in September and lasts 12 months. Students who successfully complete the first semester but do not proceed receive the PG Certificate. Those who pass both semesters’ modules but do not complete the management project receive the Diploma.


Core modules:

  • Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Logistics Systems
  • Operations Management for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Accounting and Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Leadership
  • Supply Networks Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Strategy

The Candidate

The programme appeals to students from many different backgrounds. To succeed and be competitive today and in the future, managers need to understand how to manage and improve global and international supply chain performance. Green skills have been identified as a major gap by a number of governments and industry leaders. This programme will give you an important skill-set in an area which is likely to be key for future business and organisational leaders.

You will have a 2:1 honours degree, or an approved professional qualification. Prior management experience is not essential. For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 with at least 6 in each part or equivalent.

The School

Sheffield University Management School is proud to be in the top one percent of business schools in the world thanks to a prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). The School’s spectacular, architect-designed building is situated in leafy Broomhill, just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and 15 minutes’ drive from the Peak District, providing a very high quality of life for you.

We are research-led, dynamic and progressive. The School endeavours for every graduate to be work-ready in both theory and practice. Our world-class academics and renowned degrees and qualifications work very hard to ensure this.

A dedicated careers service is also on hand to support students and put you in touch with organisations. The employability hub acts as a key interface between Management students and the external world. It is a dedicated service to help you to access employability support, skills development and opportunities in the following areas; postgraduate projects, internships, postgraduate international summer schools, professional body associations and jobs.

For further information on scholarships please visit the following website.

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, ... Read More

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, as part of the Russell Group, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. Read less