MSc Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

Durham University Business School

Program Description

MSc Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

Durham University Business School

MSc Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

At a glance

  • UCAS Code: N2P909
  • Course Duration: 1 year (full-time)
  • Mode of study: Full Time
  • Location: Durham City
  • Start Date: 02/10/2017, 02/10/2018

Description

Our one year, full-time MSc in Management programmes are designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to succeed in business.

Our MSc in Supply Chain Management is a problem-based learning programme that mixes academic robustness with applied, practical and inter-disciplinary perspectives.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), it is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of managing supply chains, enabling you to put classroom knowledge into practice.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Core and elective modules

You will study:

  • Strategy
  • Business Economics and Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Chain Leadership
  • Green Supply Chain and Logistics Systems
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

In addition, you will choose two electives to complement your core modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year but has typically included Competitive Strategies and Organisational Fitness, Decision-Making and Business Modelling, East Asian Business and Management, Global Business, and Innovation and Technology Management.

Business Project or Dissertation

During term 3 you will complete a final project under the supervision of a faculty member, either in the UK or abroad through an international partner institution. Designed to develop your business insight and research skills, and help you to present your analysis and ideas in a rigorous, systematic and professional manner, it takes one of two forms:

  • business project (sourced by you or the School), you will apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in terms 1 and 2 to address a real organisational problem, or
  • research project, you will apply advanced techniques to analyse a topic of your choice, relevant to your course.

Adding to your experience

International Experience

Our strong international connections and activities aim at providing you with an inside perspective of global business. During the International Study Tour elective, we take a group of students to a European destination, typically Geneva for a week. This self-funded competitive activity has given our students the opportunity not only to visit a series of prestigious global businesses but also to analyse them using a structured learning approach. As such this activity provides an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the challenges of global business, make new contacts, to stand out in the competitive jobs market, while having fun. Our expanding global network of University and business partners also gives you the opportunity to undertake part or all of your dissertation or business abroad.

Guest Speakers

As part of your programme, you will be invited to presentations by leading international academics and practitioners within your chosen area of interest. Past speakers have included representatives of major global multinationals and leading scholars combining critical and progressive thinking with practical insights.

Dragons’ Den and Blueprint

You can become your own boss on our programme. The School’s heritage as a centre of expertise in entrepreneurship is reflected in two competitions seeking ideas for new businesses. Students on the Master's programme compete to win the School’s Dragon’s Den-style competition to pitch for investment, as well as the University’s Blueprint competition.

Subject requirements, level and grade

Application Deadlines

Please note: The application process opens on 1 October for entry the following academic year.

There is high demand for places on these programmes. To maximise your chances of being offered one of these places, we recommend that you submit your application to the University as early as possible.

In order to manage the volume of international applications received by the University to allow the University to ensure each application is properly reviewed, considered and processed, applications from candidates must be received as follows:

  • Applications from individuals resident in Mainland China must be received by 31 January.
  • Applications from any other individuals who would be required to hold a visa in order to study in the UK must be received by 31 May.
  • Applications from those individuals who fall outside of either category specified above must be received by 31 August.

Should you miss the deadlines specified above, then it may be possible for the University to add your application to a waiting list, which may be consulted in the event that following review and processing of all applications received prior to the deadlines, vacant places remain available on the programme.

The University is under no obligation to make an offer of a place on the programme to any applicant, nor is the University obligated to fill all spaces available on the programme.

Consideration of any application received by the University after the expiry of the deadlines specified herein shall be made at the sole discretion of the University.

Masters in Management programmes are intended for graduates in any subject or discipline; no previous study in business or management is necessary. For example, in the past, we have had graduates from a diverse range of degrees such as Music, Anthropology, Medicine and Geography. Business and Management undergraduate students may find some content overlaps with their first degree.

What do I need first?

The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree.

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

NB Chinese Applicants: Applications will be accepted from students who have graduated from a prestigious university in China. Entry requirements may vary depending upon the reputation of the university you have graduated from and the academic programme you have applied for. As a guide, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of 85%.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an online application form.

Please note you can only apply for one Masters Management programme.

To support your online application form, you will need to provide the following documents.

  • Two academic references using our standard form
  • Official transcript of marks
  • Copy of degree certificate (if available)
  • Copy of English test results (if available).

You can either upload your supporting documents with your online application or email or fax them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office using the contact details below.

Note

Only files of type .doc, .docx, .gif, .jpg, .pdf, .png, .rtf are permitted to be uploaded. The maximum file size is 5MB.

Application fee

Once we receive your online application form, you’ll get an automatic email within 48 hours asking you to pay the £60 application fee* which is required to progress your application.

You’ll need to follow the link in the email to the webpage where you can confirm your details and make the payment using a debit or credit card. This is a secure website operated by Secpay, which will send you an automatic receipt of payment.

Once we receive confirmation that your application fee has been paid, we’ll be able to progress your application. If you do not pay the application fee your application will be automatically withdrawn.

*Please note you will only be able to make a payment for one programme in each suite i.e. one MSc Finance programme, one MSc Management programme, one MSc Marketing programme, one Islamic Finance programme.

College membership

If you’re applying for a full-time programme you’ll need to become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. Once you accept your programme offer, the College Postgraduate Office will get in touch with you to arrange accommodation. Please note that demand for college accommodation usually exceeds availability, so please try to arrange it as soon as possible.

Admissions process

Here are the steps in the admissions process:

  • We will let you know when we’ve received your application.
  • Once we’ve received all of your supporting documents, we will email you to let you know our decision.
  • If the decision is to make you an offer of a place on the programme we will let you know by email. Please note we do not issue hard copy offer letters as these are not required to obtain a student visa.
  • If you have requested university accommodation on your application form, the college will contact you directly. They will send you an accommodation application form, which you should complete and return directly to the college.
  • You should confirm acceptance of your offer as soon as possible. In order to secure your place, you are required to pay a deposit within six weeks of the date of your original offer (check your offer documents for details of payment methods).
  • International students requiring a student visa will receive a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance of Studies) via email once all offer conditions are met, acceptance and deposit have been received and you are within five months of the start date of your programme.

Please Note: You must let us know your own personal email address when applying. Please do not use a University-linked email which may stop working once you complete your Bachelor degree.

Fees and Funding

Full-Time Fees 2017

  • EU Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • Home Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • Island Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • International non-EU Student: £19,000.00 per year

Full-Time Fees 2018

  • EU Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • Home Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • Island Student: £13,000.00 per year
  • International non-EU Student: £20,000.00 per year

Note: Fees are subject to review and change in-line with inflation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 27, 2018
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