MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Newcastle University Business School

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Newcastle University Business School

MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of the major areas of knowledge and philosophical approaches that underpin the concept of operations and supply chain.

The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way in order to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. The programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on business performance.

The programme has been fully accredited by the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and is closely aligned to the Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career in either operations or general management including: operations, distribution and supply chain management; consultancy; logistics and transport management; engineering, purchasing or quality management; manufacturing management; or management accounting.

Professional skill development

On a professional level, students will:

  • critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and supply chain in a national and international context
  • demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and supply chain theory and concepts to conduct independent research
  • learn independently and inter-dependently and use reflective skills to enable them to become lifelong learners and capable problem solvers in a business environment
  • critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range of complex, open ended problems, and use a full range of transferable professional skills
  • provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership
  • communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills


The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on both a full-time (12 months) basis.

All students will take the following compulsory modules (180 credits):

  • Semester one:
    • Purchasing and supply chain management (20 credits)
    • Operations management (20 credits)
    • Performance and decision management (10 credits)
    • Supply chain and logistics modelling and control (10 credits)
  • Modules taught in both semester one and semester two:
    • Research Methods for operations and supply chain management (20 credits)
  • Semester two:
    • International logistics (10 credits)
    • Quality management, tools and techniques (20 credits)
    • Supply chain information systems and technology (10 credits)
  • Semester three:
    • Dissertation in operations and supply chain management (60 credits)

Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
12 months
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price - - Home/EU Fee; £15,740 - International Fee