Logistics and supply chain management is much more than simply moving items from A to B.
During this course, you’ll explore global supply chain strategy and learn how to effectively source products from other countries. We’ll also teach you how to navigate government policies that affect transport and profitability throughout the world.
You’ll explore a range of vital areas including strategic sourcing, contract and stakeholder management, and risk management. At the same time, we’ll help you understand enterprise resource planning systems like SAP, and their vital role in the age of e-commerce.
You’ll also master logistics management and manufacturing operations while learning how to reduce CO2 emissions in supply chains over land, sea and air.
Learn from the experts
By examining key organisations in the industry, you’ll get to look at the inner workings of supply chain management in global organisations. Later, you’ll put your freshly acquired skills and knowledge into practice on a dissertation project.
The course is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Features and Benefits
Double accredited – this degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Industry visits – get an insider’s view of how international brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and BBC Media City operate their supply chains.
Valuable insight – hear guest lectures from professionals who are active in the field, giving you an insight into the current issues that face the industry today.
Real-life learning – apply your new skills outside of your course, with an opportunity to take short-term internships with employers in the city.
Regular events – attend events like masterclasses and development weeks throughout your course to boost your professional network.
Taught by experts – learn from expert lecturers from the Department of Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management who bring practical experience into their teaching.
A city of opportunities – Manchester is a truly international city for business. It’s home to businesses of all shapes and sizes, so you’ll see logistics in action.
"It was an exciting degree that addressed not only theory, but the complex realities of day-to-day logistics and production activities.” Anthanasios Basios, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
Endorsement The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. There are over 33,000 members in countries across the world.
Accreditation The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply is dedicated to promoting good procurement practice, with a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members.
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means we are internationally recognised for meeting global standards of excellence in business and management education.
"We have a network of employer contacts, many of whom are global organisations and they bring contemporary business practice into our classrooms."
Julie Hardman, Head of Department.
When you finish this course, you will have the practical skills and unique industry knowledge to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain management.
Former graduates of this course have gone on to work in management roles at companies such as Amazon, 3M, Sainsbury’s and Heineken.
As a graduate of this course you can explore opportunities in a wide range of sectors including:
Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
Retail and fashion
Trade & investment
Construction and property
Charity and foreign aid
You’ll also be able to take advantage of graduate schemes offered by global companies. Former students have found opportunities with international organisations such as Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson.
of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant management experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
MEET THE EXPERTS
“An important principle for us is that our teaching is current. It's up to date and it reflects industry thinking. So, for example, we use industry standard software in our teaching to ensure our students leave with the right level of digital skills…”
Listen to what Dr Julie Hardman, Head of Department, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…
From the phones in our pocket to the food on our table, our everyday lives rely on the way business moves goods around the world. Logistics and supply chain management can make or break a business, finding the efficiency to improve margins and the opportunities to create profits. It’s a specialist field that’s constantly evolving, offering fresh challenges and new possibilities.
This double-accredited course brings together cutting-edge thinking from our research centres with the professional skills that we know employers want. With an advanced understanding of the key concepts, principles and practices of logistics and supply chain management, you’ll be well-equipped for a range of careers options in this exciting field.
You’ll study seven core topics, covering areas including Supply Chain Planning and Enterprise Systems, as well as two option units – allowing you to tailor your course to your interests, with units like Business Analytics or Decision Making and Data Visualisation. From there, you’ll learn the masters-level study skills you’ll need to tackle a major piece of work, before going on to complete your dissertation project.
Logistics and Supply Chain Practices
Supply Chain Operations Management
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Planning
Choose two from a list including:
Decision Making and Data Visualisation
Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
Global Strategic Innovation
Please note: all option units are subject to student numbers and timetabling.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 50% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 50% independent study
While this course doesn’t include any placement opportunities, you can gain useful work experience through the Business School’s Postgraduate Internship Programme. With a short-term internship, you’ll not only show potential employers that you’re ready to get to work, you’ll also gain some vital experience and make some valuable connections for your professional network.
While an internship involves at least 100 hours of work – starting any time between November and early August – how you do those hours is flexible. You could work full time during a break in your studies, or you might do a day or two a week throughout term time, fitting it around your studies.
Department of Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management
Our Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management Department combines technology with creativity in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
The department stays closely linked with professional institutes, associations and businesses, as part of its founding principle of education working with industry to produce career ready graduates.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses
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Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
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