This programme will encourage and challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills in global procurement, logistics and supply chain management. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain.
The MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in management, specifically logistics management, procurement management, supply chain management, inventory management, and transportation management.
During the course, you will develop your knowledge of best practice in purchasing, logistics and supply chain management, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration through our range of modules. These include including team-working, negotiation skills, leadership, confidence and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems to develop innovative solutions.
This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.
This programme is one of very few in the UK that it is now double accredited by both CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport). Students who graduate during the period of accreditation will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT or CIPS. There may also be a reduction in the length of qualifying experience that would be required..
The program consists of four Core Units and a Capstone Project. The course is delivered using a unit delivery pattern; you will undertake one unit at a time for two months and that will be a unit of delivery. At the end of four units (8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit. Each of these options will include an element of research methodology which is embedded within the unit.
The unit structure is designed to provide you with an integrated, developmental and challenging learning experience. As you progress through the course, there will be an opportunity before each new unit to reflect on your progress and development to date and plan your ‘next steps’ and future action to maximise your achievements.
The MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is made up of a total of four core units, and 3 options. Each unit has an academic level and a specific credit rating which indicates the amount of learning hours it will require. The course comprises a total of 180 credits.
In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand Sustainable Management in practice.
It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.