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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. To achieve this, the course is vocational in nature, with a focus on current practices in purchasing, logistics and supply chain management.

You will study contemporary concepts, theories, and practices in purchasing, logistics and supply chain strategies and operations. You will develop the attributes and skills expected of postgraduates, as recognised by professional and industry bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). 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.

The MSC Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is formally accredited by the CILT. 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. There may also be a reduction in the length of qualifying experience that would be required.

About University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. The University nurtures its students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. With campuses in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury University of Bedfordshire welcome students of all ages and backgrounds.

  • More than 24,000 students from over 100 countries
  • International and multi-cultural learning communities
  • Education partners in China, Middle East, Europe and South East Asia
  • Opportunities to study overseas such as summer schools in China and Vietnam

92% of Bedfordshire students who graduated last year have found jobs or are in further study – the highest figure achieved by the University.(Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE)2013 survey). 

The University’s 11 Research Institutes impact UK and European agendas across health, energy and technology, and social policy. University of Bedfordshire won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013 in recognition of our pioneering research. This is the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK.

Course Structure – Complete one UNITS every 2 months

The course has been designed to be flexible, inclusive and transparent to enable you to achieve the course learning outcomes and have a quality learning experience. The course is delivered using a unit delivery pattern; you will undertake one Unit at a time for six weeks 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 placement, an internship 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.

Unit Core/Optional Subject Assessment Mode and Weight (%)
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management C Oral Presentation 40%Case study (60%)
Sustainable Business Management C Oral Presentation (40%)Individual report (60%)
Project and Operations Management C Individual report (50%)Group Report & Oral Presentation (50%)
Risk and Procurement Management C Individual report (50%)Individual report (50%)
Business Dissertation O Individual report (10%)   Dissertation report (90%)
Professional Practice O Individual report (10%)

Work-Based Report (90%)

Business Live Project O Individual report (10%)

Project report (90%)

 

Awarding Body

Duration

1 year (Including Dissertation/Thesis)

Modules

4 Units + Dissertation / Professional Practice / Business Live Project

Class Times

Sunday – 1.00pm – 7.00pm