MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka


This exciting MSc programme, accredited by CILT equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become purchasing, logistics and supply chain professionals with impeccable problem-solving and analytical capabilities.

In 2020, logistics has become mainstream news with the need for important medical supplies to make their way across the globe, fast. While not all businesses are dealing in vaccines or PPE, the supply chain of any business is crucial to its success. The MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management awarded by University of Bedfordshire builds a robust knowledge of the best practice in production flow to ensure quality, delivery, and customer satisfaction for just about any business in the world. This unique MSc prepares you for a range of careers in management, specifically logistics management, procurement management, supply chain management, inventory management, and transportation management.

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12 Months


4 Core Units + Capstone Project

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

Class Time

Sunday – 1.00pm – 7.00pm

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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.



Unit name


Postgraduate Certificate

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Project & Operations Management


Postgraduate Diploma

Risk & Procurement Management


Sustainable Business Management



Business Dissertation / Live Project / Professional Practice


Total Credits



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.


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.

Business Dissertation

This is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Live Project

This will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.

Professional Practice

The central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate


The MBA awarded by University of Bedfordshire offered at Oxford College of Business is the only internal MBA exclusively awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire. Once you register on the program you will be a student of University of Bedfordshire where you will receive your student ID, tutor access, access to the University’s learning portal (BREO) and library access.
The total number of credits awarded on the MBA is 180 credits, where all 180 credits are awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire.


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.


University of Bedfordshire is proud to be an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years. University of Bedfordshire appear in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In 2020/21 University of Bedfordshire is extremely proud to come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.


Oxford College of Business (OCB) Sri Lanka is an approved franchised partnership of the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Bedfordshire holds responsibility for setting and maintaining academic standards and regulations, also for managing the quality of student learning opportunities. This includes the design, maintenance, enhancement of courses and units, assessments setting and marking, annual monitoring and periodic review and the production and hosting of all learning materials, setting of entry requirements, including English language.

Students at Oxford College of Business sit the same assessments go through the same marking and moderation processes as the students in UK campus. The expectations of the UK QAA Quality Code is used to guide these operations with our partnerships as the University makes certain that students will receive an appropriately high quality educational experience and that the standard of awards to be conferred in the University’s name will be upheld.


Oxford College of Business welcomes applications from students with disabilities. We support students with disabilities and encourage any considering studying at Oxford College of Business to contact our disability representative or email:


Applicants who wish to undertake the MSc in Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria.

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent with 3 years of work experience.

OR Applicants with over 5 years of work experience at senior level of management can also be considered..


To apply, submit the fully completed application form, a copy of your CV Including your academic and work experience history along with your certified copies of your educational certificates.


This programme is one of very few in the UK that it is now accredited by  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 CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of qualifying experience that would be required..


  • Evaluate and review this subject area through the lens of risk and procurement management, compared against issues of sustainable business management.
  • Develop your understanding of financial analysis, contract and procurement management, digital business management and research methods through our employability practice-based approach to learning.
  • Explore how the latest concepts, theories and practices relating to logistics and supply chain management can increase operational effectiveness, and learn how to analyse problems and reach feasible, workable solutions.
  • Study with staff from our Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group, and enjoy collaborative learning opportunities with students from around the world in a conference-style study environment.
  • Gain knowledge of important methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma and Lean
  • Benefit from opportunities to interact with guest speakers from major multi-national organisations, make site visits to key logistics centres, and take advantage of the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams
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