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Global Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This dynamic course combines management studies with a strong specialist focus on global logistics, operations and supply chain management.

We welcome applications from both business and non-business graduates, with an interest in a specialist Masters’ education. You will develop your operation, production, service management, leadership competence and confidence within a business context. We will focus on applying these skills globally and in manufacturing, service and public sectors in order to prepare you for a high earning career in business.

The specialist logistics, operations and supply chain management modules cover strategic procurement and logistics, sustainable supply chains and risk management, improving the operations and supply chain, and strategic partnerships.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms and so this course will appeal to various types of learners. You will have the option of finalising your studies with a traditional Master’s dissertation or, a more hands-on consultancy project, where you will tackle an issue faced by a real client.

On the programme, you will gain an appreciation of the interaction between strategic procurement and logistics management. Focus is given to processes that add value through the production and delivery of services and products in the supply chain, and the tools needed for effective process management.

You will learn the fundamental principles of contemporary Supply Chain Risk Management and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, within a business context. Learning these skills will enable you to help organisations achieve a sustainable, competitive advantage as part of their movement towards realising 'triple bottom line' (TBL) benefits.

The course boasts multiple accreditation's including; The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) (CILT).

You will also benefit from the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Your Career

The course has the credibility of being accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) (CILT). Such accreditation facilitates the process of gaining chartered status, which is associated with higher salaries and promotions.

The course includes a focus on developing leadership and management competencies. Topics studied include emotional intelligence, intellectual competence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams. There is a specific focus on self-development, including formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

Our graduates typically go into graduate positions in areas such as operations management, materials management, purchasing, advanced logistics, and quality management. Roles of recent graduates include supplier quality manager, continuous improvement manager, procurement manager and consultant, quality manager and consultant, transport consultant, distribution services manager, e-commerce operations manager, freight account manager and logistics project manager.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    138 63%

    42nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    100th

    8

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