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Global Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Course description

  • Become a student member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and gain exemptions from the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMILT) of the CILT (UK)
  • Build high-level strategic awareness of the entire supply chain
  • Undertake practical problem-solving to boost your company’s efficiency, performance and profitability
  • Specialise in areas such as purchasing and supply, warehousing, transport and logistics
  • Be inspired by our industry-experienced academic team and our influential business contacts - in a city at the heart of a major logistics network
  • Learn how latest technology - from RFID to enterprise management systems can be harnessed for the benefit of your organisation
  • Enhance your career progression prospects and professional standing in a fast-growing global industry
  • This programme is also available to study full-time over 18 months, giving you a study break over the summer to add valuable work experience to your CV.

The hallmark of our MSc Supply Chain Improvement is its emphasis on helping organisations to improve their efficiency and performance. We will equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to deliver such improvements through more effective supply chain design and management.

Smooth movement of the supply chain is pivotal to business efficiency. On this dynamic applied programme, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the systems, processes and modelling techniques which drive innovation and competitiveness.

Drawing on supply chain and logistics scenarios from your own and other organisations, you’ll build the skills to pinpoint inefficiencies, plot strategies for improvement and ensure optimum supply chain performance. You’ll be challenged intellectually but will also experience the practicalities of the business, applying the latest theory to real-world problems. The course also gives you the chance to focus on a particular area – such as procurement or warehousing and distribution – to match your personal interests and career ambitions.

The supply chain sector is poised for rapid growth and provides exciting openings for well qualified managers locally, nationally and worldwide. Graduates of our MSc Supply Chain Improvement can advance their careers in many areas of supply chain management, taking up roles in operational management, business analysis and consultancy or specialising in areas such as distribution and logistics or procurement. Students already working within the sector will find this MSc strengthens their CV and accelerates their career progression to senior management roles in supply chain operations, project management and strategic operations.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700overall cost

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

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 122 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    112 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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