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Logistics and Supply Chain Analytics (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain the expertise to manage the movement of goods, people, data or money across a supply chain on this master’s degree course at the University of Southampton. You’ll develop advanced management and analytical skills, and have the chance to work on a real business project during a 3-month industry placement. You’ll be taught by academics from one of the country’s leading analytics research groups, and graduate with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in logistics.

On this MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Analytics degree, you'll learn advanced management skills and the ability to use data to make good business decisions. You'll gain a thorough grounding in:

  • integrated and international logistics supply chain management
  • software and programming skills
  • quantitative, qualitative and technical skills

You'll graduate from the course knowing how to:

  • formulate a hypothesis and use data to test it
  • use analytical techniques to support decision making
  • develop computer-based decision support systems to gain insight from data

We'll give you plenty of support before and during the project, including seminars and workshops, to help you get the most from your placement.

The course is taught in association with the University's cross-disciplinary Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK. This means you'll benefit from a wider choice of optional modules which you can use to pursue your own interests or career plans.

Careers

As a graduate of this course, your expertise will be in demand across the manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors.

You could choose to join one of the specialist consultancy firms or software development companies that offer support to large companies in areas such as:

  • distribution network planning
  • vehicle route planning
  • public transport
  • warehouse management
  • location decision support
  • healthcare logistics
  • workforce planning

Typical roles include:

  • supply chain analyst
  • logistics planner
  • logistics engineer
  • supply chain manager
  • supplier relationship manager
  • inventory and warehouse manager
  • vehicle fleet manager

The summer placement is a great opportunity to put your skills into practice and gain professional experience on a real industry project.

Our partner organisations include:

  • British Airways
  • Carnival
  • Deloitte Analytics
  • National Air Traffic Services
  • NHS
  • Royal Mail

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,060per year

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 Southampton

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 122 19

    18th out of 113 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    143 68%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    51st

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    50th

    37
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 77%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    19th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    68th

    11

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