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Purchasing Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

University of Bedfordshire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, NOV-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Contemporary and sustainable strategies for purchasing, logistics and supply chains are critical to the success of any global commercial organisation, and this course will help you to develop your knowledge of their application in various industry sectors.

You will study the legal, social and environmental issues faced by modern businesses, and learn how to optimise purchasing, supply chain and logistics management decisions at operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Your management skills are enhanced through gaining critical insights into the best practices of dynamic modern businesses, both nationally and across international boundaries.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Why choose this course?

  • 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.

How will I be assessed?

A number of different assessment methods will be used to help enhance your learning outcomes of this course. You will receive detailed briefings of the assessment and the marking criteria for each unit. In preparing your work/assignment for each assessment, your unit tutor will provide you with support and help you to enhance your learning outcome and assessment performance. Typical types of assessment for this course includes: Individual Written Report - Your knowledge and skills are developed when you undertake the task of writing an individual report and the whole process contributes to your improvement when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. The ability to carry out literature-informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources, and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed.

How will this course improve my career prospects?

The successful completion of your MSc provides a strong foundation for your professional prospects. You will be equipped to join an employer in a variety of positions and you will be given the potential for fast track career progression opportunities.

The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Systematically and creatively apply contemporary approaches to strategic management and leadership in complex public and private sector organisations with a view to successfully evolving the business, while understanding the risks and opportunities presented by changing externalities.
  • Inspire collaboration and synergistic team work by managing relationships through self-awareness and awareness of others and consideration of alternative perspectives, evaluating ideas constructively and positively to successfully engage cooperation and contribution to professional, ethical and innovative practice.
  • Synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations using informed judgment to develop innovative approaches to organisational challenges and opportunities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,275per 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 Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    116th out of 122 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    89 42%

    114th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    91st

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.70 74%

    118th

    33

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