As our global reach becomes ever more apparent, there is a need and opportunity for organisations to connect together to deliver added-value to the consumer through interlinked supply chains and efficient logistics.
SCLM is designed for graduates who want to work within logistics and supply chain management across a variety of business sectors.
The central content is the concept of a supply network: constructing the relationships which bring it into being; commissioning the technologies which enable it to operate; managing the input, the material and information flow; and distributing the product.
This is supported by personal development opportunities in more generally applicable competencies such as statistical methods, quality management, business and industrial law and improving performance.
During the course you’ll develop the skills to evaluate, manage, and improve service, operational and supply chain processes, and conduct market analysis. Using enterprise resource planning systems, you will be able to improve the operational functions of a business and develop a broad understanding of strategy development and design.
This programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Graduates may apply for respective memberships on successful completion.*
You'll be required to take the following modules as part of this MSc programme:
You will need to choose two elective modules from the full module list, which should be chosen to supplement your course modules above. Elective modules are subject to availability and restrictions apply.
Please note: the list relates to modules available in 2018/19 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.
You are required to pass nine modules in total for this MSc course.
Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.
For Supply Chain and Logistics Management the project can be related to a number of different industrial sectors and can address many different aspects of logistics management.
Some example projects for students on this course include:
- Management of inventory of packaging materials
- Are third-party logistics (3PL) companies innovative enough to satisfy their customers?
- Forecasting demand in a changing market
The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, syndicate/group work, practicals, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
The taught component of the course is assessed primarily through written assignments, although some modules include assessed in-module exercises. There are no written exams.
Each module usually lasts one week. See here for more information about the course structure.
In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK second class honours degree (or equivalent), in a variety of disciplines.
SCLM is designed for graduates who want to work within logistics and supply chain management across a variety of business sectors. Typically students will have a background in engineering, maths, statistics, business or management studies. Highly motivated graduates from other disciplines will also be considered.
What you will need to apply
- A completed application form and application fee.
- A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
- A scan of your transcript (marksheet). If you are still studying, send us your transcripts to date. NB: if you are made an offer, we will then require your original degree transcripts and certificate in hard copy format to clear your conditions.
- English test result (if applicable) - this can be submitted after you have an offer.
- One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference. If you graduated more than 2 years ago, we will accept professional references. We contact your referee directly, so please include their valid professional email address on your application form.
You can read more about the application process on our how to apply page.
What our students say...
Kelly Paredes Moscosso
"The course focuses on how to apply ideas and theory to solve real business challenges, which means I could put that knowledge to work right away. I understand the issues facing the industry – and the tools and techniques that I can use to improve processes across the supply chain. My job today also reflects my dissertation subject, which was about implementing lean in the supply chain of a construction company" ~ Read more from Kelly
"I began to think about making decisions from a strategic viewpoint that aligns with the overall business strategy. Before, my perspective was more short-term and I’d never thought at that higher level before. It became clear very quickly that this course is all about preparing people to become future leaders.” ~ Read more from Han.
"I really liked this way of working. By totally focusing on one subject area at one time, I immersed myself completely in it. There were no distractions and I could explore the area in depth and detail. This helped me to build a thorough understanding of each module subject. The teachers are excellent too. They have real industry experience and bring their subject to life, showing how the ideas you are being taught are applied in actual business situations to develop working solutions. This takes the theory to another level completely" ~ Read more from Helle.
Employability and career prospects
SCLM graduates have a huge spectrum of companies and positions they can work in, including providers of third party logistics, aerospace and electrical/electronic products and technology-based firms.
Students from this course go into a variety of roles including: Export Supervisor, Supply Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain Specialist, Consultant, Transport Operator, Procurement Coordinator, Supply Chain Manager/Officer, Planning Executive, Quality Assurance roles amongst many others.
A few companies that graduates from this course have gone on to work for include:
- British Gas
- Affymetrix UK Ltd
- IKEA Trading Office
- DHL Excel Supply Chain
- Corus Construction
- DELL Shanghai
- Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
- Philips Semiconductors
- Starcom Media, China
- WPL, World Packing & Logistics
WMG: a department embedded in industry
You'll be studying in an environment surrounded by professionals from a range of industries and sectors; including hearing directly from industry experts and guest speakers in many of our modules.
Throughout the year, we also host activities and events that will help you to understand potential career pathways including; seminars; external speakers; industrial visits; alumni talks and more. We encourage our students to make the most of the opportunities available to learn about career options for the future.
Warwick Careers Service
The University of Warwick's Careers Service offers specific careers support to WMG students, through a dedicated Careers Advisor, Siobhan Qadir. The service provides practical workshops and 1-1 appointments for our students covering many aspects of career choice and development, including: how to build a strong CV and write job applications; effective career planning and guidance; and how to enhance your interview and networking skills.
Additionally, each year, employers have a presence on campus, with careers fairs, presentations and guest lectures happening on a regular basis; meaning you'll have lots of exposure to potential employers.
We hope that your relationship with WMG and the University of Warwick will continue long after your graduate. The university and the department both have vast alumni networks and, upon graduation, you'll be a member of this ever-growing community of professionals working in countries around the world. You'll have access to our alumni support; events; e-mentoring scheme; amongst many other opportunities.
You can read about more about the careers and experiences of our alumni on our alumni profiles web pages.
English language requirements
However, please note that early application for this course is strongly recommended.
*Applications will close prior to this deadline if capacity on the course is reached.