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MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM)

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. Dr Dawei Lu, Course Leader, SCLM

Designed for

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 will the course provide?

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.

Course content
Supply Chain Management Procurement & Inventory Management
Logistics & Operations Management Organisations, People & Performance
Transportation Techniques & Management Financial Analysis & Control Systems
Storage & Warehouse Techniques  

If you gain exemption from some of the compulsory modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you may choose more electives.

Elective modules

You will need to choose two elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 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 as part of this Master's course.


The project is worth 50% of the 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. Typical projects for students on this course are:

  • Management of inventory of packaging materials
  • Are third-party logistics (3PL) companies innovative enough to satisfy their customers?
  • Forecasting demand in a changing market.
Learning style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments. See here for more information on the course structure.

What are the career opportunities?

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.

Some recent SCLM graduates are currently working in the following roles and companies: Decathlon (Export Supervisor, Logistics Department), British Gas (Area Sales Advisor), Unilever (Supply Planner), Affymetrix UK Ltd (Supply Chain Analyst), IKEA Trading Office (Business Support), Accenture (Senior Consultant), DHL Excel Supply Chain (Transport Operator), Wal-Mart (Replenishment Analyst), Corus Construction (Graduate Trainee, Logistics), DELL Shanghai (Configuration Management Analyst), Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (Retail Operations Management Trainee), IBM (Supply Chain Specialist), Wealmoor (Procurement Coordinator), Ossur Hf, Iceland (Logistics and Manufacturing Planning Engineer), Merck (Supply Chain Assistant), Philips Semiconductors (Supply Chain Officer), Starcom Media, China (Planning Executive), WPL, World Packing & Logistics (Quality Assurance), Lenovo (Global Material Control), MT Electronics (Logistical Coordinator)

Contact us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Part-time option

This course has a part-time route through our Professional and Executive Education Programme

Admissions Office,

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management student

"The teaching isn’t just academically focused: as well as covering the technical aspects of each subject, we learned how business and management operate in the global arena. This gave me skills and approaches that I was able to use as soon as I stepped into a commercial environment."

Gulzhan Nukenova
MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management 2014

Start Date:
1st October 2018

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering
and Technology, subject to renewal in 2018.