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Overview

Our MSc in Supply Chain and Logistics Management 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.

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management ranks Number 1 in the UK and Number 27 Worldwide in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking, Supply Chain and Logistics category

Watch our Course Leader's video explanation of MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management below:



Accreditations

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.*

 
*conditions apply    
     
Date
Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course content

Course modules

You'll be required to take the following modules as part of this MSc programme:

 

Elective modules

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.

You are required to pass nine modules in total for this MSc course.

Please note: the modules outlined above represent those available for this course in the 2020/21 academic year. They should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.


Project

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

Learning style

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.


Date
Friday, 01 February 2019

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.


English language

For non-native English speakers, we require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any one component).
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.

Date
Friday, 01 March 2019

Student views

What our students say...

Hend ElnaghyHend Elnaghy

When I started my learning journey with WMG, I realised I had never previously experienced a learning approach that encourages students’ arguments in exploring and evaluating ideas and decision-making practices. The use of industrial simulation games and exercises in class enhanced my ability to reflect both professionally and academically, and having guest speakers from top leading industrial firms such as Rolls-Royce provided insights and real-life cases that added great value.

I was surprised by how big WMG’s industrial partners are and how much support we were able to get from them. I carried out my dissertation project with TATA Consumer Products, one of the leading FMCG companies in the world and one of the Supply Chain Research Group’s partners at WMG. Through the project, I worked on solving a company problem in the area of Supplier Relationship Management, a topic that really interests me.

SCLM_student2Han Yu

"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.

SCLM_student3Helle Lyngby

"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.

Want to read more student views?

Find out what our current students think about studying at WMG Master's, by checking out our blogs and vlogs page. You can also read our alumni stories by taking a look at our alumni profiles page.

Date
Monday, 01 April 2019

Employability

Employability and career prospects

As an SCLM graduate, there is a huge spectrum of companies and positions you can work in, including providers of third party logistics, aerospace, technology-based firms, third-party logistics, pharmaceuticals, electrical/electronic products, consumer goods, manufacturing and technology-based firms.

You will be able to pursue a variety of career opportunities thanks to the comprehensive knowledge of supply networks and key business topics covered on this course. This includes positions overseeing areas such as transport, procurement, storage, planning and strategy.

Below you will find several examples of roles that recent SCLM graduates have secured:

  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Logistics Officer
  • Operations Manager
  • Warehouse and Distribution Leader
  • Supply Planner
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Procurement and Investment Manager
  • Outbound Material Planner
  • Transport Operator
  • Procurement Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Officer

The following list will give you some examples of the recognised companies our SCLM graduates have gained employment with:

  • Adidas Group
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Bosch
  • DB Schenker
  • DELL Shanghai
  • DHL
  • FuturMaster
  • IBM
  • IKEA Trading Office
  • LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy)
  • Maersk Group
  • Merck
  • Ministry of Industry, Indonesia
  • Nestlé Waters
  • Unilever
  • Wal-Mart
  • WPL (World Packing and 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.

There are also various events run throughout the year to develop your skillset and teach you how to market this to employers. Individual workshops are hosted on a variety of topics, such as networking and time management. Or for those interested in a more complete programme, you can partake in awards such as WMG Skills+ to develop your core employability skills, or the Intercultural Training Programme to strengthen your intercultural awareness. In addition, there is a wealth of online material available to help strengthen your industrial knowledge and build on employability skills, such as the WMG Virtual Careers Programme. Find out more about the support available to you by visiting our Careers and Employability page.

Alumni

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.

      Date
      Wednesday, 01 May 2019

      Description

      Please note, this is course information for 2021 entry. We will be updating our web pages at the end of September to reflect the latest course information for 2022 entry. Applications for 2022 entry will open from mid-October.

      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.

      key-facts

      *Applications will close prior to the deadline if capacity on this course is reached. Early application is strongly recommended.