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Supply Chain and Logistics Management (MSc) (2021 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1SD
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 3 years
  • Department of Study
  • WMG
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Supply Chain and Logistics Management MSc is designed for graduates looking to work within logistics and supply chain management across a variety of business sectors. WMG will develop your skills to manage and improve service, operational and supply chain processes, and conduct market analysis.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).


As our global reach becomes increasingly important, 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. The central content is the concept of a supply network: constructing the relationships that bring it into being; commissioning the technologies that enable it to operate; managing the input, the material and the information flow; and distributing the product. During the course you’ll develop the skills to evaluate, manage, and improve supply chain processes. You’ll learn to design and develop strategy, as well as understanding the operational functions of businesses.


Core Modules

  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Storage and Warehouse Techniques
  • Transportation Techniques and Management
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Organisations, People and Performance

Optional Modules

Two additional elective modules should be chosen from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests.


Teaching

This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.

For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks, and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 60 hours to complete. Most modules also have some in-module assessed work.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words at the end of the year.


Minimum requirements Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Scholarships

The WMG Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award open to offer-holders across all full-time WMG programmes. Over 50 scholarships ranging from 10% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2021 entry.


Graduates from WMG have gone on to work for a variety of employers including: Airbus, Amazon, AstraZeneca, Barclays, DHL, Ernst & Young, GSK, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: export supervisor, supply planner, supply chain analyst, consultant, transport operator, procurement coordinator, supply chain manager/officer, and planning executive.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • WMG Future Fest
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in Cyber Security
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. WMG also organises events for prospective students including a weekly Live Chat so you can connect directly with the department to speak with staff and students from WMG. For more about university wide open days and tours, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.