This Master's degree will provide you with knowledge of supply chain networks which may be designed for services or manufacturing and be global or domestic in scale. This includes the functions of procurement, production, distribution and customer service, and a diverse range of designs and structures.
The demand for postgraduate qualifications in logistics and supply chain management (SCM) has been growing rapidly. Companies require senior managers who are better qualified and better prepared to address the deeper issues involved in the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement.
This degree is one of very few degrees in the UK which has been accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), increasing your career potential. You will have full professional status (to Level 6) upon completion of this Master's programme.
You will have the opportunity to visit industrial locations, have seminars given by guest speakers from the industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects. We offer a unique curriculum that includes many practical examples of logistics and SCM in action.
In the final stage of this Master's degree, you will undertake a two-week consultancy project with selected companies, which has been highly valued by previous students. Our students' consultancy project reports have been highly complimented by those companies.
You can reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). The BSEO team develops your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.
The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards which shows its dedication to actively support your career development.
You will have the opportunity to participate in CILT and CIPS activities including the CILT student conference. The latest event featured an address by The Princess Royal in her capacity as the patron of CILT, in which she highlighted the importance of efficient and effective logistics. Our students shared their research findings with The Princess Royal on topics including 'smart cities' and transportation strategies, and on various aspects of supply chain management.
Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.
The degree aims to:
•Provide you with a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge about logistics and supply chain management
•Help you apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations taking account of relationships and interaction with other areas of business or organisations within logistics and supply chain networks
•Develop your critical awareness of current issues in logistics and supply chain management which is informed by leading edge research •and practice in the field.
What you'll study
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
•Supply Chain and Logistics Management (15 credits)
•Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods (15 credits)
•Procurement and Supply Management (15 credits)
•Project Management (15 credits)
•Financial Management (15 credits)
•Supply Chain Simulation and Modelling (15 credits)
•Logistics Technologies (15 credits)
•Strategic Management (15 credits)
•Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (15 credits)
•Consultancy Project (15 credits)
•Dissertation (30 credits)
The courses listed above will be split across two years.
You should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.
•Applicants with relevant professional experience and CILT or CIPS qualifications are also encouraged to apply.
•Applicants from a UK educational background:
•For more information, contact [email protected]
or 020 8331 9000.
•Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
For more information, contact [email protected]
or +44 20 8331 8136.
Students will be assessed through coursework, presentations, in-class tests, consultancy project report and presentation, and a final dissertation.
This Master's is accredited by the CILT and the CIPS and upon completion of the programme you will have full professional status (to Level 6).
Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in service and manufacturing sectors, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management for services and manufacturing in the private, public and voluntary sectors, and consultancy.
Helping graduates into careers is a very important part of our mission as a university. According to the latest national figures, job prospects for Greenwich graduates have been improving rapidly: 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.