Our Master's degree explores new approaches to design and analysis of transport and logistics systems. It focuses on contemporary issues, such as e-business, transport systems modelling, and environmental issues in transport and logistics.
There is a growing demand for transport professionals and logisticians due to the expansion of local and regional trade agreements, free labour flow and rapid growth of globalisation.
Our courses are designed for graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and transport. Study this Master's to expand your knowledge in the field.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), improving your career prospects and earning potential. You will be recognised by the CILT as holding their professional qualifications to full professional status Level 6 upon completion.
You will have the opportunity to participate in CILT activities during your studies, including the annual CILT student conference. These give you an opportunity to network with experts and leaders in the field.
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.
You will also visit industrial locations, have seminars delivered by guest speakers from industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects.
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.
This degree aims to:
The courses listed above will be split across two years.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including reports, essays, research proposals, consultancy reports and presentations, business modelling scenarios and a final dissertation.
The Master's is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Its structure, contents and qualifications are also compatible with CILT programmes, ensuring recognition by academic and business sectors across the UK and internationally. Upon completion of this degree you will have full professional status (to Level 6).
You can pursue opportunities in the service and manufacturing sectors; railways, passenger transport companies, third-party logistics and local authorities; freight transport and shipping companies; and as consultants.
You can also 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.
This Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc is a flagship masters degree at Heriot-Watt University- a globally recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching.
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management calls upon sector-leading research and direct links to industry to equip students with cutting-edge expertise across all areas of this increasingly important discipline.
Accredited by the Chartered Institutes of Logistics and Transport and Procurement and Supply, this programme offers access to the expertise of world-leading researchers and practitioners.
A dynamic mix of industry-focussed learning develops expertise in:
You will also develop your ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial skills allow you to implement specialist knowledge effectively and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.
Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Scotland Excel, Heineken, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Gist, Sky, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.
Programme content is grounded in the cutting-edge, world-changing research of our Logistics Research Centre (LRC) which directly impacts the UK Government’s carbon policy and the logistics operations of organisations such as:
Our work stands at the forefront of research into the management, integration, reform, impact and modelling of logistics activity, particularly from an environmental and sustainability perspective.
Scotland’s capital is regarded as one of the best cities in the world in which to study and has a thriving international student population.
It’s a beautiful, cultural city that’s bursting with art, nature, nightlife and history. It’s a safe, inspirational city and has enough bars, restaurants, museums, shopping, green spaces and culture to keep everyone entertained.
It was recently voted as the best place to live in the UK for the 3rd year running and a study by Deutsche Bank in May 2017 found it offers the second best quality of life on the world!
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of high-quality, industry-focussed education.
We are ranked as the top University in Scotland for International Outlook by Times Higher Education and have campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia.
We are ranked as one of the top 30 Universities in the UK in the Guardian University League Table and the Complete University Guide 2018, who place us as 3rd best University in Scotland.
Our countryside campus is set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland with world-class facilities and an easy journey to Edinburgh city centre.
You’ll find over 10,500 students and staff here, offering a warm and friendly welcome. There’s modern student accommodation, a thriving Student Union with a host of sports clubs and societies. Scotland’s National Sports Centre is also on campus offering students access to top of the range sporting facilities.
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