Logistics and Supply Chain Management - MSc/PGDip


Heriot-Watt University    School of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September, January MSc, PGDip 9-12 months full time, 2 years part time 31 January 2023

About the course

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the fully-accredited flagship masters degree from Heriot-Watt’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management department - a recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching.

Overview

The masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Business School calls upon established industry links and sector-leading research to equip students with cutting-edge expertise. 

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Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Work or project experience in a logistics-related field will be of further advantage.


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Student Profile(s)

Emma Ross

Degree: MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Present job: Graduate Management Trainee with Tesco

Emma graduated in 2012 and is currently working for Tesco based in Livingston, a 1,000,000 sq ft warehouse with over 3,000 deliveries to stores a week.

"I am on the distribution graduate scheme aiming to become a senior team manager. The scheme gives me great experience across distribution in warehouse, transport and personnel.

I am currently on placement in the Transport department. The planning of routes to stores from Livingston (using road, rail, sea and air!) can be very complex, and a significant part of our job in Transport is to ensure we use as little ‘road miles’ as possible. The green agenda is of high importance to us and investments in bio-fuels and improving partnerships with suppliers in order to reduce CO2 is an on-going agenda. With the changing face of retail and more multi-channel shopping than ever before the challenge of keeping costs and CO2 low is only going to get harder, and being part of that battle is very rewarding.

The courses offered at Heriot-Watt are what made the university stand out to me. The variety of modules mixed with the ‘real world’ experience of the lectures made studying towards my MSc at Heriot-Watt a very rewarding experience. The facilities on campus allowed group work or silent study with a variety of spaces to book or use freely. In particular the top floor of the postgraduate building was a great place to work on projects together.

The knowledge I gained whilst on the MSc has certainly given me an edge in my field as I was already familiar
with the concepts and theories behind logistics and supply chain management. To be able to understand and add value to the day to day activities has really helped me so far on my placements in Tesco.

Study what you enjoy! The great thing about some of the courses at Heriot-Watt is the flexibility and variety.
Many of my classmates were studying business with a specialty in logistics or fashion marketing. That ability to choose the postgraduate course that is right for you is important.

I would also advise to get involved in as many of the extra-curricular activities for postgraduates as possible. Many of the friends I made had never been to the UK and the groups available for them to join really helped them transition into Scottish life!

Scholarships

Application process: Eligible students will be identified as part of the academic admissions process and therefore you do not need to complete a separate application form. Successful candidates will have the award detailed on their offer letters and, where appropriate, their CAS letters for visa purposes. To secure your scholarship you simply accept your offer of a place to study with us.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500 - £3,000

Eligibility

You must be a self-funding student and have achieved, or be on track to achieve, the minimum academic entry criteria for the programme you wish to study from a fully recognised, high ranking institution. You must be studying full-time on our UK campuses and must begin your studies in September 2019.

Application Procedure

- This scholarship is available only for new full time students beginning in September 2019 and cannot be deferred.
- To receive the scholarship, you must be self-funding i.e not fully sponsored by your employer, a company or in receipt of a full scholarship from another source.
- The scholarship cannot be received in combination with any other Heriot-Watt fee-abatement award such as a partnership fee discount or alumni award.
- The scholarship cannot be used in lieu of any reduction to the deposit you are required to pay as part of the admissions process (applicable to international fee status students only).
- Payment of the scholarship will be paid as a fee abatement i.e. your fees will be automatically reduced by the amount awarded. Students will not be able to receive a cash alternative.
- This scholarship is applicable for ‘new’ students only, i.e. those who have not studied with us at any of our campuses before. Students who have studied with us previously will instead be eligible for our alumni award.


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