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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    For Academic Year 19/20 only:

    Full Time: £7,300

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2019

If you choose to study our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether you intend to specialise in Logistics or Supply Chain Management as a career, or enter general management, you will require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.

Course Details

You will cover every stage of the supply chain, from raw material supply to resource recovery, as will the many modes of transport, on land, sea and in the air.

Developments in the last two decades have seen huge investments into the technologies necessary to deliver reduced operating costs, shorter lead times and better value for customers. You will investigate and evaluate the range of current approaches to Logistics and Supply Chain Management and will look at how this could change in the next five years through the use of theoretical and industry sources.

You will explore strategic issues such as multi-channel retailing, supply chain collaboration and lead time compression in your course sessions. Our teaching staff are highly experienced, many of whom have previously held board level appointments in globally renowned logistics companies.

You will also examine topics of global significance, such as disaster relief and sustainable distribution, giving you a solid understanding of the industry.

Our MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management aims to:

  • develop proactive managers who are confident in managing projects and business improvement of functional areas through effective leadership
  • allow you to follow a programme of management study containing a considerable element of specialism related to the supply chain of both local and multinational companies
  • provide both pre-experience career preparation and post-experience career progression opportunities for students from any disciplinary background at first degree level, but with the aspiration to enter or progress more rapidly in careers in logistics management or business
  • build on your existing capabilities and transferable skills in order to develop Masters level knowledge and skills in the business and logistics management field, enhancing your employability and future career prospects in the field of logistics
  • enable you to develop a strong, conceptual and theoretical understanding of logistics management issues, problems and opportunities
  • equip you with the skills, analytical techniques and tools to make a significant, sustained contribution to the achievement of employer goals
  • enable you to link theory into practice by a variety of methods including case studies, business simulations, the completion of an applied research project and, in some cases, by means of a work-based learning component
  • develop skills in effective scholarly research and reflection

A modular approach to teaching is employed at the Faculty of Business and Law. Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course shares a number of key features with our other postgraduate study programmes in Management.


This course can be studied full-time over one year. You can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Usually 9-12 hours per week of activities are timetabled; we recommend that you spend at least the same amount of hours per week in self-directed study time.


Your progress will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written assessment including reports, portfolio, peer assessment and case studies.

Course Content

All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise.

Core Modules:

  • Managing Operations
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Risk and Resilience in Supply Chain
  • Digital Twins and the Internet of Things 
  • Strategic Issues in Logistics
  • Applied Logistics, Procurement and Supply
  • Project Management
  • Logistics Research Project (50 credits)

Facilities & Special Features

Throughout the course you are taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their own subject areas. Taught modules are delivered using a combination of lecture and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on participation and discussion. Case studies and exercises are used extensively to bring concepts and theories to life.


In many of the largest economies in the world, up to one person in eight is employed in logistics and supple chain management.

A career in logistics and supply chain management can be the key to a lifetime of discovering the diversity of the modern world of business.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career in logistics and supply chain management with the potential to achieve success as a senior manager with a multi-national organisation.

Visit the Logistics and Supply Chain Management - MSc page on the University of Northampton website for more details!





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