This programme is for future leaders in logistics management, supply chain management, operations management or purchasing, whatever career stage they are at.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Strongly practical in focus, this MSc will equip you with a formidable set of analytical, technical, creative and collaborative skills; vital for your future professional career. The programme takes in both traditional and digital-age manufacturing as well as service industries and is, therefore, relevant to a wide range of organisations. During the course there are opportunities to gain practical experience and use industry-leading tools such as SAP and SAS.
Our strong connections to industry and government ensure that your learning has a highly practical focus, both in teaching and in the three-month live business dissertation project. Our lecturing team consists of practitioners as well as academics. The programme includes guest lecturers from industry to enhance the experience and provide you with the opportunity to interact with real-life businesses. For those seeking a global career, this programme provides a fantastic opportunity.
Modules • Applying Statistical Models in Business • Business Analysis and Enterprise Systems • Computer Simulation • Global Sourcing and Business Services • Logistics Modelling • Operations and Supply Excellence • Problem Solving Skills for Consultants • Spreadsheet Modelling • Strategic Supply Chain Management • SAS Programming for Business Analytics
The key reasons behind my decision to study at LUMS were its overall consistent ranking position and the recognition of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The presence of all professional facilities acted as a supportive force in my decision-making.
The curriculum was very well-defined and organised efficiently. Working on live projects, such as improving James Walker’s production system and supply chain practices of L’Oréal, provided us with a strong exposure to the actual functioning of the industry.
Working in a group for a project was an interesting activity. It was a great experience to learn about different cultures, along with sharing and improving knowledge. I have friends from more than 13 countries which is indeed a unique privilege for me.
The structure of the programme was very demanding and my main focus was to get most out of it. I also tried my best to be a part of social activities on campus. I was an active member of Green Lancaster Society and Indian Society. Also, I was an Executive Member of Global Career Development Programme at Lancaster University. I am still working as a Postgraduate Ambassador of Lancaster University Management Science Society.
The dissertation was very challenging, but it brings out the researcher inside you. My dissertation required me to deploy both qualitative and quantitative research methods in order to get the desired result. The University provides all-round support to make it perfect.
LUMS Careers are very helpful in making you presentable in front of companies through tailoring you resume and LinkedIn profile; and creating awareness about the on-going trends and practices in various industries. Right from the first Big Night Out to the Graduation Ceremony, it was a fabulous experience throughout the year. Having a huge campus with great facilities was something very memorable in everyone’s thoughts. Celebrations of festivals of different communities, such as Chinese, Indian, French, and Russian evolved as sense of belonging with different nationalities. The beauty of the city and friendliness of staff in business shops in town gave me a cheerful feeling of being a student.
Currently, I am working as a Materials Manager in Lufthansa Technik in India. The skills and techniques which I have developed during my degree act as an asset to my career. It feels amazing when you come across situations in your real working life that resemble the projects which you have already done during your degree.
Before coming to Lancaster I studied for an MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
After five years of MSc study in Poland, I realised that my passion is for analysis of data, not for obtaining it in laboratory research. So I decided to develop my analytical skills in one of Europe's most prestigious Management Science departments – on the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
I heard about Lancaster's high-quality teaching and the very practical approach to studying on the Masters programmes in Management Science, and in particular the high reputation they have for operational research. Also, Lancaster University Management School's high ranking was very reassuring.
The four-month summer project was the most important feature of the course for me. Not only did I use the skills acquired through the course on my project, but I also obtained extremely valuable experience working in an international company – Shell.
My project with Shell lasted from mid-May until mid-September. I organised the project myself. I joined a Statistics and Chemometrics Group in Chester. I was mainly involved in three projects: the scope of each of them was sufficient to be presented in the MSc dissertation. I was involved in business solutions and inventory control projects, but I chose the assessment of the “Prediction Toolbox”, developed by the Group, to be my main MSc project.
In the company I was given lots of responsibility. I had contact with experts and managers in many fields. However, the biggest satisfaction for me was developing my ideas into models that would be used by an international company like Shell.
After completing my MSc I decided to pursue my studies at Lancaster by starting a PhD in Statistics, in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, with cooperation from Unilever. My research involved creating statistical solutions, based on wavelets, for data gathered through research done by Unilever.
We know that undertaking Masters study can be a significant financial commitment and we therefore provide significant scholarship funding for applicants who have been offered a place on the programme and who meet our scholarship criteria. These generous scholarships are provided for self-funded and part-funded applicants. The scholarship amounts vary and can in exceptional cases be up to the full amount.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Academic Excellence Scholarships These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with an outstanding academic profile - for example, an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK first-class honours degree.UK/European Scholarships Generous scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with a strong academic and/or personal profile who are nationals of the UK or EU countries.International Scholarships These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with a strong academic and/or personal profile who are nationals of non-EU countries.
You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when we review your application and while funds are available. Because we allocate scholarships on a rolling basis, it's wise to make your application for the programme as early in the year as you can. There is no need to complete any additional paperwork. However, you may be invited to participate in a short telephone interview as part of the selection process or asked to supply further supporting information. If we shortlist you for a scholarship, we will let you know what we need from you and the process involved.
The Alumni Scholarship scheme is available to all Lancaster University graduates who meet our eligibility criteria. We offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is: 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to 20% fee reduction
To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time) or Have graduated from one of our partner institutions (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia; or Goenka Institution India) or Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme
The Scholarship is open to all Lancaster Alumni, regardless of nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the programme entry requirements