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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full Time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please contact Faculty

  • Last Updated

    24 November 2016

Course content

Learn to analyse and evaluate the business, financial and management strategies applicable to Logistics and Supply Chain Management on this fascinating Masters programme at LJMU.

•Learn to analyse and evaluate business, financial and management strategies as they apply to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
•Study on a year-long, modular programme with each module delivered over a period of five to six weeks
•Programme is allied with the work of the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute
•Course appeals to an international student base

This is a modular programme with each module delivered over a period of five to six weeks. In most cases, modules are assessed by a piece of applied coursework.

This programme will enable you to:
•develop Masters-level research techniques
•reflect on your prior learning and experience
•plan your own study programme
•learn about manufacturing operations management, focusing on the manufacturing plant and services
•find out about the fundamentals of production planning, inventory control and process modelling and control
•discover how goods are moved around the world within the logistics system
•consider a range of information technology issues which a logistics manager may encounter in a complex supply chain environment
•analyse the components of a logistics system and appraise contemporary developments
•apply operations research techniques to solving business problems in the sector


The 60 credit Project is the culmination of the programme and is undertaken after the entire taught element has been completed. Projects are self-generated, although if you are an externally-funded student you may choose to study an area which will be of value to your employer or sponsor.

You will be allocated a supervisor from amongst the staff programme team with whom you will work closely during the Project stage, culminating with the submission of your dissertation in mid-September.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
Research skills - is embedded into induction week
Manufacturing management - runs in various short blocks at stages during the year
Global transport systems
Data systems for maritime and logistics
Legal principles and export trade law - aimed at those with an interest in legal and contractual matters
International trade - addresses the wider context of global logistics
Project management - obtain awareness of planning, monitoring and controlling processes
Logistics systems - analyses the components of logistics system and, through a case study, appraises contemporary developments
Operations research - you will apply OR techniques to solving business problems in the sector
Supply chain modelling - applies some of the principles specifically to logistics and supply chain issues
Safety and reliability - modern risk management techniques are used to enable improvements in the safety and reliability of systems
Preparing for project - you will develop a coherent set of aims and objectives, and a realistic work plan, in readiness for your individual project

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

Visit the Logistics and Supply Chain Management page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

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