Logistics is the term widely used in business for the range of activities associated with the movement, storage and handling of materials. The management of logistics has been revolutionised over the past 30 years and has come to be regarded as a key determinant of business competitiveness. This developments have created a healthy demand for well-qualified logistics and supply chain managers in most sectors of the economy.
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/
) examines current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management and we have a full programme of courses, site visits and guest speakers that provides a rich and fulfilling experience for you over the academic year.
Industry continues to look to individuals who can demonstrate their continued commitment to acquiring industry specific knowledge. Membership of internationally recognised professional bodies is therefore an important consideration in building a successful career.
Two important industry bodies, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK) (CILT), and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have accredited our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.
Students who successfully graduate from the above degrees will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.
For further details of CILT accreditation and membership visit http://www.ciltuk.org.uk
Whilst you are studying you can join as a Student Member becoming an Affiliate Member and then Member (MCIPS).
For further details of CIPS accreditation and membership visit http://www.cips.org
Six core modules are taken over semester 1 and semester 2:
- Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
- Demand and Inventory Planning
- Global Purchasing & Supply
- Supply Network Design & Optimisation
- Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
- Research Philosophy and Practice
Two further modules from a wide range including shipping and port operations, lean six sigma, green logistics, and systems analysis are also taken.
The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.
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Many of the guest speakers on the programme are senior executives with wide experience of logistics and give an insight into current approaches, practices and techniques being applied in the logistics sector.
In addition there is a series of site visits, mainly to distribution centres, which give students the opportunity to see best practice in action and to have useful discussions with professional logistics practitioners.
Students graduating in previous years have taken up logistics management posts with an impressive list of companies including DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Tesco and Rolls Royce.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm
) to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)
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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.