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Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Transitioning to a more sustainable way of life is key to our future. This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills to drive forward change in the management of global supply chains.

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Degree Duration

1 year :

Full-time ( Please add an additional year if undertaking a placement.)


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023

Degree Overview

With the climate crisis threatening the future of our planet, companies are moving to make their global supply chains more sustainable, ethical and resilient without weakening their competitiveness. Our MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management will prepare you to take on this challenge.

Supply chains draw together all of the activities required to deliver goods or services to a consumer, from sourcing raw materials to production, marketing and delivery, and are a fundamental element of all businesses. On this degree you will learn how to manage this process.

You will develop an understanding of all of these processes and of the different roles people in the chain play and how these work to deliver the product or service.

You will explore the use of accounting, budgetary and other information systems in planning, decision-making and control, and how to apply appropriate analytical tools and techniques to optimise organisation performance.

You will also examine how sustainability practices and concepts influence international business policy, stakeholder relationships and strategy design and process.

The academic staff you will be taught by have a wealth of experience in supply chains across different industries including maritime, food, health, manufacturing and service. They have published high-quality journal articles that are linked to real-life case studies, and you will be able to critically evaluate and appreciate cutting edge research in logistics and SCM and its applications to business practice.

There is the option of taking a placement year where you can put your skills and knowledge into practice as well as develop professional contacts within the industry.

  • You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This course offers an optional professional placement year which means you will be able to work a paid role in industry while also earning recognised credits towards your degree.

Global supply chains are facing a skills shortage, particularly in countries such as China, India, and South Africa, and across the African continent, and many companies now realise the impact a good supply chain can have on their success. This degree will equip you to work in management positions such as operations, logistics or supply chain management areas in both national and international organisations.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MSc.