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As a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online learning activities. We continue to be guided by the Government to ensure our campus is Covid-secure. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

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Overview

The MSc in Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management with Advanced Practice has been designed to enable you to acquire an in-depth understanding of the major areas of knowledge and philosophical approaches that underpin the concept of the Global Supply Process.

The programme philosophy is to develop this knowledge and understanding of the specialist area of supply chain management, whilst placing it firmly within an organisational context. The key specialist modules are resultant from both academic and professional influence as to strategic change factors within the global supply process.

Key facts

  • Put your learning into practice and enhance your employability with an internship or applied group consultancy project
  • Develop your expertise in this dynamic sector where individuals are in high demand
  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for the QA Professional Pathways programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills with one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training

What will I study?

The MSc Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management with Advanced Practice provides an intensive logistics, operations and supply chain management education for students entering at Level 7 from an undergraduate degree of any discipline including business and management.

The curriculum is informed by the latest research and aligned to the practical and employability skills required for a successful career across a wide range of sectors and businesses and its applications are relevant to careers in both the manufacturing and service sectors.

An experiential, or ‘real-world’, approach to learning will ensure you are exposed to current professional practice, and the modules will equip you with the skills to contribute effectively to global businesses. Given the continuous change in the logistics, operations and supply chain management field, you will be encouraged to innovate and apply emerging models, theories, technologies and ideas to solve business problems specific to this suite of related disciplines. With the substantive content of the programme being discipline-specific (i.e. logistics, operations and supply chain management),

The specialist GLOSCM modules cover strategic procurement, sustainable supply chains, improving the supply chain, and strategic partnerships. The course culminates with a master’s dissertation.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Advanced Practice stage

The Advanced Practice version of this course offers you a valuable opportunity to secure a work placement or complete a group consultancy project, giving you the experience of the workplace environment or live industry issues, and an excellent way to put your learning into practice. This stage of the programme will take place between your second and final semester, and is a semester-long (15 weeks) in duration. Internships as part of the Advanced Practice stage may be paid or unpaid. The alternative consultancy module allows you to work in teams with a business organisation working on consultancy-based projects in real business scenarios. Whether you choose the internship or consultancy project you will successfully develop your business skills and further enhance your employability.

  • September start dates:  your programme will last for up to 21 months. You will have a summer break after Semester 2, and commence your Advanced Practice stage in September.
  • January start dates: your programme will run for 24 months. You will commence the Advanced Practice stage of the programme in January following your taught stage and summer break.  Please note that there are two summer breaks included in this programme for those starting in January.

The programmes are structured as below:

Sept-Jan Jan-May May-Sept Sept-Jan Jan-May May-Sept Sept-Jan
September starts Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer break Advanced Practice stage Final semester
January starts Semester 1 Summer break Semester 2 Advanced Practice stage Summer break Final semester

Internships

If you undertake an internship as your Advanced Practice stage, it may be paid or unpaid and will last 12-15 weeks. The internship can be sourced by students or the University. We will support you in the application process and equip you with the necessary internship application and selection skills (e.g. CV writing, interview techniques etc). All internships will be approved by the University to ensure that they offer you an appropriate learning experience and working environment. During your internship, you will be allocated an internship tutor who will visit you during your internship and support you in completing the internship assessment.

The module is assessed by a reflective portfolio that is focused on your development via this employment opportunity.

Consultancy project

The alternative consultancy module allows you to work in teams with a business organisation, working on a consultancy-based project for real business scenarios.

How will I be taught and assessed?

  • Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops totalling between 11-13 hours per week
  • You’re expected to engage in independent study, around 34 hours per week
  • Assessment is based on exams and coursework, including presentations.
  • Taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how theories translate into real-life situations.
  • Technology-enhanced learning is embedded throughout the course to guide your preparation for seminars and independent research
  • Benefit from weekly academic support sessions designed to build your ability and confidence as an academic learner
  • You will be assigned a guidance tutor at induction who you will meet with regularly during your studies

Careers and further study

Graduates can expect to secure roles in areas such as Operations Management, Materials Management, Purchasing and Quality Management. Typical roles include:

  • Supplier Quality Manager
  • Transport Consultant
  • Distribution Services Manager
  • E-commerce Operations Manager
  • Freight Account Manager
  • Logistics Project Manager

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility.

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Academic requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent in any discipline (although they may cover Business and Management, Operations Management, Engineering or Transportation)

If you don’t meet the academic requirements

  • Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered

Whilst you are welcome to apply because of your relevant work experience, you must have a clear commitment to a professional career that comprises one of the areas of logistics, operations management or supply chain management.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Alternatively, you may also be eligible for our Pre-Masters courses. These are programmes designed specifically for students who are looking to progress on to a Masters degree.

Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.

English language requirements

  • Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 6.0 or equivalent.

If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.

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All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

This module is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to formulate a Logistics and Supply Chain Management understanding of Strategic Supply Chain Relationships and related Innovation Management.

The module emphasises the contribution of Logistics and Supply Chain Management disciplines to organisational strategy. Exposure to contemporary developments in this arena will allow you to evaluate and assess the potential for the adoption of these developments as complementary or alternative procedures in the management of the supply chain, with a particular focus on managing innovation in supply chains through reference to international supply chain relationships. Examples of such developments include the role of blockchain technology and the development of globally integrated supply chains.

There is a strong emphasis on relationships within your learning, with consideration given to the logistics partnership, supplier and partnership development, making change happen and developing frameworks for managing change. The international focus of the module is recognised by consideration of cross-cultural management

This module aims to provide you with an underpinning knowledge about supply chain and operations improvement, whilst investigating the ongoing developments in theory and practice within the global context. You will learn strategic theories and gain the knowledge associated with performance improvement inside, outside and beyond the organisations that enable value chain strategies to be put in place.

The key themes include:

  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Strategy,
  • Quality Management Models, Strategies and Systems
  • Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Service Operations Improvement
  • Performance Measurement and Benchmarking
  • Global Supply Chain issues
  • Process and Product Design
  • Global Logistics and Transport etc.

This module aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of contemporary supply chain sustainability, resilience and risk within a business context. This research-informed module provides a series of evidence-based lectures, designed to create a better understanding of key logistics and supply chain challenges and issues, with a focus on social, economic and environmental considerations and environmental policies. It will help you to understand how key stakeholders operate, regulate, decide and function in the real world. It will identify, prioritise, reflect and conceptualise green supply chain management / sustainable supply chain management together with risk and risk-resilience concepts in the context of business continuity against the key priorities of environment, economy, safety, public health, social inclusion, accessibility and integration.

This module aims to provide you with an appreciation of the synergy between strategic procurement and logistics management. The focus is given to processes that add value through the production and delivery of services and products in the supply chain, and the tools needed to manage these processes effectively.

Furthermore, you will be given a comprehensive understanding of modern approaches to strategic procurement and logistics management throughout the supply chain. On completion of the module, you will be able to critically analyse the approaches to managing procurement and logistics management used by a variety of product and service organizations operating in a global business environment.

This module engages you in personal and professional development in order that you develop and hone your team working, management and leadership skills, capabilities and attributes, and in so doing, enhance your employability. In this module, you will not only prepare for your first job after you graduate but also kick-start your commitment to life-long personal and professional learning.

In the first part of the module, you will be supported in self-analysis by a range of activities, including the completion of self-administered toolkits to demonstrate an increased self-awareness and self-understanding. A key outcome of this process is how you will be able to exploit this development in order to lead and manage, more effectively in your future careers.

The second part of the module contains activities that enable you to build on your self-analysis and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development in the context of your career development plans. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate market, (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer) drawing upon local, national and international examples.

This module will provide you with essential knowledge and analytics skills needed for you to complete a high-quality Masters’ Dissertation or Consultancy Project. By undertaking and reflecting on practical research-based activities you will understand the process of designing and carrying out a research study, also you will engage in activities that involve an understanding of data and analysis of data. This will place you in a strong position to undertake your own Masters’ level research or Consultancy Project.

At the end of the module, you will write a research proposal, this will be assessed and will contribute to your final mark. In the dissertation you will work under the supervision of a member of the academic staff and your proposal will also help to ensure you get the most from this relationship.

The aim of this module is to support your study, language and communication skills for academic purposes in the study in your chosen discipline at the postgraduate level.   The module is designed to enable you to become an advanced independent learner.

The module is supported by a teaching and learning plan which outlines the formal sessions. Interactive workshops will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your discipline.  You may also be asked to complete some preparation tasks for some seminars but these will be kept to a minimum.  You will be expected to identify those skills which you need within your postgraduate programme, and to develop these independently through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading and reflection.

For students undertaking an internship

Within this module, you will record your learning experience gained by undertaking a semester outside of the University as part of your Masters programme by means of an Internship at an external organisation and it will enable you to assess the learning that has taken place in the University with a “real-world” industry experience.

You will then progress onto The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation.

You will design a research project, assessed through a proposal and will then work under the supervision of a member of academic staff to use and extend the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during your programme of study to complete a dissertation. You will use appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods to critically synthesise a body of knowledge relevant to the taught programme.

In this module, you will gain an understanding of the academic skills that are required to produce a Masters Dissertation. By the end of the module, you will have written a 3000-word dissertation proposal and a 15000 word Masters dissertation.

For students not undertaking an internship

As a student enrolled on one of the 2-year Advanced Practice Programmes you may undertake a group consultancy project within the first semester of your second year of Masters study (the alternative is an Internship). Through your work-based experience, you will develop abilities as a problem solver with valued investigative, theoretical and practical industrial skills. This work-based experience will last the length of the semester and involve the examination of a complex organisational problem or commercial opportunity.

By undertaking this module, you will have enhanced your individual skills, knowledge, effectiveness and employability by locating learning and development within a work-based context and will have critically reflected and evaluated upon organisational practices and the relation with academic theory.

Depending on the grade you achieve, you will progress onto the Applied Management Work Investigation or the Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation.

Depending on what grade you achieve for the Consultancy Project, you will progress to one of the following modules

You will undertake a group consultancy project within the Business Clinic during the first semester of your second year of Masters study. Through your work-based experience, you will develop your ability as a problem solver with valued investigative, theoretical and practical business skills. This will last the length of the semester and involve the examination of a complex organisational problem or commercial opportunity.

This second-semester module will involve the development of the client-oriented management report and presentation alongside an individual literature review and personal reflection.

You will design a research project, assessed through a proposal and will then work under the supervision of a member of academic staff to use and extend the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during your programme of study to complete a dissertation. You will use appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods to critically synthesise a body of knowledge relevant to the taught programme.

In this module, you will gain an understanding of the academic skills that are required to produce a Masters Dissertation. By the end of the module, you will have written a 3000-word dissertation proposal and a 15000 word Masters dissertation.

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Tuition fee 2021/22

  • UK/Home students: £11,400
  • International students: £19,000

Tuition fee 2022/23

  • UK/Home students: £12,075
  • International students: £19,500

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £100 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.

  • Contact time in class – typically in lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Access to facilities, including computers, on-campus Wi-Fi, printers, vending machines, quiet study spaces
  • The support of our Careers & Employment Service who help you to become more employable, secure placements and run workshops
  • Academic support – our ACE Team run multiple sessions on academic writing, presenting, exam techniques throughout the semester, as well as 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in sessions
  • Student support services such as our Ask4Help Service. Find out more about the services available to you on our Student Support page
  • Access to online resources, including 24/ 7 Library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

Scholarships and bursaries for international students

Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this Masters programme.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Scholarships and bursaries

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

Payment plans

Government Loan for Masters study

If you are the UK or a Home student, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000+ from the UK Government. Click here to find out more about the loan and whether you are eligible to receive it.

Postgraduate Loan

How to find out more

Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the MSc Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management with Advanced Practice. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

Apply online

Alternatively, you can apply for this programme by downloading a PDF application form and emailing it to london.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk.

International students application form
UK/Home students application form

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study your programme. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa (if required) and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

Supporting documents

For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.

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Course information

Level of study:

Postgraduate

2021/22 Tuition fee:

UK/Home Fee: £11,400
International Fee: £19,000

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in any discipline

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 , with no single element below 6.0, or equivalent

Mode of study:

Full-time classroom

Duration:

21 months

Assessment methods:

Coursework and exams

Scholarship or bursaries:

Available

Student finance:

Available

Payment plan:

Available

Starts:

January, September

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