MSc Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management (with Advanced Practice)
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The MSc in Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management 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.
The MSc Global Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management programme 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).
Graduates can expect to secure roles in areas such as Operations Management, Materials Management, Purchasing and Quality Management. Typical roles include:
This programme is also available as MSc Global Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management with Advanced Practice which includes either an internship or group consultancy project.
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.
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.
International entry equivalencies
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.
Masters Foundation programme
Alternatively, you may also be eligible for one of our Pre-Masters courses. These are pathway programmes designed specifically for students who require additional support to meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.
Pre-Sessional English and Study Skills
If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme. This programme will help you develop language skills in a content-based approach to learning involving critical thinking, questioning, discussion, reflection and analysis.
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:
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.
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.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2023/24. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
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.
Information for international students
Northumbria University is committed to providing the best possible experience to all our students. To ensure you secure your place with us, we require our international students to pay a deposit towards their fees. More information can be found here.
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.
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.
London Cost of Living Bursary
Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.
If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.
This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.
*As defined by UKVI
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
If you are a UK or 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.
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UK/Home Fee: £9,960
International Fee: £19,000
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)
IELTS 6.5, with no single element below 6.0, or equivalent
1 year (up to 2 years with advanced practice)
Coursework and exams
January, May, SeptemberNext application deadline
UK/Home Fee: £12,960
International Fee: £22,000
Minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in any discipline
IELTS 6.5 , with no single element below 6.0, or equivalent
Coursework and exams
January, May, September