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MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Develop your skills in managing global and international supply chains on this accredited course. As a SAP University Alliance member, SAP software modules give you practical experience and you can take examinations, which lead to SAP qualifications. Industry research projects and industry visits and speakers enhance your learning experience.

Course length 12-36 Month(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

Driven by the rapid growth of global manufacturing and services, the management of global supply chains and logistics have become vital to business success for organisations around the world. This course gives you the knowledge and skills required to manage global supply chains and associated logistics.

This course is suitable for
• recent graduates aiming a career in rapidly growing logistic and supply chain sectors
• supply chain practitioners wanting to become specialists or managers
• engineers and managers needing to develop their knowledge skills in logistics and supply chain management

Developed by academics with extensive research and consultancy experiences, the course covers strategies, management, technology and systems. You learn modern approaches to supply chain management such as lean, six-sigma and operations management which are integral elements of the course. SupplyChainGuru, an award winning modelling platform is used to demonstrate design and operation principles.

In modern supply chains, technology plays a critical role. For example, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely used to track shipments through supply chain. This course covers essential technologies required to operate global supply chains which also include warehouse automation and transportation.

Modern IT systems integrate different elements of supply chain to provide the total visibility and information required to drive supply chain operations. The course uses the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, SAP, to demonstrate how modern ERP systems are used to integrate supply chain operations.

As a member of the SAP University Alliance, we use SAP software modules to enhance your learning experience and the course includes a SAP training academy. You also can take examinations at extra cost, which lead to SAP qualifications in one of the world's leading business technologies.

The dissertation project enables you to apply what you learn on the course. The course team has extensive links with the industry, which means it is likely that you will be able to work with a company during your dissertation. It is also possible to work on on-going research projects which are managed by the course team.

You attend a series of guest lectures and industry visits to enhance your learning experience and to make you understand how theories and technologies are used in industry. Guest speakers include supply chain professionals from manufacturing, retail, health, food and pharmaceutical industries.

The courses enhances your career potential by improving your knowledge and skills in
• the management of logistics and global supply chains
• supply chain strategies
• logistics and supply chain design, planning and control techniques required in industry.
• supply chain technologies which include topics such as warehouse automation and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
• systems used for integration and modelling aspects of logistics and supply chain in today’s global environment
• technical and problem solving skills
• transferable skills sought employers, such as problem solving, team-working and presentation skills

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and offers full exemption from the education requirements for Chartered Membership for graduates achieving an overall average mark of 50% or more.

This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Learners who successfully complete this programme and meet the conditions specified may apply for MCIPS, the globally recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

UK students

Normally one from

• an honours degree 2.2 or above in science or engineering

• an honours degree 2.2 or above in business or management, where some computing or technology focussed modules have been studied

• suitable professional qualifications in engineering, management or supply chain management

• a degree in any area, plus at least one year of industrial experience in a role or organisation related to operations management, logistics or supply chain management

• a diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of experience in a logistics or supply chain related field

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas students
• India – a first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects.
• China – a four year bachelors degree in an relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80% or equivalent.
• Other countries – a good honours degree or equivalent in an relevant subject.

Applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

Full time – September start – typically 12 or 18 months

Full time – January start – typically 12 or 18 months

Part time – September start – typically 36 months

Part time – January start – typically 36 months

Typical modules may include

Core modules

• finance and marketing • project and quality management • strategic sourcing and procurement • lean operations and six sigma • supply chain modelling and simulation • global supply chain and manufacturing strategy • warehouse systems and transportation • logistics and enterprise information systems


Project and dissertation (60 credits)

  • examination
  • coursework
  • project reports


You gain the knowledge and experience to work as a logistics and supply chain management professional in a range of areas. Graduates of this course can find themselves working for companies such as
• Caterpillar – world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines
• Dematic – the market leader in innovative logistics automation systems
• NYK Logistics – delivers fully integrated logistics solutions tailored to the needs of their customers
• Tuffnells – leading parcel delivery company

Typical graduates roles are • logistics coordinator • supply chain analyst • solutions analyst • supply chain coordinator • demand analyst.

After five years’ experience you can typically move onto management roles in areas such as • warehouse operations • supply chain • inventory • logistics planning.


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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

Typically £6,300 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £6,400 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,500 for the course.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £13,250 for the course.

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How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

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