MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

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About the course


This MSc Operations & Supply Chain Management (online) develops skills and knowledge and specifically focuses on the areas of business related to procurement & supply chain management in an operational management context.

Case studies are utilised throughout the online modules to highlight situations, solutions and problems solving methods and this will include analysis and synthesis. The contribution to profitability through understanding of purchasing, procurement, and logistics will also be understood. There will be critical review of the strategic value related to procurement, and supply chain management.

Key intellectual skills developed will include:

  • Design of process models and evaluation of internal and external influences.
  • Abilities to conduct research and analysis to manage long, medium and short term issues including problem solving strategies and their use and outcomes. 

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Why choose this course?

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management has been running successfully on campus for seven years by the School of Engineering and Technology. With their progressive approach and career-relevant programmes, the School of Engineering and Technology has an international reputation for attracting students and developing talented graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

Building on these successes this on campus Master's course has now be developed for 100% online delivery. Ideal if you do not wish to put your career on hold for study or unable to get to our campus in Hatfield, UK.

For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online.

Professional Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf). Graduates of this programme will be entitled to "Fellow membership of The Institute of Manufacturing" and once they can demonstrate 2 years’ work experience in Manufacturing Management they will be entitled to apply for the award of “Certified Manufacturing Practitioner”.

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What our<br>students say

Thanks to the flexibility of the course offered by the University of Hertfordshire, I have been able to manage the workload, understand the concepts covered in the modules and complete the assignments on time.

-Oliver Alcalde Fernández, MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management (online)


Underpinning the knowledge, understanding, intellectual and practical skills these studies will allow you to increase your key transferable skills.

Teaching methods

Visit UH Online for details of how distance learning works.

Course length

  • Part-time, 3 years


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Individual Project - 60 Credits
  • Manufacturing Strategy - 15 Credits
  • Financial Control - 15 Credits
  • Human Resource Management - 15 Credits
  • Operations Management - 15 Credits
  • Manufacturing Information Systems - 15 Credits
  • Operations Research - 15 Credits
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management - 15 Credits
  • Legal Aspects of Supply Chain - 15 Credits


Fees & funding

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Part time
  • £640 per 15 credits for the 2017/2018 academic year

International Students

Part time
  • £640 per 15 credits for the 2017/2018 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Part time
  • £680 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Part time
  • £680 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Entry requirements...

  • A minimum 2:2 honours degree in and Engineering or Technology (with a relevant analytical content) based discipline, or
  • Any other contiguous discipline the subject content of which does not overlap with that of the programme to any substantial extent; or
  • A qualification from any other recognised International academic institution which is of comparable academic standard to those identified above; or
  • Exceptionally, a number of applicants with other relevant professional qualifications who have the necessary academic achievements and experience will be considered under APCL

English language requirements

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language grade A-C.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

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How to apply


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24/09/201824/05/2019Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
14/01/201910/01/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


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24/09/201924/05/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
14/01/202010/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))