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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Fact sheets 2018 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management (Online)
Programme specifications 2018 Programme specification 1 MSc Production & Manufacturing Engineering (Online)

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 recognised 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”.

Course details


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
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Individual Project 60 Credits Compulsory
    Manufacturing Strategy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Human Resource Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Manufacturing Information Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Research 15 Credits Compulsory
    Procurement & Supply Chain Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Legal Aspects of Supply Chain 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Part time
    • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

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

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    • Typically a minimum of 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;
    • Access to computer equipment with the following minimum specification.


    • A minimum IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent for overseas students prior to the commencement of their MSc. Students without IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, depending on the Country of Origin, would normally be expected to complete a suitable programme of study prior to the commencement of their MSc programme, such as Pre-Sessional English Classes, Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Studies, International Pre-Masters Programme (IPM), or any other suitable programme deemed appropriate by the University.

    Find out more about International entry requirements.

    In certain cases, a student may be advised or required to undertake preliminary studies or bridging course before starting the course.

    Additional Notes for International Students

    • International students are eligible to enrol on this programme of study however they must study in their own country of residence, as the University will not sponsor International Students to obtain a Tier 4 student visa for this programme.
    • International Students transferring from a full-time campus based programme to the full-time on-line programme will not meet the requirements for the University to provide sponsorship for the Tier 4 Student visa.

    Supporting documents required

    • Copies of the front and back of your undergraduate degree transcript and certificate
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • English Language qualification certificate (you should have a score of 6.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
    • A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
    • A copy of the photo page of your passport
    • 1 academic or professional reference

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Online - Part Time, 3 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    23/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))