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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 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”.

What our
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)

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

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 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...

  • 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 - http://www.herts.ac.uk/more/uh-online-distance-learning/frequently-asked-questions/system-requirements.cfm


  • 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.

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

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How to apply


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17/09/201824/05/2019Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


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