Why choose Herts?
- Industry accreditation: This course meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC).
- Employment prospects: Our graduates work as Supply Chain Analysts, Procurement Officers, and Supply Chain Managers for organisations including GSK, Tesco, and DHL.
- Industry connections: Benefit from our strong connections with Samsung, BAE, and Leonardo who support with course projects, industry talks, and work placement opportunities.
About the course
There is an increased need for professionally managed purchasing and supply chains mangement to ensure businesses are able to succeed and provide to their customers. The School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science have developed this unique programme to help you develop a wide range of skills for your chosen career ensuring success in whatever sector you decide to work in.
The programme offers two award routes that you can choose to study:
- One-year full-time MSc Supply Chain Management (September and January entry)
- 18-months full-time MSc Supply Chain Management (September and January entry)
Why choose this course?
You will develop skills and advancement of knowledge on the broad areas of business to enable you develop transferable skills in all areas. Areas include: operations management, operations research, procurement and supply chain management, financial control, manufacturing information systems, manufacturing strategy; legal aspects of supply chain; and human resources management.
You will focus on a combination of practical work and case studies, including analysis and synthesis, contribution to profitability, understanding of purchasing, procurement and logistics. It will promote critical review and analysis of strategic value, procurement and supply chain management.
What will I study?
The School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.
Where will I study?
Learn in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024, where you’ll experience a range of experiential learning zones. You will have access to modelling, simulation and research labs, our Merlin Flight Simulator and automotive workshop (complete with electric vehicle facility), wind tunnel, welding bay and controls testing suite.
You will also benefit from a Success and Skills Support Unit, which is aimed at helping you build your employability and academic skills. Plus, have access to industry mentors who will provide you with pastoral support, vocational guidance, and career progression opportunities.
The new building will also provide space to collaborate, with plenty of workshops, social and meeting spaces available. Even better, the building has been designed with the University’s net zero carbon target in mind, and forms part of our plan to replace or upgrade older sites that are energy inefficient.
|Human Resource Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Financial Control||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Procurement & Supply Chain Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Inventory Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Operations Research & Logistic||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Lean Manufacturing & Services||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|MSc Individual Projects Option 1 & 2||60 Credits||Compulsory|
|Sustainable Business of Supply Chain Logistics||15 Credits||Compulsory|
Further course information
|Course fact sheets|
|MSc Supply Chain Management||Download|
|MSc Supply Chain Management||Download|
Sandwich placement or study abroad year
Applications open to international and EU students
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