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MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Why choose Herts?

  • Reputation: 1st for production and manufacturing engineering in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023)
  • Employment prospects: Our graduates work 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 chain management, to ensure businesses are able to succeed and provide to their customers. The MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management programme has been uniquely designed to provide a rigorous and systematic understanding of the field, equipping you with the knowledge and wide range of skills required to become a credible supply chain professional.  The course focuses on:

Why choose this course?

  • Develop skills and advancement of knowledge in the areas of 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. 
  • Focus on a combination of practical work and case studies, including analysis and synthesis, contribution to profitability, understanding of purchasing, procurement and logistics. This will promote critical review and analysis of strategic value, procurement and supply chain management.
  • Benefit from our strong relationships with organisations such as Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Infotech, Triumph Motorcycles, VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd, Microchip Ltd, The British Board of Agrément, I-Net Software Solutions.
  • Be inspired by expert lecturers and researchers with extensive experience in product design, sustainable materials, lean manufacturing, logistics, procurement and supply chain, inventory management, smart manufacturing, asset management, quality management, project management and operations research.

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 tutorials, using the University's StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources and conduct electronic discussions 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 operates an open access laboratory and computer policy to help you complete coursework and assignments.

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, helping you build your employability and academic skills. Plus, you'll 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. 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. 

  • Level 7
    Logistics and Operations Strategy15 CreditsCompulsory
    Procurement and Inventory Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Financial Decision for Supply Chain15 CreditsCompulsory
    Globalisation and Regulations15 CreditsCompulsory
    People Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Storage and Warehouse Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Supply Chain Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Transportation Techniques15 CreditsCompulsory
    MSc Individual Project (Supply Chain & Manufacturing)60 CreditsCompulsory
  • Key staff

    Programme Leader Dr Peiqing (Tiffany) Cao

    Find out more about Programme Leader Dr Peiqing (Tiffany) Cao

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Revised 2024) Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Revised 2024) Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


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