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MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Full time | Southend Campus | 1 year | 05-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Supply Chain Management

Course type


Course Summary

In order to gain the competitive edge for management roles in the logistics and transport sectors international logistics and supply chain managers need to use data and analytics to improve business performance.

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management trains you in analytical approached and applying management techniques to solve business problems arising from supply chains, including areas such as transportation, warehousing and inventory and supplier relations. It has been designed with industry input in response to sector skills gaps and is located at our Southend campus, close to London’s major port, providing potential opportunities for site visits and placements.

You explore topics including:

  • global supply chain management, planning and control
  • international operations management
  • business analytics, applied statistics and forecasting
  • environmentally friendly logistics
  • logistics planning and control
  • business strategy and strategic management
  • innovation management

In the summer, you undertake an applied research project about a real-world organisation or issue.

Your future

A Master’s degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management will develop the industry-specific skills and management expertise you need to gain the competitive edge for management roles in the logistics and transport sectors. Typical roles include:

  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Planner
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Logistics Controller
  • Quality Manager
  • Logistics Network Developer
  • Procurement Manager

Your knowledge of business analytics to improve business performance may also make you a suitable candidate for general management positions in both large and small organisations in the private and public sectors. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue a career in academia.


Your dissertation is the culmination of your Masters programme, where you apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce a 15,000 word independent piece of work. You generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows your ability to relate theory to practice. Your dissertation will help you develop vital skills for the workplace, as well as the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens. You are assigned a supervisor for the duration of your project.

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Entry requirements

You need a 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in Engineering, Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Information Systems, any Business or Management. Your degree must include Algebra, Calculus and Statistics. We will also consider your application if your degree contains any of the following modules: Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Methods, Advanced Mathematics, Management Science, Operations Research or Optimisation Methods.