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Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Logistics Supply Chain Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the fully-accredited flagship master’s degree from Heriot-Watt’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management department - a recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching.

Overview

The masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Business School calls upon established industry links and sector-leading research to equip students with cutting-edge expertise. This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has built a reputation for producing graduates of the highest calibre over the past 25 years. It will give you access to the knowledge of world-leading researchers and practitioners, and allow you to gain professional insights direct from industry.

This is a Specialist MSc

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a Specialist MSc programme led by academics at the Edinburgh Business School. As a Specialist MSc, this degree gives those who have worked in the field or studied a similar subject previously, the chance to expand, refine and enhance their knowledge. This 1-year Masters programme focuses almost entirely on the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It blends cutting-edge academic thinking with best practice from industry to give graduates and professionals the opportunity to advance with a highly employable skillset.

The Edinburgh Business School approach

Our mix of research-led, industry-focussed learning offers the ideal preparation for those who aspire to build successful careers in the ever-advancing discipline of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

If you study this programme you will develop expertise across key areas of the subject, including:

  • Big data business analytics
  • Demand planning and forecasting
  • Freight transport
  • Inventory and material management
  • Maritime economics and logistics
  • Procurement
  • Quality management
  • Risk and resilience management
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Supply chain and logistics strategy
  • Supplier Management
  • Sustainability

Transferrable skills for industry

On top of expertise you will gain in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, this programme will equip you with the ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial, transferable skills will allow you to effectively implement your specialist knowledge and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.

Being equipped with the mind-set, knowledge and expertise to manage any organisation’s logistical processes should mark you out as an excellent candidate for the following roles in an incresing number of industries:

  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Distribution Manager

Recent graduates from our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Scotland Excel, Heineken, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Gist, Sky, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module understands the range of activities and processes involved in freight transportation within a multi-modal setting; To examine and be familiar with the decisions behind effective freight transportation selection; To be familiar with the decision trade-offs that have to be made when looking at multi-modal freight choice; To provide insight into how changes in other parts of the supply chain will impact the efficiency of freight transportation selection decisions and the resultant potential impact on the supply chain; To understand the range of activities and resources used in distribution centres; To examine and be familiar with the mechanical, electronic and manual processes used within distribution centres; To be familiar with the decision trade-offs that have to be made when selecting appropriate equipment within distribution centres; To provide insight into how changes in freight type, frequency and transportation modes impacts on distribution centre capabilities and the potential constraints within the supply chain.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,680

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. Work or project experience in a logistics-related field will be of further advantage.