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Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

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Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | JAN

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course provides you the opportunity to study all aspects of logistics and supply chain management, covering the range of activities associated with the efficient flow and storage of goods, services and related information. It equips you with the specialist knowledge and training to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems, creating managerial opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Career Prospects

Employment possibilities for qualified supply chain managers include government agencies, consultancy firms (supply chain management), manufacturing and retailing companies, transport companies, and local authorities’ planning and transport departments. UWS graduates have found employment with Toyota UK, Vestas (renewable energies), Rawlplug, The Edrington Group, Premier Foods, HP, BAE Systems, NHS Scotland, Carrefour, European consultancy groups, and other national and international companies.


In today’s highly competitive and global marketplace the pressure on organisations to find new ways to create and deliver value to customers grows ever stronger. Logistics is a term widely used in business for a range of activities associated with the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from a point of origin to the point of consumption in response to consumer requirements.

Management of these activities has been revolutionised over the past twenty years, by addressing logistical issues through an extended perspective of the supply chain that incorporates concepts from several management disciplines, such as:

  • Strategy formation
  • Theory of the firm
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing management
  • Management accounting
  • Markets research
  • Operations research

Teaching & Assessment

The delivery of taught modules involves a combination lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer laboratory work. Scheduled learning is approximately 30% of the overall effort required for taught modules.


Logistical Resources and Technologies (10 Credits) - Core
Modelling the Supply Chain (20 Credits) - Core
Logistics Strategy and Inventory Management (10 Credits) - Core
Operations & Project Management (20 Credits) - Core
Procurement Systems (10 Credits) - Core
Global Supply Chain Management (10 Credits) - Core
Logistics & SCM Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

If you are applying for the Postgraduate Diploma then you should normally possess an Ordinary degree, or equivalent, and have obtained an average mark of 50% or more across your final year taught modules. If you are applying for the MSc then you require an Honours degree, or equivalent. The first degree should be from a related subject discipline such as: Engineering; Maths; Economics; Business studies; Geography; Planning; Social studies. A background of professional experience will also be considered. If you are a Postgraduate Diploma student and satisfy the progression requirements you will then be eligible to pursue the MSc.