University of Portsmouth - MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

University of Portsmouth

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

ntegrate your business skills with mathematical analysis for a modern operational career with this MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree course. You'll explore the flow of information between suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers, and find ways to streamline your company's activity for improved effectiveness and efficiency. 

You'll be working with quantitative data and analytical techniques, applying developments in logistics technology, and learning from professional research into the current issues in operations and supply chain management. You'll have access to industry-standard software such as Simul8, and to case studies drawn from live problems in the profession. You'll plan and produce a personal research-driven project, perhaps with an industrial partner organisation, and will study with lecturers who contribute to both the academic and industrial streams of this sector.

You'll graduate with all the tools required for a career in logistics and operations management, either in the UK or further afield.

You can start this course in September or January. 

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

  • Mathmetical knowledge required

Career Prospects

Logistics 4.0 demands graduates who can apply mathematical principles and analysis to the industry. This degree focuses on mathematical problem-solving and decision-making, qualifying graduates for careers in manufacturing logistics, distribution, and supply chain management. However, graduates also have skills for work in industries like quality control, facilities planning, postal and express delivery, emergency services, military and defense. Graduates have gone on to roles such as logistics specialist, supply chain buyer, transport line manager, and quality inspector. Career outcomes are sourced from the latest graduate outcome surveys, showing career outcomes at 15 months after graduation. Students receive expert careers advice from the Careers and Employability Centre, tutors, and student placements and employability centre, with support for up to 5 years after graduation. Benefits include networking events, applied projects with companies like IBM, Boeing, and Hampshire County Council, 1-to-1 appointments, CV and cover letter advice, interview preparation and practice, workshops to enhance employability skills, recruitment events, and support starting a business.

Course Details

The Master's degree program at Portsmouth University is designed to accommodate international students who may be juggling work or family responsibilities. The program offers a 12-month full-time study program starting in September and 17 months full-time study starting in January. The course structure includes 10 hours of teaching time per week and 20 hours of independent study per week. The final three months of the program will focus on the research project. Master's study is more specialized than an undergraduate degree, allowing students to focus on a specific topic and work closely with academics dedicated to the subject. The majority of teaching time will be in-person and face-to-face. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical computer-based sessions, laboratory and project work. Assessment is conducted through examinations, coursework, laboratory assignments, and dissertations. Students can test their skills and knowledge informally before undergoing assessments that count towards their final mark. Feedback on practice and formal assessments is provided to help students improve in the future.

Course Modules

Logistics Modelling – 30 credits
Operations Management – 30 credits
Strategic Logistics – 30 credits
Supply Chain Management – 30 credits
Project – 60 credi

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