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Postgraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 5,361

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  • 8 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Gain a solid academic underpinning in supply chain management and logistics, with which you can enter or progress within this high-demand industry.
  • Explore topical areas such as procurement and sustainability while developing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

To contextualise your learnings, the course will follow an every-day t-shirt in how it is conceptualised, designed, put out to tender, manufactured, transported, stored, retailed and purchased. Over the eight-month study duration, you will explore key areas within the subject such as:

  • The history and development of supply chains and logistics, and the processes and procedures that have to be considered
  • The role of finance, including corporate finance, economics and management accounting
  • Theories of sustainability and their application in the field of supply chain
  • Upon completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress to a PG Dip or our full Masters degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least three years’ relevant work experience within supply chain or logistics

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The PG Cert Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Core Concepts in Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Global Logistics and Transport Management (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

2021-22 Full course fee** £3,857 

Full payment discount

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Alumni discount 

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship. 


  • International scholarship (all courses) International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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