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MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

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  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Modern supply chain management is about much more than warehousing and transport – it considers every step of the carefully balanced process between procurement of raw materials up to receipt by the final consumer, and those working in this industry need to have academic underpinnings to their experience to reach senior roles.
  • Our MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics* has been developed to impart the knowledge that a logistics professional needs to know to succeed within the field, with a particular focus on procurement, sustainability, and the use of major developments in digital business management such as artificial intelligence and big data. Tutors will make use of a simple t-shirt example to contextualise their course material throughout the entire programme, encouraging students to see beyond the seemingly straightforward product to the complexities within every stage of its supply.

Modules have been integrated within the programme as a whole to provide a comprehensive and logical progression of course content. Examples of topics you will study include:

  • The role of finance, including corporate finance, economics and management accounting
  • How the sustainability agenda has driven profound changes in the management of supply chains
  • The management decisions, marketing channels and relationships between trading concerns and transport channels
  • Towards the end of your degree, you will apply the new skills and knowledge you have gained to an individual research project on the topic of your choice.

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 MSc 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 MSc 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 MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 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)
  • The Finance of Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Analytics and Innovations (20 credits)
  • Global Procurement and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Research Project (40 credits)

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

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570 

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 th

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