M.Sc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Nottingham University Business School

Application deadline: The closing date for applications is normally the last working day of July each year; however an early application is advisable as places are limited.
Tuition fee:
  • £ 10,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 17,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits: 180
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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The School offers five closely-related MSc courses in the fields of Operations Management attracting students from many countries.

  • MSc in Operations Management

  • MSc in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems

  • MSc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

  • MSc in Supply Chain and Operations Management

  • MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The MSc courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Logistics focus on manufacturing, service and distribution enterprises. They will prepare you for a career in working with companies to build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. The courses aim to integrate management techniques and the technologies that they control, with emphasis on the strategic relevance of solutions. Our strong links with the University's Engineering Faculty mean that you can also choose modules from their courses.

We welcome applications from graduates in engineering, management, and related disciplines. The courses are suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in operations management whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area. The full-time courses require a major individual dissertation project that is undertaken in the summer, and is intended to integrate knowledge, methodology, and practical skills. We encourage our students to present their findings as conference papers or journal articles.

Career Progression

Previous graduates have entered career areas such as Continuous Improvement, IT, Operations Management, Consultancy, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Chain/Logistics, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Planning and Production Management. Some graduates have also gone into self-employment.


Please note that the following structure and modules content relates to the 2014/15 session, however, modules may still be subject to change. Students must select 180 credits in total.

Semester One:

Core Modules

  • Management Science for Decision Support II
  • Managing Contemporary Operations: Fundamentals and Challenges
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management

Semester Two:

Core Modules

  • Design of Operations Facilities and Systems
  • International Logistics and Transport
  • Supply Chain and Operations Strategy and Practice

Optional Modules

Semester 1

Choose one module from this group subject to meeting any pre-requisites:

  • Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
  • Managing Organisations
  • Project Management

Semester 2

Choose one module from this group subject to meeting any pre-requisites:

  • Procurement and Purchasing
  • Quality Management and Quality Techniques

Choose no more than one further module, subject to the discretion of the Director of MSc Programmes and also meeting any pre-requisites and timetabling constraints.


Logistics and Supply Chain Management dissertation.


To gain a place on our MSc programmes, you will need to meet our general as well as course-specific admission requirements.

Our general requirements cover English language and academic requirements:

General academic requirements

The academic requirement for each programme is normally a first or an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or an overseas equivalent.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. Please see our guidance for information about exemptions. If evidence of competence is required we will accept:

  • An IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four elements of the test.

Or any one of the following two options:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE score of 4.5.
  • An Internet-based TOEFL score of at least 100, with a minimum score in the individual elements of the test: 19 in writing; 19 in listening; 19 in reading and 20 in speaking.

IELTS is administered through British Council offices in many countries. For information about your local test centre contact the British Council in your own country.

Information is available at: www.ielts.org or telephone the UK helpline on +44 161 9577755. Please note that you should apply to do the 'Academic' version of the test.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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