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:
  • € 11,960 / Year (EEA)
  • € 20,340 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: ECTS
  • 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.


Students must select 180 credits in total.

Semester One:

Core Modules

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Introduction to Managing Operations
  • Quality Management and Quality Techniques
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management

One from:

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Measure and Lean Techniques
  • Project Management

Semester Two:

Core Modules

  • Design of Operations Facilities and Systems
  • International Logistics and Transport
  • Management Science for Decision Support
  • Supply Chain Management in Practice


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


MSc Scholarships and Funding for 2013-14

Nottingham University Business School Scholarships

Up to two full tuition fee scholarships for the MSc Banking and Finance Programme (UK/EU/OS)

Up to two tuition fee scholarships for the following MSc Programmes (UK/EU):

  • MSc Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MSc Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Risk Management

Up to four full tuition fee scholarships for the full-time MSc Finance and Investment Programme (UK/EU/Overseas)

Up to four half tuition fee scholarships for any of the full-time MSc Programmes (UK/EU):

Up to two full tuition fee scholarships for the MSc International Business Programme (UK/EU/OS):

To be eligible to apply for any of these Scholarships you must have:

  • Been offered a place on one of the relevant MSc programmes (as specified)
  • Paid the £1,000 deposit
  • Applied for the scholarship by Friday 28th June 2013

We hope you still want to study for a Nottingham MSc even if your scholarship application is unsuccessful.
If we award you a scholarship, we may ask you to become a student ambassador to support and promote our MSc Programmes.


The award of this scholarship will be based on the following:

  • Level of academic achievement
  • Quality of essay
  • Evidence of capacity to excel on the Masters Programme

How to apply?

Complete the application form. Any queries, please contact the Postgraduate Office: Tel: +44 (0)115 8466603 or e-mail: msc-business@nottingham.ac.uk

Non-Competitive Scholarships

The Business School is offering a 10% discount on tuition fees to any student that has previously graduated from University of Nottingham (UK/EU/Overseas). For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Office:
Tel: +44 (0)115 8466603

University and Research Council Scholarships

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Scholarships

The ESRC DTC Scholarships cover full tuition fees and an annual stipend £13,590 (current ESRC rate) for up to a period of 4 years. They are open to UK/EU applicants who wants to pursue a Masters plus PhD (1+3) on one of the following pathways within the Business School:

  • MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MSc in Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • MSc in Finance and Investment
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Marketing

MSc in Risk Management

Scholarship applications close in mid February 2013.
For further details please contact Amanda.Shacklock@nottingham.ac.uk.

International Office Scholarships

The University offers a wide range of international Scholarships, which are specific to countries or regions. For more information about all Business School and University of Nottingham Scholarships go to: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholarshipsfeesfinance/scholarships/index.aspx#international

New for 2013/14 entry, the University's International Office has 30 Nottingham Alumni High Achiever Masters Scholarships for our own Nottingham, Malaysia and Ningbo campus alumni. These scholarships are worth 25% of the tuition fees. For more details about these scholarships, please view Nottingham Alumni High Achiever Masters Scholarship.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a guide to the more unusual alternative sources of funding which make awards to current and prospective postgraduates, regardless of course or nationality. It contains links to over 300 alternative funding bodies. Prospective students can request a copy via the Graduate School website.

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