If you want a career in procurement and supply management in the private or public sector, this specialist Masters programme offers high-level strategic teaching in all areas of this growing field.
Our graduates can respond to the dynamic needs of 21st century business, using their specialist knowledge to co-ordinate and adapt purchasing and supply chain activities. You will develop a sound grasp of current and emerging theories associated with purchasing and supply chain management, with emphasis on relationships with other corporate functions and activities. During the course, you will expand your knowledge of concepts and practices, which you can apply to the benefit of your own organisation. By graduation, you will be able to pioneer purchasing and supply chain management and fulfil a strategic role in private and/or public sector organisations for a sustainable and rewarding career.
We are one of the top six UK universities in the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Our Division of Supply Network Management is also a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Centre of Excellence, a CIPS Level 7 Executive Diploma accredited Centre and the preferred supplier of Professional and Masters programmes for the Chartered Institute of Logistics (CILT). This course is accredited to both professional bodies and upon successful completion, you will gain either MCIPS (with three years work experience) or MCILT (with an average of 50% across the course). All full-time students will gain student membership of both CIPS and CILT.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification, or in exceptional circumstances, three years’ or more significant managerial experience.
If you already hold a CIPS qualification, you may be able to gain exemptions from the course.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
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