Newcastle University Business School

Operations Management

Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

Full time: 17 months


Our Operations Management Dual Award engages you with the study of operations management. You will explore different business environments and cultural contexts.

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded:

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc from Newcastle University
  • Technology Operations Management MSc from the University of Groningen

The course will suit those looking to develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills to pursue careers in:

  • operations management
  • technology management
  • supply chain management
  • general management
  • consulting

What you'll learn

You will learn how to:

  • analyse operations functions in different countries
  • understand various institutional environments
  • develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises

You will apply the knowledge and understanding that you develop to:

  • improve business performance
  • develop operations strategies
  • organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries

This will enhance your employability for operations management roles within international, multinational or transnational companies.

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • conceptualise real world problems using analytical frameworks drawn from operations theory
  • identify key factors and theories, critically analyse and evaluate the concepts and practices of operations strategy in different contexts
  • solve operations problems within different business environments, with particular emphasis on operations strategy
  • integrate evidence from a variety of sources to effect improvement in the operations performance
  • advise within the workplace on operation functions and strategy in both national and international contexts

Career focus

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Offshore Bid Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Management Trainee Supply Chain


The course is modular, comprising 180 credits. 

Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business SchoolSemester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.

You will complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of Newcastle University academic staff teaching on this course:

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Modules for 2017 entry

Compulsory modules

Semester One - Newcastle University

You will normally take Option A below, but with the approval of the Degree Programme Director, if you have an undergraduate degree in the Operations Management subject area you may be permitted to take Option B instead.

Option A

You will take the following 20 credit module:

Option B

You take the following 10 credit module:


You will choose one 10 credit module from the following:

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: £7,200


Full time: £7,200


Full time: £18,000

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. We would prefer for your degree to be in a related subject, eg:

  • engineering
  • science
  • business
  • management

If your degree is not related then we will still consider your application.

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

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Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

When applying for the course, select ‘Newcastle and Groningen Dual Masters in Operations Management’.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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