Our Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc provides in-depth knowledge of the major areas that underpin operations and supply chain.
Organisations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times and better manage risk. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage.
The course will suit those who wish to pursue a career in either operations or general management including:
- operations, distribution and supply chain management
- logistics and transport management
- engineering, purchasing or quality management
- manufacturing management
- management accounting
What you'll learn
You will improve your knowledge and understanding of how an integrated approach to operations management can impact on business performance.
You will learn how to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. You will do this by applying the knowledge you develop in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way.
This course will shape your understanding of:
- quantitative analysis approaches in logistics and supply chain management
- how the mainstream supply chain information systems work
- how information technology can improve the efficiency of supply chain management
- how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on businesses
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and supply chain in a national and international context
- demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and supply chain
- use reflective skills to enable you to become a lifelong learner and problem solver
- critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range to complex, open-ended problems
- provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership
- communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills
This course has been fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Successful completion of the course leads to associate membership of this premier global organisation.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Head of Operations
- Enterprise Risk Manager
- Resource Delivery Manager
The course is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits.
Each year we arrange an industry visit and invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences and insights with you.
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course:
Modules for 2017 entry
- NBS8118 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8221 Operations Management
- NBS8222 International Logistics
- NBS8224 Performance and Decision Management
- NBS8229 Quality Management, Tools and Techniques
- NBS8300 Dissertation in Operations and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8324 Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control
- NBS8325 Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology
- NBS8372 Research Methods (OSCM/OMLA)
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
A 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or international equivalent.
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- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
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How to Apply
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.
I was attracted to the breadth and depth of the programme modules which I felt would enable me to acquire essential knowledge and therefore the opportunity to pursue a career in a variety of sectors. The programme gave me a deeper understanding of the major areas of knowledge and philosophical approaches that underpin the concept of operations and supply chain.
The strong focus on the core subjects of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management, combined with business-related courses, created a solid foundation of knowledge. Combining theory with practical applications was challenging, yet best practice. Many nationalities were involved which gave insights into how others approach problems and derive solutions.
I’ve developed a deeper knowledge through the variety of study methods used within the programme, including a business trip organised by the School to BEL Valves. This was a fantastic opportunity as it enabled me to develop a better understanding of operation management and process development through the presentations and workshop visit.
Key benefits of the course included great training for presentations, reports and developing useful research skills. When writing my dissertation, my supervisor gave me fantastic ideas and further research training. I learned how to research, think through and write an article. This skill will help me a great deal when carrying out research within future career roles.
During the programme, I met lots of professors, experts and classmates who, like me, are devoted to the logistics and supply chain fields. This combination of essential knowledge plus contact with others who share my interests has helped me to develop and progress substantially within my subject.
The Newcastle University Business School community is a very active community ready to attend to the daily needs of its students. Any help, any questions, they are just a call or email away. The staff respond within 24 hours and the programme secretary is more than happy to guide students in the right direction.