Newcastle University Business School

Operations,Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Full time: 12 months


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
  • consultancy
  • 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

Your development

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

Course accreditation

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.

Career focus

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

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Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.



Full time: £7,200


Full time: £7,200


Full time: £18,000

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or international equivalent.

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English Language Requirements

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If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

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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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