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Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

Engage with operations, logistics, and supply chain management. Nurture your professional knowledge and skills, equipping you to address real-world challenges.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023


This course is closing. We won't be accepting applications after September 2023.

You may be interested in the following programmes:

On successful completion of the course, you'll be awarded:

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

 Our programme is designed for students who wish to take up specialist positions across various sectors in:

  • operations management
  • procurement
  • inventory
  • logistics
  • supply chain

You’ll learn about:

  • operation modelling and simulation
  • purchasing and supply chain management
  • project management
  • data analysis and programming
  • research methods

You’ll also develop the ability to analyse the:

  • ethical and cultural implications of sourcing decisions
  • complexities of international supply chain management strategy
  • role of relevant tactics and information technology in modern procurement practice


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Qualifications explained

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What you'll learn

Our programme will shape your understanding of:

  • complex work environments and how to analyse operations functions in different countries
  • quantitative and qualitative methods of planning, control and continuous improvement in operations, logistics, and supply chain management
  • enhancing visibility in operations, logistics, and supply chains by digitalisation



You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

On completion of this course, you'll be able to demostrate the following professional and practical skills:

Professional skills

  • integrate evidence from a variety of sources to affect improvement in operational performance
  • evaluate evidence critically, reach conclusions and present findings
  • solve problems by applying quantitative and qualitative methods. Here there'll be a particular emphasis on operations, logistics and supply chain management
  • Contribute effectively to the planning, design and implementation of projects

Practical Skills

  • implement strategies whilst optimising the interests of varying key stakeholders
  • systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
  • review literature, plan research questions, apply methodologies, collect data, synthesise results, and reach conclusions
  • provide advice on how to apply tools, models and techniques to improve organisational performance.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • business analyst
  • offshore bid manager
  • senior consultant
  • management trainee supply chain

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Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

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  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Susan Addison
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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