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.
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.
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:
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
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
- 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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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.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- 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
- NBS8325 E‐Logistics Management for Supply Chain Competitive Advantage
- NBS8372 Research Methods (OSCM/OMLA)
Optional modulesOptional modules
You take optional modules to the value of 10 credits from the following list
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.
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
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Head of Operations
- Enterprise Risk Manager
- Resource Delivery Manager
Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.
Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 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)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
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.