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Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Our programme is built upon the core fields of operations, logistics, and supply chain management to nurture your professional knowledge and skills required for rising to real-world challenges.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


Operations, logistics and supply chain management have become central to business. They are no longer just an opportunity to reduce costs or lift efficiency. To gain competitive advantages in the global business environment, organisations are keen to look for ways to:

  • enhance resilience
  • boost sustainability
  • improve visibility
  • promote digitalisation

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

  • operations management
  • procurement
  • inventory
  • logistics, and supply chain across various sectors.

You’ll learn:

  • operations strategy
  • supply chain design and modelling
  • digital supply chain and logistics
  • multimodal transportation
  • risk management
  • sustainable development
  • quality improvement
  • data analysis
  • project management
  • research methods

You’ll develop the capability and skills to:

  • identify supply chain risks and problems
  • evaluate operational performance and logistics and supply chain processes
  • develop strategic operations and supply chains

Our Master's programme is flexible. You can choose specific optional modules. This means you can personalise your learning pathway in:

  • operations management
  • logistics
  • supply chain management


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What you'll learn

Our programme will shape your understanding of:

  • 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
  • sustainable development and its implications in operations, logistics, and supply chain management


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

Upon completing the programme, you should be able to develop:

Professional skills

  • Integrate evidence from a variety of sources to effect improvement in the operational performance of organisations
  • Evaluate evidence critically, reach conclusions and present findings
  • Solve problems within the context of the business environment with particular emphasis on operations, logistics and supply chain management by applying quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Contribute effectively to the planning, design and implementation of projects

Practical Skills

  • Implement appropriate operations strategies that maximise the contribution of operations management, logistics and supply chain management whilst optimising the interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments
  • Systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
  • Effectively use bibliographic skills to review the literature, formulate research questions, apply appropriate methodologies for problem-solving, collect data, synthesise results and reach logical conclusions
  • Provide advice about how to apply operations, logistics, and supply chain management tools, models and techniques to improve organisational performance

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • transportation specialist
  • managing director
  • head of operations
  • enterprise risk manager
  • resource delivery manager
  • trading and operations manager
  • materials control and operations analyst
  • graduate procurement engineer


This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • Indonesia Port Corporation
  • P&G
  • RLC Group
  • Steel Mont Trading Ltd
  • PepsiCo
  • China Communications Construction Company Ltd
  • Petrofac Ltd
  • KPMG
  • LUKOIL Overseas
  • Bosch
  • Imperial Logistics
  • Kuehne + Nagel

Careers support

Each year we arrange an industry visit and invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences and insights with you.

Careers support

Each year we arrange an industry visit and invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences and insights with you.

Our Careers Service

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 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 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 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

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

Dr Jiayao Hu - Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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