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5154f - Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Our course provides in-depth knowledge of the major areas that underpin operations and supply chain.


Improve business performance with an integrated approach to operations, logistics and supply chain management. Our Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc helps to improve business performance with an integrated approach to operations, logistics and supply chain management.

Organisations are always looking for ways to:

  • reduce costs
  • shorten production and distribution times
  • identify areas of sub optimisation
  • better manage operational risks

This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage.

You'll improve your knowledge and understanding of how an integrated approach to operations management can positively impact business performance and sustainability.

You'll learn how to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. You'll apply the knowledge and skills you develop in a thorough systematic, informed and creative way.

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What you'll learn

The course will shape your understanding of:

  • quantitative analysis approaches in logistics, operations, quality and supply chain management
  • how the mainstream supply chain information systems work
  • how information technology can improve the efficiency of supply chain management

Choose the Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control module if you would like to apply for MCIPS upon successful completion of studies. This meets the required CIPS specialised content.

Build your knowledge of Kaizen group work and the use of professional collaborative digital platforms. This will be through our E-Logistics Management for Supply Chain Competitive Advantage module.


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

Professional skills

This course will provide the opportunity to:

  • apply and relate theoretical content as you take part in visits to industry to gain insight into this sector
  • attend guest lectures by researchers and industry professionals to learn from their experiences
  • critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range to complex, open-ended problems

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

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

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

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, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 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

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

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

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Get in touch

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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