International Supply Chain and Logistics Management *- MSc

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Course Overview

This course provides for advanced study in the field of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. It aims to provide managers, engineers and business specialists with key insights in to production systems which operate in a wide range of organisations. Specifically the objectives of this course are:

1. To develop Supply Chain and Logistics Management theory at a professional level where it will also provide for a sound preparation for research or further study in the area

2. To develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain and Logistics Management theory to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to improve supply chain and logistics management practice

3. To enhance independent and high level learning skills and personal development so that learners are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the discipline of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

*This programme is subject to validation for September 2017 entry and the information provided may be subject to change.  All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Course Content

Students will study 180 credits of specialist study in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. The course is made up of 120 credits of taught study followed by a 60 Credit Research based Dissertation. The following modules will be studied:

  • Quality Engineering & Management 20 Credits 
  • Systems Behaviour and Analysis 20 Credits 
  • Strategic Decision Making 20 Credits 
  • Global Logistics 20 Credits 
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management 20 Credits 
  • Strategy and Leadership 20 Credits 
  • Dissertation 60 Credits 

There are three exit points from the degree; Postgraduate Certificate in SC&LM (PgC) after successful completion of 60 Credits; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in SC&LM awarded completion of 120 Credits; the MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 18,000 word dissertation project.

Learning & Teaching

The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem solving exercises and group games (game theory, Beer Game etc) in order to consolidate learning and apply theory in to a range of simulated supply chain & logistics management environments. Factory visits and guest lectures from experienced and successful Supply Chain and Logistics Managers from a wide range of industries will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

The dissertation module will encourage full-time students to work within organisations in order to apply their research work in to a real life setting. Part time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.

A significant amount of work will be required by the students through independent learning and self-study. During these periods the supplemented by the Moodle VLE where key texts and research papers will be available for students to use.

Each student will be supported by the allocation of a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support for the student’s time on the course. The Course Director will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the course and will be available to each student who has specific issues regarding course content and structure. 

Assessment

With the exception of the independent research project (dissertation), all module assessment is based upon 6,000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the programme.

Employability & Careers

It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to obtain senior positions within a range of businesses as supply chain and logistics managers / directors. The course provides entry on to the Research Degree programmes within the University where graduates can progress on to either our PhD of DBA (Professional Doctorate programme). Close connection with Professional Bodies such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) will enable students to work towards chartered status of their institution thus increasing the employability of the student.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

The programme is designed for business, management and engineering graduates or professionals working within a related field. Applicants should meet one of the following: 

• Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a management, engineering or business related area appropriate to the programme. 

• Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in an appropriate alternative discipline area. 

• Have exceptional and extensive work experience in production, engineering, supply chain, operations or logistics management. 

Selection Procedure: 

Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal conversation (skype or phone) with the programme director before any offer is made. 

How to Apply: 

Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.

Key Facts

Place of Study: 

Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus 

Course Length: 

12 months Full time, up to 5 years

Part Time International Applicants:

Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international. 

Tuition Fees and Financial Support: 

For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 

Postgraduate Scholarships: 

The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/pgscholarships.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Professor Andrew Thomas: 
Email: ajthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 5233

Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms