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International Supply Chain and Logistics Management Masters - MSc

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. 

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:

  • Production & Operations Management 20 Credits
  • Quality Engineering Management 20 Credits
  • International Trade Law 20 Credits
  • Logistics in a Global Context 20 Credits
  • Leadership and Performance Management 20 Credits
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management 20 Credits
  • Technical Report and Reflective Analysis 60 Credits


There are three exit points from the degree; Postgraduate Certificate in PEMS (PgC) after successful completion of 60 Credits; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in PEMS awarded completion of 120 Credits; the MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a Technical Report. /p>

Learning & Teaching

The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by seminars focused on group discussions and problem solving exercises as well as business games in order to consolidate learning and apply theory in to a range of simulated supply chain & logistics management environments. The dissertation module will encourage full-time students undertake and explore research 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. As well as the classroom environment there is an expectation to engage in independent learning and self-study. The independent learning is supported via the available resources within the University.

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.


With the exception of the independent research project (Technical report), all module assessment is based upon 4,000 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 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 alternative discipline area with relevant professional experience.

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

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Selection Procedure:

Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview.

How to Apply:

Standard text: 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

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met, you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Rachel Mason-Jones:

Key Course Information

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
12 months Full Time
2.5-3 years Part Time

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