Taught course

Supply Chain Management (with Placement)

Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need a first degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2.2 classification. We’ll also consider applicants who have significant management experience in the logistics industry. If you have professional experience we encourage you to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Course overview

Get a through grounding in supply chain management and prepare yourself for a range of mid- to senior-level roles in planning and operations management. Our Masters course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and includes a six-month work placement in the UK or overseas.

Main overview

We’ve designed this course to reflect the practical realities of managing complex, efficient and invariably international supply chains for fast-moving businesses. It covers the latest supply-chain thinking, methods and technologies, while giving you the leadership, planning, operational management and analytical training you’ll need.

We make innovative use of simulations, welcome industry innovators as guest lecturers and organise site visits, where you’ll be able to observe operations and how they’re run. Site visits include four days at a large international organisation and one of its suppliers in Sindelfingen, Germany. Meanwhile, our guest lecturers have included visiting professionals such as Professor Kuhn of Mercedes Benz Egypt.

Our facilities include the world-renowned LINKS simulation game, an internet-based supply chain simulation game, and the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab which gives you access to rich information about large corporates’ supply chains and, in turn, their suppliers’ supply chains.

More generally, Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

This course offers a six-month work placement in the UK or overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of businesses including local and international logistics ports (eg London Gateway, UK; ZhouShan logistics port, China), manufacturers (Mercedes Benz, Germany; British Foam Group, Romania; HeRun Group, China), and retailers (The Co-operative food, Tesco). It’s a great chance to get practical experience and improve your employability.

With a Master’s qualification accredited by a professional body, you’ll be well-placed to further your career with top-flight organisations.

Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, our course offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, practitioners and specialists from many industries.
The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will be useful throughout your supply chain management or general business career. Our graduates occupy all kinds of senior supply chain, logistics, quality, materials, operations and procurement roles.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 686868