Entry requirements

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

Core modules to be taken plus a range of options to choose from: Stage one modules: Stage one modules:

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Course overview

Develop the advanced purchasing, logistics and supply chain expertise you’ll need for management roles in national and international organisations. Our challenging, enjoyable Masters course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Main overview

We’ve designed our 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 trips to Felixstowe Port, the Jaguar plant, Amazon's Fulfillment Centre and BMW in Germany. Meanwhile, our staff have experience in a range of industries and work closely with these companies on research collaborations.

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 offers the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment, designed to maximise your studies. You'll benefit from on-site facilities, as well as virtual learning support materials through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can access our wide range of libraries and computer facilities as well as study areas across campus.

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
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
  • the new postgraduate loan
  • applying for our scholarships
  • additional funding options and support.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
We also offer our £400 Books Plus scheme, which helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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