Taught course

Supply Chain Management (with or without placement)

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

  • Normally, entrants will be expected to hold a first degree from an internationally recognised university, at a minimum of lower second class honours. This first degree must include a business or management module within it. Alternatively, entrants with significant management experience within the logistics industry will be considered. Candidates who do not possess any of these entry criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience in a post of management or professional responsibility may be admitted if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing to the pathway. Requests for admission with APL (admission with credit) will be managed via standard university procedures.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

You’re ready to specialise in the area of business that physically connects you to your customer. Supply chain management plays an important role in business’s operations and its success, but it can be fragile and highly influenced by external factors. Without doubt, you like a challenge, and the risk management and opportunity optimisation is what attracts you to this quick-thinking discipline. We understand you don’t want to be limited, and that’s why ARU’s Supply Chain Management MSc covers all the learning areas and skills you will need to succeed, from the first to the last step of the chain.

You know that to successfully manage supply chains you need to know a lot – about a lot. And we know what areas your learning should cover to make sure you have the perfect skills your future employers are looking for, from project management and leadership to business analysis and strategic management. We understand that you don’t want to narrow your career options down too early, which is why this course focuses on both, theoretical and practical learning.
You will find this course to be directly transferable to the real world. Throughout your time at ARU, you’ll adapt to the fast-moving pace of international supply chains, getting hands-on with our Managing Supply Chains in Practice module as well as with LINKS, our intensive supply chain simulation game. You can expect guest lecturers, networking opportunities with industry-leaders and field trips to the Jaguar plant, Amazon’s Fulfilment Centre or BMW in Germany. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), you can expect to leave ARU with the advance purchasing, logistics and supply chain expertise you’ll need.
One of the things student’s love most about this course is the place you study it – the Faculty of Business and Law. Home to around 6000 students from over 100 countries, it’s the perfect backdrop to your studies and a great place to build connections with like-minded people.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team