Taught course

Supply Chain Management

Aston University · Engineering Systems and Management

Entry requirements

This programme requires a good UK honours degree (2.2 minimum), or equivalent for overseas students. As well as:

  • Two professional references, at least one of which must be from an academic referee.
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date.
  • A completed application form, available on our website

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Overview

On successful completion of this programme, you are expected to have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Strategic decision-making/policy and practice in the context of the business environment locally, nationally and internationally.
  • The contribution of wider aspects of business areas, to be able to integrate supply chain strategy/policy and practice with business and organisational strategy.
  • Theoritical and applied perspectives of Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Specific areas of Supply Chain Management through the study of specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnerships, ERP, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation.

Module guide
This programme requires you to study 9 modules, plus the completion of a Major Project with a dissertation of up to 20000 words. Each taught modules involves up to 22 teaching hours including tutorials, case studies amd guest lectures. The programme runs from October to September with examinations/assessments held in December, March/April and June. The Major Project occupies the final six months, being submitted in September.

Information for international students

An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date is required. International students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English Language requirements. For full entry requirements please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This is a full-time programme starting annually in October, jointly delivered by Aston Business School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. There are six months of taught modules and a six month individual project. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Course contact details

School of Engineering & Applied Science Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)121 204 3668