Taught course

Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification. Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation, and/or possess a relevant professional qualification, will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been developed for recent graduates in non-business disciplines who wanted to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism. This programme has been very popular and has recently been extended by the addition of several pathways.

Students can now choose between a general pathway with a wide variety of optional modules and a specialist pathway in which around half of the programme is concentrated on one functional area. This is very attractive to students who are interested in a particular area of business (e.g. marketing) but still want a more general introduction to business than is available in a specialist Masters programme.

Students choosing one of the pathways have the opportunity to carry out independent research in their preferred specialist area. To be successful on this programme, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but learn new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently.

The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis. These modules also guide you towards the achievement of the generic postgraduate goals of strategic awareness, developing leadership potential and understanding the theory and practice of
international business.

In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of business by choosing one of the pathways. These are shown underneath the programme structure below. If you prefer to maintain as wide a choice of subject areas as possible, you can choose the Business with Management pathway.

In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.

The first semester includes grounding in the general principles of operations management, the role of which is assessed within the framework of a business simulation. Students following the pathway in logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) build on this operations knowledge base by giving students an opportunity to appreciate the inter-relationships between strategic procurement, materials and quality management. Attention is given to the value-added processes within the supply chain alongside an understanding of the tools required in the effective management of such processes. Sustainability in the supply chain is also assessed, with consideration given to organisational strategy, quality, environmental impact and the necessity to interpret and implement associated legal requirements. The effectiveness of relevant management tools within this context are assessed, alongside their relevance within the framework of organisational excellence. Students then follow up this taught input on their pathway with a subject specific dissertation, supported by academic supervision from the subject specialism.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453