Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Management and Business Systems

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Consideration will be given to mature applicants with lower level qualifications, but with substantial relevant management experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Key features

  • The course prepares you for a range of careers in management, specifically, logistics management, procurement management, supply chain management, inventory management, and transportation management. To achieve this the course;
    • Is vocational in nature, with a focus on current practice in logistics and supply chain management;
    • Highlights the contemporary concepts, theories, and practices in logistics and supply chain strategies and operations;
    • Provides Opportunities for you to take PRINCE2 professional exams (Foundation and Practitioner) to gain an additional professional certificate.
    • Provides opportunities for you to visit local companies to see live logistics and supply chain management activities inside the organisations.
    • Includes presentations from external guest speakers from industry to keep you informed of current company practices.

About the course:

Contemporary logistics and supply chains are critical to the success of any global commercial organisation, and this course will help you to develop your knowledge of their application in various industry sectors. We will study the legal, social and environmental issues faced by modern businesses, and learn how to optimise supply chain and logistics management decisions at operational, tactical and strategic levels. You will also gain critical insights into the best practices of dynamic modern businesses, both nationally and across international boundaries.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc at Bedfordshire and:

  • Study with staff from our Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group, and enjoy collaborative learning opportunities with students from around the world in a conference-style study environment
  • Explore how the latest concepts, theories and practices relating to logistics and supply chain management can increase operational effectiveness, and learn how to analyse problems and reach feasible, workable solutions
  • Develop your understanding of financial analysis, contract and procurement management, digital business management and research methods
  • Gain knowledge of important methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma and Lean
  • Benefit from opportunities to interact with guest speakers from major multi-national organisations, make site visits to key logistics centres, and take advantage of the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams.

Career opportunities

The design of the curriculum supports your skills development and career management. The course is informed by a recent research informed teaching project completed by the course team. Consequently, you will gain relevant knowledge and practical skills informed by the latest developments in your course area.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by working in groups, managing group projects, giving presentations, writing reports, debating and shaping decisions, with formative and summative feedback provided to enable you to develop communication effectiveness.

The course also seeks to develop other inter-personal skills, including leadership and negotiation skills. You will work on complex case studies with your peers, and need to solve business problems and issues, make decisions and anticipate future challenges. You will also have the opportunity to visit local companies to seen inside the manufacturing and meet the employers.

On completing this course you are likely to progress within one of the following areas:

Career: Logistics Management, supply chain management, procurement management, inventory management, project management, quality management, and consultancy.

Further study: Graduates could pursue a PhD in an area related to the course taken, or seek further professional qualifications through, for example, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and so on.

Areas of study include:

  • Business Research Methods (BSS017-6) Compulsory
  • Contract And Procurement Management (BSS014-6) Compulsory
  • Digital Business Management (BSS013-6) Compulsory
  • Financial Analysis (AAF001-6) Compulsory
  • Logistics And Supply Chain Management Project (BSS045-6) Compulsory
  • Logistics Management (BSS004-6) Compulsory
  • Operations Management (BSS007-6) Compulsory
  • Project Management (BSS024-6) Compulsory
  • Supply Chain Management (BSS006-6) Compulsory
  • Sustainable Logistics And Supply Chain Management (BSS026-6) Compulsory

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1582 743 500