Taught course

Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Department of Management and Business Systems
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

UK 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 work experience.

EU applicants:

A good first degree and an English language qualification (https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/english) are required. Read more here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides.

International applicants:

A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution and an English language qualification are required (https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/english). We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience. More information: https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/contactus.

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

Why choose this course?

· Evaluate and review this subject area through the lens of risk and procurement management, compared against issues of sustainable business management.

· Develop your understanding of financial analysis, contract and procurement management, digital business management and research methods through our employability practice-based approach to learning.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

· All PG courses are available to start in Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, Jun and Jul.

Unit Information

On this course you will undertake four 30 credit Units and one 60 credit project unit.

Our courses are designed engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Your course takes place over three semesters.

· Induction Week

· Unit 1 (30 credits)

· Unit 2 (30 credits)

· Unit 3 (30 credits)

· Unit 4 (30 credits)

· Capstone or Law project (BLP) 60 credits

Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with other students creating the opportunity for network development.

Course units:

· Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

· Project and Operations Management

· Risk and Procurement Management

· Sustainable Business Management

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

· A six month work placement.

· Internship - this is an assessed activity lasting one to three months.

· The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.

· The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

Assessment

You will understand applied theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. This will enable you to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation. There are two assessments per unit (4 units total), in a variety of forms e.g. reports, presentations and essays.

Career prospects

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

· Logistics and Distribution

· Supply Chain Management

· Purchasing

· Logistics

· Forecasting Planning

· Warehousing

· Distribution

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,800 (loans available - more information below)
International students
£12,000 (discounts and special scholarships available - more information below)

UK/EU:

Fees are £6,800. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.

See www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/pg for full information on fees and funding.

International:

Fees are £12,000.

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/fees-and-scholarships for full information.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
0300 3300 073