Taught course

Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

University of Bristol · University of Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent in the following subjects:

  • Logistics, Supply Chain Management or similar;
  • Management Science, Operational Research, Business Analytics, Project Management, Operations Management, Information System;
  • Economics, Applied Economics, Econometrics;
  • Finance, FinTech, Financial Engineering, Actuarial Science;
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science.

Joint honours in Engineering with Business/Management or Science with Business/Management


An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Business and Management or Applied Social Science. This must include a 2:1 in at least 1 quantitative unit from the maths qualification requirements list below.

For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.

We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of significant (minimum of 10 months in a paid role) relevant work experience in sectors such as operations management or supply chain management.
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist programme will appeal to graduates aiming for a managerial or consulting career within global operations, logistics or supply chain management in the private, public or third sector. You will learn how to manage and improve global supply chain operations and develop an appreciation of its role and function in the context of international organisations.

This programme examines the effects of global trade and business and the significance of grand challenges, such as increasing digitalisation and innovation in product and service development, international environmental sustainability regulation, and corporate social responsibility and ethics issues.

The programme reflects contemporary themes and developments within operations and supply chain management. You will explore how global supply chains are managed and will acquire the skills and confidence to challenge, innovate and solve problems.

We enjoy close links with industry, government and voluntary sectors, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain professionals. You will hear from sector experts in guest lectures, and there may be the option to participate in a live consulting project with a client organisation.

The knowledge and skills you gain will give you a competitive advantage in your future career. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This means that on completion of the programme, students with the required work experience can apply to become full members of CIPS without taking further examinations.

88% of our Business and Management research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021), reflecting its impact on shaping policy and practice.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1649