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International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

University of Essex · Essex Business School

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in Engineering, Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Information Systems, any Business or Management.

Your degree must include Algebra, Calculus and Statistics.

We will also consider your application if your degree contains any of the following modules: Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Methods, Advanced Mathematics, Management Science, Operations Research or Optimisation Methods.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to gain the competitive edge for management roles in the logistics and transport sectors? Do you want to use data and analytics to improve business performance?

This course trains you in applying management techniques to solve business problems arising from supply chains, including areas such as transportation, warehousing and inventory and supplier relations. It has been designed with industry input in response to sector skills gaps and is located close to London’s major port, providing potential opportunities for site visits and placements.

Study areas may include:

  • global supply chain management, planning and control
  • international operations management
  • business analytics, applied statistics and forecasting
  • environmentally-friendly logistics
  • logistics planning and control
  • business strategy and strategic management
  • innovation management.

In the summer, you undertake an applied research project about a real-world organisation or issue.

This course draws upon Essex Business School’s strengths in big data and analytics to help you be a more effective logistics manager.

We develop your practical skills in data analysis so you can better understand markets, consumers and competitors to improve business performance. Computer generated simulations expose you to a range of business scenarios, helping you to understand how managers and entrepreneurs use analytics to solve logistics problems.

Another unique feature of this course is a focus on green logistics, addressing employer needs for greater training in this area.

With organisations coming under increasing pressure to manage issues around waste, recycling, transportation and raw materials, many businesses lack qualified staff who can ensure compliance with environmental law. We can equip you with the knowledge and skills to design and operate efficient and sustainable supply chains and logistics networks to give you a distinct career advantage.

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management can also be studied part-time.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for a number of scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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