Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both academic and work-based experience routes onto our MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.
Academic entry route
You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
- an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
Work experience entry route
You must meet the following criteria:
- as a minimum you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience within supply chain or logistics
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English, so you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.
Months of entry
April, July, October
Senior managers are expected to lead on complex data and procurement processes, while driving the need for sustainability. In the fast-paced world of today, supply chain management has become more than logistics, transport and warehousing. In order to reach higher-ranking roles in the profession, academic learnings are essential, to support industry experience.
The modules on this course cover a wide range of supply topics including:
- major developments in digital business, such as big data and artificial intelligence and how they affect supply chain management
- the role of financial management, including corporate finance, management accounting and economics
- the rise of sustainability in supply chain planning and decision-making
- management decisions, marketing channels and relationships: why trading and transport channels are interconnected
Near the end of your degree, you will apply the new academic knowledge you have gained to an individual research project on a supply-based topic of your choice.
Fees and funding
10% anniversary scholarship available for students who enrol from 1 July 2023.
20% impact scholarship available for our April 2024 intake.
Learn more about our discounts and scholarships here.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries team