Taught course

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

University of Kent · Kent Business School

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a quantitative discipline, such as engineering, logistics, mathematics, economics or statistics. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree. Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

Months of entry


Course content

Logistics and Supply Chain Management forms a significant part of any business and improvement in this area will give the company an added competitive advantage.

At Kent Business School the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within an organisation to gain the competitive edge.

This programme is designed for high-calibre graduates from science, engineering, and business and management disciplines, seeking to gain experience to work at all levels of the company from operational to strategic level. You benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations, including a company visit and guest lectures, that will enhance your job prospects.

Delivered by world-class, research-active and experienced staff the programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. These aspects will, without doubt, provide the company with competitive advantage, if approached correctly. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June. Once these are completed, students then work full time on the project and write a Dissertation based on this. This Dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.

Kent Business School (KBS)

We are a world-class business school combining rigorous teaching with real world relevance and strong links to the business community. Our research is ranked 32 in the UK on a measure of "research power" - RAE 2014 and underpins and enhances our teaching. Our flagship programme, the Kent MBA, has AMBA accreditation and together with our Master’s in Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management Science, and programmes in finance and accounting, we continue to attract applicants with a wide range of backgrounds from 102 countries leading to excellent results in the 2016 Guardian and Sunday Times university league tables.

Studying at KBS gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities.

The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for progressing University of Kent undergraduates and our Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird entitles students who apply early (before 31 March 2016) and commit early, 10% off their tuition fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Kent Business School
+44 (0)1227 827726