Taught course

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (with optional 12-month placement)

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 (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a in an engineering, logistics, mathematics, economics or statistics discipline.

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 advantage. This MSc (with optional 12-month placement) equips you with advanced skills to identify areas for improvement within an organisation in order to gain the competitive edge.

This programme is designed for graduates from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, science, and business and management. The course aims to provide you with the key skills associated with the dynamic logistics and supply chain management environment and will will expose you to a variety of improvement techniques designed to aid improvement of supplier operations.

The programme is delivered by world-class, research-active staff, who are also members of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation. It enables you to develop enhanced conceptual, analytical and research 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. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

CIPS offers you complimentary student membership for the duration of the programme. Students who successfully complete this programme and meet the conditions specified may apply for MCIPS, the globally recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals.

CILT is the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. 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.

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.

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  • Ranked 25th in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014-2021)
  • Top 250 for Business & Economics in The World University Rankings 2019

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.

Fees and funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.

For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Kent Business School
+44 (0)1227 827726