Taught course

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Institution
University of Westminster, London · Business Information Management and Operations
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours) or international equivalent, and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc addresses the strategic role of these two critical functions of organisations. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain.

During the course, you will develop your knowledge of best practice in purchasing and supply chain management, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration through our range of modules.

The sectors of purchasing and supply chain are expanding, leaving our Master’s graduates attractive on the job market. Depending on your interests and desired career path, you will have the opportunity to specialise in international law or project management as part of this course.

Our range of core and option modules on this course equips you with the specialist knowledge to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing and the wider supply chain. Our lecturers combine traditional lectures with games to illustrate logistics and supply chain and talks by external speakers from the industry.

A highlight for many students is the field trips and social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending your learning in new environments.

Read about a recent field trip to the Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre on our blog.

On this course, you will also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511