Supply Chain Management and Logistics MSc 2019/20 entry

Course code:

EECT046

Study options:

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT046

Study options:

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT046

Study options:

1 year full-time
3 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:

£15,800 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Competition and the globalisation of supply markets are redefining the way modern supply chains and logistics are managed. Companies who outsource need flexible and responsive supply chain and logistical operations which deliver added value to their customers with an increasing focus on protecting the environment.

These can lead to sustainable competitive advantage which in turn enables long-term growth and profitability. The growth and success of Amazon illustrates the huge potential of supply chain management and logistics.

To create and sustain such competitive advantage, organisations need highly trained individuals capable of developing diverse, bespoke and innovative supply chain and logistical solutions.

Developed in collaboration with industry partners, this MSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics addresses the growing demand for highly trained individuals by seeking to develop professionals with up-to-date knowledge, skills and capabilities in the key areas of strategic supply chain management, logistics, sourcing, procurement, contracts, ecommerce, forecasting and environmental management.

Professional recognition

This course uniquely embeds professional enhancements and recognition which will place you on a strong pathway to Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Chartered Manager status.

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement' is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement pathway.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Affiliate Membership of CMI on enrolment onto this course.

What our alumni say

I found the course incredibly helpful; opening doors across material planning and logistics and giving me the academic knowledge to excel. Additionally, thanks to the number of interactions with and trips to various manufacturing companies, I was able to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge to demonstrate to employers and apply in the future.

On the whole the lecturers were outstanding, especially the course leaders who showed outstanding knowledge of their respective fields. Additionally they were approachable at all times, and helpful with all questions asked of them, especially when working on dissertation projects.

All in all I can highly recommend the course and university, it has immeasurably helped me to move forward in my career, and will be something I draw upon for many years to come.

Thomas Wackett, MSc Supply Chain Management, graduated 2016, employed by Jaguar Land Rover in their Material Planning & Logistics/Quality department

Course information

MSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics introduces the most current practices and concepts of supply chain management and logistics (SCML), combining them with a solid grounding in core management subjects. You should develop the skills and expertise to think critically, analyse problems and make informed recommendations. We aim to teach you how to implement and oversee SCML strategies across a broad range of functions, involving multiple organisations and locations.

You will look at the wider aspects of business, in order to be able to integrate supply chain and logistics strategy and operations within the overall business strategy. This includes understanding the associated ethical and legal aspects, together with different models of change management and their relevancy and efficacy within organisations.

In a society in which consumers are continually demanding innovative products, faster response times, more product variety and increased performance and quality, all at a competitive price, never has there been a greater need for qualified graduates who can deliver effective and efficient SCML. From reducing costs and organising more efficient production and logistical systems to providing greater customer value, improved service and overall satisfaction, there exist many opportunities for disruptive change and improvement. These opportunities will be explored throughout the course.

We will consider the lean concepts, tools and techniques which can be applied to improve supply chain and logistical performance, as well as techniques of quality management and continuous improvement, such as Kaizen. You will be taught to evaluate supplier performance and select the appropriate problem solving tools and techniques to address issues and manage improvements in supplier operations, logistical processes, business systems and supply base capability development. We will look at emerging trends, for example, the influence of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), Industry 4.0 and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) developments on the supply chain and logistics technologies of the future.

Your learning will culminate with a research project/dissertation, giving you the opportunity to do in-depth research in your preferred area of SCML alongside an experienced academic supervisor who will guide and advise you. Examples of past topics covered include an analysis of the implications of Industry 4.0 on SCM, an exploration of the connected car supply chain of a German original equipment manufacturer, a study of the evolution of agile management practices in procurement, and a proof of concept of running repetitive flexible supply with a third party manufacturer in the cosmetics industry.

This course includes the Global Professional Development - Consultancy module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Without work placement pathway


Semester 1
  • Project management
  • Global distribution networks
  • Supply chain management
  • Contract management
Semester 2
  • Logistics and supply chain economics
  • Sustainability and environmental management
  • Procurement management
  • Research methods and project introduction
Semester 3
  • Global professional development - consultancy
  • Individual project

With work placement pathway

The ‘With work placement’ opportunity enables you to apply in semester 1 for an optional work placement of up to 12 months, extending the duration of your Masters to 24 months. The placement provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation.

Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Placement opportunities may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Work placements are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our employability and placements team EEC Futures in trying to find and secure an opportunity.

Semester 1
  • Project management
  • Global distribution networks
  • Supply chain management
  • Contract management
Semester 2
  • Logistics and supply chain economics
  • Sustainability and environmental management
  • Procurement management
  • Research methods and project introduction
Semester 3
  • Work placement (Part One)
Semester 4
  • Work placement (Part Two)
Semester 5
  • Work placement (Part Three)
Semester 6
  • Global professional development - consultancy
  • Individual project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • High quality learning environment, including a modern £50m engineering and Computing Building, university library and advanced e-learning digital infrastructure.
  • A large team of expert and industry experienced teaching staff.
  • The course is developed with industry to equip you with the skills that employers may demand, for example communication, team working, cultural awareness and digital literacy.
  • Strong connection with SCML professionals and industrial partners.
  • Involvement in high value-adding industrial trips to different organisations through GLP (subject to GLP membership fee).
  • Guest speakers via the university’s Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which in recent years has included the Group Strategy Director of Jaguar Land Rover, a NASA Astronaut and the Vice President of Telefonica Europe (membership fees apply).
  • International study field trips available through GLP to UK, Europe, India, China, Dubai and USA (subject to availability, additional costs and meeting visa conditions).
  • Interactive and hands-on seminars with lectures based on activity led learning/ flipped classroom teaching.
  • Leadership skills developed through practical/first-hand opportunities to deliver solutions to real life problems.
  • Solve real-life management problems both individually and as part of a group.
  • Diversified International student community.
  • Located within the heart of Coventry City, a historically and contemporarily relevant city with good transport infrastructure to Birmingham and London.

 Your main study themes are:

  • Supply chain management: We review the nature, role and contribution of supply chain management and its application to business supply chains in an international context from both a customer and supplier perspective.
  • Logistics and supply chain economics: Takes a practical approach to the economics of logistics and supply chain businesses from a management perspective. You will become familiar with a range of economic frameworks and concepts, using them within mathematical, statistical and software tools to calculate the cost and price of logistics services, forecast activities and allocate resources, while taking economic factors into consideration. Many of these quantitative tools can be used for management decision making, forecasting and as predictive models.
  • Procurement management: Aims to develop an in-depth knowledge of procurement management and a critical understanding of how effective purchasing may be applied both strategically and practically in an industrial or commercial organisational context.
  • Contract Management: Provides an awareness of the relevant legal duties, rights and processes relevant to SCML projects. This is not intended to replace the need for professional advice and services, but will make you aware of the potential causes of disputes, liabilities, breaches of contract, means of resolving a dispute and the basics of contract law.
  • Sustainability and the environment: You are taught how to develop and implement business models and strategies within the appropriate frameworks to comply with future requirements for sustainability, studying various aspects of sustainability (economic, social, environment), sustainable operations, and sustainability challenges.
  • Project management: Teaches how to manage organisational change through projects. We focus on projects involving major changes, including issues related to new products, new plant and equipment and new operating systems, which will affect the lives of people both within and without the organisation. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of the subject, emphasising managerial and strategic use of the tools and techniques of project management.
  • Leadership and consultancy: We will be covering these in the professional development topic as part of the Chartered management Institute element of the course.

The course can be studied full-time or part-time, starting in September, January or May. It offers some evening modules, and part-time students can select their modules to be studied in each year from both daytime and evening occurrences. If you are successful in obtaining a work placement, this course will be extended to 2 years full-time.

The teaching and learning includes lectures, seminars, workshops individual and group exercises and projects. We incorporate a wide range of learning and teaching methods as part of our innovative activity-led learning, such as a team based projects, problem solving scenarios, case study analysis and enquiry led research.

We also provide training in research methods and study skills, improving your research capabilities to enable you to undertake investigations, identify business opportunities and make recommendations in different operational settings.

You may also have the opportunity to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice. For example, in the past, students have tackled how Nissan develop their supply base to embrace early supplier involvement in new product and process development to shorten new vehicle development times and improve vehicle performance while simultaneously lowering product and development costs.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include in-class tests, written reports and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes of each course.

On successful completion, you will have knowledge of:

  • The theory and practice of supply chain management and logistics and their potential contribution to business performance.
  • The key economic and financial concepts appropriate to supply chain management and logistics.
  • A range of advanced business, analytical, supply chain management and logistical techniques to achieve competitive advantage.

 

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the current body of knowledge in supply chain management and logistics and apply it to the analysis of supply chain problems across a wide variety of scenarios in a global industry.
  • Evaluate and apply the most appropriate supply chain management tools, techniques and theories to formulate practical solutions.
  • Critically explore the different ways that supply chain management and logistics can significantly contribute to wealth creation, competitive advantage, and the advancement of society.
  • Critically assess the feasibility of a supply chain project integrating the technical, financial, contractual and human resource elements.
  • Apply and manage supply chain and logistics practice by combining skills, theory and experience, and the use of other relevant knowledge to new developments, taking account of commercial, technical and resource constraints.
  • Assess and evaluate the environmental impact and community contribution of Supply Chain management and Logistics decision making.
  • Apply transferrable skills and knowledge for personal global professional development, teamwork and intercultural engagement.
  • Apply study, research and communication skills to support the analytical, critical, ethical and reflective requirements of written, oral and team based assignments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

In a typical teaching week for full-time students, you will have a minimum of 12 contact hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Tutorial/small group teaching: 8 hours each week
  • Large group teaching: 4 hours of lectures each week

A typical teaching week for part-time students will have a minimum of 6 hours per week, which depending on the timetable could be delivered in the daytime or evenings.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake approximately 30 hours of self-directed study each week, for example working on course assignments, preparing presentations, undertaking research and doing background reading.

In addition to the international field trips and student mobility opportunities provided by our Global Leaders Programme (GLP), the course itself focuses on supply chain management and logistics within a global context, drawing on case studies and experience from around the world.

In so doing, we facilitate multi-national classes, with students participating in discussion-based seminars, workshops and presentations. We additionally provide numerous opportunities for students to share their cultures and different country experiences through working on group assignments and in team based projects.

International field trips provided through the Global Leaders Programme (GLP) are subject to a GLP membership fee, and places may be subject to availability and meeting visa requirements.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


What our alumni say

My Supply Chain Management MSc has provided me with the best possible head start to begin my career in the procurement/supply chain industry at Jaguar Land Rover.

The ‘think global’ philosophy endorsed throughout the course promotes dynamic and holistic thinking. The practical nature in actually learning how to apply the tools and theories of procurement, engineering management, and contract management promotes a seamless, innovative and natural transition from classroom champion to industry champion.

Sukhraj Singh Gill, MSc Supply Chain Management, graduated 2012, now Category Manager at Healthtrust Europe LLP

Entry Requirements

To enter this course you should have a first or second class honours degree in any relevant foundation discipline, for example business, engineering, management, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, international trade, commerce, logistics, manufacturing, operations, science, mathematics, construction, electronics, computing, IT, communications, education, design or administration.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant foundation discipline’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

To enter this course you should have a first or second class honours degree in any relevant foundation discipline, for example business, engineering, management, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, international trade, commerce, logistics, manufacturing, operations, science, mathematics, construction, electronics, computing, IT, communications, education, design or administration.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant foundation discipline’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

To enter this course you should have a first or second class honours degree in any relevant foundation discipline, for example business, engineering, management, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, international trade, commerce, logistics, manufacturing, operations, science, mathematics, construction, electronics, computing, IT, communications, education, design or administration.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant foundation discipline’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our alumni say

My Supply Chain Management MSc has provided me with the best possible head start to begin my career in the procurement/supply chain industry at Jaguar Land Rover.

The ‘think global’ philosophy endorsed throughout the course promotes dynamic and holistic thinking. The practical nature in actually learning how to apply the tools and theories of procurement, engineering management, and contract management promotes a seamless, innovative and natural transition from classroom champion to industry champion.

Sukhraj Singh Gill, MSc Supply Chain Management, graduated 2012, now Category Manager at Healthtrust Europe LLP

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


January 2020

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


January 2020

£8,350 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,800 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


January 2020

£15,800 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Course essentials – additional costs

Subject to a successful application for the optional work placement, a £4000 placement fee is payable in semester two.
Membership of the Global Leaders Programme is subject to a membership fee, and international field trips through this programme may be subject to additional costs, availability and meeting visa requirements.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our alumni say

My Supply Chain Management MSc has provided me with the best possible head start to begin my career in the procurement/supply chain industry at Jaguar Land Rover.

The ‘think global’ philosophy endorsed throughout the course promotes dynamic and holistic thinking. The practical nature in actually learning how to apply the tools and theories of procurement, engineering management, and contract management promotes a seamless, innovative and natural transition from classroom champion to industry champion.

Sukhraj Singh Gill, MSc Supply Chain Management, graduated 2012, now Category Manager at Healthtrust Europe LLP

Career prospects

The course will prepare you for roles in areas such as supply chain management, logistics management, distribution, procurement, purchasing management, retail management, air transport management, manufacturing management, inventory management, warehousing management, passenger transport management, consultancy and many others.

Every organisation has a supply chain, so this is an area where there are multiple opportunities for employment; someone equipped with comprehensive and integrated knowledge of supply chain and logistics is a strong candidate in the job market.

As a postgraduate student, when you are ready to find employment you can receive support from our faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Where our graduates work

Our graduates work with leading organisations worldwide such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Brose, Infosys, Unipart, Lear Corp, Vinci, O2, Nandos and Contechs Consulting.

Our graduate alumni often support current students by hosting visits to their companies and providing prestigious lectures through our Global Leaders Programme (GLP membership fee applies). Others support training, internships, work experience placements, graduation prizes and provide job opportunities to graduates through the university’s network of corporate partners, employers and UK leaders.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

What our alumni say

My Supply Chain Management MSc has provided me with the best possible head start to begin my career in the procurement/supply chain industry at Jaguar Land Rover.

The ‘think global’ philosophy endorsed throughout the course promotes dynamic and holistic thinking. The practical nature in actually learning how to apply the tools and theories of procurement, engineering management, and contract management promotes a seamless, innovative and natural transition from classroom champion to industry champion.

Sukhraj Singh Gill, MSc Supply Chain Management, graduated 2012, now Category Manager at Healthtrust Europe LLP
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

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