MSc Global Logistics 2019/20 entry

Course code:

EECT071

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

 

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT071

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

 

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT071

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

 

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Focusing on the unique aspects of logistics, this course provides a strong starting point from which students can explore the core principles of logistics management. It aims to develop your knowledge of how to plan and execute alternative logistics strategies, manage operational logistics systems and utilise the latest cyber-physical technologies.

Using in-depth case studies, the course aims to demonstrate the importance of logistics within a range of industries and invites students to explore management options across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, shipping, retail, transportation and distribution.

Students will have the opportunity to broaden their capabilities in a number of key areas such as logistics analysis and develop supply chains through the application of ethical concepts such as sustainability.

The course aims to furnish students with ambitions for higher study with an insight into some of the research areas that are currently of interest in the field of logistics.

Our Learning Platform

Coventry University has partnered with FutureLearn*, a leading online social learning platform, to deliver 100% online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, certificates and fully online degrees, we aim to offer a seamless high-quality learning experience on your mobile, desktop or tablet. You can pay for your degree module by module, making it possible to gain a qualification upon successful completion in a flexible and affordable way that can fit your lifestyle and existing commitments.

*Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.

 

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 10 million other users across the world

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Course information

This course is designed to appeal to natural problem solvers and to anybody looking to gain an insight into the key aspects of ethical global logistics management

The course aims to provide an in-depth and analytical understanding of logistics and distribution networks across a variety of industries both local and global, and give you firm foundation on which to build a long and successful career in retail, manufacturing or any other logistics-related sector.

Prospective students will be interested in gaining employment in the retail, manufacturing or logistics industries or may already have studied or worked in related fields. Part-time students are likely to be employed in the logistics economy and may be seeking promotion within their current company or to improve their employability in this growing field.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Global Distribution Networks

  • Sustainability and Green Logistics

  • Logistics Economics

  • Simulation for Global Logistics

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Concepts

  • Logistics Project Management

  • Logistics Technologies

  • Research Methods and Project Introduction

  • Masters Dissertation

  • CMI

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...

During this course, you will have the chance to engage with complex, real-world logistics issues, both systematically and creatively. You will have the opportunity learn to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and examine how to communicate their findings clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

This course is designed to cover the creative and analytical elements of logistics, explore the benefits of networking, examine how ethical considerations are shaping the industry and touch on the importance and the changing face of product design.

 

Once enrolled on the course, you will be expected to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving myriad supply chain problems, and act autonomously in logistics strategy planning and tactical implementation of tasks at a professional level.

 

You also have the opportunity to learn in detail how to leverage the operational use of logistics technologies, including machine learning within an Industrie 4.0 paradigm.

The course is primarily designed to be studied on a part-time basis by students currently in employment.

To be awarded a master’s degree, you must successfully complete modules worth 180 credits. All content will be delivered through a flexible model where students choose the number of modules they will study across a given academic term. Each 13-week term comprises five sets of two-week blocks of learning (e.g. 5 x 2 weeks) with the remainder of the term used for assessment (e.g. three weeks).

 

For each module, we aim to provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities, which, coupled with online contact between lecturers and colleagues, will help learners to remain motivated and committed. The course is also designed to allow busy professionals to fit their studies into other commitments, and maximise work/study balance.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assignments, case study reports and activities, all completed online.

On successful completion of the certificate stage (60 credits), students will be eligible for a postgraduate certificate in global logistics.

On successful completion of the diploma stage (120 credits), students will be eligible for a postgraduate diploma in global logistics.

On successful completion of the master’s stage (180 credits), students will be eligible for a master’s in global logistics.

Master’s level awards will be made with a ‘distinction’, ‘merit’ or ‘pass’ grade.

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

 

  • Assess appropriateness of theories, concepts and issues along with the management, analysis, and planning of logistics within organisations
  • Critically appraise the operational, financial, and technological management of logistics within and across a variety of industry sectors
  • Evaluate and apply the most appropriate logistics tools, techniques and theories to formulate practical solutions
  • Develop innovative global logistics solutions through the application of appropriate cyber-physical systems
  • Appraise the application of sustainable and ethical practice within supply chains
  • Evidence enhanced research, transferable and professional skills which are relevant to employment and leadership in the logistics industry

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership

Each 15-credit module will consist of 150 hours of activities. This activity time will comprise a mixture of guided and self-guided study. Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who aim to support students in their studies and each module will provide dedicated online tutorials to support learning.

You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world via our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course design and delivery team will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant business-based subject. This is not a Conversion Course
  • A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level
  • A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Satisfactory independent evidence of working for 5 years in a position commensurate with that of an honours degree graduate in a relevant field. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Applications from those not possessing the equivalent of an honours degree will be considered on individual merit with decisions made based on careful evaluation of the capacity of the applicant to complete the course successfully. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Accreditation for prior learning (APL) is in accordance with University regulations. The accreditation for Prior Experiential learning (APEL) will only be awarded for achievements equivalent to masters’ level.
  • Module exemptions can be given for prerequisites that have been achieved through previous study or experience. However appropriate alternative modules may be substituted, subject to the approval of the Course Director, who must ensure that the aims and learning outcomes of the named award are achieved by any variations in programmes of study.
  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant business-based subject. This is not a Conversion Course
  • A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level
  • A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Satisfactory independent evidence of working for 5 years in a position commensurate with that of an honours degree graduate in a relevant field. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Applications from those not possessing the equivalent of an honours degree will be considered on individual merit with decisions made based on careful evaluation of the capacity of the applicant to complete the course successfully. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Accreditation for prior learning (APL) is in accordance with University regulations. The accreditation for Prior Experiential learning (APEL) will only be awarded for achievements equivalent to masters’ level.
  • Module exemptions can be given for prerequisites that have been achieved through previous study or experience. However appropriate alternative modules may be substituted, subject to the approval of the Course Director, who must ensure that the aims and learning outcomes of the named award are achieved by any variations in programmes of study.

 

English as a Foreign Language This course requires and IELTS of 6.5 overall or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English in not your first language

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant business-based subject. This is not a Conversion Course
  • A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level
  • A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Satisfactory independent evidence of working for 5 years in a position commensurate with that of an honours degree graduate in a relevant field. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Applications from those not possessing the equivalent of an honours degree will be considered on individual merit with decisions made based on careful evaluation of the capacity of the applicant to complete the course successfully. To be assessed by the Course Director
  • Accreditation for prior learning (APL) is in accordance with University regulations. The accreditation for Prior Experiential learning (APEL) will only be awarded for achievements equivalent to masters’ level.
  • Module exemptions can be given for prerequisites that have been achieved through previous study or experience. However appropriate alternative modules may be substituted, subject to the approval of the Course Director, who must ensure that the aims and learning outcomes of the named award are achieved by any variations in programmes of study.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires and IELTS of 6.5 overall or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English in not your first language

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,800 (per year)


January 2020

£15,800 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,800 (per year)


January 2020

£15,800 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,800 (per year)


January 2020

£15,800 (per year)


Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7120MAA Global Distribution Networks 15  £ 1,316.66
7102MAA Sustainability and Green Logistics 15  £ 1,316.66
7032MAA Logistics and Supply Chain Economics 15  £ 1,316.66
7119MAA Simulation for Global Logistics                           15  £ 1,316.66
7121MAA Supply Chain and Logistics Concepts                 15  £ 1,316.66
7124MAA Logistics Project Management         15  £ 1,316.66
7125MAA Logistics Technologies                       15  £ 1,316.66
7103MAA Research Methods and Project Introduction                                            15  £ 1,316.66
7118MAA Masters Dissertation 50  £ 4,388.88
7002CRB Global Professional Development – Consultancy                       10  £    877.77

Career prospects

This course provides postgraduate students with a degree that helps them to build the logistical, technical, analytical, strategic and operational skills essential to gaining employment with a global manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider at a mid-management level and upwards.

 

Varied roles across external logistics providers and in-house logistics departments may include logistics analyst, depo manager, regional manager, business development manager and consultant.

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the on-campus version of this course have gone on to work for companies including Wincanton, TNT, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Maersk, various retailers and major brand name companies, such as JLR, Coca Cola, JCB and Heinz.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. 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 with the University.

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