Advanced Supply Chain Management MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

EECT038

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£14,250 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

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Faculty:

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Course code:

EECT038

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £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
Request information

Course code:

EECT038

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £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
Request information

Overview

Many organisations compete through their supply chains. Effective supply chain management is a key contributor to the economy and to a company’s ability to leverage its competitive advantage.

In recent years, supply chain management within industry and commerce has undergone rapid technological change and more innovate ways to problem solve are required which will utilise evolving communication technologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence in a digitally connected world. New technologies are emerging that require a more advanced level of technological skill than in previous generations. Supply chain and logistics professionals in the 21st century need to have a wide range of technological and organisational capabilities that will enable them to optimise their supply chains and ensure that their organisations remain cutting edge.

The MSc Advanced Supply Chain Management course aims to appeal to students who seek a course that has a strong orientation towards future digital technologies and their application to supply chain management.

It has been designed to reflect emerging trends in the sector where there is a major focus on digital technologies and their application in underpinning supply chain optimisation for competitive advantage. To this end, the course focuses strongly on supply chain design, modelling, simulation and optimisation and the application of linked digital technologies which enable the design of localised, intelligent, reactive, flexible, customised asset efficient supply chains.

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. Find out more about the work placement pathway.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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 from the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

As part of this course you will be required to undertake a professional development module (Consulting Global Professional Development module) which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the 2020-21 intake. Upon successful completion of the module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost. Further details can be found under the ‘course detail’ tab and on the Professional Development module homepage.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules and is regularly reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. Whilst Coventry University anticipates that these reviews will continue to be successful, if they were to be unsuccessful, the relevant module in this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students of this change as soon as possible.

Affiliate Membership of CMI on enrolment onto this course.

Course information

This course aims to provide you with a strong business foundation and explores the core disciplines of supply chain management within a strategic, operational and ethical context.

The course aims to develop your knowledge of how to plan and execute alternative supply chain strategies, manage operational supply chain systems and utilise the latest digital cyber-physical technologies for competitive advantage. Case studies are used to demonstrate the significance of supply chain management and logistics to different industries and to explore different management options, for example in retailing, engineering, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, and distribution.

Modules

Overview

This course uses research-inspired teaching, with modules in Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management, Global Distribution Networks, Logistics and Supply Chain Economics, Digital Technologies for Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Simulation and Optimisation, and Sustainability and the Environment.

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

Without work placement pathway


Semester 1
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Technologies for Supply Chain Management
  • Global Distribution Networks
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Economics
Semester 2
  • Procurement Management
  • Supply Chain Simulation and Optimisation
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Research Methods and Project Introduction
Semester 3
  • Global Professional Development - Consultancy
  • Masters' Dissertation - Advanced Procurement and Supply

With work placement pathway

The ‘With work placement’ opportunity enables you to apply for an optional 12 month work placement module, extending the duration of your Masters to 24 months over six semesters. The placement would take place in semester’s three to five and provides an opportunity for you to develop your expertise and experience with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation. Placement opportunities may be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met and subject to availability and/or competitive application. Work placements are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our Talent Team in trying to find and secure an opportunity. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement option.

Semester 1
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Technologies for Supply Chain Management
  • Global Distribution Networks
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Economics
Semester 2
  • Procurement Management
  • Supply Chain Simulation and Optimisation
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • 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
  • Masters' Dissertation - Advanced Procurement and Supply

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, large university library and advanced e-learning digital infrastructure.
  • A large current team of expert and industry experienced teaching staff (please note, staff may be subject to change).
  • A course which is developed with industry with the aim of equipping you with the skills that employers may demand, for example communication, team working, cultural awareness and digital literacy.
  • Current strong connection with Supply Chain Management and Logistics professionals and industrial partners. 
  • Involvement in high value-adding industrial visits to different organisations through the Global Leader’s Programme (GLP). Subject to membership fees, availability, competitive application processes, additional costs and meeting applicable VISA requirements.
  • Guest speakers via the university’s Global Leaders Programme, which in recent years has included the Group Strategy Director of Jaguar Land Rover, a NASA Astronaut and the Vice President of Telefonica Europe (please note, membership fees apply and guest speakers are subject to availability and may change).
  • International study field trips available through GLP to, for example, the UK, Europe, India, China, Dubai and USA (subject to availability, competitive application processes, additional costs and meeting applicable VISA requirements).
  • Interactive and hands-on seminars with learning based on activity led problem solving and flipped classroom teaching.
  • Opportunity to advance your leadership skills, developed through practical/first-hand opportunities to develop team based supply chain solutions.
  • Located within the heart of Coventry City, a historical and contemporarily relevant city with good transport infrastructure to Birmingham and London.

This course is delivered using a modular approach taught over 3 semesters with start points in September, January and May of each year (start points are not guaranteed as they are subject to successful applicant numbers).

Modules will be delivered as a combination of lectures, group work, workshops and seminars; there will also be online learning, discussions, problem-solving exercises and tutorials. Modules are designed to maximise attainment and learning in the specific topics. You will complete assignment tasks; some will be formative and designed to enable you to assess your competences prior to a formal assessment and others will be summative and contribute to your final degree.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include (but are not limited to) 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.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the current body of knowledge in Supply Chain Management 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.
  • Assess appropriateness of theories, concepts and issues and compare with existing management, analysis, and planning of supply chain management within organisations.
  • Critically appraise the role of digital technologies in supply chain management and model supply chain components using operational research techniques to simulate and optimise deterministic and probabilistic supply chain problems.
  • Critically appraise the operational, financial, and technological management of supply chain management within and across a variety of industry sectors.
  • Appraise the application of sustainable and ethical practice within supply chains.
  • Apply transferrable skills and knowledge for personal global professional development, teamwork and intercultural engagement.
  • Evidence enhanced research, transferable and professional skills which are relevant to employment and leadership in the supply chain management and logistics industries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the requirements of a particular semester, you will study two taught semesters and 1 project semester over the course of the year. For taught semesters, in a typical week your contact hours will be divided amongst personal tutorials, medium group teaching in tutorial sessions, labs and workshops activities as well as large group teaching in lectures. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 35 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week in the taught semesters. Your project-based semester will be supervisor supported, self-directed study in the region of 38 hours per week, as well as supervisor meetings around 1 hour per week and optional workshops supporting your project, which can add to 10 additional hours across your project semester.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials. As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

International opportunities are available through the Global Leader’s Programme. Please note any such opportunities may be subject to membership fees, availability, competitive application processes, additional costs and meeting applicable VISA requirements.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

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


Entry Requirements

Students should normally have one or more or a combination of:

  • An honours graduate of any science, computing, technical, engineering, mathematical, business or similar undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) obtained from a university/HE institution, and/or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • And/or hold a lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.
  • And/or show satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.

 

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will still be considered on their individual merits where alternative and additional evidence of aptitude, such as extensive practical experience is evident.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information regarding any of the above entry requirements, please request information.

Students should normally have one or more or a combination of:

  • An honours graduate of any science, computing, technical, engineering, mathematical, business or similar undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) obtained from a university/HE institution, and/or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • And/or hold a lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.
  • And/or show satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.
     

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will still be considered on their individual merits where alternative and additional evidence of aptitude, such as extensive practical experience is evident.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information regarding any of the above entry requirements, please ask a question.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

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

Students should normally have one or more or a combination of:

  • An honours graduate of any science, computing, technical, engineering, mathematical, business or similar undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) obtained from a university/HE institution, and/or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • And/or hold a lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.
  • And/or show satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.

 

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will still be considered on their individual merits where alternative and additional evidence of aptitude, such as extensive practical experience is evident.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information regarding any of the above entry requirements, please ask a question.

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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.

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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 2021

£14,250 | £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 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Course essentials - additional costs

  • This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.
    This course may incur additional costs associated with any equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

This course aims to enhance your career opportunities in supply chain management with a specific focus on future digital technologies.

This course aims to enhance your career opportunities in supply chain management with a specific focus on future digital technologies.

Successful completion of this course should equip you with a comprehensive understanding of advanced supply chain management through the development of knowledge, skills and expertise in the subject, providing you with the opportunity to pursue careers and exploit opportunities to play a part in various evolving fields of advanced supply chain management.

Every organisation has a supply chain, so this is an area where there are multiple opportunities for employment; Successful graduates equipped with a comprehensive and integrated knowledge of advanced supply chain and logistics management may be equipped with a strong competitive advantage over other candidates in the same job market place.

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 Talent Team, provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

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 2020/21 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 course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.