MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Developing your operational and logistical skills for performance improvement and competitive advantage, our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management teaches the theory and techniques needed to successfully manage and improve a global and international supply chain.
Our expert team on the MSc works closely with industry, identifying needs and tailoring its students’ learning accordingly. This programme provides excellent networking opportunities and maintains close links with relevant international companies and festivals, providing a route into future employment.
Study mode: Full time
Exploring operations, supply chain and green logistics and core sub-disciplines, you’ll acquire expertise in the contribution these systems make and the skills necessary to become a future leader in the low carbon area. Green skills have been identified as a major gap by many governments and industry leaders. This programme will give you an important skill set in an area which is likely to be key for future business and organisational leaders.
The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management has accreditation from CIPS and CILT, two premier global organisations serving the procurement and supply and logistics and transport professions. Graduates from our programme are eligible for full membership of CIPS after they have gained three years’ relevant professional experience and can work towards becoming a Chartered Member of CILT.
You’ll study in a state-of-the-art learning environment in our newly-refurbished building. Class sizes are small and students come from all over the world ensuring an international perspective to your learning. You will study the theory and techniques needed to successfully manage and improve a global and international supply chain, looking at the contribution systems make and learning the skill sets needed to equip future leaders in the low carbon area. Your learning will be informed by lectures from key industrial partners, case studies and company visits. Assignment tasks are jointly designed – and assessed by – a combination of academics and industry. Projects for this programme will include close collaboration with industry providing excellent scope for placement experience.
Taught full-time over two semesters, followed by a dissertation, students learn through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies, laboratory work, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and a management project. You also have the option to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company.
Optional modules (choose one)
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). SAP University Alliance Membership allows us to provide students with hands-on training about ERP systems and their applications in real-world companies.
|Careers and employability||
At Sheffield University Management School, we are committed to focusing on employability and our postgraduate students’ future career prospects. We have two specialist careers advisors in the School, dedicated to providing full-time career support throughout your programme.
You will have many opportunities during your course to engage in personal and professional development. Our programmes are designed to enable you to acquire the transferable skills essential for employment: communication, organisation, the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically; and the conceptual understanding required to evaluate current scholarship and research techniques.
|Fees and funding||
Tuition fees for 2020-21 are:
GBP 12,500 for Home Students
You may incur fees for late registration, re-examination and re-submission. Click here to find out more.
There are a number of scholarships which students may be eligible for, visit the following links for more information:
Rafael Alejandro Vaquera Salazar, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Mexico)
What were you doing before you started your course? Before coming to Sheffield University Management School I was working in a small company and, at the same time, collaborating with two friends on a start-up project.
Why did you choose to study in the UK? I chose to study here because the high level of quality in higher education and the easiness in the process for applying. Also, the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management was one of the few programmes around UK with a special module for Green Logistics and Green Supply Chain Management.
Why did you want to study a postgraduate course? I wanted to rise my professional and academic skills in an area not well covered during my undergraduate degree. Also, I was interested to deeply understand the dynamics in the supply chain management, plus the logistical challenges that companies face in the current world.
Why did you choose Sheffield University Management School and your course? I chose the University of Sheffield because of the good position it has in the Times Higher Education ranking, and particularly this course because of the accreditation that it has from several chartered organisations.
How important was the School’s reputation in helping you decide to come here? Quite important. Times Higher Education was an important tool as it allows you to find out which universities are the leading ones in the country. The strong relation that the University has with Mexican educative authorities was also an important factor.
Were you nervous about coming to the UK? No. It was a decision I came to by evaluating what I wanted to reach in the future, with the advice of friends and professors. Once I received the acceptance letter, I started preparing everything and here I am!
What have you most enjoyed about your course so far? I really appreciate the expertise and enthusiasm that the Professors give during each lecture, and also the pleasant social environment that the school has.
What do you like most about Sheffield as a city and why? The amount of green spaces Sheffield has make it special. It makes you feel like you’re somewhere really unique, where time goes slowly and enjoying the walk from one point to another becomes the perfect chance to think in whatever you want. A peaceful, green and still dynamic city where there’s something to do every day.
What do you do in your spare time? I participate in some Students’ Union societies, plus some exercising from time to time.
What do you want to do when you graduate? I would like to begin a career in a private company and start making moves towards doing a PhD after some years.
How do you feel the Management School has helped you increase your career prospects, either through your course or its support services such as the Employability Hub? I think the Employability Hub is a positive initiative that I have never seen before in other schools. The team has helped a lot of students in formatting their CVs, exploring internship opportunities, organising networking events, and other activities. I think is an important part of the school.
Is there any additional information you’d like to add? I haven’t regretted coming to Sheffield University Management School for a moment. I enjoy every day studying here, and try to make the most of the lectures and classmates. I sincerely recommend its programmes to anyone interested in gaining an excellent education.
How to apply
The programme appeals to students from many different backgrounds. To succeed and be competitive today and in the future, managers need to understand how to manage and improve global and international supply chain performance. Green skills have been identified as a major gap by a number of governments and industry leaders. This programme will give you an important skill-set in an area which is likely to be key for future business and organisational leaders.
You will have a good upper second-class honours degree (2.1) or an approved professional qualification. For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6 in each part). For detailed information on our English language requirements, click here.
Please note: This course is no longer accepting applications for September 2019 entry.
Staged admissions process
Applications to this course are assessed using our staged admissions process.
In some cases, because of the high volume of applications we receive, we may need more time to assess your application. If this is the case, we will assess your application in the next stage. We will let you know if we intend to do this.
Study places are offered subject to availability. Given the popularity of these courses, places may not be available if you apply later in the cycle.
If we offer you a place, we will ask you to accept the offer and pay a tuition fee deposit (relevant International students only). If you do not accept the offer and pay the deposit within four weeks of the date of the offer letter, we may withdraw our offer.
You can find information about the process on our staged admissions web page:
Our International College provides international students with pathway programmes for progression to degree study at the University.
If you have any enquiries about your suitability, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Team: