|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Supply Chain Management & Logistics
Logistics and supply chain management has significant implications for every industry. As a supply chain professional, you can work in virtually any sector of the economy, pursuing career in procurement, operations and production, warehousing and distribution.
This programme explores contemporary and exciting issues in the fields of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, including disruptive innovation in the Supply Chain 4.0 era, such as Big Data, 3D Printing, IoT, Blockchain-enabled Financing, Traceability and Ethical Sourcing, Crowdsourcing and Omni Channels. The programme also offers:
The programme is delivered by world-class staff, from the The Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation who have introduced supply chain improvements for a number of high profile companies, including Parker Steel, Priority Freight, Port of Dover and Eurostar. This course is suitable for graduates from any discipline and you are not expected to have any prior knowledge of Logistics or Supply Chain Management.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
CIPS offers you complimentary student membership for the duration of the programme. Students who successfully complete this programme and meet the conditions specified may apply for MCIPS, the globally recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals.
CILT is the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.
Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School.
The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is available with an optional industrial placement.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
For more information on funding available from the University of Kent visit Student Funding.
Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills.
Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions amongst others:
With over 25 years’ experience delivering business education, Kent Business School is a leading UK business school, both for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.
Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.
The School currently has 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.