Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Modern business practices rely on accurate logistics and reliable, dependable supply chains. The smooth operation of these crucial aspects of company operations affects the profitability and reputation of any organisation that supplies business-to-business or business-to-consumer. Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), this course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed in this fast-paced industry. Alongside topics such as strategic sourcing, contract and stakeholder management, and risk management, students also study information technology and information systems. This reflects the revolutionary impact the internet and e-commerce have had on logistics and supply chain management and how they continue to drive innovation. Students also engage in contemporary issues that influence industry practices such as ethical sourcing, reducing CO2 emissions and government policies that affect transport and infrastructure investments (road, rail, aviation and maritime). There are opportunities for industry visits and senior staff from within the logistics and supply chain professions often visit the campus to deliver guest lectures. The number of units students study depends on if they choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units plus 60 credit dissertation). For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good UK 2.2 degree or equivalent. Professional qualifications and prior management experience may also be considered. Credit for current qualifications at or equivalent to Master's level; applicants whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency; TEFL minimum score 575 (minimum 4.0 in written test), or IELTS minimum score 6.5. Applicants who have an score of 5.5 may be considered provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English language course.

Course modules

Core modules: logistics and supply chain concepts and practices; supply chain planning; investigating business practice (consultancy project); research methods; dissertation. Option unit (choose 1 from): business analytics; project management concepts and practices; management practices.

Assessment methods

Assessment on this programme includes report writing, group assignments, examinations, a case study, a presentation, a research brief and a 15,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 8 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Business School Manchester M1 3GH North West

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