University of Derby

University of Derby

Supply Chain Improvement

Students on this course learn how to apply relevant systems and modelling techniques to supply chain operations for an in-depth understanding of current scenarios and development of significant systems/process improvement (e.g. warehouse movements, movement of goods across the supply chain). Study focuses on specific areas of the supply chain, for example, purchasing and supply, warehousing, transport and logistics.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree or its international or a professional programme equivalent (e.g. CIPS or CILT level 6 qualification). Applicants with a lower classification qualification are still encouraged to apply where they can demonstrate a relevant level of work experience/knowledge to work at the required level. All applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in a management or supervisory position, supported by employer's references.

Course modules

Modules include: strategic supply chain management; improving supply chain and logistics operations; storage and warehousing; purchasing contexts; enterprise systems management; supply chain systems modelling; transportation and freight logistics; international procurement and inventory management; business impact study; independent study.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary according to the module. Coursework assessment may include essays, management reports, exam, presentations and group work as well as contributions to tutorials.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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