MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Bring your career to the next level in one of the fastest-growing professions


For food, clothing, healthcare, transportation and virtually every facet of modern life, we depend upon a supply chain. This programme aims to empower students with an in-depth understanding of logistics and supply chain management by enhancing their knowledge of its importance and role as a source of competitive advantage.

  • become a reflective leader and professional logistics and supply chain management practitioner, equipped with the skills to address the challenges of a global business economy
  • develop deep insights into best practices in logistics and supply chain management methods, tools and techniques
  • equip yourself with advanced operational and strategic capabilities and competencies in contemporary logistics and supply chain management
  • network with like-minded professionals and experience the value of diversity, the challenge of alternate world-views, and the consequent importance of being a competent communicator
  • master, critically and reflectively, the complexity of modern global supply chains, managing the interconnected relationships among the different stakeholders and supply networks.

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Course Details

Three start dates per year: January, May and September

Next course start date: 25 September 2023

Next welcome week: 18 September 2023

Duration: two years (part-time)

Format: online, with optional face-to-face events

Total fees: £9,750 (payment by instalment and funding options available)

Additional costs: due to the nature of the subject, and copyright restrictions placed on institutional libraries by some publishers, students will need to purchase some core texts.

Support with your application: Contact our course adviser team today for application advice.

Why this course?

Hull takes pride in its central position within the UK’s logistics and supply chain network, with a thriving food and manufacturing industry and major port connected to global trade routes.

World-class global organisations such as Apple, Amazon, and Nike understand the role effective logistics and supply chain management has on maintaining sustainable competitive success, innovation, and market leadership. Therefore, it is no surprise that such supply chains have a tremendous demand for world-class supply chain managers.

Hull University Business School has responded to this global demand by designing an online masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, which deals with the challenges of today’s competitive business arena.

Analysing real-world case studies, with the option of attending face-to-face events, you will have the opportunity to master the complexity of global supply chains and the interconnected relationships among different stakeholders.

It is our aim that on completion you will have gained the strategic insight and big-picture thinking of international trade, commerce, and shipping to lead your organisation to success.


You will study the following compulsory modules.
Module 1 - Logistic Systems and Supply Chain Principles (30 credits)

In this module, you will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of logistics and supply chain management and their interactive role within an organisation. Analysing real-life supply chains, the strategies and the complexities of management decisions involved, learn how to leverage your new knowledge to achieve competitive advantage.

Module 2 - Supply Chain Analysis and Decision-Making (30 credits)

Gain an understanding of the decision-making techniques involved in planning supply chain processes, forming a solid theoretical and practical basis for your analysis and modelling. In this module, you will develop innovative solutions to real-world problems as you examine the role and performance of information management and related technologies in supply chains.

Module 3 - Strategies for Sustainable Business Logistics (30 credits)

Sustainability can be a vital qualifier in winning business. This module will equip you with key insights on how to improve profitability through the elimination of waste. You will explore contemporary operations management as it applies to a variety of organisations and learn how to demonstrate how the main theories and techniques of logistics and operations management can be successfully integrated to achieve sustainable development.

Module 4 - Supply Network Design and Global Logistics (30 credits)

Logistics and supply chain management is an area that, by its nature, has a global outlook and reach, with most logistics practitioners dealing with an array of international issues. This module will expose you to the international and local dimensions of transport, procurement, distribution, logistics, and supply chain management enabling you to address issues specific to network design and global logistics.

Module 5 - Dissertation (60 credits)

For your dissertation, you will have the option to produce either an academic dissertation or an applied business project report. This is a valuable opportunity to build upon and integrate the knowledge gained from the previous modules with research and project management skills that will prepare you for the complexities of the global job market. You will also have the opportunity to present your research at a postgraduate student conference, timetable permitting.

How you will learn

Benefits of learning online with us

Your virtual classroom
Everything you need to complete your studies can be accessed on Canvas, our easy-to-use virtual learning environment (VLE). From reading academic feedback to engaging with fellow students, you can turn to Canvas whenever you have some free time for your course. Access it via your browser or through the Canvas Student mobile app for a convenient way to learn while on the move.
How online studying works
-Engage while you learn
Your studies include an interactive mix of online discussion boards, on-demand lectures and live webinars. -Get help from your tutors when you need it
Through our online learning platform, you have easy access to support and feedback from your tutor. -Submit your assignments online
There's no need to worry about travel costs, visas, or time off work. All assignments are submitted and graded online. -Get started with basic hardware and software requirements
We make your online learning experience as hassle-free as possible. Visit our FAQs page for basic requirements. -Pay as you go or pay upfront
We offer flexible payment options so you can manage your finances.
Planning for your course
We know that many of our students are managing a number of personal and professional commitments while studying with us. While it can be a challenge to adapt to the added demands of a postgraduate programme, planning out times to study can help ensure you find your course enjoyable and rewarding. As with most part-time master’s courses, you’ll need to dedicate around 20 hours a week to studying, but the extra flexibility of online learning means you can choose the times that suit you best.

How you'll study with us

  • No visas or moving costs
  • Access course from anywhere in the world
  • Spend approx. 20-25 hours studying each week
  • All course materials are available on demand
  • Revise on the days and times that suit you best
  • Course modules broken down into weekly
  • Fit studies around work, family and social life
  • Support with non-academic queries from a
    student adviser team

Additional Support

As one of our students, you’ll have access to a range of services designed to support your studies and make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. -Our comprehensive online library of books, journals, and resources -A Student Advisor team to answer non-academic queries -Online software tutorials via LinkedIn Learning -The Students’ Union community -Career advice, CV creation, practice interviews, and more via our careers platform

Career prospects and opportunities

On this course, you can expect to gain the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to interpret data and make informed business decisions. You’ll learn to appreciate and navigate collaborative relationships, and work to enhance your teamworking skills.

Crucially, you’ll also develop the ability to anticipate future industry needs and adapt accordingly, an asset in the fast-paced logistics and supply chain industry. Combined, these capabilities will make you an extremely attractive hire to employers across the world.

This MSc has been designed in response to employment market demands.

Graduates can progress into careers such as:

Supply Chain Manager:
Supply chain managers, as their title suggests, oversee their organisation’s supply chain and logistics operations. They manage each stage of the production flow, from the sourcing of raw materials to the delivery of the end product. They’ll aim to ensure these processes are carried out in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible, to help their company remain competitive.

Global Operations Manager:
Individuals who hold this position are responsible for their company’s operations across multiple countries. Global operations managers strive to make certain that any planned and ongoing activities or projects align with the parent organisation’s overall strategic ambitions. As such, this role can cover a variety of different duties.

Strategic Services Manager:
Strategic services managers guide their organisation’s efforts to satisfy customers while remaining efficient and profitable. Strategic service managers will typically do this by looking into key business processes such as sourcing and service partnerships, in order to identify areas that can be optimised or better managed.

Career support services

You can get assistance from our award-winning Careers and Employability team throughout your studies with us – and their support doesn’t end after graduation either.

In addition to connecting you to potential employers, you can still turn to our team for assistance tailoring your CV, utilising our vast collection of industry resources, navigating career decisions, and more.

If you’re based outside of the UK and planning to find work here, our team can also help look into any options for employment through our numerous industry connections – along with helping you prepare for interviews and any other opportunities you secure.

How to apply

Benefits of learning online with us

  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or international equivalent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, Manufacturing or related subjects, and/or appropriate professional experience such as CIPS or CILT qualification at level 5 if accompanied by 3+ years of relevant work experience. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to complete an admissions test.
  • A personal statement of around 300-500 words
  • An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn’t English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull)
  • One professional or academic reference

If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply, please get in touch with our course adviser team for advice.


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