E-Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MA

E-Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MA

Supply chain networks and e-supply chain networks may be designed for services or manufacturing. These networks can be global or domestic in scale. They encompass the functions of procurement, production, distribution and customer service, and have a diverse range in design and structures.

The market for postgraduate qualifications in logistics and supply chain management (SCM) has been growing rapidly. Companies are demanding that senior managers are better qualified and better prepared to address the deeper issues involved in the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement.

This programme offers a unique curriculum that includes many practical examples of logistics and SCM in action. 


We are one of very few university programmes in the UK which has been accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This means that students are recognised by these professional bodies as holding their professional qualifications to full professional status Level 6 upon completion of the Masters programme. 

Links to industry

Students participate in CILT and CIPS activities including the CILT student conference. Students will visit industrial locations, have seminars given by guest speakers from industry and collaborate with business partners for dissertation projects.

In the final stage of the programme, all students will undertake a one week consultant project organised by the university, which has been highly valued by previous students.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To gain a systematic understanding of relevant knowledge about logistics and supply chain management
  • To be able to apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations taking account of relationships and interaction with other areas of business or organisations within logistics and supply chain networks
  • To obtain critical awareness of current issues in logistics and supply chain management and e-supply chain management which is informed by leading edge research and practice in the field.


Systems Management & Strategy


Greenwich Campus


1 year full time

2 years part time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good quality relevant degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (normally a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent).

Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applications from those with relevant experience together with professional qualifications from the CILT and CIPS are also welcome.


Students are assessed through coursework, presentations, in-class tests and a dissertation.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Career options

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in service and manufacturing sectors, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management for services and manufacturing in the private, public and voluntary sectors, and consultancy.

Full time

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Business - Logistics

Logistics, supply chain management, purchasing, procurement and transport. Whatever you choose to study, you'll gain cutting-edge knowledge, practical experience and professional accreditations.

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