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What will I learn?

Course description

  • Become a student member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and gain exemptions from the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMILT) of the CILT (UK)
  • Build high-level strategic awareness of the entire supply chain
  • Undertake practical problem-solving to boost your company’s efficiency, performance and profitability
  • Specialise in areas such as purchasing and supply, warehousing, transport and logistics
  • Be inspired by our industry-experienced academic team and our influential business contacts - in a city at the heart of a major logistics network
  • Learn how latest technology - from RFID to enterprise management systems can be harnessed for the benefit of your organisation
  • Enhance your career progression prospects and professional standing in a fast-growing global industry
  • This programme is also available to study full-time over 18 months, giving you a study break over the summer to add valuable work experience to your CV.

The hallmark of our MSc Supply Chain Improvement is its emphasis on helping organisations to improve their efficiency and performance. We will equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to deliver such improvements through more effective supply chain design and management.

Smooth movement of the supply chain is pivotal to business efficiency. On this dynamic applied programme, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the systems, processes and modelling techniques which drive innovation and competitiveness.

Drawing on supply chain and logistics scenarios from your own and other organisations, you’ll build the skills to pinpoint inefficiencies, plot strategies for improvement and ensure optimum supply chain performance. You’ll be challenged intellectually but will also experience the practicalities of the business, applying the latest theory to real-world problems. The course also gives you the chance to focus on a particular area – such as procurement or warehousing and distribution – to match your personal interests and career ambitions.

The supply chain sector is poised for rapid growth and provides exciting openings for well qualified managers locally, nationally and worldwide. Graduates of our MSc Supply Chain Improvement can advance their careers in many areas of supply chain management, taking up roles in operational management, business analysis and consultancy or specialising in areas such as distribution and logistics or procurement. Students already working within the sector will find this MSc strengthens their CV and accelerates their career progression to senior management roles in supply chain operations, project management and strategic operations.

Which department am I in?

Derby Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 20,233) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Kedleston Road Campus

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 20,233) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Kedleston Road Campus

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Bachelors Degree. Please refer the university website for standard and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

For international students

Students need to have: a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at 2:2 level or above, or an international or professional programme equivalent (eg CIPS or CILT level 6) qualification. Applicants with a lower classification qualification may still be considered for entry to the programme if they can demonstrate a relevant level of work experience and/or knowledge to work at the required level. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and TOEFL: 83 (with minimum levels of 18 reading, 19 listening, 23 writing and 19 speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Derby

As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to students.

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