Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This programme will equip you with
specialist knowledge and training to
design and manage effective logistics
and supply chain systems, creating
managerial opportunities in the
public and private sectors. Practical
experience in a local company may
be possible during your dissertation.
Please note that this course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants. See the Useful Information section for more details.
Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma should normally possess an Ordinary degree, or equivalent, and have obtained an average mark of 50% or more across their final year taught modules. MSc applicants require an Honours degree or equivalent. The first degree should be from a related subject discipline such as engineering, maths, economics, business studies, geography, planning or social studies.
Applicants with professional experience will also be considered. Diploma students who satisfy the progression requirements will then be eligible to pursue the MSc.
International students: in addition to the above, overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.
You will study all aspects of logistics
and supply chain management,
covering the range of activities
associated with the efficient flow and
storage of goods, services and related
information from the point of origin to
the point of consumption in response
to consumer requirements.
You will acquire cross-functional
knowledge, gaining the sound technical
and managerial skills that are essential
to meet the challenges of consumers’
demands for greater choice and
improved value, the globalisation
of operations, intensified competition,
environmental issues and increasingly
turbulent and expanding markets.
There are four core modules and
a choice of options offering in-depth
study in specialist areas.
You will study the following
- Logistical Resources (20 credits)
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Modelling the Supply Chain
- Operations and Project
Management (20 credits)
You will also select 40 credits from
the option modules. These include:
- Financial Resources (10 credits)
- Statistical Quality Control
- Business to Business Marketing
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Risk Management (20 credits)
- Advances in Project Management
(completion of Project Management
Fundamentals is a prerequisite)
- Service Quality (20 credits)
- Interpersonal Skills and Change
Management (10 credits)
- Knowledge Management –
Principles and Practice (10 credits)
Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma ensures progress to the MSc dissertation, which involves an individual thesis on a research or application-based topic.
Employment possibilities for qualified supply chain managers include government agencies, consultancy firms (supply chain management), manufacturing and retailing companies, transport companies, and local authorities’ planning and transport departments. UWS graduates work for Toyota UK, Vestas (renewable energies), Rawlplug, The Edrington Group, European consultancy groups, and international companies.
Placement with a local company may be available during the MSc dissertation, supervised by lecturers and company employees.