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MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
This course is informed by the very latest academic research and provides you with an in-depth understanding of procurement, warehousing, stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management.
You will review these topics in a supply chain context and benefit from a programme fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Full membership is available to you on graduation.
There is a blended/ Distance learning opportunity available via our official partner Robert Kennedy College, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following example shows how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years:
Year 1 - Semester 1
Strategic International Business Management - 30 credits
Project Risk and Procurement - 30 credits
Operations and Infomation Management - 30 credits
Global Supply Chain Management - 30 credits
Year 2 - Semesters 2 & 3
Business Innovation Project
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.
A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).
If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English on Course Finder.
This course is ideal for graduates who want to establish a career in procurement, logistics and supply chain management, or for existing managers who wish to develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects.
Procurement and logistics is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and this course is ideal if you are looking to build a career in this dynamic sector. Your background may be in shipping, logistics or general business.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.
Various approaches are offered to meet the needs of both full and part-time students. Course delivery is designed to be flexible and includes choices of evening and weekend attendance where possible.
Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and a wide range of academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
Yiannis is a senior lecturer in operations, logistics and project management and holds a BSc in Manufacturing Systems, an MSc in Quality Management and a PhD. He has assisted a number of organisations such as Silent Night, Cleveland Guest, Trafford Council and Mancheester City Council in developing and implementing best practices in the areas of process management, supply chain development and project management.
Our graduates are highly sought after in many countries for their knowledge and passion for the procurement and supply business.
graduate destinations have included positions with:
Job roles have included inventory analysts, procurement officers and managers, shipping managers, warehouse controllers, transport, logistics and supply chain managers.
Peter Hahn, Siemens
"I have been successful in obtaining a position as a trainee procurement manager for Siemens and feel that this course gave me a very thorough grounding. I felt very well prepared in procurement and supply chain topics which were an important part of the discussions, interviews and presentations. I want to thank you because I feel that you prepared me very well."
Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.
Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.
Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.
Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by Professor Jim Yip, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).
For those who wish to go further academically, a range of research PhD opportunities in all areas of project management, operations management and supply chain management
is available, offering the opportunity to concentrate on any specialism requiring an in-depth understanding of supply chain management.
You can find more information and contact details here
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,200 per 30 credits|
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
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