Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The management of supply chains and their ecosystems are now of paramount importance for business success in all industries competing in national and global markets. No company or government department or international organisation can survive for long without rigorous, efficient and strategic management of supply chains and logistics, their resilience to disruption and adversity, the incorporation of new technologies, the application of e'security, and, location and outsourcing decisions in a world of rapid technological change, global industrial restructuring and retrenchment and the onset of dangerous climate change. Industry and government now demand exceptional candidates with a deep understanding of the forces at work and knowledge of sophisticated tools to strategically manage both large, complex, technology'based or more traditional supply'chains, logistics and procurement often across national boundaries, companies, regions and time'zones. We provide a focused and high quality curriculum based on current thinking and real world experience and needs in managing supply chains globally as technologies, markets and the international business and trade environment is changing. You will learn from senior academics and highly experienced practitioners, with input from CEOs and senior executives across a range of industries. We recruit students from arts, sciences, manufacturing, business, management and services and prepare them for successful careers across many industries: High technology manufacturing; engineering; electronics and computing; service sectors; fashion and clothing; food and agriculture; pharmaceuticals and bio medical; aid agencies; disaster relief and NGOs.

Course Modules

Core modules: International supply chain management; global logistics and international trade; operations and quality management; supply chain and financial performance; introduction to project management; risk management and resilient supply chains; sustainability and megatrends; information systems and technology; global sourcing and procurement; business research methods; project by dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A UK upper 2nd cass Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Those with a lower 2nd Class Honours degree (2.2) may be considered if they possess relevant industrial experience. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. Applications are welcome from students with a background in a range of disciplines and industries from manufacturing and engineering to science, business and management, services, finance and banking, arts and media.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,800  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,800  Academic year. First year home fees