MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Cultivate a robust, globalised, strategic understanding of how to build the future-proof, sustainable supply chains and logistics networks that modern businesses rely on.

The world of logistics and supply chain management is increasingly unpredictable, digitised, and essential for keeping the wheels of global business turning. Drawing on vast expertise and resources from our Logistics Institute – a world-class facility based at the Business School – our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management will familiarise you with all the tools and techniques necessary to develop effective and efficient supply chains. You will explore current theory and research, seeing how this informs practice, and develop innovative solutions to real-life logistics and supply chain problems, equipping you to provide higher levels of value and sustainability for businesses in any part of the world.

  • Study mode:


  • Course length:

    1 year

  • Timetable:

    2 days a week

  • Fees:

    International: £16,000, Home: £12,100

  • Scholarships:


  • Intakes:

    January, May and September

About this course

Throughout the course you will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can be either a dissertation or a business-based project.


Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been accredited by the most relevant professional bodies in logistics – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Choose your modules

The structure of the programme is influenced by CIPS and CILT requirements. 

It provides a comprehensive hands-on learning experience aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage key aspects of supply chain in any business. On successful completion of the programme students will have the knowledge and skills required to enter the world of work directly in a middle/in track to senior management level. Throughout the course you will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can be either a dissertation or a business-based project.

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain programme consists of six 20-credit modules, a non-credit bearing “study skills and research methods” module, and a Dissertation, carrying 60 credits.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

International Trade and Global Logistics

Understand the challenges and opportunities that supply chain managers encounter in the management of global supply chains in today’s turbulent and complex business environment – not only from a business management perspective but also from a legal, financial and risk point of view.

Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and supply chain management are one of the key business areas for companies to compete, succeed and thrive in today’s business environment. You’ll be introduced to the principles and practices of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the role it plays within the organisation. You will explore how the significant changes in the wider competitive environment impact on logistics and supply chain management.

Supply Chain Strategy and Design

This module delivers advanced knowledge of the strategy and design of supply chains. You’ll discuss global case studies and learn how to apply supply chain design principles. And you’ll explore approaches to supplier relationship management, procurement and customer service strategies.

Decision-Making Techniques for Supply Chain Management

You’ll learn modelling and measurement tools for making informed, data-driven decisions to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in supply chains. Our experiential learning philosophy means you’ll also use modern software tools to gain skills for business.

Sustainable Logistics and Operations Management

This module will introduce you to the realm of sustainable management of logistics and supply chain operations. You will gain an understanding of critical drivers, barriers, and interventions for implementing sustainability principles across global logistics and supply chains. You will learn cutting-edge techniques in operations and logistics, enabling you to make high-level decisions and effectively manage current and future trends in sustainable logistics. The module fosters forward-thinking skills and emphasizes the complex nature of sustainability, preparing students to align businesses, customers, and regulations to support society and the environment.

Supply Chain Analytics and Information Management

You will be introduced to the theory and practice of advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques utilised in supply chain operations. By emphasising an experiential learning philosophy, you will also learn the role of relevant technologies and analytics using contemporary software tools.

Study Skills and Research Methods

This module equips you with the essential skills you need at the start of your MSc journey. You will learn the academic skills required for progression and develop competencies to undertake your own research projects. The module emphasizes working within diverse settings, understanding the importance of feedback, and ethical considerations in academic research. By the end of the module, you will have enhanced academic skills, an understanding of working in diverse environments, and the ability to conduct ethical research projects.


This Dissertation gives you the chance to tailor your research project according to your interests gained throughout the taught element of your MSc programme. The dissertation is the pinnacle of the MSc course and allows you to build upon your knowledge gained in the previous taught modules, by carrying out research based on real-world business challenges that will prepare you for the complexities of entering the job market.

Entry requirements

Our programmes are designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the principles and practices of relevant areas. 

A minimum of a 2:2 UK Honours degree or international equivalent and academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

Fees & funding


UK students can take out a Masters Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2023 entry, they provide up to £12,167 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans:


We offer a number of bursaries and scholarships for eligible International students. They’re awarded for a variety of reasons including academic achievement and/or to help those on lower incomes.

Future prospects

Students will develop both tactical/ operational expertise and professional competencies such as leadership, strategic thinking, innovation, and high-level analytic and technological skills. It will support students to understand how to integrate new logistics and supply chain technologies with the existing infrastructure of the organisation and manage them as easily as possible. Logistics and supply chain has a huge role to play in the economy reaching net zero. The programme will be able to develop postgraduates equipped with an in-depth and focused degree in this fast-growing discipline to start an exciting career in one of the fastest-growing professions, which offers increasing benefits and attractive salaries. 

A Logistics and Supply Chain Management postgraduate will be able to master the complexity of global supply chains and the interconnected relationships among the different supply chain stakeholders and networks across industries, and understand the big picture of international trade, commerce and shipping.