Lean Systems (MSc)
n/a (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a role in senior level positions in operations-based organisations.
- Maximum group size of 25 participants per stream
The MSc in Lean Systems is a two year part-time programme, modular in the first 18 months (Part 1) when students attend eight 4 day modules, most of which take place at participants' sites throughout the Wales and England.
There are also requirements to attend up to four presentation meetings. During part 2, participants undertake a dissertation, most probably related to their place of work. There is a requirement to attend a short research methods course at Cardiff, and to participate in four presentation sessions. More detail is given in the course handbook issued at the start of the course.
During the first part, participants are assessed by means of assignments, which are written after each module, and by written tests. At the end of Year 2, participants submit a 20,000 word dissertation.
Two pathways are available, one of which is production, operations and manufacturing-based, the other of which is service-based. It is anticipated that most participants are sponsored by their organisations, and all should have the support of their organisation.
The course is suitable for practising operations managers.
Applications will be considered from recent graduates with an Honours degree from an approved university or those with a similar level of qualification gained by other methods. Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or work experience may also be considered under certain circumstances.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams, obtaining a minimum score of IELTS band 6.5 or 570 in TOEFL (230 for computer-based marking).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6953
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419