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Masters Excellence Scholarshipsup to £500,000 in tuition fee discounts available

Logistics and Operations Management (MSc)

1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for management roles in companies involved with logistics and operations management on a national or international basis.

Special Features

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the disciplines of logistics and operations management. Students study compulsory modules in operations management and logistics and supply chain management, and other modules from a range of options, designed to widen the range of expertise. Students are also required to write a dissertation on an approved topic.

Course Structure

Students must undertake one compulsory module:

And at least one module from:

Plus one or two modules (to make a total of four modules) from:

Followed by a dissertation:

The dissertation is the final element of the MSc where students undertake a practical project of 15000 words in the area of transport, logistics, operations or supply chain management that builds upon the taught element of the course.

Student Profile

'Cardiff Business School is the best choice.'

Meng Li, MSc in Logistics and Operations Management, 2012-13

Read Meng's full testimonial

What made you choose the MSc in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff University?

Before coming to study at the Business School I was working in China in Purchasing of Industrial materials for a manufacturing company. The MSc in Logistics and Operations Management appealed to me as I thought it would most benefit my personal development and my career options.

You're currently a Buyer for MABEY Bridge Ltd. Tell us about that.

I started working there after graduating in 2013. The company is based in the UK and builds wind towers for generating electricity. My role is to source new suppliers and to manage the relationship with them – obtaining quotes, comparing costs, negotiating finances and making orders. I really enjoy that this role enables me to connect with different people from lots of different backgrounds. I also enjoy having the opportunity to solve company problems.

What advice would you give to somebody considering studying at Cardiff Business School?

It’s the best choice. You’ll need to study hard, but it’s worth it. The teachers are really nice too.

Meng is currently working as a Buyer for MABEY Bridge Ltd.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally be graduates from a recognised university with an upper second class Honours degree in either business, logistics and/or operations management or engineering, or have significant professional experience in a relevant occupation. Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or work experience may also be considered under certain circumstances.

A score of band 6.5 on IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each category is required for non-native English speakers or those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English language.


ISG plc is pleased to be able to offer a studentshipof £5,000 to one student from Wales who has received an offer to study this programme for 2015/16. The deadline for applications is 21 July 2015. Further details about entry requirements and the application process can be found here.

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scheme

This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding.  It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University.  Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
  • International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6953 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419 


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Funding Available

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