Logistics and Operations Management (MSc)
1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for management roles in companies involved with logistics and operations management on a national or international basis.
- Delivered by highly qualified staff working at the forefront of their academic and professional discipline.
- The programme benefits from accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chain, and transport.
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.
Students must undertake one compulsory module:
- Operations Management
And at least one module from:
- International Logistics
- Logistics and Transport Modelling
- Strategic Supply Chain Management
Plus one or two modules (to make a total of four modules) from:
- Lean Operations
- E-Commerce and Information Technology
- International Transport and Sustainable Business
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.
'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.
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.
UK & EU Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
Next intake: September each year
Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6953
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419