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Why choose a CIPS and CILT accredited logistics course?

When it comes to choosing a logistics and supply chain course, there’s plenty to consider. You want to be sure you’re on the best track for success, and one way guarantee this is with accreditation.  


The right accreditation can enhance your prospects, with benefits that extend far into your career journey.  

Double the accreditation, double the benefits 


You’ll quickly find that the best degrees in logistics and supply chain management have accreditation from one of two professional organisations: the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS); or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, otherwise known as CILT.  


As well as being part of Hull’s dual-accredited Business School, our MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has both CILT and CIPS accreditation. It’s an impressive accomplishment and demonstrates our quality and commitment to your success.  


Let’s take a closer look at what that means, as we break down the differences between the two organisations and explore the benefits of dual accreditation. 

CILT and CIPS – what are the differences? 


Based in the UK but recognised and respected globally, both CILT and CIPS are committed to delivering excellence, developing highly skilled professionals who can take on the toughest challenges in the industry and become leaders in their respective fields.  


With accreditation from two of the leading supply chain organisations, you’ll gain support, resources, and recognition that aligns with your goals and objectives, no matter your industry or role.  



The go-to organisation for sourcing, procurement, and supply chain professionals from all sectors, CIPS is dedicated to promoting the very best practices in procurement and supply management. Their aim is to promote research, education, and innovation in the field, advocating for policies that support ethical, sustainable, and effective procurement and supply chain management.  


CILT specialises in all things transport, logistics, and supply chain operations. From managing the movement of goods and people to developing sustainable transportation solutions, CILT is dedicated to its mission “to drive innovation, excellence, and value-creation” for professionals and organisations across the sector. CILT’s emphasis on logistics aligns closely with our modules in this area, making it the perfect fit for aspiring logistics practitioners.   


 CILT unites five communities:  

  • Logistics and Freight Movement  

  • People Mobility  

  • Planning in Transport  

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management  

  • Sustainability and the Global Community  


So, no matter what area of logistics or supply chain management you choose to enter, with CILT and CIPS accreditation, you’ll find support, resources, and an inspiring professional network.   



With 64,000 members in more than 180 countries, CIPS is the largest professional body dedicated to procurement and supply chain on the planet. It is known around the world for supporting, setting, and elevating standards across all industries and sectors.  


CIPS may be the larger of the two organisations, but CILT’s reputation isn’t to be sniffed at. Since its establishment in 1919, CILT has grown to become the home to a network of more than 33,000 members around the world.   


CILT and CIPS accredited programmes like ours set the gold standard for logistics and supply chain training worldwide. Only the best courses make the cut.  


Employers are always on the lookout for top-quality graduates from reputable MSc programmes – graduates they can trust to hit the ground running. That’s why it's important to choose an accredited degree that equips you with the knowledge and skills that employers need.


Accreditation demonstrates that the courses (and by extension, you) meet the rigorous standards for excellence, with a curriculum that prepares you for the realities of the industry today and tomorrow.  



Not only will you graduate with a qualification that’s widely respected and valued by top employers, but you’ll enjoy plenty of other perks that come with studying on a double accredited programme.  


Take a look at some of the added benefits of the CILT and CIPS accredited MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:  


Advantages of CIPS accreditation for students: 


  • Work towards MCIPS membership. According to the CIPS Procurement Salary Guide 2022, when hiring more than half of employers look for MCIPS or studying towards it, with MCIPS professionals at managerial level earning 21% more than their non-MCIPS peers.  

  • Enjoy complimentary affiliate membership to CIPS during your time studying. 

  • Connect with a worldwide network of procurement and supply chain experts. Attend online or in-person events, and even find a CIPS branch near you. 

  • Discover how your skills measure up with the Self-Assessment Tool. It uses the Global Standard competency framework to benchmark your skills and experience and identify gaps. 

  • Stay up to date, thanks to the Intelligence Hub, which offers practical guidance and exclusive insights through webinars, podcasts, online courses, and more. 

  • Be the first to know about the latest relevant issues, views, and analyses with their Supply Management magazine and CIPS daily bulletins. 


Advantages of CILT accreditation for students:  


  • Fast-track your route to Chartered Membership (CMILT) status with exemption from the educational requirements, if you graduate with a pass mark of 50% or above.  

  • Learn from top industry experts, leading academics, and guest speakers.  

  • Delve into top-tier course materials and cutting-edge resources to make sure you’re always ahead of the curve.  

  • Gain the competitive edge with exclusive industry insights on your course, as well as at workshops, talks, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.  

  • Rub shoulders with like-minded professional from a variety of sectors at events, special interest groups, and conferences to expand your connections, share best practices, and broaden your horizons.  

  • Advance your career with Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, and employability support and guidance from experienced advisers, who’ll help you carve out the career you deserve.  

A seal of approval 


If you’re serious about a career in supply chain management and logistics, accreditation from CILT or CIPS can be a great way to enrich your learning experience and boost your credentials.  


You’ll gain the broad supply chain and business knowledge to act as a solid foundation, plus the specialised insights, support, and network needed for success as an elite practitioner no matter where in the world you are.  


The online MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is also part of the Hull University Business School, a leading UK business school with internationally recognised accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  


Discover more about the MSc, the modules, and career prospects:  


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