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MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Next start date: 28 September 2020

Application deadline: 14 September 2020

Duration: two years (part-time)

Format: online, with optional face-to-face events

Total fees for the two year course: £10,000

Additional costs: due to copyright restrictions placed on institutional libraries by some publishers, students may need to purchase some core texts.  

Why this MSc?

Hull takes pride in its central position within the UK’s logistics and supply chain network, with a thriving food and manufacturing industry and major port connected to global trade routes.

World-class global organisations such as Apple, Amazon, and Nike understand the role effective logistics and supply chain management has on maintaining sustainable competitive success, innovation, and market leadership. Therefore, it is no surprise that such supply chains have a tremendous demand for world-class supply chain managers.

Hull University Business School has responded to this global demand by designing an online masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, which deals with the challenges of today’s competitive business arena.

Analysing real-world case studies, with the option of attending face-to-face events, you will have the opportunity to master the complexity of global supply chains and the interconnected relationships among different stakeholders.

It is our aim that on completion you will have gained the strategic insight and big-picture thinking of international trade, commerce, and shipping to lead your organisation to success.

What you learn

For food, clothing, healthcare, transportation and virtually every facet of modern life, we depend upon a supply chain. This programme aims to empower students with an in-depth understanding of logistics and supply chain management by enhancing their knowledge of its importance and role as a source of competitive advantage.

  • become a reflective leader and professional logistics and supply chain management practitioner, equipped with the skills to address the challenges of a global business economy

  • develop deep insights into best practices in logistics and supply chain management methods, tools and techniques

  • equip yourself with advanced operational and strategic capabilities and competencies in contemporary logistics and supply chain management

  • network with like-minded professionals and experience the value of diversity, the challenge of alternate world-views, and the consequent importance of being a competent communicator

  • master, critically and reflectively, the complexity of modern global supply chains, managing the interconnected relationships among the different stakeholders and supply networks

Hear from Programme Director Dr Richard Farr about what sets this masters degree apart:


4K Online MSc In Logistics and Supply Chain Management HD

Course modules

You study the following compulsory modules.

Logistic Systems and Supply Chain Principles (30 credits)

In this module, you will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of logistics and supply chain management and their interactive role within an organisation. Analysing real-life supply chains, the strategies and the complexities of management decisions involved, learn how to leverage your new knowledge to achieve competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Analysis and Decision-Making (30 credits)

Gain an understanding of the decision-making techniques involved in planning supply chain processes, forming a solid theoretical and practical basis for your analysis and modelling. In this module, you will develop innovative solutions to real-world problems as you examine the role and performance of information management and related technologies in supply chains.

Strategies for Sustainable Business Logistics (30 credits)

Sustainability can be a vital qualifier in winning business. This module will equip you with key insights on how to improve profitability through the elimination of waste. You will explore contemporary operations management as it applies to a variety of organisations and learn how to demonstrate how the main theories and techniques of logistics and operations management can be successfully integrated to achieve sustainable development.

Supply Network Design and Global Logistics (30 credits)

Logistics and supply chain management is an area that, by its nature, has a global outlook and reach, with most logistics practitioners dealing with an array of international issues. This module will expose you to the international and local dimensions of transport, procurement, distribution, logistics, and supply chain management enabling you to address issues specific to network design and global logistics.

Dissertation (60 credits)

For your dissertation, you will have the option to produce either an academic dissertation or an applied business project report. This is a valuable opportunity to build upon and integrate the knowledge gained from the previous modules with research and project management skills that will prepare you for the complexities of the global job market. You will also have the opportunity to present your research at a postgraduate student conference, timetable permitting. 

Dr Richard Farr

Programme Director
Before joining the University of Hull in 2018, Dr Richard Farr was programme leader for Supply Chain Management at the University of Bolton, delivering BSc and MSc programmes for mid-career professionals. His research interests include the sustainable supply chain, life cycle analysis, discrete event simulation and the aerospace industry. His PhD was in the area of computer-aided learning, and his B.Eng was in manufacturing management.

Dr Abu Haddud

Online Tutor
Dr Haddud is an Assistant Professor of Management at Southwest Minnesota State University in the US. He has a PhD. in Engineering Management from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Coventry University in the UK. Dr Haddud teaches operations and supply chain management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. He's an active researcher, has published internationally, and is an active reviewer for several international journals and conferences. Dr. Haddud also has more than 10 years of industrial work experience in different sectors.

Dr Diego Navarra

Online Tutor
For the past 17 years, Dr Navarra has taught, supervised and tutored (both online and offline) more than 1000 BSc, MSc and Ph.D. students from around the world. He's worked as a consultant, trainer, programme leader and module coordinator in the fields of business and project management, information systems, supply chain management, IT strategy and management, global business and sustainable management, business administration, organisational development, and public sector management and research methods.

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course are based on coursework and submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including

  • ongoing tutor and peer feedback

  • challenge activities and group discussion forums

  • written work, including case studies, reports and essays


Entry requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or international equivalent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, Manufacturing or related subjects, and/or appropriate professional experience such as CIPS or CILT qualification at level 5 if accompanied by 3+ years of relevant work experience. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to complete an admissions test.

If you're unsure whether you're eligible to apply, please contact our course advisers on +44 (0)1482 235569 or email

Career prospects

On this course, you'll gain the analytical and problem-solving skills you need to interpret data and make difficult decisions, making you an asset to any employer in the fast-paced logistics and supply chain industry. You'll develop the ability to anticipate future industry needs and adapt accordingly.

Find out more about skills you'll gain from an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:


This MSc has been designed in response to employment market demands. Graduates often go into careers such as

  • supply chain manager/planner/risk manager

  • new product introductions manager

  • global operations manager

  • retail manager

  • international logistics manager

  • demand/production planner

  • key account manager

  • strategic services manager

  • business analyst

  • global brand supply manager

The University of Hull also offers an on-campus MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Student experience

"You'll get to know students from different countries and backgrounds. They'll share unique examples from their own work environments."

Keng Pang, current MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management student


Read more about Keng's experience with the University of Hull Online.

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