Developments in the last two decades have seen huge investments into the technologies necessary to deliver reduced operating costs, shorter lead times and better value for customers.
Whether you intend to specialise in International Logistics as a career, or enter general management, today’s professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector. This programme has been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today.
Our online learning programmes are flexible and designed so you can balance study with your commitments at work and home. The programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.
Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk. We also have a mobile app so you can stay connected to the University of Northampton wherever you are; iNorthampton is available for Android and Apple mobile devices.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
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You will investigate and evaluate the range of alternative approaches to Logistics and Supply Chain Management today, looking forward over the next five years, making use of theoretical and industry sources. Every stage of the supply chain, from raw material supply to resource recovery will be covered, as will the many modes of transport, on land, sea and in the air.
Strategic issues such as multi-channel retailing, supply chain collaboration and lead time compression will be covered in workshop style sessions led by our experienced teaching staff, many of whom have previously held board level appointments in globally renowned logistics companies.
Topics of global significance, such as disaster relief and sustainable distribution, are also included in a broad and topical study programme.
How you will study
Core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be supported throughout the process by our great teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.
*Modules are delivered within trimester periods so you will need to complete them in specified times.
What you will study
This programme is 30 months in duration. The academic year is split into trimesters. For a September start you will study as follows;
- Trimester one – September to December
- Trimester two – January to April
- Trimester three – May to July
Trimester one – September to December
- You will study one module; Managing Operations.
Trimester two – January to April
- You will study two modules; International Logistics and Project Management.
Trimester three – May to July
- You will study one module; Strategic Issues in Logistics.
Trimester four – September to December
- You will study one module; Strategic Management.
Trimester five – January to April
- You will study one module; Perspectives of Applied Logistics and commence work on your Logistics Research Project.
Trimester six – May to July
- You will continue work on your Logistics Research Project.
Trimester seven – September to December
- You will study one module; Organisational Behaviour and complete work on your Logistics Research Project.
For further information on course content and modules please refer to the NILE site.
Per module you should expect to spend between 10/20 hours per week engaging with online activities and study through NILE as well as self-directed study time. Typical time to completion is 30 months.
Your assessment will be a combination of reports, portfolio, peer assessment and case studies.
Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career in logistics with the potential to achieve success as a senior manager within a multinational organisation.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Full Time:||£2,760 Year 1 (80 Credits) £3,450 Year 2 (100 Credits)|
Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2017/18 either full time or part time* may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 Postgraduate Loan (PGL) through Student Finance England.
*Maximum period of study allowed for part time courses is two years.