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Supply Chain Management and Logistics (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: we have updated the start date for this course

About this course

Gain the expertise to manage the movement of goods, people, data or money across a supply chain on this master’s degree course at the University of Southampton. You’ll develop advanced management and analytical skills, and have the chance to work on a real business project during a 3-month industry placement. You’ll be taught by academics from one of the country’s leading analytics research groups, and graduate with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in logistics.

On this MSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics degree, you’ll learn advanced management skills and the ability to use data to make good business decisions. 

You’ll gain a thorough grounding in: 

  • purchasing and supply management 
  • integrated logistics 
  • software and programming skills 
  • quantitative, qualitative and technical skills 

You’ll graduate from the course knowing how to: 

  • formulate a hypothesis and use data to test it 
  • use mathematical techniques to support decision-making 
  • develop computer-based decision support systems to gain insight from data 

You’ll also have the chance to compete for a 3-month summer placement in industry, working on a real business challenge. At least 50 of our students are chosen for the placements each year, with industry partners including British Airways, NHS, and National Air Traffic Services. 

If you're picked, you’ll present your findings to the organisation and write them up for your dissertation. 

We'll give you plenty of support before and during the project, including seminars and workshops, to help you get the most from your placement. 

The course is taught in association with the University’s cross-discipline Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, one of the biggest groups of its kind in the UK. This means you’ll benefit from a wider choice of optional modules which you can use to pursue your own interests or career plans.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Antonio Martinez-Sykora, Associate Professor in Business Analytics. His research focuses on combinatorial optimisation problems, especially cutting and packing problems and logistic planning problems such as vehicle routing. Read Dr Martinez-Sykora's staff profile to find out more about his work.


This course is accredited by:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.