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Postgraduate MSc

Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Industrial Placement

Do you have a sense of foresight and risk management? Are you interested in the processes of the supply chain?

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Overview

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the process of managing a product from creation to transportation. It involves processing orders, storing, moving and delivering goods, but also predicting the future needs of your customers.

On this detail-driven CILT and CIPS-accredited MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Industrial Placement course, our in-house academic experts teach you the vital theory, modes and systems to succeed in this area. You’ll graduate with the ability to plan, predict and perform in an ever-important field.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

Reasons to study MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Industrial Placement at Kent

  • Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
  • You’ll be part of a supportive community at our Canterbury campus, one hour from London
  • You’ll learn from our expert teaching staff, many of which appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • You can increase your career prospects through an Industrial Placement or In-Company Student Consultancy Project, or even transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE
  • You’ll gain access to employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation at the historic Canterbury Cathedral
  • As a member of the SAP University Alliances Program, Kent Business School provides you with access to the learning portal of SAP, the most popular ERP system and related case study materials.

What you'll learn

You’ll learn vital topics of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, such as planning, modelling and analytics, operations management and digital transformation alongside the imperative topics of sustainable procurement, warehouse and global transportation management. At the end of Stage One, you start your Industrial Placement.

"The different modules gave me the tools to solve real logistics and supply chain problems."

Maria de la Luz Lino, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2020

Your future

Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduates find work in public and private sectors, both overseas and in the UK, in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Ernst & Young,
  • Amazon,
  • Lidl,
  • Karcher,
  • Samsung,
  • Nestle,
  • Cargill,
  • Diasorin,
  • Roche,
  • Parker Steel

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.

Embedded employability: developing career-enhancing skills

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate. We enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects to help you achieve your ambition. 

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. As part of the course, undertake an Industrial Placement or opt for an In-Company Scheme to work on a real business case study. Go on our Business Start-up Journey and transform your idea into a business through ASPIRE. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support for up to three years after graduation.

Additionally, the Postgraduate Employability Edge programme, available to PGT students at Kent Business School takes place from Welcome Week through to the end of the academic year and is designed to enhance your career prospects further.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

CIPS offers you complimentary student membership for the duration of the programme. Students who successfully complete this programme and meet the conditions specified may apply for MCIPS, the globally recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals. 

CILT is the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School.

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

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Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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