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MSc Supply Chain Management

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Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

Typology Master
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Master
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018

Our recent graduates from this programme have gone on to work for industrial and commercial giants including Nissan, Alstom Power, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Royal Air Force and Royal Mail.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements A good UK Honours Degree or equivalent

Where and when
Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Course rating
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Reviews on this course

EI-hadj Gassama
What I would highlight: Studying at Aston has helped me to achieve a fantastic career. Within two months of completing my thesis, I work now as Project Manager at Jaguar Land Rover.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: July 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

English Language
Supply Chain Management
IT Management
Supply and Chain Management

Course programme

Duration of programme: 1 year full-time: six months of taught modules on campus and a six month individual project.
Start date:
Intake: Up to 25 per year

One of the following:

  • A first or good second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation.

  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee

  • A completed application form.

For International Students:

  • An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.   

Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Information on visas for international students

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

UK and EU students: £8,450
International students: £17,650

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students  here.  If you are a UK or EU student, please email  for information on funding.

  • MSc Supply Chain Management is delivered in a collaboration between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Aston Business School which makes this course distinctive from other universities. You will receive a broader knowledge from academics across both schools who work closely with business and industry.

    You  will develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and  applied perspectives of supply chain management and logistics,  along with specific areas of supply chain management by studying  specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnering,  ERP, simulation, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation.

    This programme requires you to study nine taught modules, plus  the completion of a major project with a dissertation of up to 20,000  words. Each taught module involves up to 22 teaching hours including  tutorials, case studies and guest lectures. The programme runs from  October to September with examinations and assessments held in  December, March/April and June. The major project occupies the final  six months, being submitted in September.


    • Simulation for Managerial Decision Making *
    • Operations Management *
    • Managing Multi-organisational Enterprises and Enterprise Systems *
    • Strategic Finance
    • Strategic Management
    • Project Management
    • Research Methods
    • Supply Management
    • Logistics and Transportation
    • Major Project

    "Modules are complemented with a substantial piece of independent research leading to a 60 credit dissertation. Students are allowed to decide on the particular topic for their dissertation".

    "The dissertation allows students the opportunity for extended application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught part of the course".

    * Module delivered by Aston Business School