Available as a One Year Masters or a Two Year (with Professional Practice) Masters.
Every organisation, from small Social Enterprises to Global Multinationals with thousands of employees must manage its supply chain and business operations. Glasgow Caledonian University's Glasgow School for Business and Society has developed this Masters to meet this demand. The programme is informed by research, sector professionals and professional bodies. It is accredited by Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and transport (CILT).
This programme focuses on producing employable, responsible graduates, who are able to contribute effectively from the start of their employment. A unique aspect of the programme is that students can achieve Lean Yellow Belt certification as part of the course.
You will join with students from different cultures and backgrounds to develop an international awareness of managing business operations and supply chains. The opportunity of a work related activity combined with exploring examples, cases and contributions from leading commentators, scholars and researchers of operations management and supply chain management will result in an appreciation and understanding of theories and practices from different contexts around the globe.
Graduate opportunitiesDue to the breadth of the course, past students have found employment across a wide range of sectors including Sourcing Group Specialist at RBS, Gist Logistics, Custom Solar, Doosan Babcock, Create Consulting Engineers, SAB Millar, PepsiCo, Zinc Group, BAE, Diageo, Enterprise Rent-a-car and Babcock International.
Teacher-led sessions from our academics who have extensive experience in teaching overseas are sensitive to cultural diversity, and within the curriculum draw on cross-cultural illustrations and ideas to enhance study and involve students. The teaching methods have a clear focus on employability and “real-world” skills development producing graduates that are fit for work. This is enabled by industry speakers, a work-related activity, and practical case studies/client projects.
Develop your knowledge and skills needed to succeed and contribute to the industry by:
- Participating in opportunities for cross-cultural interaction through experiential and problem-based learning
- Gaining professional development of essential and desirable graduate skills and competencies within operations and supply chain management
- Understand the supply chain networks in a global environment along with sustainable business operations, quality and supplier management to become a critical thinker and deliver performance improvement
- Successfully managing logistical and transport challenges as well as projects and finance whilst underpinning ethical and responsible management
Module listApplied Professional Practice; Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership; Financial Management for Global Decision Makers; Global Supply Chain Management; International Logistics and Transport; Procurement and Quality Management; Project Management; Sustainable Operations Management; Masters Research Project.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
You'll experience all the benefits of a regular masters, but with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters. You'll be fully supported and prepared for your placement, and graduate with significant work experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector. Find out more about the benefits of a two-year masters study.
|Award||Mode of study||Duration||Start date||Location|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||Sep 2022||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc (Two-year)||Full Time||2 Years||Sep 2022||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Full Time||16 Months||Jan 2023||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc (Two-year)||Full Time||2 Years||Jan 2023||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Minimum academic requirement
UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
Full details of the alternative English language tests we accept are available on this page.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Annual full-time tuition fees
Home (Scottish) and RUK: £7,500
Home (Scottish) and RUK: £6,000
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.
Two-year masters tuition fees
Home (Scottish) and RUK: year one fee £7,000, year two fee £2,000, full two-year fee total £9,000.*
International: year one fee £14,500, year two fee £4,500, full two-year fee total £19,000.*
* If you start a two-year masters course but graduate after one year, you will only pay the year one fee. You will not be required to pay the year two fee.
Find out how and when to pay two-year tuition fees for masters with professional practice.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.