MSc Global Operations and Supply Chain ManagementFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
This specialist programme will appeal to graduates aiming for a managerial or consulting career within global operations, logistics or supply chain management in the private, public or third sector. You will learn how to manage and improve global supply chain operations and develop an appreciation of its role and function in the context of international organisations.
This new programme examines the effects of global trade and business and the significance of grand challenges, such as: increasing digitalisation and innovation in product/service development; ever more stringent international environmental sustainability regulation; and corporate social responsibility and ethics issues (eg modern slavery).
The programme reflects contemporary themes and developments within operations and supply chain management. You will discuss the latest understanding of how to manage global supply chains and acquire the skills and confidence to challenge, innovate and solve problems.
We enjoy close links with industry, government and growing social enterprise and voluntary sectors, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain professionals. We will be inviting sector experts to deliver guest lectures and there may be the possibility of taking part in a live consulting project with a client organisation.
You will engage with the 21st-century challenges of high-tech digitalisation, sustainability and global citizenship. You will apply your knowledge of global operations to solve business problems, subsequently improving your decision-making skills and practice capabilities. The knowledge and skills you gain will give you a competitive advantage in your future career.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This means that on completion of the course students with the required work experience can apply to become full members of CIPS and will not need to take any further examinations.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The programme consists of six compulsory taught units and a dissertation or applied extended project. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Applicants must hold or achieve a first or very good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification level) in an applied social science or science discipline or a related field (eg business and management, engineering, economics, information technology). Applicants must have passed units/modules in quantitative analysis (e.g. applied statistics, statistical analysis/analytics).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Bristol has an excellent reputation with employers worldwide and our graduates are in demand. We are one of the top five UK universities targeted by major employers in the UK and one of the top 50 universities in the world for graduate employability.
Graduates of this programme are expected to thrive in a range of careers in global operations and supply chain management across a number of sectors, such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, international transportation (road, rail, air and water) and third-party logistics firms.
We also anticipate our graduates will join consultancy firms and software developers in areas such as distribution network planning, transportation and purchasing. Typical entry roles include supply chain analyst, operations strategist, junior management consultant, logistics planner, project manager, production planner, inventory manager and purchasing manager.
Our usual overall deadline is 1 August 2020 for entry in September 2020.
The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
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REF 2014 results
- Business and Management Studies:
- 24% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 54% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 22% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.