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Heriot-Watt University

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Edinburgh Campus
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Rank: 29 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Edinburgh Campus

Website: www.hw.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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29

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25

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Heriot-Watt University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

The masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Business School calls upon established industry links and sector-leading research to equip students with cutting-edge expertise. This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has built a reputation for producing graduates of the highest calibre over the past 25 years. It will give you access to the knowledge of world-leading researchers and practitioners, and allow you to gain professional insights direct from industry.This is a Specialist MScMSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a Specialist MSc programme led by academics at the Edinburgh Business School. As a Specialist MSc, this degree gives those who have worked in the field or studied a similar subject previously, the chance to expand, refine and enhance their knowledge. This 1-year Masters programme focuses almost entirely on the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It blends cutting-edge academic thinking with best practice from industry to give graduates and professionals the opportunity to advance with a highly employable skillset.The Edinburgh Business School approachOur mix of research-led, industry-focussed learning offers the ideal preparation for those who aspire to build successful careers in the ever-advancing discipline of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.If you study this programme you will develop expertise across key areas of the subject, including:

  • Big data business analytics
  • Demand planning and forecasting
  • Freight transport
  • Inventory and material management
  • Maritime economics and logistics
  • Procurement
  • Quality management
  • Risk and resilience management
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Supply chain and logistics strategy
  • Supplier Management
  • Sustainability
  • Transferrable skills for industry
On top of expertise you will gain in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, this programme will equip you with the ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial, transferable skills will allow you to effectively implement your specialist knowledge and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.Being equipped with the mind-set, knowledge and expertise to manage any organisation's logistical processes should mark you out as an excellent candidate for the following roles in an increasing number of industries:Supply Chain ConsultantSupply Chain ManagerLogistics ManagerProcurement SpecialistDistribution Manager Recent graduates from our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Scotland Excel, Heineken, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Gist, Sky, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.

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IELTS: 6.5


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About this university

International students

Around 11,000 students travel from around 150 countries across the world to study at the university and the International Students Advisors Office or ISAO is available to assist them. They can provide help and support on everything from immigration to welfare as well as having connections across departments such as Student Support and the University Chaplaincy. They are based within the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh campus. They can also provide help with practical matters concerning living in the UK as well as assistance for those wanting to bring their families with them to the university and accessing healthcare while here. The Student Association is the student-led organisation representing the students at both local and national level and is a member of the Edinburgh Students Forum and the National Union of Students. It was founded as the Students Representative Council in 1929 and it runs the Student Union as well as operates support for the 50 societies and clubs available to students. It also operates a number of services across the other campuses including catering, a nightclub, an advice centre and a shop. In addition, there are some 30 different sports clubs on offer and a number of annual events relating to the teams. There are also a number of events held during the year including for families and friends to visit the university and groups visits for schools and colleges.

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