MSc Supply Chain Management

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Sharpen your management skills and develop your knowledge of every step of the supply chain with our MSc Supply Chain Management in Chelmsford and Peterborough.

You know that to successfully manage supply chains you need to know a lot, about a lot, and you relish the challenge of learning the theory and practice behind all the steps that get products from A to B.

You’re keen to learn more about the external factors that can cause delays and breakdowns in the supply chain – and how you can use your problem-solving skills to get things moving again.

Getting supplies to customers requires skills in project management, leadership, business analysis, strategic management, risk management and opportunity optimisation – all of which our specialist staff will help you develop.

There’s the option to study with us for two years, and gain valuable professional experience in Year 2. For students starting in September 2023, this includes a placement year in industry. For students starting in January 2024, this includes a choice of professional experience modules.

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Course features

Study for a Masters in Supply Chain Management at ARU and:

  • get hands-on with LINKS, our intensive supply chain simulation game
  • take an optional placement year in industry
  • make connections with local employers
  • attend business events, seminars and talks.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Our MSc Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), so you can be confident you’ll graduate with the advance purchasing, logistics and supply chain expertise you need to succeed. You’ll also be eligible to become a member of CIPS upon graduation.


Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, our MSc Supply Chain Management degree offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, practitioners and specialists in many industries.

The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will be useful throughout your career. Our graduates occupy all kinds of senior supply chain, logistics, quality, materials, operations and procurement roles.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with our Business PhD – School of Management. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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