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Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management

MSc
Duration: 2 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: MSc
Not suitable for international students
Start date: September and January
Faculty of Management & Law
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Overview

Our new Master’s programme in Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management is designed for those considering broadening their knowledge beyond their existing discipline and securing a career in logistics, supply chain and transport field.

The programme is designed with inputs from logistics and supply chain professionals and focuses on the integration of data analytics techniques relating to this business field.

You will develop your understanding of topics such as:

  • Emerging issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics and Technology Management issues surrounding topics such as Industry 4.0, Automation, etc.
  • Procurement strategies and Business Sustainability

You’ll also be able to tailor your studies to emerging areas of interest, or your career aspirations; we offer a wide range of optional elective modules as part of our extensive postgraduate management portfolio. You will further develop your intellectual and employability skills (e.g. critical thinking, communication, team work, problem solving) by accessing Faculty’s unique Career Booster professional development programme.

The programme can also be studied full-time over one year.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

Why Bradford?

The School of Management has been an international leader in education, research and knowledge transfer for more than 50 years. We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown”.

The programme will offer specialism surrounding data analytics, logistics and supply chain management using the right tools (e.g. training on SAS, R, Python), techniques and skills (e.g. data analytics, research) necessary to gain up-to-date knowledge and transferrable skills to secure employment in this exciting and increasingly important area.

Events and external visits will be arranged with UK organisations (industrial and commerical) to help demonstrate theory in practice. 

As part of the final year project/dissertation, students are allowed two options: either to pursue a real problem-/case-based project offered by companies and organisations assessed through a team-based learning assessment regime; or taking a traditional dissertation route to conducting an empirical research into a management problem or issue of within the extant Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management field.

You can benefit from the Faculty’s Career Booster programme. This employability programme helps you develop essential graduate attributes and in-demand skills, as well as gaining additional qualifications and certificates such as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate and many more to add to your portfolio.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a related or non–related subject.

Applicants with non-degree qualifications, who have relevant work experience (minimum 2 years full time) will also be considered and assessed on an interview basis.

English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Core modules:

  • Emerging Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics and Technology Management
  • Procurement Fundamentals and Quality Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation (this can be a company-based project or a research-based dissertation)

Optional modules:

  • International Business Environment
  • Marketing, Planning and Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Master’s Summer school

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Study Abroad

Study Tours

Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).

These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.

Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities

Career support and prospects

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (EDCL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Study Support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Facilities

The School of Management is based at the historic Emm Lane campus, set in 14 acres of beautiful parkland in a leafy suburb of the city - just a short bus ride away from the University's City Centre Campus.

We have our own dedicated teaching and learning facilities, library and other specialist support services to ensure you get the most from your time here.

Following a multi-million pound redevelopment in 2010, the campus brings together Victorian architecture with an award-winning sustainable building featuring a Harvard-style lecture theatre and atrium space for eating, drinking, socialising and working.

How do I find out more?

Contact the Faculty

Contact the Head of Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology Research Centre -  Dr Sankar Sivarajah

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.