Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
PGCert Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
CILT accreditation offers the students an introduction to a professional body. Students studying on an accredited course will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or membership level of the CILT. It may also reduce the length of experience that they would also require.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61065 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader


Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide the theoretical framework and practical skills that management professionals working in multinational corporations need in order to cope with a management environment characterised by increased globalisation, competitive pressures and reliance on complex supply networks.

The programme also offers a business and management-orientated approach to Operations and Logistics Management which ensures that students are fully aware of the core management functions.

An integrated approach is utilised, so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between traditional management perspectives and the modern supply chain logistics, day-to-day lean operations.

The programme provides students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development; and draws on the stimulus of the School's recent research activities.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the management of Operations and Logistics in the modern business enterprise K PGDip, MSc
A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge in the management of OLM business activities K PGDip, MSc
Understanding and ability to carry out research in the topic space of Operations and Logistics Management K PGDip, MSc
An ability to critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to the management of Operations and Logistics C PGDip, MSc
An ability to demonstrate high level of learning and problem solving in the subject area of the modules studied C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess and report on work in the subject area of Operations and Logistics Management, using the appropriate justification, and existing knowledge structures and methodologies C PGCert, MSc
An ability to conduct research and produce high quality MSc Thesis, which includes the requisite abilities to
Select, define and focus upon topics and issues relevant for the Operations and Logistics Management subject area P MSc
Develop and apply the relevant sound methodologies to analyse the specific OLM research problems P MSc
Develop logical conclusions and recommendations, with awareness of the constraints and limitations inherent in the various methodological approaches P MSc
Ability to use tools and technologies required in the day-to day management and running of Operations and Logistics activities of the business organisation P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Awareness and appreciation for ethical and sustainability issues and the associated dilemmas, which may arise during research and day-to-day professional practice P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation. These include analysis, synthesis, oral and written communication, basic IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, problem solving, independent and teamwork planning and organising work skills T PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.