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MSc Logistics Management

1 Year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated


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The MSc Logistics Management degree programme is distinctly multi-disciplinary and aims to provide you with a framework for improving your own management action and professional practice, and hence, the quality of the organisation you may work at.

The programme provides you with both the systematic acquisition of advanced academic knowledge and the support to explore and develop high-level skills in the field of Logistics Management. These skills are becoming more and more important in an expanding market, with the inevitable challenges brought about by the globalisation of operations. Traditional discussions on reconciling challenging demand with constrained supply, and designing and implementing effective and efficient organisational structures are considered in the curricula. Other contemporary issues that are at the heart of our modules and distinguish our program from other institutions involve how to build resilience in supply chains; exploring SME collaborative approaches to improve their entry in currently unbalanced food supply chains, and the multi-faceted experiences that constitute expeditionary logistics. The programme acts as a catalyst for change at both a personal and organisational level, and it is intentionally designed for those striving towards the improvement of individual and collective performances.

The programme is both stimulating and challenging and the friendly Lincoln Business School staff are always ready to give help and assistance when required. On a regular basis you will be able to engaging in purposeful discussions differing aspects of the course with your tutors who will also provide you with guidance on your dissertation.


We have worked with external bodies to find out what employers want and how this can help you with your professional career development post-graduation. As a result, the MSc Logistics Management degree programme has been accredited by two professional institutes.

Chartered Instituted of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Additionally, upon successful graduation from this degree programme, you have met the academic criteria to apply for Chartered Membership with each professional institute (MCIPS and CMILT).

How You Study

This mode of study is delivered over one year full-time, typically September to September. Four modules are delivered in each term until approximately May. The dissertation is completed from May to September.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment strategies will reflect the focus of the programme on independent self-managed learning. You will normally be asked to produce an assignment totaling 4000-5000 words or the equivalent for each module on the programme. For your dissertation you will be expected to undertake a piece of research to produce 18,000-20,000 words.

Interviews & Applicant Days

Interviews may be held for all applicants and all applications will be reviewed by an appointed University panel.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc Logistics Management degree programme may have backgrounds in a variety of subject areas. This might include engineering, mathematics, economics, business studies, geography, planning or social studies. All applicants will ideally either be working or have experience of working within an associated logistics discipline.

Applicants must:

Have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) of a UK university (or its equivalent), or a professional qualification (or combination of qualifications) recognised as being a good honours (minimum 2:2) equivalence.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Dr Eliseo Vilalta-Perdomo
+44 (0)1522 835694

+44 (0)1522 835532

Masters Level

Dissertation/ Project (inc Preparation for Independent Study)

This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore their roles as leaders and managers from a broad range of organisational perspectives. A focus for the module will be the student’s own experience and they will have the opportunity to examine the extent to which this, together with both organisational behaviour and leadership concepts, provides a vehicle for enhancing their understanding of organisational life.

International Supply Chain and Quality Strategy

This module is designed to enhance student understanding of the concepts of international supply chain and quality strategies and to build a framework for these functions within a logistics environment.

Logistics and Operations Management

This module introduces students to the key business concepts within Logistics and Operations Management. Students will identify different definitions and develop an understanding of value inside business organisations to increase and maintain overall operational effectiveness. A quality perspective will complement this exploration.

Organisational Leadership and Change

This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore their roles as leaders and managers from a broad range of organisational perspectives. A focus for the module will be the student’s own experience and they will have the opportunity to examine the extent to which this, together with both organisational behaviour and leadership concepts, provides a vehicle for enhancing their understanding of organisational life.

Problem Solving and Innovation

In organisations, a significant amount of time and resource is devoted to problem solving and innovation. With the increasing complexity of organisational life and exposure to global competition, there is a greater demand for novel and creative solutions. This module responds to that demand and combines theory with an exploration of real problem scenarios based on students’ own experiences.

Project Risk and Commercial Management

This module aims to enhance students’ understanding of the academic concepts associated with commercial project risk management, enabling students to construct a framework for the application of these ideas within the context of practical logistical environments. For this reason, the module will be split into three distinct areas: project risk, contractual law and financial management.

Purchasing and Supply Management

During this module students will critically evaluate both the macro and micro concerns which affect the overall operational success of an organisation’s performance and supply chain. Students will analyse various areas, including purchasing, supply chain performance, strategy and strategic procurement, sourcing and supplier relationship management.

Research Methodology

This module is intended to develop the skills and knowledge student will need to carryout a research project on a topic of management, which is of relevance to them and their organisations. Students will be briefly introduced to the main philosophical traditions of management research and are given grounding in the quantitative and qualitative research strategies available to them.

Strategic Management (Masters)

The purpose of this module is to reflect and support the changing agenda for senior managers in organisations and the increasing impact that globalisation is having on the organisational landscape. This module is designed to augment and support the challenges of strategic management by encouraging and enabling students to develop the intellectual and professional acumen needed for the conception and analysis of responsible business strategies. A range of illustrative strategic issues, generally recognised as fundamental to organisational success, are used to identify and explore the tensions and paradoxes of organisational life.

Career and Personal Development

There has been a recent increase in interest in the subject of Logistics Management in the UK and globally, from business and government, as well as within the wider context of society and the community. Therefore, employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. This degree in conjunction with CIPS and CILT has been devised with the purpose to give you just that edge.

Tuition Fees

   2016/17 Entry*
Home/EU £7,400
(including Alumni Scholarship** 30% reduction)
(including Non-Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
International £13,700
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
Part-time Home/EU £41 per credit point
Part-time International £76 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility


A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses will be introduced in the UK, beginning from the 2016-17 academic year. Under the new scheme Individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Masters qualification.


As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Masters Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.