12 months
14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With its strong focus on global operations and organisational supply chain management, the Supply Chain Improvement programme from University of Derby is an excellent choice for either experienced or aspiring supply chain managers who are seeking a highly applied postgraduate programme.

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  • Become a student member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and gain exemptions from the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMILT) of the CILT (UK)
  • Build high-level strategic awareness of the entire supply chain
  • Undertake practical problem-solving to boost your company’s efficiency, performance and profitability
  • Specialise in areas such as global operations, purchasing and supply, warehousing, transport and logistics
  • Be inspired by our industry-experienced academic team and our influential business contacts - in a city at the heart of a major logistics network
  • Learn how latest technology - from RFID to enterprise management systems can be harnessed for the benefit of your organisation
  • Enhance your career progression prospects and professional standing in a fast-growing global industry.

The hallmark of our MSc Global Operations and Supply Chain Management is its emphasis on helping organisations to improve their efficiency and performance, within a global context. We will equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to deliver such improvements through more effective global operations, supply chain design and management.


The supply chain sector is poised for rapid growth and provides exciting openings for well qualified managers locally, nationally and worldwide.

Graduates of the Supply Chain Improvement programme from University of Derby can advance their careers in many areas of supply chain management, taking up roles in operational management, business analysis and consultancy or specialising in areas such as distribution and logistics or procurement.

Students already working within the sector will find this MSc strengthens their CV and accelerates their career progression to senior management roles in supply chain operations, project management and strategic operations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Operations
  • Storage and Warehousing
  • International Purchasing Contexts in a Digital Age
  • Enterprise Systems Management and Digitalisation
  • Supply Chain Analytics and Systems Modelling
  • Sustainable Transportation and Freight Logistics
  • International Procurement and Inventory Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally hold:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline at 2:2 level or above, or
  • an international or professional programme equivalent (eg CIPS or CILT level 6) qualification

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fee: £875 per 20 credits (Part-time)

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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