12 months
23100 GBP/year
12000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Operations and Supply Chain Management programme from University of Liverpool is aimed at graduates in management, engineering and science, practising operations professionals and non-sector professionals who wish to increase their understanding of operations and supply chain management.

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The Operations and Supply Chain Management programme from University of Liverpool provides a theoretical and practical exposition of the factors that are necessary for effective operations and supply management in today’s global and highly competitive markets. In addition, it demonstrates how successful operations performance can shape and influence the sales and profit ambition of a business. You will develop a profound understanding of the processes and techniques for developing operations strategy and managing operations and supply chain activities.

You’ll gain:

  • The chance to learn via innovative teaching techniques including interactive games, cases and simulations
  • See real-world scenarios with industry visits
  • Support if you choose to work towards gaining full or chartered membership of our accrediting bodies. Graduates of the programme will be exempt from the academic requirements of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS, subject to renewal) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT)
  • The opportunity to apply your knowledge by undertaking a work based project which is undertaken in conjunction with industry. Recent projects have been undertaken in collaboration with organisations including Bibby Distribution, Corus, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard and Jaguar Land Rover. ‌

Career prospects

Operations and supply chains are essential to competitive performance. Opportunities are provided for participants of the programme to analyse and examine the most up-to-date, cross-sectoral developments in operations and supply chain practice through a series of industrial lectures and a best-practice industry visit. It is expected that programme graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to reach senior managerial positions and become the operations, logistics and supply chain management strategists of the future. There are three main target groups. The first are graduates in management, engineering or science who wish to move to the area of Operations Management to improve employment prospects. 

The second group are practising operations professionals who wish to update or expand their knowledge of the area and its potential benefit to their businesses.  The third group are graduates, managers and professionals working outside of the Operations area who need or have a desire to appreciate the strategic and business implications of contemporary operations and supply chain management.

Graduates of the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management are now working for Bayer Healthcare Ltd, AMECO, MedAire, Jaguar Landrover, United Utilities, Colliers International, Gist Ltd, Ocado, and Bosch Global. Graduate roles include Purchaser Expert, Process Engineer, Supplier Management, Project Manager, and Import and Export Analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supply Chain Operations Management
  • Strategic Operations Management 
  • Service Operations Management 
  • Strategic Purchasing Management
  • Lean Thinking 
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution
  • Business Simulation and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Where the University receives a high number of applications, programmes may close during November/December so it’s advisable to submit applications as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. In these cases we will aim to provide a 3-week notice period to the affected country, prior to any programme closure.

  • Normally a university degree in Management, Engineering, Mathematics, Science or related disciplines at 2:1 standard from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a similar non-UK institution is required. Non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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