Operations Management

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
15560 GBP/year
7168 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Operations Management programme at Heriot-Watt University aims to develop a critical understanding of the role of operations management in relation to organizational performance and competitiveness.


Knowledge and expertise in operations management is an important requirement of managers across all business functions and there is an increasing demand for operations management specialists in all types of organizations.

Programme Overview

The Operations Management programme at Heriot-Watt University will build knowledge of operations management principles and concepts, and how they can be applied, across different organizational functions including finance, sales, marketing, human resource management, and design. 

It will also develop expertise in the use of various quality, process and supply chain management tools and techniques for analyzing and improving operations in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, services, the public sector, and the third sector.

On completion of the programme students are able to identify, conceptualize and define new problems and issues and have the ability to contribute towards the competitiveness of any organization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Purchasing and Supply
  • Quality Management and Engineering
  • Operations Management
  • System Thinking and Analysis
  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
  • Research Philosophy and Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognized British or overseas university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7168 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time fees:

Scotland / Non-UK EU:£3,584

England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £3,584

Overseas: £7,780


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