Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era MSc

Why choose this course?

Supply chains are essential for the global economy and a strategic function for many businesses. Across industries, there is a massive shift from traditional-to-digital technologies to ensure operations deliver a substantial competitive advantage and ensure supply chains add-value by being lean, fast and agile.

At Surrey Business School, our Masters in Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era is distinctive in the range of business and management modules. This integrated approach ensures that your specialised education in operations, logistics and supply chain management is complete and balanced with a wider appreciation of core business and management issues in the digital era.

What you will study

This programme will provide you with the knowledge needed to scope, plan, direct and control the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services in a fast changing global business environment.

You will focus on the supply chain management and logistics initiatives of international and UK businesses and their critical importance in meeting customerexpectations whilst minimising service costs.

You will develop an understanding of sustainable practices in global supply networks and purchasing strategies and how to negotiate in a buyer/supplier context.

Importantly, you will receive training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. SAP experience is in high demand, and this programme allows us to provide you with hands-on training and an opportunity to attempt the initial gateway certification.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months Oct 2018
MSc Part-time 24 months Oct 2018
MSc Full-time (with placement) 15 months Oct 2018
Stag Hill

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.

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Why this programme?

  • Academic excellence and industry focused – Developed in partnership with an industry-led advisory board, and delivered by a balanced combination of teaching and research-focussed faculty, with published academics.
  • Practical activities beyond the classroom - immerses you in practical learning with company visits, networking events, international case studies and simulations.
  • Access to the latest technology that gives you first hand understanding of how digital economy affects traditional operations and supply chains.
  • Opportunity of an international insight into operations and supply chain management through the exchange of ideas with peers, direct engagement from faculty members, from a diverse range of nationalities and background. You also create your own global network of contacts.

Careers prospects

Operations and Supply Chain graduates can work in any sector that includes integrated logistics services, manufacturing, retail and the public sector. Some of the typical roles include Supply Chain Operations Managers, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Analysts, Demand Planner and Business Process Analysts.

Programme leader

GROVER V Dr (SBS)

Our students

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Discover

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). The course modules are delivered across two academic semesters with lectures most often on a Wednesday and/ or Thursday, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators.

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (a UK 2:2) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university.

Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted.

Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic:  6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Recognition of prior learning

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Oct 2018 £12,000 £20,500
Part-time Oct 2018 £6,000 £10,300
Full-time (with placement) Oct 2018 £12,000 £20,500

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Funding

Student finance

Find out about the Government's postgraduate taught student finance support and Career Development Loans.

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught masters programme fees.

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Surrey International Scholarship for Excellence 2018 entry

Tuition fee discounts up to £5,000 are available for high-calibre international students applying to study postgraduate taught courses starting in September 2018.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Contact us

Admissions enquiries

+44 (0)1483 682 222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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