Skip to main content

Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

1 year, starting in October 2023

Develop an advanced understanding of conceptual, analytical and practical aspects of production and delivery of products and services

This course is for graduates who want to work in the managerial or consulting areas of operations, logistics or supply chain management.

Modern companies make their products and services in locations all over the world. Effective operations management is essential to giving the best customer experience in an environmentally friendly way. You’ll graduate with the expertise in operations and supply chain management that employers look for.

Key benefits

  • Work with industry from day one. Gain valuable hands-on experience with our unique Consulting Project. You'll work on a real problem with a real a client throughout your degree.
  • Our small class sizes provide a good environment for learning. You’ll benefit from academic and professional coaching in small groups.
  • Get opportunities for professional networking through visits to companies and guest talks.
  • We cater to different learning styles with a variety of approaches to teaching and assessment.

We give you the edge

We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.

Graduate career data

77% of our 2021 graduates were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree. View more graduate career data.

Building for the future

Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.

Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Learning and teaching  

You’ll learn from staff with backgrounds and expertise in relevant areas of operations, logistics and supply chain management. This course has been designed to ensure the available units complement each other to meet its overall aims.

2022/23 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in the 22/23 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Find out about our approach for a safe campus experience for the current 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory units

  • Accounting for operations and supply chain management

    5 credits

  • Consulting skills and project

    15 credits

  • Logistics and supply chain management

    15 credits

  • Operations management

    5 credits

Semester 2

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units.

Compulsory units

  • Consulting skills and project

    Continued

  • Operations strategy

    5 credits

  • Supply chain analytics

    5 credits

Optional units

  • Analysing grand challenges in business and society

    10 credits

  • Digital marketing society

    5 credits

  • Governance for sustainability

    5 credits

  • Independent study

    5 credits

  • Managing strategic partnerships

    5 credits

  • Project management

    5 credits

  • Technology management

    10 credits

  • Theories of corporate responsibility

    5 credits

Summer

Compulsory units

  • Dissertation

    30 credits

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.

Learning

You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • interactive lectures
  • case studies
  • seminar presentations
  • group project work

We believe it's important to have the right balance between theory and practice. We run a range of operations and supply chain simulation classes, designed to maximise practical learning within the classroom.

Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written examination

Learning and teaching

Overall workload

We provide a flexible high-quality learning experience. You should expect to spend approximately 35 to 40 hours a week studying on your course. These hours consist of structured activities and independent learning.  

Contact hours

In most of the weeks, you can expect to spend between eight to 12 hours engaged in structured learning activities per week. Especially in the first two weeks, you can expect to spend about 20 hours each week, mostly associated with sessions associated with the delivery of the consulting skills.  

Timetabled sessions delivered in person on campus will be a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratories. Other activities may include following a recorded lecture, or other learning materials, or joining a timetabled live interactive session. 

Independent learning

The remainder of your time outside these structured activities will be spent in independent learning which includes individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments, presentations, or revising for exams. You will be expected to work on your own and as part of a group.

Assessment breakdown

You will be assessed by a range of methods designed to develop and test your skills and knowledge. These include closed and open book examinations, essays, reports, presentations, and reflections. You will be assessed as an individual or as part of a group.

20 to 40% of your course will be assessed through examinations.

Approximately 20% will be assessed through practical work. 40 to 60% will be assessed through coursework.

In your third semester, you will be expected to complete an individual research project.

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities. Take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.

Professional accreditations

Since 2016, the MSc in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been professionally accredited by CIPS and CILT. We are currently going through reaccreditation processes and are awaiting the outcome of these evaluations.


Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

Wearing a dark blue blazer and a white shirt, MSc in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management student Songbin Lyu stands in front of a light grey studio backdrop staring up and away from the camera.
‘One of the biggest reasons why I chose this course was that it offers a unique practicum unit.’
Songbin Lyu MSc in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Graduating year, 2019)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

Type of degree

2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Singaporean qualifications

A strong Bachelor (Honours) degree when studied at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology or Singapore University of Social Sciences with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, or a strong Bachelor degree when studied at Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Typically, we require a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, 60% or B, however we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application due to the range of grading scales used by different institutions.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

South Korean qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Haksa) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 or 3.5 out of 4.5.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Swiss qualifications

A Bachelor Degree (Baccalauréat Universitaire) with a final overall result of at least 5 out of 6.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Turkish qualifications

A Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor degree) or Mühendis Diplomasi with a final overall score of at least GPA 2.8-3.0 on a 4-point scale, depending on the institution you have attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Emirati qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3 out of 4, 80% or B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Chinese qualifications

A four year Bachelor degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

German qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Esrte Staatsprüfung (Primarstufe / Sekundarstufe I), Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH) or Magister Artium with a final overall result of at least 2.5 (Gut).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Taiwanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 80-85% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Greek qualifications

A University Bachelor degree (Ptychio) or Diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Indian qualifications

Typically, we require a Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least First Class. However, due to the number of different grading scales in use, we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Italian qualifications

A Laurea, Laurea in Ingegneria / Architettura, Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello, Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico or Licenza di Academia di Belle Arti with a final result of at least 102 out of 110.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Thai qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Malaysian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Division 1).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Danish qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Candidatus Philosophiae, Diplomingeniør (Engineer), Professionsbachelor (Professional Bachelor degree) or Korrespondenteksamen with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Austrian qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) with a final result of at least Gut.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Kazakhstani qualifications

A Bakalavr (Bachelor degree) or Specialist Diploma with a final overall result of at least 4.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.2 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Mexican qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries. If you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 or above. Your degree can be in any discipline.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the course.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Dutch qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Doctoraal with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Nigerian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Norwegian qualifications

A Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree), Candidatus/a Magisterii, Sivilingeniør or Siviløkonom with a final overall result of at least B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Australian qualifications

A Bachelor Honours degree with a final result of at least Second Class (Upper Division) or a Bachelor degree with a final result of Distinction or higher.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Belgian qualifications

A Bachelier, Licencié or Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas with a final overall score of at least 16 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

French qualifications

A Grade de licence / Grade de licence professionnelle with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Brazilian qualifications

A Titulo de Bacharel, Titulo de (subject area) or Licenciado/a with a final overall result of at least 7.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Canadian qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) or Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B or 70%). Please contact us if your institution uses a different grading scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Cypriot qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Ptychio) with a final overall result of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Hong Kongese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) with a final overall result of Second Class (Division 1) Honours or 3.0 out of 4.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Japanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Gakushi) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Portuguese qualifications

A Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 15 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Saudi Arabian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Extra costs

All School of Management MSc courses have a £60 application fee. Do not pay the fee until you have completed your application. You can pay the fee using the University’s online payment system.

If we offer you a place on a course, you will need to pay a £1,500 deposit to secure it.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

School of Management Scholarships

We have over 40 scholarships worth between £5000 to £10,000 open to UK and Overseas applicants.

Read more about scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of scanning and photocopying. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve engagement away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs for these optional events.

Application information


  • Course title
    Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TDUMN-OL01
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    31 August 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full.

  • Overseas application deadline
    30 June 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full. We may consider late applications but if you need a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need time to apply for and receive your visa to be in the UK by the start of the course.

  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Course enquiries


Apply for 2023 entry


Accounting for operations and supply chain management

5 credits

Develop an understanding of key financial information in the organisation. You'll learn how decisions made in procurement and production affect the overall performance of the product, department and organisation.

The financial accounting part of the unit will develop your understanding of financial information and how to generate financial statements.

In the management accounting part of the unit you'll learn to use financial accounting information as a basis for decision-making.

Analysing grand challenges in business and society

10 credits

This unit is intentionally different. It cuts across disciplinary boundaries with a focus on complex problems with no single right answer. Explore a broad range of issues in contemporary management and organisations and get the skills to provide compelling recommendations in debates, presentations and reports.

Consulting skills and project

15 credits

Acquire the methodological and applied skills you need to analyse operations, logistics and supply chains. You will have the opportunity to apply the concepts, techniques and skills acquired from your taught units to solving a practical business problem. You will also develop your qualitative and quantitative skills.

This unit spans the following periods of study:

Digital marketing society

5 credits

Compulsory on Management with Marketing.

Develop your understanding of the societal effects of digital marketing. Through social theory and critical reflection, you'll explore topics related to digital technologies and societal structure like:

You'll explore and discuss these topics and how they affect society in various ways like technological dependency and alienation.

Dissertation

30 credits

Research a topic in detail. You'll be able to focus on either an academic research question(s) or a practical challenge. Your analysis might be based on primary data, secondary data or a synthesis of existing literature. You’ll produce recommendations for theory and/or practice.

Governance for sustainability

5 credits

Learn about the structures, practices and frameworks that underpin corporate accountability and sustainability. Explore the tools and decision-making processes that firms rely on to promote social, environmental, and governance sustainability. Develop your ability to apply theoretical concepts to real corporate problems. The unit goes behind the headlines of corporate scandals so you can begin to understand how governance practices failed, and what can be done to improve practise.

Independent study

5 credits

Develop a deeper understanding of an area of interest through an independent study. You'll investigate at least ten academic articles and identify key themes within them. Supported by further reading, you'll produce an analysis and/or synthesis of the body of work. Entry to this unit is selective and you will need permission from your Director of Studies to do it.

Logistics and supply chain management

15 credits

Learn the key issues relevant to supply chain management like strategic sourcing and supplier relationships. You'll also explore warehousing and transportation, and ways to solve issues in them, and learn contemporary topics like technology, sustainability and e-commerce. You will make use of theory and literature alongside practical industry case studies and simulations.

Managing strategic partnerships

5 credits

Gain an in-depth understanding of the different forms of strategic partnerships used by multinational enterprises to:

You'll learn to apply theoretical concepts and frameworks to choose appropriate forms of partnerships for achieving competitive advantage.

Operations management

5 credits

Gain conceptual, analytical and practical insights into the effective management of operations in all organisations, in both the private and the public sectors. Learn about concepts such as capacity management and operations design, and explore traditional and more contemporary approaches to operations planning and control as well as strategies, tools and techniques for operations improvement.

Operations strategy

5 credits

This unit is compulsory on Management with Operations.

Explore how organisational strategy shapes and is shaped by operational capabilities through a variety of models and analytical frameworks. You'll learn about a range of issues including:

You will analyse and discuss a range of service, manufacturing, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

Project management

5 credits

This unit is compulsory on Management with Operations.

Explore key concepts, frameworks and tools of project management, types of project organisations, and project-based strategies in different firms and industries. You'll use case studies of major projects in leading international firms to examine the real-world challenges facing the project business in different industries. You'll learn how to apply these approaches to any major project and project-based organisations.

Supply chain analytics

5 credits

Explore the approach to several fundamental issues in supply chain management like:

You'll learn how to use analytical tools and techniques to effectively deal with these supply chain problems.

Technology management

10 credits

Explore the challenges and opportunities that companies face when creating and extracting value from technological innovation. You'll learn frameworks and tools used to guide companies’ strategic decision-making when operating in competitive markets driven by technological change. You will apply these to real issues using a range of learning approaches such as games, case studies and seminar-style discussions.

Theories of corporate responsibility

5 credits

Explore the differences between corporate responsibility and sustainability and develop an understanding of key relevant theories. You will advance your knowledge of the latest developments in the field and practically apply this knowledge to complex, social, and environmental issues that arise within today’s business environment.