Top 10: Procurement courses in the UK
#10 Kingston University, Central London
The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course at Kingston University is a full-time one-year course that requires four to five days a week attendance at the university.
Students can gain skills and knowledge to make contributions to a logistics-related role and an understanding of global business from a strategic and operational perspective.
Students at the University of Kingston also get the opportunity to study a foreign language completely free of charge as part of the Kingston Language Scheme with options such as Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
#9 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
The Heriot-Watt University offers an MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management course. This course can be studied either on a full-time basis for one year or a part-time basis for two years. The course has been accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
“Our MSc Logistics programme examines current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management and we have a full programme of courses, site visits and guest speakers that provides a rich and fulfilling experience for you over the academic year.” Quote taken from the Heriot-Watt University website.
#8 Plymouth University
BSc (Hons) International Supply Chain and Procurement Management is a full-time, one-year course at Plymouth University. This course contains six core modules which are; International Logistics Management, Research Skills for International Business, Project Dissertation, Procurement Management Processes, Procurement and Supply Chain Law and International Supply Chain Management.
You can also study a course in BSc (Hons) International Supply Chain and Shipping Management. This is also a one year full-time course. The modules for this course are; International Logistics Management, Research Skills for International Business, International Shipping, Current Issues in Management, Ports and Intermodalism and International Supply Chain Management.
#7 University of South Wales
The University of South Wales offer a BA (Hons) Logistics & Supply Chain Management course which is three years long that you can then go on to further your knowledge with either an MSc International Logistics & Supply Chain Management or an MSc Strategic Procurement Management course at a Master’s Degree level.
The degrees are all accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and have been created with contribution from leading specialists.
#6 University of Kent
MSc Value Chain Management is a course at the University of Kent that is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The course can be studied on a full-time basis for one year or two years on a part-time basis.
The programme helps you to decide which decisions to make in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships.
“Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.” Quote taken from the University of Kent website.
#5 University of Hull
You can study an MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management course at the University of Hull. The course is split into four options; you can study it as it is or with a foundation year, with a year abroad or with an industrial placement. This course is three years long and you would be studying at Hull campus.
The BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management course is a one year, full-time course suitable for postgraduates with honours degrees (or equivalent). The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master’s degree explores the decisions made to tackle management difficulties in business, industry and the public sector. Students will look at the ways that are used to solve organisational difficulties. You can study this course full time for one year or part time for two years.
#4 University of Bath
The University of Bath offers an MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management course which is designed for people with little or no management experience that want to work within operations, logistics or supply chain management. It’s a full-time course which lasts for one year.
The University of Bath were also ranked as the UK’s top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey in 2015.
#3 Brunel University
Brunel University offers a MSc Global Supply Chain Management course which is a full time course for one year. In this course, you will study issues relating to the development of supplier relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory control, logistics operations, sustainability, as well as contemporary issues affecting these areas.
The university is a very successful one with Brunel Business School winning the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year competition in 2013.
#2 Salford University
Salford University provides a course called MSc Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This course can be completed on a full time basis which would take one year, or a part time basis which would take three years.
The course has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
The course provides an in-depth understanding of procurement, warehousing, stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management.
#1 Aston University, Birmingham
Aston University in Birmingham offers an MSc Supply Chain Management course and a BSc Logistics with Purchasing Management course. These can be completed on a full time basis which would take one year or on a part time basis for a minimum of two years.
In the MSc Supply Chain Management course, you learn an understanding of the theoretical and applied perspectives of supply chain management and logistics, along with specific areas of supply chain management by studying specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnering, ERP, simulation, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation.