Logistics and Supply Chain Management PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 16,848
Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. 

English Language Requirement:

  • In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.
  • International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.


Moving to a Masters
This introductory module is delivered in the first week of the term. It is designed to help you make the transition to studying at masters level in the UK.

Accounting for Managers
The financial accounting element of this module shows how accounting data is compiled and presented to external users including shareholders and investors. The managerial accounting component will explore accounting as a tool for decision making, planning and control within the organisation.

Managing Organisational Behaviour
This module addresses the issues involved in managing people and introduces alternative approaches to organisational design and its impact upon behaviour. It also explores the management of organisational change, groups and teams.

Operations Management for Logistics
This module builds an in-depth knowledge of operations management in manufacturing and distribution. It focuses on key techniques in process and layout design, inventory control, capacity management, quality management and 6 sigma, improvement and lean operations.

Forecasting and Modelling
This module provides you with an understanding of techniques for demand forecasting, computer simulation and algorithmic approaches to logistics problems, including warehouse layout and vehicle routing. It is largely delivered in the computer laboratories and includes practice in using simulation software.

Enterprise Systems and E-procurement
Examines how and why enterprise systems, such as SAP and Oracle, are used by organisations. The module explores the impact of enterprise technologies. It is delivered in the computer laboratories and includes exposure to a SAP enterprise systems environment. This module also examines current developments in e-procurement and develops an understanding of the effects of e-procurement on business and other organisations.

Logistics and Supply Chain Consulting
This module provides a broad, strategic view of logistics and supply chain management. It covers topics such as transportation modes, supply network design, reverse logistics, supply chain risk, planning and control, the role of key performance indicators (KPIs), customer service and the role of consultants.

Business Research Methods
Delivered through a series of workshops and activities, this module develops knowledge of business and management research methods. It provides students with the research skills necessary to undertake their dissertation or work placement report.

Strategic Purchasing
Explores the principles and practices of purchasing in a wider global context. It examines the potential of strategic purchasing to increase profitability through quality-driven approaches to sourcing, buyer-supplier relationships, and costs and supply chain management.

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