Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

1. Overview

The MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management provides specialised focus on strategically important aspects of business.

This course is suitable for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and business management skills in the fields of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. It is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and provides a more specialist focus in line with CIPS.

The core subject areas develop transferable management skills enabling organisational and contextual linkage with the specialist areas of Procurement and The Supply Chain. The specialist subject areas aim to develop an understanding and application of the concepts and frameworks which could be taken back into the workplace. The dissertation stage enables in-depth research to be undertaken investigating organisations' challenges in this field.

You can study this course full-time or online.

2. What you will study

  Stage 1   Semester 1 CREDITS  LEVEL  
  BSM017   Finance For Managers 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM018   The Economics Of Business 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM022   Purchasing Principles And Law 15 SCQF 11  
  Choose 1 option module from the following group: 
  
 
  BSM084   Project Management Fundamentals 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM2519   Oil and Gas Management 15 SCQF 11  
    Total for Semester:   60  
 
  Stage 1   Semester 2 CREDITS  LEVEL  
  BSM311   Operations Management 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM520   Strategic Purchasing 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM523   Supply Chain Management 15 SCQF 11  
  Choose 1 option module from the following group: 
  
 
  BSM077   Project Strategy, Leadership & Governance 15 SCQF 11  
  BSM117   Energy Policy and the Environment 15 SCQF 11  
    Total for Semester:   60  
 
  Stage 1   Semester 3 CREDITS  LEVEL  
  BSM313   Dissertation (MSc) 60 SCQF 11  
    Total for Semester:   60  

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time.

See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide.

4. Entry requirements

Applicants will require a good honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

English Language Requirements
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

5. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) for all modes of study.

6. Student Funding

Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,310 Stage 1
  • £3,310 Stage 2
  • £2,200 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,640 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,740 entire course

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,150 Stage 1
  • £3,150 Stage 2
  • £2,100 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,400 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,660 Stage 1
  • £3,660 Stage 2
  • £2,440 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,530 Stage 1
  • £3,530 Stage 2
  • £2,340 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,500 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,410 Stage 1
  • £3,410 Stage 2
  • £2,270 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,000 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,284 Stage 1
  • £3,284 Stage 2
  • £2,192 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £9,600 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 1
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 2
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £2,136 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time - £3,400 entire course

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

Course Enquiries

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader - managementops@rgu.ac.uk

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

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Start date

Full-time or Online - September or January

Course length

Full-time - 12 months (September start) or 16 months (January start) / Online - 3 Years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time / Online

Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Accredited By
Chartered Insitute of Purchasing and Supply
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