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Supply Chain Operations - Masters

Course Details

Award: Master of Science
Qualification: Level 9 Masters (MSc) Delivery:
Online & Distance Learning
2 years
online only
Start Date: January 2020 Enquiries:

Eliminate inefficiencies in your supply chain and help your organisation become more competitive, agile and profitable.

This course offers students the unique opportunity to gain full visibility of supply chain operations. Students achieve a practical understanding of all stages of the supply chain, both internal and external to the organisation, including planning, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and customer service returns. This complete, global view enables better forecasting, increased operational efficiency and improved customer service levels—which help make your organisation more agile, more competitive and more profitable..

This programme contains eleven taught modules spread over five semesters of 12 weeks each.

Semester 1 falls in the Spring semester which is January to May each year. The Autumn semester runs from September to December each year.



The programme is designed for those with a responsibility for/or actively engaged in supply chain activities through the use or intended use of quantitative data tools and methodologies or from the customer facing aspect of the organisation. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors both in manufacturing and services. There is an expectation that participants will be in a position to experiment with the software tool that are part of each module in their own organisation.

Applicants for a Master’s programme normally must have a first- or second-class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject.


Equivalent prior learning recognised by the University as meeting this requirement, normally 3 to 5 years’ experience in a supply chain management role.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. 
The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

This programme contains eleven taught modules spread over five semesters, with the thesis being completed over both summer semesters. The content is online with regular tutor and class interactions. In addition to the taught modules, students will complete a thesis based on company research.

  • Orientation
  • Frameworks for Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Science 
  • Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Forecasting
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Mathematical Modelling In Supply Chains
  • Thesis (Supply Chain Operations)
  • Strategic Business
  • Marketing Technology Products
  • Financial Management & Decision Making
  • Operations Management
  • Simulation Modelling In Supply Chains
  • Enterprise Modelling and Simulation
  • Thesis (Supply Chain Operations)
  • Thesis (Supply Chain Operations)

The course is fully online with course material that is supplemented by live webinars, regular tutor contact, asynchronous disussion boards, online activities and reflective journals

The total fees for this two-year course are €14,000.   
This is paid in four instalments over the course of the programme. This fee includes ebooks and access to online resources at the UL library.

This course is eligible for tax relief in Ireland. For other countries, contact your local government for more information.

Before you apply, you will need to gather documentation. Please visit the How to Apply page to read detailed guidelines on which documents to gather and the application fee. You will also find the application link for your chosen course on the 'How to Apply' page.

N.B. - We recommend that prospective students for any ULearning programmes visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. For any queries which are not addressed in the FAQ please do not hesitate to email or call 061 213360.