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Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Master's Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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Description

Over the recent years, the world has seen the importance of logistics and supply chain management. In global supply chains and an ever-changing market environment, companies need to change and adapt to remain competitive. Our Master’s aims to provide students with the resources, mindset and skills necessary to build a successful career in global logistics and supply chain management. We focus on how organizations and supply chains can increase efficiency and effectiveness by managing and improving the activities, the physical flow of material, as well as the information and financial flows in the processes and supply chain. Areas of expertise include supply management, purchasing, materials handling, warehousing, outsourcing, transportation and distribution.

The programme has a multidisciplinary approach to the design, planning and management of sustainable supply chains and logistics strategies, networks, processes and systems and each course brings in aspects of sustainability and circular economy. Many of our teachers are internationally acclaimed researchers who provide students with comprehensive knowledge and pragmatic skills and abilities. Students learn both quantitative and qualitative problem-solving techniques, applied through case studies, project work, business games and simulations.

An analytical mindset and capability to make calculations is needed to develop fact-based recommendations. The programme gives the student solid theoretical knowledge and “hands-on” practical experience through many guest lectures, company visits and assignments in collaboration with industry. The students are offered courses that are both qualitative and quantitative-oriented together with other engineering students on Master’s level.

During the master thesis project, the students work independently applying their skills and solving problems related to logistics and supply chain management, often in collaboration with a company. The thesis project gives experience and valuable contacts that helps to open up to the job market. After graduation, our students will have mastered functionally-oriented problems and they have the ability to work cross-functionally and inter-organizationally.

Programme modules/courses:

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Logistics & Operations Management
  • Warehousing & Materials Handling
  • Industrial Purchasing
  • Production and Inventory Control 

Semester 2 

  • International Physical Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Production and Inventory Systems
  • and one elective mandatory course 

Semester 3

  • Project and Research Methodologies in SCM 
  • and 3 elective mandatory Courses 

Semester 4

Thesis Project course (30 credits).

Full list of courses in this programme: www.lth.se/english/study/talsf

Career prospects:

Industrial manufacturing firms and retailers are seeking well-educated personnel for positions such as supply chain manager, logistics manager, operations excellence developer and purchaser. Transportation firms and logistics service providers, such as management consulting firms and software vendors, now recognise the need for personnel with specialist skills within this area.

The profession is growing and graduates have a very interesting and broad job market. A recent survey showed that alumni of this Master’s felt they had learned valuable skills and found employment quickly after graduation. After gradiation, students can find employment in diverse areas such as strategic sourcing, packaging development, warehouse management, inventory management, international distribution, and sustianable supply chain management. A career kan be persued in manufacturing companies, trade and retail companies, logistics service providers, management consultancy firms, providers of logistics IS/IT, and in humanitarian organisations all around the world. Many students have been especially wanted by IKEA, Sandvik, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval, and Axis.

 

Open for applications

Application opportunities

This programme is open for applications from 17 October to 16 January.

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Programme overview for this Master's

See the programme overview for Logistics and Supply Chain Management on the Faculty of Engineering’s website.

Learn more about career prospects for students of this Master's

There is a preparation programme available for this Master's degree

Contact

Programme Director

Louise Bildsten

Email: msc [dot] lscm [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se

International Coordinator

Cecilia Bruhn

Email: msc [dot] lscm [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g., industrial engineering and management, mechanical engineering or similar). Completed one course in computer programming, one course in mathematical statistics/probability theory, and one course in business logistics, operations management or supply chain management. English 6.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications and on a statement of purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

How to prove your English proficiency – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se

Apply

Start Autumn Semester 2023

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

28 August 2023 - 8 June 2025

Application

Last application date 2023-01-16

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
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  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
    Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
     
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
     
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit the document 'Summary sheet and statement of purpose' when you apply to this programme. To do this you need to:

  1. Fill in our template.
  2. Save the template as a PDF.
  3. Upload the PDF to your account at universityadmissons.se.

Template for the summary sheet and statement of purpose Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PDF, new window)

No additional programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 310 000

First payment: SEK 77 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.

Scholarship information on the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations