Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Master's Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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The programme aims to provide students with the resources, mindset and skills necessary to build a successful career in global logistics and supply chain management. Our courses are designed to give students both solid theoretical knowl­edge and “hands-on” practical experience. They also host many feature guest lecturers from the industry and provide opportunities for students to visit and work with companies on assignments. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the design, planning and management of supply chains and logistics strategies, networks, processes and systems. Students learn both quantitative and qualitative problem-solving techniques that are applied through case studies, project work, business games and simulations.

Many of our teachers are internationally acclaimed research­ers who provide students with comprehensive knowledge as well as pragmatic skills and abilities. After graduation, our students will have mastered functionally-oriented problems and the ability to work cross-functionally and inter-organisationally to improve an organisation’s performance.

Programme modules/courses

The first year starts with seven mandatory courses that are designed to give a comprehensive and solid knowledge base about logistics and supply chain management. Students will then get the opportunity to mix qualitative and quantita­tive elective courses, and create their own focus area, e.g. Packaging Logistics, Modelling & Simulation of Supply Chains, Cross Functional Process Integration or Humanitarian Logistics. There is also a mandatory course in research methodology and project management. The programme ends with a Master’s thesis project that can be done in collaboration with industry.

Industrial manufacturing firms and retailers are increasingly seeking well-educated personnel for positions such as supply chain manager, logistics manager, operations excellence developer and purchaser. Transportation firms, as well as 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 within logistics and supply chain management have a very interesting and broad job market. You can find employment in diverse areas such as purchasing, packaging, warehousing, inventory management, production, transportation, and supply chain management. You can also forge a career in manufacturing companies (all different sectors), trade and retail companies, logistics service providers, management consultancy firms, providers of logistics IS/IT, and in humanitarian organisations (e.g. UN, Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières) all around the world. Examples of Swedish firms close to Lund where many logistics and SCM professionals work include IKEA, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval, Kintetsu World Express, and Jungheinrich.

Student profile
A good logistician is a practical ‘doer’ that likes to work cross-functionally with other people to transform business. An analytical mindset and capability to handle numbers is needed to develop fact-based recommendations. The students of this programme will study both qualitative and quantitative-oriented courses together with other engineering students on Master’s level. The entry requirements are defined to guarantee that you can follow the more quantitative-oriented courses of the programme.

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.

Country-specific requirements

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

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Study period

30 August 2021 - 11 June 2023

Application

Closed for applications

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.
 

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 www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • 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 www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • 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 and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column 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.

Download the template for the summary sheet and statement of purpose here (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 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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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.

Read more about 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 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or 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 Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at 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