Master of Science Operations and Supply Chain Management

Programme in brief

Get the best out of 2 countries in this 1-year academic Master program. The programme enables you to develop key management, strategy and analytical skills and broadens your horizon by a truly international focus in the divers subjects and research projects.

Content of the programme

Term 1; September - December at Fontys in Venlo, The Netherlands;

  • Supply Chains and Production Control Systems
  • Research Skills and economics for International Supply Chains
  • Maritime Finance and Business Modelling

Term 2; January - May at Plymouth University in Plymouth, U.K.

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

    Term 3; May - September location can be everywhere

    • Capstone project

    What to expect from us

    Our ultimate aim is to prepare you for a management career whether or not you have academic and/or industry experience. We offer an opportunity to enhance your professional competence with the knowledge, technical capacity and skills demanded in senior management positions dealing with logistics, procurement and supply chain management issues.

    Modes of instruction:

    At Fontys we belief that a range of different study approaches prepare you best for the business field after graduation; workshops, lectures, group work, guest lectures, assignments, group discussions, logistic excursions and case studies.

    What do we expect from you

    To study this program you need to have career aspirations in logistics, procurement and supply chain management. You also need to have a great interest in other cultures, as you will study with students from different backgrounds and you will study in two different countries.

    Students should be motivated to work hard since the programme has a heavy workload of 90 ECs in 1 year.

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    Venlo, Plymouth

    Language of study


    This study takes place in 2 countries; The Netherlands - Venlo and The U.K. - Plymouth.


    T: 0031 8850 76031



    The Fontys way of studying

    The Fontys teaching style is interactive and student-centred. We expect students to not merely study from books, but to look for solutions to problems themselves (which we call Problem Based Learning). This also means that lectures expect you to actively participate during discussions. Moreover, you’ll need to write reports, solve problems in groups, conduct research and learn how to present solutions. Studying in Holland means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation.

    Get the best of 2 countries

    Fontys Technics and Logistics in Venlo, the Netherlands is renowned for its expertise in the area of internal and external logistics and has established itself as a non-disputed centre of expertise offering academic courses. Fontys Venlo is located in the nr.1 Logistics Hotspot of the Netherlands.

    Plymouth University enjoys an international reputation for its focus on international logistics, supply chain management and marine studies. The postgraduate programmes are managed by a specialist-team of academics from across the University. Many have undertaken doctorates and are members of relevant professional bodies.

    Your career opportunities?

    There is a high demand for logistics postgraduates.

    Our postgraduates have established successful careers; consultants, controllers, logistics analysts, writers, logistics integrators, operation managers, (senior) supply chain managers, general managers, supply chain planners, strategic purchasers, (global) supply chain analysts, material planners and so on.

    Companies; Philips, ASML, Bosch Rexroth, Lidl, General Motors, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Port-companies, private enterprises, Universities.

    Admission requirements Entrance profile

    Finance your study

    The tuition fees for the academic year 2022-2023 are:

    EU students; Term 1 € 4.150,- Term 2 & 3: £ 6,204.-

    EEA students; Term1 € 4.150,- Term 2 & 3: £ 10,362.-

    Non-EU students; Term 1 € 5.500,- Term 2 & 3: £ 10,362.-

      • Study materials / books approx € 300,-
      • Accommodation Venlo approx. € 450,- per month
      • Insurance (12 months) approx. € 400,- (obligatory for Visa students)
      • Visa applications and residence permits approx. € 400,-
      • Accomodation Plymouth approx £100,- per week


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      Admission requirements

      1. A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, engineering or logistics subject. Candidates with a non logistics related bachelor degree will be recommended to prepare by reading a specific book.

      2. An IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element). Dutch, German and EEA-students with a Bachelor degree according to the Diploma list of the Code of Conduct can be exempted from the required IELTS test report.

      Open days and such

      Open days

      During the virtual open day you will receive information about the content and possibilities the programme has to offer. There is also plenty of time to ask your questions via the chat. This will help you get an impression of the programme!

      More info, check our website.


      Fontys offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable accommodation with landlords. Plymouth has a large variety of accomodations available for students. Services for assistance are also available here.

      Upon completion students will gain the title Master of Science