The Cranfield MSc - Executive (Modular) Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Part-time

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The questions that we receive on a regular basis are answered here. If your queries about the course and application process are not included here, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Where is Cranfield?

Cranfield School of Management is situated halfway between London and Birmingham in the UK and is five miles (8 kms) from junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway.

The nearest towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford are only a few miles away and offer a wide range of sport and entertainment facilities.

Public buses run from Cranfield to the local sites and there is also a campus bus shuttle service to Milton Keynes train and bus station. Trains run regularly from Milton Keynes to central London, and take just 45 minutes.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 60 and 90 minutes respectively by car, and offer connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

The School of Management address is:

Cranfield School of Management
MK43 0AL

Can I be put in touch with a current student or an alumnus?

If you would like to make contact with a member of our Alumni, who can share their experiences of studying for this course at Cranfield, please attach a short CV, outlining your course of interest, to

This will be then be forwarded to our Relationship Marketing Manager, who will put you in contact with a relevant member of our Alumni.

Can I visit the Cranfield campus?

We are happy to arrange a one-to-one appointment for you at the Cranfield campus, to meet Denyse Julien – Course Director.

This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course content and ask any specific questions you may have about studying this programme. If you are unable to visit us on campus, we will schedule a telephone or Skype call at a mutually convenient time.

Please email Liz Broderick to arrange a meeting.

The course

What is the difference between a full time and executive (part time) course?

Our full-time courses, have a duration of one year and begin at the end of September each year. Our executive (part time) courses are between two or three years in duration and require the applicant to attend and complete each and every residential module.

Are your courses ranked?

Specialist MSc courses are not currently included in the business school polls/rankings, however Cranfield School of Management is included in the Combined Rankings

Do you offer online or distance learning courses?

We do not offer on-line/distance learning or exemptions for any of our Masters courses. You will be required to come onto campus and complete the course in its entirety.

Admissions questions

Will I be able to work in the UK after completing my course?

If you are a UK, Swiss or EU national, you have the right to work within the UK or anywhere in the EU.

If you have a passport from outside the EU and hold a Tier 4 visa, it is possible for you to work in the UK after your course provided you:

  • are offered a position within two months of completion of your course
  • transfer to a Tier 2 visa once your future employer has issued a Certificate of Sponsorship

Tier 2 entrants through this route are not subject to quota which means there is no defined limit to the number of students that a company can recruit following this process.

  1. Visit the UK Border Agency website for the latest information

How can I find out if I am eligible for this course?

To check your eligibility for the Executive Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, please complete the short form on our website. Once submitted, our admissions team will review your details and email you back with their recommendations, usually within 24 hours.

  1. Check your eligibility

Can I apply for two courses at once?

Yes, within your application, you will be required to include your 1st and 2nd choices of which courses you would like to study.

If you are successful in your application for your 1st choice, your application will not be forwarded to your 2nd choice. However, if you are unsuccessful in your 1st choice, your application will be forwarded to your 2nd choice for consideration.

Do I need to take GMAT/GRE?

If your degree is not equivalent to a UK Honours Degree 2:2 or above, GMAT or GRE may be required. The course director may also request any applicant to take GMAT/GRE. If required, you will need to achieve a minimum GMAT score of 600 overall, with an analytical writing score of 4.0, or minimum GRE scores in the 75th percentile in both the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections.

Is there an application deadline?

We do not have an official application deadline. As we receive a high number of applications each year and are limited in the number of places can offer, we advise you to apply early to secure your place on the course.

Is there an application fee?

We do not charge an application fee to process your application.

What is the application process?

If you are self-funded, you will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 GBP when you accept your offer of a place on the course. The remainder of the year one tuition fees are due on registration day – the first day of the course.

How can I send my supporting documents?

You can attach your supporting documents to the online application. References should be on official letter-headed paper and be signed by the writer.

If your application is successful and you are offered a place, you will be required to provide the originals either before, or on the day of registration.

Who should my references be from?

We require two references with your completed application. Ideally, we ask for one reference to be academic. If, however, you have been away from academia for a number of years and this is no longer possible, we will accept two business references.

Who will help me with my enquiries about the course/my application?

If you have questions prior to making your application, please contact:

Liz Broderick
+44 (0) 1234 758102

If you have already applied and have a question about your application, please contact:

Lara Gladkow
+44 (0) 1234 754420

Fees and funding

When will I have to pay my tuition fees?

If you are self-funded, you will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 GBP when you accept your offer of a place on the course. The remainder of the year one tuition fees are due on registration day – the first day of the course.


What accommodation do you have on campus?

If you do not live within close proximity of the School and subject to availability, you can choose whether to stay on-campus at the Cranfield Management Development Centre or in Mitchell Hall of Residence accommodation during the residential modules at Cranfield.

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