Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • NFQ Level 9
  • For full details, please go to the postgraduate-admissions section of the website
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  • 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part - time (day)/1 year Part-time /2 years Part-time (2 evenings per week 7-10pm)
  • Carlow/Wicklow
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Supply Chain Management (NFQ Level 9 - 60 credits)
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


This Masters course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and best practices in Supply Chain Management for application in today’s global economy. Supply chain management and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies in the manufacturing, retail and technological sectors are searching for individuals with supply chain expertise. This course has been designed in collaboration with industry to address those needs.

What will I be able to do when I finish this course ?

On completion, graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice of Supply Chain Management to a variety of industry operations;
  • Build and develop multi-disciplinary teams across all functions to bring about radical improvements in supply chain capability;
  • Effectively plan and manage resources at each stage of the supply chain;
  • Use critical thinking and research skills to design/redesign, implement and improve more sustainable, competitive and quality led supply chains from supplier to customer;
  • Communicate effectively with teams at all levels internally and build more sustainable, beneficial relationships along all stages of the supply chain from supplier to customer.

What subjects will I study?

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
  • Performance Management
  • Research Project
  • Supply Chain Financial Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Global Logistics and Technology

NOTE: Specific modules may be subject to amendment after our 2021 programmatic review.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a Level 8 degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 in a related discipline or equivalent. SETU Carlow operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) scheme whereby applicants may be considered, based on relevant work and other experience, for exemptions from course modules and advanced entry.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Career Opportunities

In light of current skills shortages in industry in the area of Supply Chain Management, this Masters programme will provide participants seeking jobs in this sector with a competitive edge. For those participants currently working in the area, the programme will enhance existing roles both on a professional and personal level by building on the practical skills and techniques required to succeed. It will also develop critical skills in areas such as process improvement, resource management, analytical and critical thinking, communication and sourcing and managing quality-led sustainable supply chains from supplier to customer.

This Masters programme will prepare graduates to work in a number of job roles:

  • Supply Chain Analyst or Manager
  • Project Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Operations consultants/Manufacturing or Service Operations Managers
  • Warehouse/Inventory Manager
  • Purchasing Manager/Buyer/Planner.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this course.

A postgraduate diploma in Science in Supply Chain Management is an Embedded Exit Award (Level 9 - 60 credits).

Course Codes & Fees

Course Code course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE41Q Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Carlow Part-time €7,400  
SE41H Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Carlow Full-time €5,500  
SE41R Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Supply Chain Management Carlow Part-time €5,500  
SE41X Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Carlow Part-time (one year) €7,400**  
SE42E Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Wicklow Part-time €7,400  
SE43V Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Carlow Part-time Day €5,500  
          Go to the postgraduate applications section for full details on all courses
  ** SUSI funding not available        

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant course information including entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants should refer to the International section of the website for full details or email:


Dr Patricia Maher
BBS (Hons), MBS, PhD
Programme Director
P: 059 917 5355

Part-time applicants may contact:
Eoin O'Brien
BA, DBS, CBS, Cert Mgmt, MBA
Faculty of Lifelong Learning Manager

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205