I am from India.
I have over 5 years of experience in Sales and Operations. I am a regular reader of this blog and found it to be a valuable source of information. Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.
I have received an admission offer for MSc in Supply Chain Management from several universities, including Cranfield, Warwick, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Kent. Due to personal reasons and the high international fees, I turned down offers from Cranfield and Sheffield. However, I found that almost all the students in the postgraduate programs of these universities are international students, with many from India. I also spoke with a few students from these universities, and the responses were mixed. Some from Cranfield said that the university is good, but the location is isolated, and the university does not make much effort to help students find a job. Some students from Sheffield suggested looking into other universities, like Durham or Warwick, or enrolling in programs from low-ranked Universities like Sheffield Hallam etc, with placement years to improve job prospects.
Now, I am considering Newcastle, Warwick, and Kent. Newcastle and Kent have similar fee structures, while Warwick's fees are around 10,000 pounds more than the other two. All of the supply chain programs at these universities are CIPS and CILT recognized, and their business schools are triple-accredited. However, despite being a triple-accredited school, Kent is ranked 50th in the UK and 375th in QS rankings. Newcastle is triple-accredited and ranked 36th in the UK, and 122nd in QS rankings BUT Guardian put it in 63rd in the UK rankings, and their business school has not been ranked anywhere. Warwick, on the other hand, is a top 10 university in the UK and is ranked 64th in QS rankings.
The modules offered at Newcastle and Kent are intriguing, but I am confused about which to take. My goals are to work in the UK for a few years in a strong logistics and supply chain business and eventually start my own business in the long term.
I’m 29 years old now, and I honestly don’t want to delay my studies any longer. I would appreciate any advice on which university and program to choose. Thank you in advance for your help.
[Edited by MrOneseventy on Mar 05, 2023]