Supply chains deliver all our products and services that we consume – they also involve operations management, logistics, procurement and project management. It’s a growing, specialist area that is a key part of any business.
Supply chain managers handle the majority of an organisation’s spending and they control international logistics and operations.
The BA (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has been designed with input from leading professionals, so you can be confident you’ll graduate with commercial skills that will unlock doors to higher-level jobs and impress future employers.
You’ll gain experience of working with industry, with the option of a year-long sandwich placement.
You’ll study essential business modules and specialist modules. These include commercial procurement, projects and operations management, logistics and materials management, strategic procurement and commercial relationships, and supply chain risk and sustainability.
This mix of general and specialist modules reflects real life, and enables you to learn about different parts of a business supply chain and the interconnectivity of suppliers, and how working together generates value. Through our strong links with industry, you’ll also learn methodologies and techniques used in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to take part in industry visits, with recent examples including GE Aviation, Continental Teves, and Tesco Distribution Centres. You’ll gain the knowledge and ability to work in many areas, including supply chain management, operations management, purchasing and logistics. Our graduates have an excellent track record in relevant, well-paid careers.
Please note: CIPS Accreditation may not be achieved if students do not meet the minimum pass requirements dictated by the accrediting body.
Year One: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree
- Economics, Law and Regulation
- Accounting in a Business Context
- Work and Organisational Behaviour
- Business Skills and Professional Development
- Foundations in Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Year Two: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree
- Research Methods for Business
- Quantitative Techniques for Business
- Logistics and Materials Management
- Retail and Supply Chain Management
- Managing Projects and Operations Management
- Commercial Procurement
- Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
Year Three: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree
- Business Strategy
- Strategic Procurement and Commercial Relationships
- Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability
- Global Procurement and Sourcing
The BA (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management is also available as a four-year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The logistics and supply chain management course is taught by a team of renowned experts, who bring the latest developments and research direct to the classroom. You’ll also have regular input from reputable businesses who set student projects, so you can apply the supply chain theories you’ve learned in the classroom to solve actual real-life organisational problems.
Your studies will be underpinned by the latest research undertaken by the University’s Centre for Supply Chain Operation and Procurement Excellence and the Procurement Best Practice Academy. Many of our teaching staff are actively involved with our commercial and research centres and work closely with industry conducting research and consultancy. For you, this means you will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of their specialist field.
You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year. No module will have 100% examinations.