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BSc Logistics with Transport Management

Aston University Logistics with Supply Chain Management

I graduated with a First and was awarded the Jaguar Land Rover Prize for the best Logistics dissertation. I now work as a Quality Engineer at Raytheon UK.”

Serena Martin
BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management


Entry requirements

BBB - BBC including a numerate or science based subject

This programme will prepare you for a career in the commercial operation of passenger transport systems and facilities. Recent graduates have found employment with organisations such as Faber Group, National Express Group, Network Rail, Stagecoach UK and TNT Logistics. 
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Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
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Following professional experience after graduation, you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT). Your placement year is fully recognised as professional experience
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Integrated placement year
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Close industrial links for excellent placement opportunities

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: J9M7

Typical offer level
A Level:
BBB-BBC 
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 31 points

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Any Numerate or Science based subject, Business, Economics or General Studies accepted
GCSE: Maths and English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Tuition fees:
£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2016/17)                                £14,800 Outside EU students (2016/17)

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Scholarships:
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Sustainable Transport
Transport and distribution are of crucial importance to our economy and society, and are being brought sharper into focus with issues such as congestion and public transport in the news virtually every day. 

Our Transport Management programmes examine the economic, operational, societal and environmental issues related to the transport and distribution industries.

In addition to gaining a detailed knowledge and understanding of these, you will also acquire the professional, academic and management skills necessary to enter any sector of the industry and to move between sectors during your career. Your management skills will also prepare you for a large number of alternative graduate jobs.


The degree uses examples, illustrations, visits and case studies from the transport and distribution industries. Your studies will incorporate all the relevant management skills: accounting, marketing, human resources and operations management. All are set within the context of the transport related industries, including passenger and freight modes. Your business skills will also be enhanced by courses such as economics, data analysis, operations research, computing and information management.

Our programme is designed as a general management degree, using examples, illustrations and case studies from the transport and distribution industries. Your studies will incorporate all the relevant management skills: accounting, marketing, human resources and operations management. All are set within the context of the transport related industries, including passenger and freight modes. Your business skills will also be enhanced by courses such as economics, data analysis, operations research, computing and information management.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 - Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year

Final Year

You will benefit from a wide range of teaching and learning methods, including:
  • lectures, tutorials and project work
  • planning exercises, simulations, computer packages
  • company and site visits
  • assessment by a combination of continuous assessment, such as coursework and tests (25%) and end-of-year exams (around 75%).
Your final degree classification is determined by your performance in the second and final year.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Graduates who become Chartered Members (CMILT) are eligible to request a CPC National and International in Road Haulage. Following professional experience after graduation you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT).  Your placement year is fully recognized as professional experience. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport offers a prize money to our best students.


At the end of the second year, you can choose to benefit from a paid twelve month professional placement. This Optional Sandwich Year, in relevant employment, will be arranged with the help of our placement tutor. We have excellent links with the transport and distribution industry and can offer a wide range of opportunities spanning all aspects of the sector.  The placement year can be taken in the UK or abroad and some placement allowances are available.  In most cases placement students are offered graduate employment.

Our current and recent placement employers include companies in the UK and abroad such as: Chiltern Railways, Department for Transport, Tube Lines.  

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Our Logistics degrees are designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.

National and International in Road Haulage. Following professional experience after graduation you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT). Your placement year is fully recognized as professional experience.

Aston University has developed strong partnerships with industry, whether they are project or research based, Astons Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our Masters students to develop skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates. These partnerships also further the knowledge of the working environment allowing lecturers to adapt their teaching methods to compliment the frequently changing industrial environment.

Our graduates work with leading companies across all major business sectors including:

Industry Links

Approximately one third of our graduates seek careers in nontransport areas.

Recent graduate positions include:

  • Faber Group- Transport Consultants
  • National Express Group- Graduate Trainee
  • Network Rail- Operations Publications Specialist; Oscar
  • Post Office- Graduate Management Programme
  • South West Trains- Graduate Trainee
  • Stagecoach UK- Graduate Management Trainee
  • TNT Logistics - Operations Manager

Dr James Stone

Programme Director for the UG Supply chain programmes

PhD MBA CMILT MIOM

Teaches in the areas of:

  • International Logistics Operations
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain
  • Performance Measurement Systems and Management

He has taught at a number of UK Universities including; Warwick Business School, Loughborough and Birmingham.

He is currently a visiting Lecturer at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart, at ESB Business School, Reutlingen and at Emirates Aviation University, Dubai.

Chair of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Accreditation Committee.

Chair of the Institute of Operations Management Accreditation Committee.



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