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BSc Logistics with Transport Management

Logistics with Transport Management

The placement shows you what it's ike to have genuine responsibility, expectations of you, and people to answer to. You can't learn that in university alone."

Matt Ebbs
BSc Transport 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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Our logistics programmes have historically been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and we fully expect this to continue.
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Following professional experience after graduation, you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership for CILT. 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

Please note:

GCSE requirements: Maths and English Grade C
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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  

Typical offer level 

BBB-BBC.
29 overall points and above with 5, 5, 4 in HL subjects.
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD
A subject related Access to Higher Education with 45 credits at Level 3 and at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition fees:
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2018/19)                             
£16,000 for Outside EU students (2018/19) 
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students

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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.

Please note: The below modules are correct for 2018/19 entry. 

Year 1

  • Study and Research Skills (EC1SRS)
  • Introduction to Business for Logistics (SE1IBL) 
  • Building Professional Relationships (EAS1PR)
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management (LT1SCM)
  • Transport and Engineering Economics (LT1TEE)
  • Law for Engineers (LT1LFE)
  • Introductory Accounting for Business (BF1120)
  • Facilities and Systems (LT1FAS)

Year 2

 

  • Inventory Control (LT2102)
  • Operations and Process Management (LT2316)
  • Project Management (LT2306)
  • Road Transport (LT2317)
  • Modelling Simulation and Optimisation (LT2318)
  • International Logistics and Purchasing (LT2319)
  • Maritime Transport (LT2311)
  • Rail Transport (LT2315)
  • Database Management (LT2312)
  • Services Marketing (LT2320)
  • Purchasing, Principles and Process (LT2321)

Year 3 - Optional placement year

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

  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)

Final Year

  • Final Year Project (EC310A)
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management (LT3306)
  • International Trade Law and Policy (LT3315)
  • Technology Applications in Supply Chains (LT3321)
  • Strategic Financial Management (LT3322)
  • Passenger Service Provision (LT3201)
  • Traffic and Transport Engineering (LT3204)
  • Transport Planning (LT3205)
  • Multi-modal Transport (LT3323)
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 (around 25%) and end-of-year exams (around 75%).
Your final degree classification is determined by your performance in the second and final year.

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.

Our logistics programmes have historically been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and we fully expect this to continue. We anticipate that 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, Aston's Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our students to build 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

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)121 204 3400

ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk



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