BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management

Our programme will provide you with a detailed understanding and knowledge of logistics and its place in all types of industries.

Why choose this course?

  • One of the very few engineering-based logistics degrees in the UK which combines technological knowledge with management and business subjects
  • Ideal for students interested in a business related career within any number of industrial sectors.
  • The course is intended to produce graduates with a unique specialist insight into Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • You will be part of a relatively small cohort with enhanced one-to-one access to experienced academics and support.
  • Many significant graduate employers establish specific 'Logistics' career pathways and have advised us that the course impacts a distinct advantage to our graduates when they apply.

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

UCAS Code: J9M9

Typical offer level
A Level:
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Any Numerate or Science based subject, Business, Economics or General Studies accepted.
GCSE: Maths Grade B is recommended and English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted.

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Tuition fees:

£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2015)                                £14,500 Outside EU students (2015)

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Logistics is the management of the flow of resources (physical, financial and information) between the point of origin and the point of consumption.

Modules are designed to cover activities involved in planning, sourcing, making and delivering products and services. You will develop the techniques used to optimise these processes to meet a range of strategic objectives such as minimum cost, maximum service and shorter cycle times.

Activities are designed to be challenging, relevant and stimulating and many involve commercial material brought to the classroom or the students themselves going on industrial visits. Our practically based programme continues to emphasise the development of analytical and problem-solving skills that has produced so many highly employable graduates to date.

You will benefit from a number of industry field trips, with organisations such as Jaguar LandRover and the Port of Hull hosting our students in previous years.

Year 1

Study skills, Introduction to Logistics, Company and Contract Law, Principles of Economics, Literature Review Project, Transport Fundamentals, Facilities Design and Management, Air Transport Business Game, Principles of Financial Accounting and Introduction to Business Management.

Year 2
Inventory Control, Project Management, Maritime Transport, Database Management, Rail Transport, Operations and Process Management, Road Transport, Modelling Simulation and Optimisation (double module), International Logistics and Purchasing, Services Marketing, and Purchasing Principles and Process.

Placement year
On the optional 4 year sandwich degree you spend the third year in a professional placement which is usually paid, gaining valuable experience.

Final year
Final Year Project, Leadership and Human Resource Management, International Trade Law and Policy, Technology Applications in Supply Chains, Strategic Financial Management, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy, Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains and Multi-modal Transport.


You will examine all aspects of logistics, covering the whole spectrum of the ‘supply chain’. You will achieve this through studying human resource management, financial management, systems analysis and information technology. Logistics is sometimes referred to as ‘the time-related positioning of resources’ since it is involved in each stage of a product’s or service’s life.

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.

For further information, see the programme specification (PDF).

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 logistics 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: Toyota, TNT, Renault, Peugeot, Eddie Stobbart, Corus, DHL, TDG. 

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Both our BSc in Logistics with Supply Chain Management and our BSc in Logistics with Transport Management are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Following professional experience after graduation you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT).  Your placement year is fully recognized as professional experience.

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Our BSc in Logistics/ with Supply Chain Management has been operating successfully for two decades producing hundreds of graduates with excellent employment rates. Recent graduates have found positions in companies such as: Jaguar LandRover, DHL, Royal Mail, Debenhams, L'Oreal, Caterpillar, Bloomberg, Panasonic UK, Adidas-Salomon, Unilever, Virgin Atlantic Airways, BMW, Fujitsu, Hays Distribution, Omega Logistics, Rolls-Royce, Wincanton, Exel, Interbrew, GSK, Gist, TNT, Procter & Gamble and Atkins. 

Managing supplies has long been recognised as core to military activities and our logistics programme is one of only a few Universities available to DTUS students aspiring to join the Royal Logistics Corp.

Dr James Stone

Programme Director for the UG Supply chain programmes


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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