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BSc Logistics with Transport Management

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

Why choose this course?

  • Ideal for students interested in a career in the commercial operation of passenger transport systems and facilities.
  • Our most established undergraduate degree, still regarded as a leading programme in transport and distribution 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.
  • An excellent record of graduate employment with transport consultants and government institutions
  • Excellent sandwich placement and graduate employment record.

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

UCAS Code: J9M7

Typical offer level
A Level:
BBB subject to demand
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

More on Admissions Policy

Tuition fees:

£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students. (2014).  

£14,000 Outside EU students. (2014).  More on fees
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

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

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.


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 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: Chiltern Railways, Department for Transport, Tube Lines. 

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

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.

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.

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)121 204 3400
engineering@aston.ac.uk

Placement Profile

Joe Patrick

BSc Transport Management

"I wanted to work for London Underground as I feel the company would be able to offer a placement which is relevant to my degree in Transport Management and would help me develop my future career which I hope will be in the railway industry. LU has a large number of unique challenges and is undergoing a multi billion pound transformation."

 

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