Logistics with Supply Chain Management - BSc (Hons)

Aston University

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport this course will allow you to develop a strong understanding of the strategic, operational, and technological aspects of supply chain management, understanding key principles such as procurement, inventory management, transportation and global logistics. Through our industry partnerships, you will develop the necessary analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills to excel in this dynamic field which offers diverse opportunities.

Throughout this course, you will develop a thorough understanding of supply chain management and logistics, developing the techniques used to make processes work effectively, in order to meet strategic objectives such as minimum cost, maximum service level, and shorter cycle times.

What we will provide
Designed in collaboration with industry experts and incorporating real-world case studies and projects, will provide you practical knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career. This degree is also linked to the NOVUS Trust, the scheme supports students through professional mentoring, industry seminars, site visits, and access to placement opportunities with their sponsor companies. You will have the opportunity to apply to join the NOVUS scheme in the second semester of your first year. Find out more about the NOVUS Trust here.

What you will provide
We encourage our students to be adaptable, flexible with the ability to find innovative solutions which will ensure you optimise supply chain operations efficiently in a dynamic industry. With dedication, continuous learning, and practical experience, you will be encouraged to strengthen your abilities to analyse data, identify patterns and make strategic choices. It is also essential you have strong critical thinking skills, to make sound decisions in challenging situations.  

What skills we teach
You will learn a comprehensive set of skills necessary for success in the field, including strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier relationship management. You will also develop an understanding of information systems and build awareness of sustainability and ethics issues. 

Placement year
The placement year is invaluable, offering you the experience to apply practical knowledge, gain networking opportunities, and enhance your employability prospects after graduation. Upon completion of your placement year you will be eligible to apply for the Chartered Fellow Membership. Previous students have successfully completed their placement year at renowned companies including  Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and Clipper Logistics. 

Career prospects
People with knowledge and skills in logistics and supply chain are in high demand as customers want more from retail and manufacturing companies. You will  have the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of roles including Supply Chain Planner, Logistics Specialist, Operations Manager and Category Manager. Through this course you could be part of the NOVUS scheme, which could guarantee you employment on graduation with one of 27 NOVUS partner companies including Wincanton, Arla, Sainsbury’s, DHL or Nestlé. Students on similar programmes have secured positions with companies such as DHL, Jaguar Land Rover, Kuehne Nagel, Dascher, Wincanton ,Unilever and GSK.

We encompass a variety of approaches to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience, this includes a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, group projects, and practical exercises within laboratories. To complement your academic journey you can get involved in a variety of student societies including the transport society providing you with opportunities for networking, skill development, and social engagement. Our accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and close relationship with the president of West Midlands has given our students the opportunity to get involved in projects, events and engage with the local community.

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  • United Kingdom

Academic Degree


Bachelor of Science


Long (+12 months)

  • English
  • In-Person

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