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Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code

    BA: N530

  • Level

    UndergraduateUG

    BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Duration

    Full Time: 3 Years
    Foundation: 4 Years

  • Starting

    September

  • BCC at A Level
    DMM at BTEC

  • UK Fees 24/25

    Full Time: £9,250
    Foundation: £9,250

  • International Fees 24/25

    Full Time: £15,200

  • Location

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


Developed in consultation with industry, the University of Northampton’s BSc Sustainable Logistics & Supply Chain Management degree will allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary, sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management operations.

In many of the largest economies in the world, up to one person in eight is employed in logistics and supply chain management. The network that feeds consumer demand has become more complex as manufacturing has transferred from traditional economies to the emerging powerhouses of the developing world. Goods are shipped over many thousands of miles as businesses recognise that efficient supply chains are sources of competitive advantage, in the same way that we might consider competition between brands. Developments in the last three decades have seen huge investments in the technologies necessary to deliver reduced operating costs, shorter lead times and better value for customers. The logistics industry requires higher levels of education than ever. Best practice is continually transferred from one application to another, increasing the value of broad experience across many industry sectors. By its very nature, the logistics industry promotes international mobility, with professionals taking up posts around the globe. A career in logistics can be the key to a lifetime of discovering the diversity of the modern world of business.

Updated 03/07/2024

Highlights


  • Free CILT membership during your studies and for a year after graduation, helping you to connect and network with employers and business professionals.
  • Optional Year in Industry provides you with valuable experience and contacts to help launch your career after graduating.
  • HP laptop and software included with this supply chain management course for eligible students. Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply

Course Content


  • Sustainability and Ethics run through the Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management course from start to finish. Starting with a broad, contemporary business portfolio in your first year, you will develop a range of key skills in your second, before applying your learning in real-world scenarios in your final year. Supported by expert academic staff, you will have access to local and multinational organisations, working on real-world projects to expand your experience and networks.

    Modules
    • Your first year will provide you with a firm foundation in contemporary, sustainable business practices. You will learn of the pivotal role logistics and supply chain management plays in global trade, of the challenges of managing the flows of goods, information and funds around the world, and of the need to focus on sustainability, efficiency and on customer service.

      • ACC1026 Fundamentals of Management Accounting (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO1011 Fundamentals of Supply Chain (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO1012 Improving Supply Chain Operations (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO1014 Information Systems and Digital Transformation (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • HRM1039 Culture and Behaviour (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • LAW1027 Introduction to Business Law (Compulsory) (20 Credits)

       

       

    • In your second year, you will develop six key skills identified by industry as essential for the next generation of logistics and supply chain managers. You will study project management, procurement, the management of technology, the circular economy and sustainable transport and mobility whilst continuing your studies of business law from your first year.

      • BSO2016 Project Management: Planning and Control (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO2024 Innovation in Procurement and Supply (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO2030 Managing Technology in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO2032 Principles of Circular Economy (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO2031 Sustainable Transport and Mobility (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • LAW2901 Business Law in Context (Compulsory) (20 Credits)

       

    • Your third year focuses on making you ready to make an impact, teaching you to apply your skills to real-world scenarios. You will take your knowledge of Sustainability to a new level, learn how to manage in a crisis (and how to prepare for one) and refine your data analysis and visualization skills to inform your decision-making. Your final project will be undertaken in an industry context.

      • BSO4007 Business Systems and Operations Industry Research Project (Compulsory) (40 Credits)
      • BSO3900 Business Continuity and Risk Management (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO3027 Supply Chain Analytics (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • BSO3028 Solution Design in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
      • SOC3065 Environment and Sustainability (Compulsory) (20 Credits)
  • A typical offer for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management would be:

    • BCC at A Level or
    • DMM at BTEC/Cambridge Technical or
    • Pass (C and above) at T Level

    We welcome applications from students with a mix of A levels and BTEC/Cambridge Technical qualifications.

    The University of Northampton welcomes international applications and applications from students with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2024/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • International Full Time: £15,200
    • International Integrated Foundation Year: £15,200 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £1,200
    23/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • International Full Time: £14,750
    • International Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £1,200
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this the Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management course for students beginning their studies in September 2024. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    For information on the scholarships that may be available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join our full-time BSc Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks, visit our Student Perks page or dedicated International Perks page.

    *UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree in sustainable logistics and supply chain management, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for the Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management course we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    The University of Northampton’s four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.

  • How will I be taught on the  Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree?

    Our supply chain management degree is taught through a combination of face-to-face sessions, self-study, and online learning comprising live sessions and interactive work units.

    How will I be assessed on the Sustainable Logistics degree?

    We have worked hard on the programme development to ensure that assessments are authentic towards building relevant workplace skills. Assessments are predominantly coursework based and include tasks such as management reports, presentations, research-based projects and applied tasks. All assessments are available before the start of each module and include clear guidance on grading criteria and expectations.

    Are there any specialist facilities or features?

    We encourage our students to pursue their business interests and have students who set up their own micro businesses during their time with us. We also work closely with industry to provide opportunities for development, internships, guest speakers and mentoring.

Staff


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Tony Bellott

Senior Lecturer in Project Management


Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)

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Careers and Employability


Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a really diverse industry, with many skill sets and opportunities to explore. Environment and sustainability is a particularly future-orientated area, in the sense that it’s responsible for ensuring that the sector is able to innovate and evolve in line with a more environmentally aware global economy. It’s an ever growing and ever more important part of modern logistics, facing up to the major challenges of achieving Net Zero and of Climate Change.

You may be more familiar with transportation or warehousing but customer care is the glue that holds everything together. Finance, human resources, customs, international trade and sales and marketing make up another diverse set of career opportunities. Whether goods arrive by plane, train, lorry or ship, they can’t move without the infrastructure they depend on – airports, railways, roads and ports. All that physical activity – the lorries, planes, ships and boats – is underpinned by a digital world of tech and services, from the apps that customers use to track their delivery through to the automated robotics in the warehouse. The skills required to do so are some of the most valuable on the job market.

Solution designers and consultants are experts at understanding what customers need and working out ways to provide it through design methodology. It’s not just flashes of inspiration, either. There might be multiple routes to the same (theoretical) destination, and solutions designers are able to weigh up the options, and decide on the most fruitful path forward.

Master’s Opportunities

Our master’s courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.