Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc(Hons) 2014-15

At a Glance

UCAS code:

Start date:
22 / 09 / 2014

4 years sandwich

Places Available:
60 (this number may be subject to change)

Course Type:

Entry Requirements
•  ABB at A Level
•  DDD at BTEC
•  Candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre operated in conjunction with our partners in the Novus Trust

Admissions Assistant
Tel: 01484 473346
E-mail: logistics@hud.ac.uk

The course

This innovative professional programme has been developed in partnership with the NOVUS Trust, an industry led organisation dedicated to attracting and developing talent in logistics and the supply chain. It is an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the dynamic logistics and supply chain industry and offers a unique set of valuable benefits - including guaranteed employment on graduation (subject to meeting scheme criteria - To qualify for the guarantee you will need to graduate with a 2.1 degree and achieve satisfactory references from your placement employer and your personal tutor at the University.)

You will learn how leading companies organise and manage the planning, sourcing, manufacturing and physical logistics of their supply chains to ensure business success, gaining unique insights into operational and strategic supply chain theory and practice.

During the course you will have a company mentor, participate in industry-led seminars and site visits, as well as enjoying paid vacation and sandwich year placements with leading employers.The NOVUS Trust will also support you to gain additional professional qualifications and, most importantly, guarantee an offer of employment with one of the supporting companies on successful completion of the programme (subject to meeting scheme criteria outlined above).

The NOVUS Trust scheme is backed by leading retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies, such as ASOS, Dixons Retail, Sainsbury's, Travis Perkins, Network Rail, Hermes, Premier Foods, Arla Foods, Cummins, DHL and Wincanton.Visit the NOVUS Trust web pages for full details of the companies supporting the scheme:www.Novus.uk.com

Course content

Year 1

+ Economics

The module provides a foundation in micro-economics and macro-economics that is relevant for students in logistics and supply chain management. The topics covered provide an analytical knowledge of how markets work and why in many cases, markets fail to produce the best allocation of resources. The module investigates issues such as globalisation and economic policies and addresses their impact on logistics and supply chain management firms. You will be assessed through two portfolios (50% of the module mark each).

+ Marketing and Innovation

The module introduces key principles of marketing and addresses these principles from the perspective of logistics and supply chain firms. You will gain an understanding of the underlying concepts and theories underpinning marketing practice. The module has an even balance between theory (lectures) and practice (case studies and industry examples in tutorials). The module also covers the impact of innovation and technological change on companies in the sector. The module is assessed through a group work (worth 50% of module marks) and an exam (worth 50% of marks)

Year 2

+ Purchasing and Supply

This module explores the role of purchasing and supply as a key driver enabling the smooth flow of goods at optimum cost whilst meeting the specific requirements of the end user. The module will examine the different approaches to managing the inputs to the supply chain and will analyse how the function can contribute to an efficient and effective organisation. The module is assessed by a 2000 word written assignment (worth 40% of module marks) and a 2 hour exam (worth 60% of module marks).

Year 3
Supervised Work Experience (compulsory)

Year 2


A key component of the programme is salaried employment during the sandwich year. You will also have the opportunity to undertake paid vacation work.

Placements will be with companies within the NOVUS scheme who are committed to providing a rewarding placement experience and who will invest in your professional development.

Career opportunities

There is currently a shortage of skilled professionals within logistics and supply chain management - one of the key reasons that the industry has formed the NOVUS Trust to attract new talent and why you will be in demand. Logistics courses at Huddersfield have always enjoyed exceptionally high levels of graduate employment.

The NOVUS Trust scheme offers career opportunities unparalleled in other courses - including a guaranteed offer of employment with one of the member companies. To qualify for the guarantee you will need to graduate with a 2.1 degree and achieve satisfactory references from your placement employer and your personal tutor at the University.

Professional links and accreditations

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

The course has been developed in partnership with the NOVUS Trust and throughout your time at the University you will have regular contact with industry professionals and leaders through mentoring, guest lectures, industry-led seminars and site visits.

Teaching and assessment

You'll learn through participation in lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, role play, case studies, case projects and site visits. Students also take part in innovative industry based projects and will have the opportunity to present work to a professional audience. A residential field trip is undertaken in the second year of the course. Your progress will be monitored through reports, essays, presentations, exams and case study analysis.


The Business School was opened in 2010 at a cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. Located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it’s in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

The Learning Development Group (LDG) offer a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as referencing, presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing.

Our Placement Office works with national and international employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to our students on sandwich courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CV's and covering letters.

Excellent teaching rooms combine with fully-equipped computer labs to provide access to technology and learning resources alongside 'The Street' cafe which offers space for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide selection of fresh food and hot and cold drinks.

How much will it cost me?

At the University of Huddersfield, we have worked hard to ensure that we offer fantastic value for money. The University of Huddersfield is debt free, meaning every penny you spend on your education is re-invested in you.

In 2014/15, the tuition fee for students at the University of Huddersfield will be £8,250*. Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.

You can sign up to iHud here to make sure you keep up to date with the latest fees and finance information.

*At the time of publishing, the government had yet to confirm full details of fees/funding for 2014/15. The fee we charge in 2014/15 may be subject to change, as it is dependent on government fees/funding policy changes. In subsequent years it will be subject to inflationary increases. Please bookmark this page and refer back for up-to-date information. Information updated 22.1.13

Other information

In addition to the core course, the NOVUS Trust will provide opportunities for you to undertake additional professional qualifications that will enhance your CV and increase your value in the workplace.

You will be mentored throughout the programme by a mentor drawn from industry, tasked with assisting you with your professional development.In addition you will have a University personal tutor, guiding you in personal and academic development.

How to apply


Staff are engaged in applied research and are members of the 'Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport' research group (BOSCAT)

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