Business Logistics and Transport Management, BA Hons

This programme will provide you with an understanding of logistics and transport management and how organisations incorporate and manage these functions. It will equip you with the ability to assess the contribution of logistics and transport to competitiveness, customer service and the creation of value. Degree structureIn your first year, you will study the same courses on business planning and processes, economics and organisation behaviour as students on our BA Hons Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BA Hons Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and BSc Hons Business degrees. This means you will have the option to switch programmes at the read more

Overview

Overview

This programme will provide you with an understanding of logistics and transport management and how organisations incorporate and manage these functions. It will equip you with the ability to assess the contribution of logistics and transport to competitiveness, customer service and the creation of value.

Degree structure

In your first year, you will study the same courses on business planning and processes, economics and organisation behaviour as students on our BA Hons Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BA Hons Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and BSc Hons Business degrees. This means you will have the option to switch programmes at the end of your first year if one of these more closely matches your developing skills and interests.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.

Experience abroad

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

We encourage our graduates with credible business ideas to develop their business under academic supervision. International students who wish to develop their business in the UK after graduation may be able to apply for a visa Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) scheme, subject to eligibility and availability. Accreditation

Accreditation

We anticipate that this programme will receive accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK, which will enable graduates to gain partial exemption from CILT qualifications.

Ranking

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • To equip you with the ability to assess the contribution of logistics and transport to competitiveness, customer service and the creation of value
  • To develop your comprehension of the strategic dimension of business activity essential in undertaking a management role in any organisation and to place a priority on integrated management skills as a prerequisite to strategic logistics.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Case studies.

Professional recognition

It is anticipated that the programme will be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to provide students with the opportunity to attain partial exemption from CILT (UK) qualifications standards. This may include either CILT's Professional Diploma, for full membership of the institute, or possibly the Advanced Diploma in Logistics or Advanced Diploma in Transport.

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

Career opportunities in transport and logistics roles include logistics operations manager, supply chain
manager, procurement officer, transport manager, operations director, project manager and distribution
manager.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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