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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Year 2 & 3 Direct Entry), BA Hons

Companies need to source and buy materials, so procurement and purchasing skills are much in demand. Our business logistics and supply chain management graduates have the skills to meet this need.

This direct entry degree allows you to specialise in business logistics and supply chain management in sectors such as retail, service, manufacturing and fashion. You'll study modules in project management, negotiations, purchasing and international supply chain management.

This programme helps to meet a demand for qualified personnel who can efficiently source and buy materials and resources. Our graduates have gone on to roles in buying, procurement and logistics in companies such as KPMG, ASDA and Ford.

Course/institution codes

NNC4G BA/BPS

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1-2 years full-time
  • 2-4 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

TBC /TBC

What you should know about this course

  • Work placements at companies such as Microsoft, Warner Music Group, and IBM
  • Study at a UNESCO World Heritage site beside the river Thames in London
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in logistics and supply chain management, covering areas like procurement, operations management, and international trade.
  • The curriculum is constantly updated to reflect the latest industry trends and practices, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for the job market.

What you will study

Year 1

Credits

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

15

Innovation in Competitive Environments

15

Project Planning and Management

30

Future Paths

0

Purchasing and Distribution

30

Operations Management

30

Year 2

 

Advanced Project Management

15

Managing Strategy

30

Sustainable Transport

15

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

30

Personal and Professional Practice 3 (SMS)

0

Final Year Project: Consultancy Project

30

Business Creation Project

30

Thematic Independent Studies

30

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Greenwich offers very specific business modules and specialised courses which I found ideal for people like myself who already have an idea of their career path after university.

- Giovanni Giordano, BA Hons Business Purchasing Supply Chain Management

Greenwich really helped me sharpen my skills and effectively put them into practice. The programme’s combination of logistics, purchasing and supply chain has really made me stand out.

- Oliver Halema, BA Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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Entry requirements

If you are

An overall average of 55% with 120 credits at Level 4 and no failed or referred modules.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is up to 10. Lectures sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home TBC TBC N/A
International TBC N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers a extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Field Trips: If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our graduates have gone on to roles in buying, procurement and logistics, and succeeded as supply chain managers, project managers and operations managers. This is one of the few undergraduate degrees in purchasing offered in the UK, and our graduates are sought after by employers such as ASDA, KPMG and Ford.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and interview tips
  • Careers fairs
  • Overseas exchange
  • Mentoring

More about our employability services

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

If you're interested in starting your own business, our Generator runs workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. You can enjoy our dedicated workspace, take part in an Enterprise Challenge, and get support for a Tier 1 Start Up Visa.

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