BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year)

The BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management offers a future facing and integrated business education covering the main disciplines and operational areas of business, whilst focusing on supporting students to develop the skills and competencies required in a contemporary and future labour market.

The overarching philosophy of our newly designed degree is to support and enhance progression, achievement and success, whilst challenging our students to become professional, aspirational and globally minded managers in a complex, dynamic economic environment. The course is a meaningful partnership between students, employers and the South Wales Business School, with clear innovations in work-based learning, assessment for learning and teaching and learning initiatives.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
JNF9 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
JNF9 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Year 1 - Foundation Year

  • Study Skills
  • Investigative Project
  • Business Administration
  • Statistics and Mathematics
  • Advanced IT
  • Psychology

Year 2 - Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • People, Work and Society
  • Economics, Law and the Business Environment
  • Becoming a Professional; Critical Enquiry
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Becoming a Professional; Enterprise Project

Year 3

  • Business Analytics for Management and Financial Decision Making
  • Retail and Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Strategic Management
  • Logistics and Material Management
  • Commercial Procurement
  • Management Projects and Operations


Year 4

  • Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability 
  • Global Procurement and Sourcing
  • Strategic Procurement and Commercial Relationships
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation (Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management) Part A
  • Dissertation (Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management) Part B

Teaching

The course is structured based on two blocks in each year, with immersive learning events happening at the beginning and end of each block of study at each level, recognising the University of South Wales’s belief that the development of an active approach to immersive learning achieves two key objectives.

Firstly, it gives the learner the opportunity to interact with fellow learners in teams; building identity and belonging. Secondly, it allows the ability to develop active learning strategies in a structured and supported environment. Academic and professional development is also supported throughout the course via the Centre for Academic Success.

Accreditations

Our Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree is seeking accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Placements

You will be encourage to undertake a paid placement opportunity in year 3 of your study - maximising your employability. You will also benefit from the established practitioner relationships the South Wales Business School has developed over the past decade. This provides excellent opportunities for your professional practice through practitioner-led guest lectures, field visits, career development events, observational and practical research, student placements and scenario-led assessments. The inclusion of placements, company visits and organisational engagement (through the South Wales Business Clinic and CIPS events and visits) provides the opportunity to engage with organisations and professionals and be involved in discussions with companies as they seek to provide solutions to real company problems and issues.

Lecturers

Your course leader will be Scott Parfitt.

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

EE

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees


  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £12600 

August 2020 - July 2021 Fees


  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students


Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students


Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

The new BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree allows students to develop a range of highly important skills for industry including:

Project management
Entrepreneurial skills
Consultancy skills
Digital skills
People Management Skills
Leadership skills in a global context
Financial Decision Making in complex environments