BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year)
91% of our BSc (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management students were satisfied with their course. National Student Survey 2022
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.
Year 1 - Foundation Year
- Study Skills
- Investigative Project
- Business Administration
- Statistics and Mathematics
- Advanced IT
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
- 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
- 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
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.
Your studies will be underpinned by the latest research undertaken by the University’s Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement Excellence (SCOPE) research group. Many of our teaching staff are actively involved with our commercial and research centres and work closely with industry conducting research and consultancy. For you, this means you will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of their specialist field.
Our Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree is seeking accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
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.
Professor Gareth White
Professor Gareth White's research looks at the range of issues associated with the functioning of business and society. He specifically explores the management and impact of emerging technologies, and the mechanisms through which organisations and society can become sustainable.
His research has helped organisations to identify waste materials and helped in the design of sustainable products and packaging. Also, it has addressed the constraints that are placed upon Social Enterprises in improving social needs. And finally, it has provided critical examination of emerging technologies that have guided organisations adoption strategies.
His career spans automotive and Formula 1 engineering, nuclear systems engineering and food manufacturing in a range of Engineering and Operations Management roles. Consequently, his research interests reflect those broad responsibilities and the need to understand how all of the different parts worked together in unison.
"Our students are taught by active researchers. This is important because human knowledge is not a static entity. In order to equip the business and society leaders of the future, they need to be exposed to contemporary theoretical debates and practical interventions. Engaging in debate with active researchers not only means students’ knowledge is current, but also engenders a critical mind that is capable of addressing the challenges of the future." See current research into supply chain and logistics.
Your course leader will be Scott Parfitt.
We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.
If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.
The entry criteria below reflect our standard entry requirements for the course for September 2023. However, all applications received by the University are reviewed holistically and individually. Entry criteria for September 2024 is changing and will be published on ucas.com from 8th May 2023. Entry criteria for September 2024 will be updated on our website from the end of October 2023.
We may make you a lower offer based on a range of factors, including your background (where you live and the school or college that you attended for example), your experiences and individual circumstances (as a care leaver, for example). This is referred to as a contextual offer and we receive data from UCAS to support us in making these decisions. USW prides itself on its student experience and we support our students to achieve their goals and become a successful graduate. This approach helps us to support students who have the potential to succeed and who may have faced barriers that make it more difficult to access university. Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy.
Other qualifications and experience
We can also consider combinations of qualifications and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable. We can sometimes consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for year one entry, or advanced entry to year two or three of a course where this is possible.
To find out which qualifications have tariff points, please refer to the UCAS tariff calculator.
If you need more help or information or would like to speak to our friendly admissions team, please contact us here
Typical A-Level Offer
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 with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points.
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.
If your current qualifications don't meet the entry requirements for entry onto year 1 of your chosen undergraduate degree, we offer one-year International Foundation Programmes through our pathway partnership with QAHE to help you reach the level required for progression. For more information visit our Pathway website.
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 2023 - July 2024 Fees
Full-time UK: £9000
Full-time International: £14100
August 2024 - July 2025 Fees
Full-time UK: TBC
Full-time International: TBC
At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.
Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.
As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK 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 and EU students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK.
The new BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree allows students to develop a range of highly important skills for industry including:
People Management Skills
Leadership skills in a global context
Financial Decision Making in complex environments