BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management
91% of our BSc (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management students were satisfied with their course. National Student Survey 2022
Supply chains deliver all our products and services that we consume – they also involve operations management, logistics, procurement and project management. It’s a growing, specialist area that is a key part of any business.
The BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and 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. In addition with 3 years relevant work experience you will also receive free student membership to CIPS.
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.
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.
For students enrolling on to this course in January, please note that you will be required to enrol for the second year of the course in September (of the same calendar year), subject to successful completion of year 1.
Year 1 - Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management
- People, Work and Society
- Economics, Law and the Business Environment
- Becoming a Professional; Critical Enquiry - Welsh provision available: Datblygiad Proffesiynol: Ymholi Beirniadol
- Principles of Supply Chain Management
- Marketing and Consumer Behaviour - Welsh provision available: 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 Sourcing
- Logistics and Material Management
- Commercial Procurement
- Management Projects and Operations
- Strategic Management
- Strategic Procurement and Commercial Relationships
- Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability
- Global Procurement and Sourcing
The course is taught by a team of renowned experts, who bring the latest developments and research direct to the classroom. You’ll also have regular input from reputable businesses who set student projects, so you can apply the supply chain theories you’ve learned in the classroom to solve actual real-life organisational problems.
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.
You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year. No module will have 100% examinations.
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 shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. The University has a Contextual Admissions Policy, therefore, whilst most offers we make are at the top of the range, under the Policy we take certain aspects of an application into consideration and eligible UCAS applicants can receive a personalised offer or have results considered individually when you receive them. Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy Statement.
Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable.
Typical A-Level Offer
BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical IB Offer
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level
Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 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.
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 2022 - July 2023 Fees
Full-time UK: TBC
Full-time International: TBC
August 2023 - July 2024 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.
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.
A year out on work placement, undertaking an internship as part of your course, or studying abroad is another great boost to your CV which can help you stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s studying abroad or gaining work experience, our experienced team will help you find a placement, in an area that interests you.
You can spend up to a year in one of a range of local, national or international organisations or join a number of partner institutions across that world that provide access to study opportunities.You will also benefit from the established practitioner relationships the South Wales Business School has developed over the past decade. Typical placements include GE Aviation, Intel, Proxima, Lockheed Martin and GlaxoSmithKline.
Students on the BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management will also experience our Ignite programme. This is an intensive five day programme and is designed to take you on a journey towards becoming enterprising in your chosen domain; be this a business start-up, a social enterprise, the voluntary sector or within an established organisation.
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
Careers and Employability Service
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty-based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.
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