BSc (Hons) Logistics Management

School: Lincoln International Business School

Duration: Typically 24 to 36 months*

* Flexibility is a key feature of this programme and University of Lincoln regulations permit military students to formally interrupt their studies, at no extra cost for a period of up to 24 months in light of Out of Area or other such commitments.  In effect students can stop the clock on their studies until they are in a position to continue.

BSc (Hons) Logistics Management is a Work Based Distance Learning (WBDL) degree which aims to bridge the gap between learning at work and learning at university. The programme takes into account the high level of skills and learning which are demonstrated every day in the workplace and provides a degree framework to support and accredit this learning.

Logistics underpins the ability to project military force.  This capability must always ensure battle winning effectiveness but it has also to remain affordable in resource terms. The University of Lincoln acknowledge that these requirements call for a high level of managerial underpinning and an associated level of academic expertise.  Hence, the BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree is a final year 'top-up' course which presents military logistics specialists at all levels with the opportunity to enhance managerial and academic skills within their particular area of operational expertise.  The first and second years of the degree are accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.

How You Are Assessed

The course and associated assessments are at final year degree level hence, applicants should be prepared to offer the commitment and dedication to produce work of an appropriate standard.  Throughout the programme assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop your potential and are based on the development of close working relationships between tutor and individual student.  Hence, assessment strategies will reflect the focus of the course on independent self-managed learning.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – no later than 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Level 4 (The First Year of the Degree)

Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent.

Level 5 (The Second Year of the Degree)

Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent and have proof of relevant or current professional work experience.

Level 6 (The Third Year of the Degree) 

Study Skills for Distance Learners

The module aims to provide students with a structured framework within which to develop the essential skills for distance learning. This module encourages you to take personal control of your learning and to balance the freedoms and disciplines inherent in a distance learning environment. Using models of theory and practice embellished by your personal experience, you can develop your ability to self-motivate, manage your own studies and reflect on how you learn. You have the opportunity to evaluate theories and practical models to challenge and to expand on received wisdoms to support both your academic and practical development.

 

Integrating Professional Logistics Experience

Reflection as a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning is a powerful tool in professional development and a wide range of learning environments. Reflective practice is about learning and developing, through examining what we think happened on any occasion and how we think others perceived the event. The manager must open their professional practice to the scrutiny of others, becoming a more effective manager as a result. At an organisational level critical reflection is the basis for maintaining the appropriate alignment of an organisation and forms the basis for strategic planning and organisational change.

This module aims to provide you with a structured framework within which to reflect on experiences during previous formal managerial training or within past and present logistics working environments. This module encourages you to develop your own abilities to practice reflection in the practical arena by critically evaluating your own ideas against academic theories and models, challenging and expanding your own individual management skills. You can facilitate this process through the production of a personal Learning Log, individual reading and study, and face-to-face or online discussion with your tutor.

 

Management of Change

This module aims to enable you to develop your workplace skills in the management of change by investigating your own organisation in relation to change management from a number of perspectives. You will have the opportunity to consider your organisation’s business and market position— how it is structured and how it operates—to understand the context within which change happens. In addition, you can consider how organisational structure and culture may support or inhibit change as well as evaluating management of change theoretical models. This module also enables you to explore the impact of change on people and the skills needed by effective change agents and organisations.

Upon completion of the module, you can use your learning to inform a study of change management in your organisation and to make recommendations about change strategies for the future.

 

Strategic Supply Chain Management

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically examine the Supply Chain (SC) within the global, strategic context and to understand the key role that the SC Manager has to play within successful organisations. The importance of an end-to-end perspective will be emphasised and you will consider Supply Chain Management (SCM) from both the upstream and downstream end of the SC. Within this context, you will be expected to evaluate some of the key issues which shape the development and selection of appropriate SC strategies in light of the growing requirement to achieve competitive advantage and overall value within the global market place. Finally, against growing calls for increasingly efficient SCs, you will be given the opportunity to evaluate the influence of emergent academic concepts within the field on future approaches to successful SCM, as you adopt the position of a SC Manager reporting to your Executive Board on possible resolutions to identified SC issues or problems.

 

Applied Problem Solving in the Logistics Workplace

This module aims to look at unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside your own organisation and experience in this module. At an early stage you select a complex problem in your workplace to study throughout the unit and you will be expected to develop, integrate and apply your learning, ideas and techniques in a real practical context.

The module aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the nature of complex problems, including problems with unknown or unpredictable features
  • A range of advanced skills that will equip you to solve complex problems in the workplace
  • Experience of applied complex problem solving in the workplace

 

Dissertation

The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to work independently on a major piece of research and to utilise and build on skills and subject expertise developed in the promotion of your professional and personal skills. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to analyse problems and to apply appropriate professional and self-developmental skills.

You can work with your tutor to research, develop and present your study for assessment following the agreed formats prescribed by the University.

This is a final year top-up degree course with years one and two being accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. The University has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by military logistics officers and SNCOs through formal accreditation of the first two years of study of the undergraduate degree programme. This leaves officers and SNCOs and, by exception JNCOs the final year of the degree to complete as described under the modules tab.  Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND, CMI Level 5 or similar.

Logistics Officers

Programme Code: LOGMILUB

The University of Lincoln has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by logistics officers through formal accreditation of the first two years of study of the undergraduate degree programme and also, through an agreement with the Defence College of Logistics, Personnel and Administration (DCLPA), the accreditation of additional final year modules. This leaves successful RN ILOC, RLC TCC and RAF SOT/LOT graduates who have completed their military training within the 5 years prior to enrolment on the degree programme, needing to complete a further three final year modules before gaining the BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree. Students will complete the Study Skills for Distance Learning, Management of Change and Supply Chain Strategy modules as described above.

Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification obtained within the last 5 years such as a Foundation Degree, HND, CMI Level 5 or similar.

Officers who completed phase two training prior to 5 years before enrolment will be required to complete the six modules as described under the modules tab.

Logistics Officers, WOs, SNCOs and by exception JNCOs

Programme Code: LOGLOGUB

The University of Lincoln has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by logistics officers, WOs and SNCOs through formal accreditation of the first two years of study of the undergraduate degree programme. This leaves officers, WOs, SNCOs and by exception JNCOs the final year of the degree to complete the six modules described under the modules tab.

Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification obtained within the last 5 years such as a Foundation Degree, HND, CMI Level 5 or similar.

Benefits For Students

  • Flexible - Study whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. Fit the course around your family and work commitments.*
  • Affordable - Use your Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)
  • Transferrable - Transfer your Military skill sets & experience to the civilian marketplace
  • Supported - Easy access to tutors for expert guidance throughout your studies
  • Study Skills - Each degree has an integrated module aimed at equipping students with essential skills for study - ideal if this is your first experience with Higher Education, or you have been out of education for a while

 


 

Benefits for the MoD

  • Tailored Course - These programmes have been specially designed with the MoD in mind with many of the programme delivery team made up of ex or existing MoD staff
  • Minimal Disruption - Distance learning is conducted almost entirely off campus
  • Tangible Benefits - Student work has been utilised by the MoD to realise measurable operational improvements, budgetary savings and to drive future policy and strategy
  • Staff Development - The WBDL programmes are designed to equip staff with skills, understanding and knowledge that can be put to immediate use

 

* Typically, students are expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete the full programme and 13 to 18 months to complete the shorter LOGMILUB route including the DCLPA element, but this will vary according to each individual's personal circumstances and work commitments.

BSc (Hons) Logistics Management 

16/17 Tuition Fees

 
Open Route - LOGLOGUB £5522 for 2 years of study
Closed Route - LOGMILUB £2761 for 2 years of study
Additional Year of Study £583

In your email please quote the programme code: LOGLOGUB or LOGMILUB.

Fees quoted will be for the whole programme but these can be broken down into individual years of study and can be paid annually using Enhanced Learning Credits through the ELCAS funding system.

The University of Lincoln ELCAS Provider Code is: 1283

Contact Details for Further Enquiries

Email mpg@lincoln.ac.uk | Telephone 01522 835514

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

For further information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages.

Lincoln Business School. University of Lincoln, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. LN5 7AT
e-mail: mpg@lincoln.ac.uk
Tel: 01522 835514