FdSc Logistics Management (Military)

Key Information

Part-time Duration: 18-24 Months

School: Lincoln International Business School

Campus: Lincoln Campus [L]

Validation Status: Validated

Introduction

Logistics underpins the ability to project military force. This capability must always ensure battle-winning effectiveness, but must remain affordable in resource terms. The University of Lincoln acknowledges that these requirements call for a high level of managerial underpinning and an associated level of academic expertise. The FdSc Logistics Management degree provide military logistics specialists at the junior levels with the opportunity to enhance managerial and academic skills within their particular area of operational expertise.

Flexibility

Flexibility is a key feature of this programme and University of Lincoln regulations do 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 deployment or other such commitments. In effect students can pause their studies until they are in a position to continue.

How You Study

A range of teaching and learning methods are used on the FdSc Logistics Management, central to this is Blackboard which is an online teaching and learning resource. Teaching on the course is through a range of methods such as online sessions, directed reading and videos with the aim to facilitate a community of practice learners.

How You Are Assessed

The course and associated assessments are at final-year degree-level and, 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, by considering the application of general theory to your specific working environment.  Hence, assessment strategies include reflection, essays, reports, portfolios and a short video. Exams and group work are not utilised.  

Assessment Feedback

Students can receive written comments and a score for summative work. Feedback is designed to help you develop and improve for the next assessment. 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.

Duration

Typically, students take 18 months to complete the programme but this will vary according to each individual's personal circumstances and work commitments.

Modules

The Developing Academic Writing and Associated Skills module aims to build on the Introduction to Distance Learning and Academic Writing module to equip students to respond to the requirements of distance learning study and to develop essential skills for work and career development. Moreover, it aims to provide and develop analytical skills to underpin all other modules and to support projects/problem-solving exercises whilst fostering life-long learning skills.

The module will provide a framework for the development of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in relation to others, and interpersonal and social processes as they impact on personal and organisational effectiveness. Furthermore, an introduction to the concepts of Transactional and Transformational Leadership is intended to enable participants to develop a conceptual understanding, but one that is grounded on personal experience and which has practical relevance.

This module is designed to build upon existing logistics and supply chain knowledge, key principles identified can be analysed and applied to the literature with a focus upon the transformational and competitive landscape that has become one of today’s key business issues. 

The skills required for the management and leadership of work-based projects can be transferable from the workplace to the academic arena. This module aims to link a work-based project to the achievement of academic learning outcomes and students negotiate with an appointed tutor where appropriate academic and practical targets and outcomes are agreed. Moreover, the student will also provide evidence to demonstrate how the selected project will meet with the modular demands and overall learning outcomes.

Benefits for Students

Students may benefit from the following features of the course:

  • Flexible – All of our awards are studied via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so as long as you have access to a reliable internet connection, you should be able to study regardless of where you are in the world
  • Affordable – Qualifies for Enhanced Learning Credits
  • Transferable – Recognised professionally and academically
  • Supported – One to one tutor advice and guidance throughout the programme
  • Study Skills - Each degree has an integrated module aimed at equipping students with essential skills for study - ideal if this is your first experience of Higher Education, or you have been out of education for a while.

Benefits for the MoD

The MOD may benefit from the following features of the course:

  • Tailored Course - These programmes have been specially designed with the MoD in mind, and are delivered by staff with strong military experience or knowledge
  • Minimal Disruption - Distance learning is conducted almost entirely off-campus
  • Tangible Benefits - Student work may be utilised by the MoD to realise measurable operational improvements, budgetary savings and to drive future policy and strategy
  • Staff Development - The Work-based Distance Learning programmes are designed to equip staff with skills, understanding and knowledge that can be put to immediate use.

Entry Requirements

This is a final year Foundation Degree course. The first year is accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Applicants should have a relevant Level 4 qualification such as a HNC, C&G Level 4 or similar.

Fees

FdSc Logistics Management 18/19 Tuition Fees
LOGMANUF £2563**
Additional Year of Study      £583*

The current course fee is £2563** for the whole programme based on completion within two years following initial enrolment.  This can be payable in two payments of £1282** for each year.

 

*Subject to annual review of fees.

 

**Current or previous serving members of the UK Military are eligible for a fees bursary, the fee above reflects this.  In order to qualify for this you must provide a Statement of Service/Military ID or any other formal evidence of your service with your application pack.  If your application is successful we will provide details of the bursary enclosed in your offer letter.  Our ELCAS provider number is 1283.

 

Contact Details for Further Enquiries:

Email: mpg@lincoln.ac.uk | Telephone +44 (0)1522 835514

 

Additional Costs:

Optional on-campus days may be available to you. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, University of Lincoln provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. 

Your Future Career

This programme is designed to help students advance their careers by furthering their management competence and general employability. The course is designed can enable students to extend their skills, knowledge and perspective and to provide them with opportunities for personal and career development.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.