BSc (Hons)
Logistics Management (open)

Key Information


18 to 24 months

Typical Offer

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Brayford Pool

Academic Year

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management programme has been designed to develop students' capacity to successfully manage people, operations and systems within a logistics environment.

This work-based distance learning programme is designed to provide those working within an appropriate environment, and commonly already holding professional qualifications, the management skills to effectively and efficiently manage their work areas. The degree draws upon specialised knowledge and skills students may have already developed during the course of their employment.

The course aims develop of a broad range of logistics management knowledge and skills such as leading people, budgeting, managing the organisation and managing systems. The programme offers elective modules to allow students to choose their own learning journey. Students can make choices concerning their role within the organisation and the particular logistics function they operate in.

The Lincoln International Business School subscribes to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), which establishes a set of principles to guide our educational endeavour to address global challenges and create a better future for society. These principles are embedded in our programmes through the notion of The Lincoln Responsible Management Graduate:

"Through educational experiences at Lincoln our students develop as people who understand their responsibilities as global citizens, as entrepreneurs, as managers of people, money and resources, as stewards of the economy and the environment and as self-reflective leaders setting future agendas for organisations."

The programme aims to provide:

- A learning programme focused on learning that is highly relevant to the workplace

- Assessment methods focusing on theory, practice, application and reflection;

- The full degree will offer duel accreditation from the CMI and include a CMI Diploma at Level 5, and Chartered Manager status;

- The full programme is also accredited and linked to the professional bodies the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), which allows the BSc to be mapped to professional standards and entry to membership routes.

Why Choose Lincoln

A work-based distance learning programme

Utilises a range of digital and technological learning tools

Enhance your specialist knowledge and skills

Apply knowledge in real-world settings

Supported throughout by a module tutor and a range of resources

A group of students working together on a project

How You Study

This flexible learning programme can be tailored to individual needs and circumstances, and provides an academically rigorous learning environment within which students have the opportunity to extend skills, expertise, knowledge, vision and personal/career development by:

- engaging in independent learning, reflective debate and practice, supported throughout by a module tutor and a range of resources

- focusing on theoretical aspects of business and management, offering the opportunity to apply theories and concepts to students' workplaces, developing knowledge in addition to developing a range of skills and abilities

- gaining an understanding of the dynamic nature of modern organisations and the environment within which they operate by applying module content to management situations within the workplace in increasingly integrated and systematic ways.

The programme presents a framework within which students may engage in personal and professional development by integrating the development of knowledge, skills and experience, whilst simultaneously contributing to organisational effectiveness.

The programme provides a distance-learning framework to enable individuals to complete the programme within a two year period - the duration reflects personal circumstances, accredited experience, prior learning and work commitments.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Communication and Professional Practice 2022-23MGW1518MLevel 42022-23CoreIntroduction to Financial Communications 2022-23MGW1523MLevel 42022-23CoreIntroduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2022-23LOG1007MLevel 42022-23CoreIntroduction to Marketing Concepts 2022-23MKW1102MLevel 42022-23CoreIntroduction to Organisational Behaviour 2022-23MGW1521MLevel 42022-23CoreStudy Skills 2022-23MGT1522MLevel 42022-23CoreApplied Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2022-23MGT2280MLevel 52022-23CoreDeveloping as a Leader and Manager 2022-23LOG2008MLevel 52022-23This module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore the behavioural aspects of organisational life. The module provides 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 enables you to develop a conceptual understanding that is grounded on personal experience.CoreFinancial Concepts 2022-23MGT2275MLevel 52022-23CoreIndependent Learning Skills 2022-23MGT2276MLevel 52022-23CoreOperational Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2022-23MGT2279MLevel 52022-23CoreWork Based Project 2022-23MGW2278MLevel 52022-23CoreCritical Enquiry Skills 2022-23MGW3265MLevel 62022-23This module aims to equip students with appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, and the Independent Research Project in particular.CoreIndependent Research Project 2022-23MGW3262MLevel 62022-23The Independent Research Project is the capstone project of the programme. It provides students with the opportunity to apply, integrate, and deepen the knowledge, insights, and skills that have learned throughout the programme of study. The focus of this project should be a real-world issue or a research topic. Whilst it is intended that most students will complete a work-based research project, in keeping with the ethos of our programmes, this module seeks to enable and facilitate innovation and creativity. Therefore, the format of the final assessment can be negotiated with the supervisor.CoreIntegrating Leadership and Management Experience 2022-23MGW3263MLevel 62022-23This module is designed to develop and assess students ability to reflect critically on leadership and management professional practice and experiences. The expectation is that academic theory and literature will be critically reviewed and applied to the professional experience and organisational context to allow for personal development planning.CoreStrategic Supply Chain Management 2022-23BUW3154MLevel 62022-23The aim of the Strategic Supply Chain Strategy module is to enable the student to critically examine the supply chain and to understand the key role that the Supply Chain Manger has to play within successful organisations. Within this context, students will evaluate some of the key issues that shape the development and selection of appropriate supply chain strategy 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 supply chains, the student will be given the opportunity evaluate the influence of emergent academic concepts within the field.CoreCoaching and Mentoring 2022-23MGW3270MLevel 62022-23This module introduces students to coaching and mentoring as an approach to organisational performance improvement. Coaching can be understood as facilitating someone to reach their own potential to maximise their own performance, helping them learn rather than telling them.OptionalHealth and Safety Management 2022-23MGW3272MLevel 62022-23This module introduces the creation of effective management systems for safe and effective work environments. This module looks to develop existing compliance knowledge, asking students to evaluate the policies and procedures in place within their organisation designed to achieve compliance. Students are encouraged to explore and question current processes in order to develop their own management skills, with emphasis on the human element rather than paperwork. It involves the application of a number of techniques which combine both knowledge and problem-solving skills.OptionalManaging Distribution Logistics 2022-23LMW3183MLevel 62022-23This module builds on the Strategy Supply Chain module to focus on the operational functions which empower and enable the adopted strategic position.OptionalManaging Humanitarian Logistics 2022-23MGW3269MLevel 62022-23Natural disasters (such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, and famine) and man-made disasters (such as wars, conflicts, and refugee crises) have increasingly impacted communities and nations around the world in recent decades, and forecasts suggest that the trend will continue. The purpose of this module is to develop the skills needed to manage the supply chain and the associated logistics functions within a natural or man made disaster.OptionalManaging Operations 2022-23MGW3268MLevel 62022-23This module aims to prepare students to work at the operational level within the logistics sector and looks to enable students to apply attributes, tools and techniques of operational management whilst working within the business strategy. The use of the transformation process is explored to identify the links between the resources, the organisational process and the customer. This provides an insight into operational stakeholder and customer management techniques.OptionalManaging Projects 2022-23MGW3264MLevel 62022-23In this module students have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, and can develop the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically-oriented introduction to the nature, purpose and standards of project management and its key functional objectives (scope, time, cost, quality, risk and flexibility). The role and qualities of the project manager and the composition of the team are also evaluated.OptionalStrategic Innovation and Opportunity Creation 2022-23MGW3279MLevel 62022-23The Strategic innovation and opportunity creation elective has been designed so that upon completion of the module participants will be able to both identify, recognise and use entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills gained through the research and study of both theory and practice, and use these to create a value driven entrepreneurial business plan, or business case project plan. The module aims to equip students with a broad depth and range of enterprise and innovation theory which forms a foundation of knowledge on which to build a creative idea, either as a new business, or as a new project within an existing business. Researching an area or idea will form the main focus, upon which students will examine their target market/customer and both relate and synchronise them to offer value to the customer, either as a new business, or as a new project they will research a proposed innovation or value added outcome delivered within an existing business. It also aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs learn from previous mistakes. Adopting this route does not confine the participants to the confines of small or medium business and its associated and related activities; it aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations large and small, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it will prepare the student for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

The programme adopts a range of formative and summative assessment strategies. The strategy for assessment for the programme includes the use of 'formative' assessments to provide a key element of the learning experience. Students will have the opportunity for formative assessment on all assessment elements.

Where students submit written work it is submitted electronically via Blackboard. Feedback on assessments will be delivered electronically in line with the university of Lincoln regulations.

For each module there will be an assignment brief which will include details of the intended learning outcomes for the module, the assignment tasks to be undertaken, and the weighting of the assignment tasks.

Due to the work-based learning nature of the programme, portfolio's will be used extensively where appropriate combined with alternative and innovate assessment methods. Portfolio assessments could include reports, case studies, descriptions, reviews, reflective learning accounts, presentations, projects, proposals and plans, with accompanying critical commentary.

Portfolio assessments are designed to enable students to demonstrate how they have applied their knowledge and understanding, skills and behaviours in a real work environment and in a range of ways to achieve real work objectives.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

Entry Requirements

Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any business who want to upgrade their operations skills and progress their qualifications to degree level. To qualify for direct entry we normally look for a recent level 5 qualification (up to 5 years old) and on-going employment in a relevant field to the course subject area.

We may also accept candidates with a level 4 qualification or extensive work experience under certain conditions. If you are unsure of your suitability for the degree, please contact our Admissions team.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, the FdSc Operations Management is designed as a pathway to help meet the level 6 requirements and give you the foundation in operational management necessary for any of the work-based distance learning degree courses we offer. Find out more at

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific 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.

The 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.


Work-Based Distance Learning students need to be in employment and have some management responsibilities, this can be management of people or resources. You will need to evidence that you can practically apply level 5 knowledge, this can be achieved by providing evidence of qualifications undertaken or professional body membership.

What Can I Do with a Logistics Management Degree?

BSc (Hons) Logistics Management is designed to help students advance their careers by furthering their management competence and general employability. Students have the opportunity to extend their skills, knowledge, and vision and the course provides them with opportunities for personal and career development.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

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