BSc (Hons) Logistics Management (Military)

Key Information

Part-time Duration: 18-24 Months

School: Lincoln International Business School

Campus: Lincoln Campus [L]

Validation Status: Validated

Introduction

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

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 BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree present 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 levels of the degree are accredited through previous academic qualifications and relevant professional experience, allowing students to join in the third year of the degree.

Flexibility

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 deployments or other such commitments. In effect students can pause their studies until they are in a position to continue.

How You Study

Students can have up to ten hours contact time with their tutors with the remainder being self-directed study. A range of teaching and learning methods are used on the BSc (Hons) Logistics Management including using Blackboard which is an online teaching and learning resource. Teaching on the course is through a range of methods such as podcasts, Wikis and blogs with the aim to facilitate a community of practice learners. Blackboard is also used for assessment purposes.

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 and are based on the development of close working relationships between tutor and individual student.  Hence, assessment strategies aim to 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.

Duration

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

Modules (Logistics Officers LOGLDLUB)

This module aims to equip students the appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, and the Independent Research Project in particular.

The aim of this module is to enable students to critically examine the supply chain and to understand the key role that the Supply Chain Manager has to play within successful organisations. Students can 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, students have the opportunity to evaluate the influence of emergent academic concepts within the field.

The dissertation is the capstone project of the programme. It provides students with the opportunity to apply, integrate, and deepen the knowledge, insights, and skills they 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 their supervisor, dissertation coordinator and programme leader.

Students can choose from one of the following optional electives:

 

Managing the Food Supply Chain

This module aims to address the theory and practices of supply chain management within the context of the food supply system. The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the topic of food supply chain management which can be applied to the workplace, to provide the student with the credibility to advise colleagues and higher management with regard to the effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of their employers’ businesses.

 

Managing Distribution Logistics

This module builds on the Strategic Supply Chain Management module to focus on the operational functions which empower and enable the adopted strategic position.

 

Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Natural 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.

 

Managing Transport Logistics

This module aims to develop the skills needed to manage a transport logistics operation. The supply chain involves the flow of materials from one element of the supply chain to the next. This is between and across logistics functions and operational process. The flow of goods often involves the movement of both finished and work in progress goods. The physical movement of these goods involves transportation. As supply chains become more complex and geographically dispersed the need for transport grows. Included in this demand is the need to have transport which can support the strategic position adopted by the organisation.

 

Managing Projects

In 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.

 

Managing Operations

This module aims to prepare students to work at the operational level within the logistics sector and enables 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.

Modules (Officers, WOs, SNCOs and by exception JNCOs)

This module aims to equip students with appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, the Independent Research Project in particular.

This 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.

The aim of this module is to enable students to critically examine the supply chain and to understand the key role that the Supply Chain Manager has to play within successful organisations. Students can 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, students to will be given the opportunity to evaluate the influence of emergent academic concepts within the field.

The dissertation 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, dissertation coordinator and programme leader

Students can choose from one of the following optional electives:

 

Managing the Food Supply Chain

This module aims to address the theory and practices of supply chain management within the context of the food supply system. The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the topic of food supply chain management which can be applied to the work place, to provide the student with the credibility to advise subordinates and higher management with regard to effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of their employers’ businesses.

 

Managing Distribution Logistics

This module builds on the Strategic Supply Chain module to focus on the operational functions which empower and enable the adopted strategic position.

 

Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Natural 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.

 

Managing Transport Logistics

This module aims to develop the skills needed to manage a transport logistics operation. The supply chain involves the flow of materials from one element of the supply chain to the next. This is between and across logistics functions and operational process. The flow of goods often involves the movement of both finished and work in progress goods. The physical movement of these goods involves transportation. As supply chains become more complex and geographically dispersed the need for transport grows. Included in this demand is the need to have transport which can support the strategic position adopted by the organisation

Students can choose from one of the following optional electives:

Managing Projects

In 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.

 

Managing Operations

This 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.

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.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited as meeting the academic requirements of Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK, subject to final degree classification. The programme is also dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) this means students will automatically receive a second professional qualification and Chartered Manager status upon successful completion of their programme.

Entry Requirements

This is a final level top-up degree course, with Level 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 personnel through formal accreditation of the first two levels of study of the undergraduate degree programme. This means officers, SNCOs, and, JNCOs who have successfully completed phase one and phase two training have the final year of the degree to complete as described under the modules tab. Applicants should also have a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND, and CMI Level 5 or similar.

Logistics Officers

Programme Code: LOGLDLUB

The University of Lincoln has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by logistics personnel in their career training. This has led to the formal accreditation of this military training which means Logistic Officers gain credits to meet the first two levels of study of this undergraduate degree programme.

Study on the initial Logistics Officer training is also recognised by the university formally through an agreement with the Defence College of Logistics, Personnel and Administration (DCLPA), for the accreditation of an additional two final year modules worth 45 of the 120 credit points needed. This leaves successful RN ILOC, RLC TCC and RAF LOT graduates who have completed their military training within the 5 years prior to enrolment on the degree programme, needing to complete only a further four final level modules (75 of the 120 CATS points)  successfully in order to gain the BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree.

Students will complete the Critical Enquiry Skills for Distance Learning, Strategic Supply Chain Management, an elective logistics module and an Independent Study Project.

Officers, WOs, SNCOs and by exception JNCOs

Programme Code: LOGLDLUB

The University of Lincoln has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by logistics personnel in their career training through formal accreditation of the first two levels of study of the undergraduate degree programme.

This leaves officers, WOs, SNCOs and JNCOs the final level of the degree to successfully complete (120 credit points).  This can be achieved through the study of six modules (including two logistics electives) described under the modules tab.

Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification obtained within the last five years such as a Foundation Degree, HND, CMI Level 5 or similar. They should also be able to display experience as a logistics practitioner and be in a role in which they can apply management knowledge at the appropriate level.

Fees

BSc (Hons) Logistics Management 18/19 Tuition Fees
Open Route – LOGLDLUB   £7000**
Closed Route – LOGLDLUB £7000**
Additional Year of Study      £598*

The current course fee is £7000** for the whole programme based on completion within two years following initial enrolment.  This can be payable in two payments of £3500** for each year.

 

*Subject to annual review of fees.

**Current or previous serving members of the UK Military may be eligible for a fees bursary.  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/.