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Aston University, Birmingham

Logistics with Purchasing Management

UCAS Code: J9M8

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-C,C,C

INCLUDING A SCIENCE OR TECHNICAL SUBJECT: BCC: including a science or technical subject - Standard offer CCC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer) Science or Technical subject: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics, Geography and Geology ANY SUBJECTS: BBC: Standard offer BCC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Access at level 3 in science or technical subject preferred but not essential.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Mathematics Grade C/4 and English Language Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

with minimum 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects if no Science or Technical subject studied. or 28 overall points with 5, 4, 4 in Higher Level subjects including a science or technical subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

For other BTEC combinations please view the Aston web pages.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Logistics

Our BSc Logistics with Purchasing Management course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It will prepare you for a career in purchasing or supply chain management, with its emphasis on the selection, engagement, and development and performance measurement of suppliers.

Purchasing has an overwhelming impact on the bottom line of any organization. It generally accounts for over half of an organisations spend and has a direct impact on the two forces that drive the bottom line: sales and costs. In a world-class organisation therefore it is essential that purchasing becomes a core competency of the firm, finding and developing suppliers and bringing in highly valued expertise.

The course includes a thorough grounding in all the key subjects one would expect in a logistics or operations management degree. In addition specialist modules cover the strategic, operation and practical techniques used to select, develop, contractually engage and monitor suppliers. The application of technology, management of supply risk, methods of costing and acquisition, importance of corporate social responsibility and many more important topics are studied within the context of maximising supply chain functionality, performance and ultimately value.

We foster strong partnerships with industry, our Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our graduates to build skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates.

Key course benefits:
- Engineering at Aston is ranked 7th in the UK for Student Experience in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide

- 94.2% of students were satisfied with the Teaching of their course in the 2017 Nation Student Survey

- Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Engineering and Applied Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
D

After graduation


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Others in technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£25,140
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Managers and directors in transport and logistics
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but over half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, in marketing, or in business were also popular — these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. Another degree that falls under this heading is in transport logistics (told you it was broad!), and those graduates did particularly well as our whole just-in-time retail economy really needs good logistics skills - and graduates with those qualifications are in serious shortage. But your prospects do depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.

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