Logistics is concerned with the flow of materials in the supply chain; from source through the total industrial process to the customer and then on to disposal or re-use/re-cycling. By co-ordinating all resources logistics ensures that service levels are acceptable to customers.

The BSc Logistics Management degree course provides a detailed understanding and knowledge of logistics and its place in all types of industries. The range of professional and general management skills you will develop will be invaluable for careers in logistics and many other areas of graduate employment.

Professional accreditation

Both our BSc in Logistics and all our BScs are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Graduates who become Chartered Members (CMILT) are eligible to request a CPC National and International in Road Haulage. Following professional experience after graduation you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT).  Your placement year is fully recognized as professional experience.

Career prospects

Logistics occurs in all industries and by its very nature is the key to their efficiency and effectiveness. Consequently there are excellent career prospects for Logistics graduates. The breadth and depth of our programmes will give you a head start in your chosen career. 

Typical areas of employment include:

  • logistics and distribution divisions of manufacturers
  • the retail industry
  • freight forwarders
  • the health services
  • road freight hauliers
  • local and central government consultants
  • third-party distribution companies
  • parcel delivery services
  • consultants
  • manufacturing logistics
  • procurement divisions of companies
  • the Armed Forces
Some of our other graduates chose to join Officer Training Schemes for the Army and Royal Air Force and Aston University’s position as one of the select few UK Defence Academy (DTUS) universities makes us ideal for those wishing to pursue their careers in this area.