Logistics FdSc

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • Typical offer level
    Prior knowledge and skills equivalent to BTEC NC, NVQ or similar vocational awards
More information

Key dates

  • Start date
  • Open Days
    Our next Open Day is taking place on:
    Saturday 23rd November

Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport (CILT)

Earn a living whilst you complete your studies

Benefit from close links to industry

Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

Course summary

Upon completion, further specialist study can be acquired through progression to the BSc Logistics and Operations Management programme, delivered on a blended distance learning basis.

Course Outline & Key Facts

This course will develop an understanding of operational and managerial processes involved. This includes procurement movement, storage, distribution and use of resources throughout the supply chain. You will develop the specific professional and academic skills required by logistic companies, and gain generic transferable skills which will enable you to make a valuable and long-term contribution to the industry.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Aston University

Attendance at all eight, 5-day teaching weeks is compulsory. Teaching takes place from Monday - Friday over a total of 8 weeks.

Entry Requirements & Fees

Typical offer level

Prior knowledge and skills equivalent to BTEC NC, NVQ or similar vocational awards

Specific requirements
Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme.

Start Date

Fees (per annum)
£6,800 (Home/EU) £13,900 (overseas) 2019/20

Subject Guide & Modules

Subject guide & modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Personal Development and Leading People 
  • Continuous Improvement within Logistics 
  • Warehousing
  • Data Analysis
  • IT Systems and Project Management

Year 2

  • Operations Management 
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Management Accounting 
  • Work-based Project 
  • Legal and Environmental Aspects 
  • Inventory
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Retail Logistics 
  • Transport Operations 

These modules are examples only and subject to change, please check back for next year’s modules soon.

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

This programme is assessed by assignments, formal lectures, tutorial classes, work-based projects and examinations.


In order to support career progression and open up new opportunities at managerial level, the part time BSc Logistics and Operations Management course has been developed on a work based blended distance learning basis. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Logistics have the opportunity to progress onto this programme.

Course Director

Mr Constant Iannacci

Constant Iannacci is currently Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Logistics and the BSc Logistics and Operations Management. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport since 2001. He has research interests in International Shipping and International Trade.

How to apply

Please email a copy of your CV to eas_apec@aston.ac.uk.

Contact us

Aston Professional Education Centre
School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Room: MB133
+44 (0)121 204 5333

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