Business and Supply Chain Management (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Business and Supply Chain Management at University of Portsmouth

Organisations work with partners and suppliers across the world to streamline their operations and increase their access to international markets.

On this BSc (Hons) Business and Supply Chain Management (SCM) degree course, you'll learn about the tools and techniques businesses use to manage these complex networks.

Supply chain management is a profession where there's currently a skills shortage. So you'll be in high demand when start your career after the course.

The supply chain industry is currently facing severe shortfalls in qualified professionals, with 1.2 million new roles needed to meet demand by 2022 according to UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). So you'll have many career opportunities when you finish the course.

What can you do with a Business and Supply Chain Management degree?

With your skills and knowledge, you'll be able to work in areas such as:

  • supply chain management
  • purchasing and procurement
  • procurement management
  • logistics analysis
  • distribution management
  • supply coordination

What jobs can you do with a Business and Supply Chain Management degree?

Roles you can do include:

  • supply chain manager
  • procurement manager
  • procurement buyer
  • logistics analyst
  • distribution manager
  • supply coordinator

You can also go onto study a postgraduate qualification.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry when you finish the course. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service will help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Business and Supply Chain Management degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

Study year abroad

Between your second and third year you can study abroad at one of our partner universities. This allows you to experience a different culture, enhance your CV so you stand out in the job market, grow your confidence, and open up personal and professional opportunities.

We have partnerships with Universities in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Classes are delivered in English.

You'll get support from the faculty's Global Support Office and UoP Global with identifying and applying to suitable destinations, and ongoing contact and support during your year abroad.

Teaching staff profiles

These are some of the expert staff who'll teach you on this degree course. 

Dr Banu Lokman Senior Lecturer

Banu graduated in Industrial Engineering and received her MS and PhD degrees for her studies in multi-criteria decision making (MCDM). She worked as a planning engineer in the Research and Development Department of a defence electronics company. She has been selected as a Board Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) MCDM Section. She also served as the secretary of the International Society on MCDM.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • essays
  • presentations
  • projects
  • exams
  • reflective work
  • computer-based assignments

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you're assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 27% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 56% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 48% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 47% by coursework 

Academic skills support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • Academic writing
  • Note taking
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Presentation skills
  • Referencing
  • Working in groups
  • Revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.

Course costs

Tuition fees (2021 start)

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students - £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students - £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship - may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students - £15,500 per year (subject to annual increase)

Tuition fees terms and conditions

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren't included in the tuition fees. So you'll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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