Logistics Management (747N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides you with a critical analysis of the current theory and practice in logistics management in its global context. You will be introduced to the principles and concepts of logistics management and given an insight to its internationalisation, as well as a review of the role of the logistics-management function within organisations. 

Your analytical and evaluative skills will be developed through the critical examination of theories, models, tools and techniques employed in logistics management. The purpose of the module is to equip you with a foundation of essential knowledge of contemporary logistics management and its application domestically and internationally.

Topics covered may include:

  • logistics in different parts of the world 
  • the role of logistics in international supply chain management 
  • logistics functions and processes
  • packaging and materials handling
  • transportation infrastructure
  • transportation operations 
  • ports management 
  • sourcing 
  • reverse logistics 
  • relationship development and management
  • green logistics
  • future issues in logistics and its management


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group submission (written))

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.