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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5162M Green Logistics

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Anthony Whiteing

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Module replaces


This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module re-appraises freight transport and supply chain logistics using the latest thinking and research findings, in order to identify and evaluate possibilities to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact.


The module is designed to help students who aspire to work in planning, policymaking and consultancy roles in which they will need up-to-date understanding of best practice in reducing the environmental problems associated with freight logistics and supply chain activities.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

LO1 Students will develop a good understanding of how supply chains currently operate, at both global and local scales
LO2 Students will develop an understanding of the environmental and societal problems associated with current supply chain practices at both global and local scales
LO3 Students will develop skills in the evaluation of innovative approaches and strategies for improving supply chains now and in the future

Skills Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

LO4 Problem solving and analytical skills
LO5 Critical thinking
LO6 Systems thinking
LO7 Information searching


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours129.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular online tests (e.g. with multiple choice questions) will be provided during the delivery of the module to allow students to test their understanding and to obtain formative feedback on this.

Two seminars will be held ahead of the coursework submission date to reinforce learning and provide opportunities for guidance as students develop their answers.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/04/2024


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