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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Logistics Research Centre (LRC) has a world class reputation and is well networked with industry and government both in the UK and internationally. In recent years LRC has undertaken projects on home delivery operations, performance measurement in the road freight sector, the development of coastal roll on-roll off (ro-ro) services for trucks, the process of freight traffic growth, future logistical trends in Europe and the distribution systems of UK supermarket chains. It has been a full partner in several major EU projects and conducted studies for government departments, the Institute of Logistics and Transport and several trade bodies. Much of our research is undertaken within the broad areas below: Relationship between logistics / supply chain trends and freight transport; Environmental sustainability of logistics operations; Low carbon logistics; Performance measurement, benchmarking and data collection in logistics; Freight transport policy; Shipping and port development; Retail logistics; Clothing and textile supply chains; Effects of IT and e-commerce on logistics; Impact of infrastructure development and traffic congestion on logistics.

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£ 15,360per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    164 75%

    14th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

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