Undergraduate degree programmes (sometimes referred to as a ‘first degree’) are suitable for students who have completed high school education to the equivalent of UK A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB). A number of overseas high school qualifications are accepted for direct entry but in some cases a foundation programme will be required. If you are unsure please visit the regional information pages and check the entry requirements applicable to your country.
Undergraduate degree courses are normally three or four years’ duration although they may be longer if you opt to do a paid industrial placement. Teaching is conducted through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You can choose to concentrate on one subject, or combine two or more subjects. A list of all available degree courses (single and combined) can be found in our online Undergraduate Prospectus.
Loughborough University’s undergraduate degree programmes usually lead to the award of a BA, BSc or BEng. Many, however, are extended programmes leading to the award of Master e.g. MEng or MComp. This is not the equivalent of a postgraduate higher award (e.g. MSc, MA, MBA), but gives you the opportunity to study a subject to a greater depth for a year, and gain further professional accreditation where relevant.