Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Retailing, Marketing and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Designed in collaboration with major retailers, this course is commercially relevant ensuring you maximise your employment prospects.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Retailing, Marketing and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Designed in collaboration with major retailers, this course is commercially relevant ensuring you maximise your employment prospects.

Course details

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This course aims to develop managers who are able to lead large teams and use modern information systems to solve complex management and marketing problems and exploit new opportunities.

As the only retailing course in the country to have been continuously sponsored by retailers from its inception more than twenty years ago, we have close working relationships with retailers, who provide guest lecturers, case studies, skills workshops and company visits.

The course prepares you for a career in retailing as a manager in one of the specialist retailing areas such as buying, merchandising, personnel, logistics or store management. Equally, the multidisciplinary nature of the course will equip you for a variety of career opportunities in marketing (for example advertising, brand management or market research) or more general management and consultancy.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich NN25
Course overview

The course prepares you for a career in retailing as a manager in one of the specialist retailing areas such as buying, merchandising, personnel, logistics or store management.

Equally, the multidisciplinary nature of the course will equip you for a variety of career opportunities in marketing (for example advertising, brand management or market research) or more general management and consultancy

We will help you to develop your communication and interpersonal skills and your ability to work in groups, developing practical skills essential for working in today’s businesses.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas related to their career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics.

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.

Student enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Selection

Selection interviews are not normally held, and offers of places are made on the basis of your UCAS form, particularly your referee’s report and previous examination performances. Candidates who are offered a place are invited to visit the School and meet staff and current students on one of several Visit Days.

Awards and Prizes

The retailing companies supporting this course are keen to help students achieve their potential during their degree and provide sponsored prizes for excellent achievement (see example). In addition, annual awards are presented to students for excellent academic achievement and following a successful placement year students may be nominated for a number of prize awards as well as graduate job opportunities.

Graduate destinations

Career prospects in retailing and marketing are excellent and our graduates are highly sought after by blue chip companies. Many of our graduates have attained leading positions in head office, supply chain, store management and marketing roles.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Course structure

Year 1
  • Introduction to Retail Management
  • Retailing Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Financial Framework
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Skills for Study and Work
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Modelling
  • Marketing Mix
  • Organisations in the International Context
Year 2
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Buying
  • Retail and Service Operations
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Information Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Brand Management

Plus three modules from a list of options (including further management subjects such as Sales Management, Data Analysis for Marketing Decisions, Information Systems Development, International Management, and International Business).

Year 3
  • Salaried professional placement
  • Alternatively you can choose to study abroad at an overseas partner university, or a mixture of professional placement and study abroad
Year 4
  • Retailing Logistics
  • Retailing Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning

Plus a number of modules from a wide range of options (including further advanced retailing, marketing and management subjects).

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: NN25 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB
35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional
Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placements

The third year of the degree is spent on a salaried business placement as a trainee manager. This will typically be with a retail organisation or in a marketing role with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated placements office has contacts with over 400 companies worldwide who regularly target our students to recruit for salaried placement positions, many of whom are offered a job after their degree. Each year our course sponsors offer a number of placements specifically for our students.

On successful completion of the placement year, you will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Studies in addition to your degree.

Study abroad

All of our students can also choose to develop their language skills with us by spending the year between their second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree. Additionally, you could combine a shorter business placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: NN25

Our students

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”