Undergraduate study


Retailing, Marketing and Management

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich NN25 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022

Top 10

for all subject areas

The Times Good University Guide 2018

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation


of employed 2016 graduates

in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating


Average starting salary

DLHE 2016

Retailing, Marketing and Management course overview

Designed and constantly updated in collaboration with major retailers, as a student on this course you will benefit from insights informed by the very latest commercial best practice, guest lectures, live industry case studies, skills workshops and company visits.

This 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. It also equips you for a variety of career opportunities in marketing (for example advertising, brand management or market research) or more general management and consultancy.

You will cover the core areas of retailing, marketing, economics, financial management and organisational behaviour in your first two years. Building on this and your placement experience you can then specialise in your final year by choosing more advanced optional modules that suit your career ambitions.

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.

Ella: Retailing, Marketing and Management at Loughborough University

BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management finalist Ella Vega outlines her experiences on the course and her placement year at Tangle Teezer Limited which led to her winning the Dean’s award for employability.

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.

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.


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 BuyingRetail 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: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.



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.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.

The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

NN25 Retailing, Marketing and Management - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which should preferably be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one A Level at grade B (academic subject preferred). National Extended Diploma: DDD Preferred subjects: Business
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Maths/Further Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, English Language/Literature, Languages (non-native) Government and Politics, Law, and Statistics.

If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Course fees 2018/19

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £17,500

You should plan for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.

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. 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.

Student and Graduate Profiles

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Developing your Employability

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This is a four year degree and includes a year on placement or studying abroad as an integral part of the course. You can opt for either a year on placement or study abroad, or six months on each.

Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects.  On successful completion, you will be awarded either a Diploma in Professional Studies or a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Professional Placements

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Typically your placement is with a retail organisation or in a marketing role with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Find out more about Business and Economics Placements

Explore in depth how a placement will increase your employability, the help you will get from our dedicated placements office and watch our placements video.
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Maddy: My Placement at Unilever

We talked to Maddy Boulton about her 12-month internship with Unilever and get some invaluable insight from Unilever themselves to see what she got up to.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence. Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have a wide range of partners in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia. 

Find out more about Studying Abroad

Explore our extensive range of study partners around the world, the help you will get from our dedicated international relations office and watch our videos on how studying abroad can enhance your employability and transform your outlook. 
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Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: NN25