The Loughborough Executive MBA MBA

Entry requirements
2:2 or above
Part-time
Up to 4 years (typically 3 years)
Start date
September 2019
UK / EU fee
£27,500
International fee
£27,500
Location
Loughborough

Overview

Supercharge your career at an triple-accredited (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA) Top-10 UK Business School with a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders.

At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and unrivalled reputation for sport, we understand the mind-set needed to go from being a higher-achiever to an elite performer. Our focus is on guiding you through a transformational experience that will enable you to fulfil your potential.

Executive MBA

Our part-time Executive MBA programme is designed to equip you with the skills to manage complex business challenges; develop creative solutions for contemporary business issues; lead innovative change programmes to capitalise on new opportunities and become an effective leader of people.

The programme focuses heavily on practical problem-solving skills to address real business challenges, through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders. Our work-based assignments give you the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to current business problems, enabling you to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance your leadership skills throughout the programme. Our blended learning approach allows you to balance learning and business pressures.

Learning alongside a cohort of experienced managers with a minimum of 5-years’ professional/managerial experience will enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work with our internationally diverse full-time cohort on some modules.

Executive MBA - Sports Management Pathway

We also offer a specific sports management pathway on our Executive MBA for those candidates who wish to tailor their learning to the Sport sector. The course is designed to provide you with all the core MBA knowledge, skills and behaviours, whilst allowing you to develop context specific knowledge and skills related to Sports Management though tailored optional modules and your work-based project. Voted No. 1 for Sports subjects, Loughborough University is an ideal place to study if you are focused on working in the Sports sector.

Degree Apprenticeships Both programme pathways can be done as a Level 7 Senior Leaders Apprenticeship.

What makes the Loughborough Executive MBA degree different?

As a triple-accredited (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA) Top-10 UK business school we have a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders sought after by leading employers.

  • The Loughborough MBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Our links with over 400 international corporate partners will enable you to benefit from commercially-relevant teaching
  • You will exercise practical problem-solving skills to address real business challenges through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders
  • Our Managing Innovation module will give you the opportunity to work on live business projects to commercialise new technologies as part of a group consultancy project
  • Includes an optional international summer school, where you can study and network with MBA delegates from around the world
  • Through our award-winning Careers Network and a dedicated MBA careers team, we can support you to enhance your employability and career progression

Who should study this programme?

The Loughborough Executive MBA is designed to help those with a minimum of 5-years’ professional/managerial experience who wish to transform their career from being a high-achiever to an elite performer in the world of management and leadership. This programme typically takes around 3 years to complete.

Why you should choose us

What you'll study

The Loughborough Executive MBA is designed to provide managers with a challenging educational experience in terms of general intellectual and personal development, within the context of the academic study of business and management.

Those wishing to specialise, can do so through our Executive MBA (Sports Management) pathway. Drawing on Loughborough University’s long heritage and reputation for sport, this pathway covers all the same core content of the Executive MBA programme but then also includes 50 credits of sports management focused modules. It is aimed at those wishing to gain both the general senior management learning of an MBA programme alongside developing the capabilities to succeed in sports organisations and businesses.

Modules

This programme covers a wide range of topics. To give you a taster, we have provided a brief outline of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

To gain the award of MBA, 180 credits need to be achieved. All the core modules are compulsory and account for 150 credits. 30 credits must be selected from the optional modules. To gain the award of MBA (Sports Management) students must take all compulsory modules that account for 150 credits, two core sports management electives and a choice of one other elective (10 credits)

Personal Effectiveness (10 credits)

This module starts your MBA journey by focusing on developing key personal effectiveness skills, including, self-awareness and a recognition of how to influence others; explore how to foster more effective work relationships; and build strategies for continuing personal development.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Accounting, Financial Management and Economics (10 credits)

This module aims to critically evaluate accounting practice, the use of financial information in organisations and gives the student a clearer understanding of the economic forces at work in the business world, using selected contemporary problems and techniques appropriate to the management of organisational performance in a variety of 21st century contexts.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam.

Managing People (10 credits)

The module covers a range of HR activities such as Performance Management, Recruitment & Selection and Learning & Development. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate theory and practice, develop relevant skills, reflect on their own experience and identify options for improved practice in the future. In contemporary organisational forms day to day management of human resource aspects is often devolved to operational managers. Hence, even if students do not choose to specialise in HR, they will find themselves appraising, performance managing, recruiting and problem solving. This module aims to provide the skills to facilitate this.

Assessments

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Strategic Marketing (10 credits)

This module takes an applied approach to studying the fundamentals of marketing thinking and of strategic marketing. Using company case studies, students work to solve organisational marketing issues. The course teaches theoretical and managerial frameworks that can be immediately put into practice. Students will be able to critically evaluate the importance of a strategic marketing approach; critically evaluate the importance of marketing management; critically evaluate the use of strategic marketing planning frameworks and models; discuss those marketing planning implementation issues that are appropriate to the competitive and market conditions faced by an organisation at a given point in time.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework

Business Analytics (10 credits)

The module aims to develop an understanding of the role of business analytics in an organisation, help students understand how data and information systems/technologies can support an organisation and develop an awareness of how analytical methods (forecasting and optimal resource allocation) can help an organisation improve decision making.

Assessments

Typically, this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam.

Problem Solving for Leaders (10 credits)

The module covers a range of specific leadership behaviours and structured approaches designed to support the development of competences in problem solving and decision making. It provides students with an opportunity to experience these behaviours and approaches in the classroom, and a framework against which the effectiveness of their problem solving efforts can be assessed.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Managing Innovation (10 credits)

This practical module gives students the opportunity to work with an outside organisation that needs an innovative solution for their future growth. Using a novel idea generation and risk analysis tool, students work in groups and combine all the knowledge they have gained from their MBA to bring an independent perspective to their partner company’s business.

Assessments

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% group coursework.

Operations Management (10 credits)

This module is all about achieving efficiency and effectiveness in the management of resources that are devoted to the creation and delivery of goods and services in organisations. It enables students to understand the ways managers direct, design, deliver and develop their operations to minimise costs and add value to their end products and services. Students apply several different frameworks to understand traditional and contemporary issues to aid their management and leadership of operations functions within a broad range of global contexts.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Leading the Organisation: Leading People (10 credits)

The module aims to: provide a theoretical and practical introduction to leadership and strategic HRM practices; help students apply leadership theory to their own workplace and their own behaviour; consider approaches to leadership appropriate to global businesses in the 21st century and develop participants' skills around persuasive communication. Irrespective of specialism MBA’s can expect to find themselves in a leadership role. The technical aspects of most roles can be learned, leadership skills are harder to acquire, and this module aims to facilitate that process.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 35% presentation and 65% coursework.

Leading the Organisation: Strategy, Governance and Markets (10 credits)

This module aims to: provide participants with the knowledge and skills to formulate a strategic business plan; equip students with knowledge on strategic positioning, strategic capabilities and resources, strategic options, scenario planning and innovative strategic thinking; and create an understanding of risk factors and the importance of stakeholder engagement and governance models and an introduction to important contemporary economic challenges.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Leading Strategic Change (20 credits)

Concentrates on the leading aspects, looks at the issues of change management and applying strategic models to a detailed case study with students working in groups, acting as a consultancy team, to provide a strategic plan for a company. Asks the question- as leader of a team what would you personally do and how would you cope?

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 20% group presentation, 30% group coursework and 50% individual coursework.

Professional Development sessions (0 credits)

(compulsory for Full Time students, Zero Credit rated)

This module aims to prepare students with essential study skills for success at MBA level, as well as preparing a framework for extensive careers and employability support. All part time students are invited to join in with this module.

Assessment

Not assessed

Plus one of the core modules below, depending on the pathway you take:

Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)

Students are required to undertake a work-based project which will be developed in collaboration with an employing organisation. They will identify the key issues, develop data collection strategies, identify solutions and aspects of best practice. The solutions are presented as a written report.

Assessment

This module is assessed by 100% coursework, producing an individual project report of 12,000 words.

Sports Management Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)

Students are required to undertake a work-based project in a sports management work-place setting which will be developed in collaboration with an employing organisation. They will identify the key issues, develop data collection strategies, identify solutions and aspects of best practice. The solutions are presented as a written report.

Assessment

This module is assessed by 100% coursework, producing an individual project report of 12,000 words.

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services (10 credits)

The module will consider the role that outsourcing plays in shaping business strategy and IT strategy in a global context and in turn how business and IT strategy affect global sourcing. Perspectives from both the client and supplier side will be considered.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 35% group / 65% individual coursework.

Corporate Finance (10 credits)

The aims of this module are to: develop a broad understanding of core issues in corporate finance which are important to students' professional needs; develop numerical reasoning and the ability to interpret numerical data. On completion of this module students should be able to: discuss advantages and disadvantages of various sources of finance; understand and use various capital budgeting techniques for a variety of scenarios; evaluate the impact of capital structure and dividend policy on the value of the firm; evaluate arguments and evidence in relation to key issues in corporate finance; use appropriate tools to analyse problems faced by corporate treasurers.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% individual coursework.

Managing Corporate Reputation (10 credits)

The aims of this module are: to provide participants with an understanding of how corporate reputation can be managed well and what to do when things go wrong; to develop an understanding of media, media strategy and media management at regional, national and international levels; to develop skills in managing the media and media interactions in a rapidly changing media environment; and to explore corporate reputation, brand management, PR and crisis management within a sports context and compare this context with other sectors. The module makes extensive use of practitioner inputs and live business problems.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 40% individual presentation / 60% individual coursework.

Managing the Global Firm (10 credits)

This module examines the business-environment factors and management styles that influence global companies. The module combines academic reasoning with practical applications. The aims of this module are: to provide awareness of the technological, economic, legal and political context in which organisations operate on a global scale; to develop knowledge and understanding in international business theory and managerial practice in a range of international contexts; to explore the specific implications for managerial practice, financial management, marketing and innovation efforts to develop a rich understanding of the complexities of managing global firms; and develop knowledge of the different approaches that can be taken when managing firms in a global context.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% individual coursework.

Information Systems, Strategy and Management (10 credits)

To provide an understanding of: the strategic importance of information systems (IS) and the concerns of modern Information Technology (IT)in the competitive environment; Systems Theory (including Systems Thinking and related information concepts) and to exemplify its practical utility; digitization of traditional businesses and the Digital Economy through business applications of the technology deployed, in Platforms, Auctions, data analytics/Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and robotics; explore digitization through concepts of transaction costs, disruption, network effects and innovation diffusion; and Media, Social Media, Attention Economy and immersive content, such as Virtual reality and games.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Project Management (10 credits)

On completion of this module students will be able to: characterise a project and understand when to apply project management techniques to achieve an objective, recognise the role of people in projects including leaders, teams and stakeholders, describe techniques for planning projects and managing uncertainty and risk, understand the project life cycle and determine appropriate activities at each stage, evaluate criteria for project selection; critically assess the status of a project and establish suitable corrective actions, where appropriate, apply project planning and control techniques such as network analysis; understand the potential benefits of project management software.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% individual coursework.

Managing Sports Organisations (10 credits)

The aims of this module are: to provide participants with an understanding of sports-related policy and international sports environment factors and their influence on managing sports organisations; to develop skills in managing sports and sports-related organisations in a global environment; to develop an understanding of management decision-making models that might be applied in an international sports context; and to develop an understanding of the importance of ethics in a sports context.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 30% presentation / 70% individual coursework.

The European Summer School in Advanced Management (ESSAM) (20 credits)

This module is an excellent opportunity to join the global family of MBA’s, and work on ‘live’ business problems set by real businesses in the region. The module aims to develop an understanding of the changing nature of the practice and processes of strategic management and other advanced management topics as organisations operate in an increasingly internationalised business environment.

This is a two-week residential module, availability and location to be confirmed. Additional fees may apply for this module.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

International Intensive Study Period (10 credits)

The aim of this module is to: develop an understanding of the changing nature of management and other advanced management topics in the internationalised business environment, especially through the experience of working with a diverse student cohort; and develop knowledge of a partner institution's locale and region through working on ‘live’ business problems set by real businesses in the region.

This is a one-week residential module, availability and location to be confirmed. Additional fees may apply for this module.

Assessment

Typically, this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

The information above is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of group and individual coursework as well as some exams.

Your personal and professional development

The School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Therefore, in addition to the taught programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend a range of masterclasses and networking events held at Loughborough University and an international study tour. We also offer dedicated individualised careers support, whether you are looking to advance further in your current career path or looking to change career paths, our one-to-one guidance and coaching and Professional Development programme will support you in achieving your career plans.

International Study Tours

The international study tours aim to expose you to different international experiences where you will receive a combination of lectures, industrial visits and cultural experiences and will involve visiting one of several potential destinations, for example, China, South America and the US. We ask students to make a contribution to travel and accommodation costs.

Future career prospects

As an MBA student, we are committed to providing you with the very best careers development support to ensure you maximise your post-MBA potential. With our award-winning Careers Network, you can utilise our global vacancy database with the world’s leading recruiters; receive dedicated MBA careers support; and benefit from the UK’s largest on-campus annual careers fair. The Loughborough MBA attracts a variety of professionals from all walks of life, and graduates of the programme have enhanced their careers at senior level in high profile companies.

Graduate destinations

Loughborough MBA graduates have enhanced their careers at senior level in a range of high profile companies, including:

Loughborough MBA graduates include:

  • Commercial Director at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
  • Network Manager for Elliot Group
  • Senior Group Captain in the Royal Air Force
  • Manager at DNV GL
  • Senior Project Leader at British Gypsum.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Accenture, Project Manager
  • Balfour Beatty, Manager
  • Barclays, Senior Business Design Analyst
  • Birmingham Airport, Engineering Performance Manager
  • Caterpillar, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Chicago Brick & Iron, Business Development Manager
  • E.ON, Risk Engineer
  • Imago, Head of Sales & Marketing
  • Kier Group, Process Engineer Manager
  • NHS, Senior Manager
  • Rolls-Royce, Account Management
  • Sainsbury's, Retail Consultant
  • TNT Post UK, Business Development Director
  • Weidmuller, Managing Sales and Marketing Director

Your personal development

All our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Successful applicants must hold a minimum of five years’ professional work experience (required by AMBA-accreditation) plus either a bachelor’s degree (2:2 or above) from a UK or recognised overseas university, membership of an approved chartered institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 60% (public university) / 85% (private university) 70% (public university) / 95% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£27,500

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£27,500

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

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