English with Business Studies BA (Hons) degree

4 years full-time with placement year or 3 years full-time

Typical offer
AAB Entry requirements
Fees (per academic year)
UK: £9,250
International: £19,750
UCAS codes
4 years full-time with placement year: QN31
3 years full-time: Q3N1
Start date
3 October 2022
Institute code
L79
Subject area
English

Overview

Our English with Business Studies degree has been specifically designed for those who are passionate about language and literature, and also wish to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business.

Needless to say, our English with Business Studies BA (Hons) degree is a great opportunity if you are interested in setting up and running your own company in the creative industries.

For the English part of your degree you will have the opportunity to study modules in language, poetry, literary theory, creative writing, and literature from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. Our tutors are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. Their knowledge of subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching make this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study in, and to learn transferable skills for your future employment.

Whilst each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will discover productive connections and overlaps between them. The English component of our English with Business Studies degree will allow you to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. The modules on our English with Business Studies degree are grown from the current research interests and publications of our academic staff, making it possible for you to study the latest thinking in areas as diverse as the staging of Shakespeare, film studies, the analysis of poetry, contemporary literature, and American culture. There are also modules in creative writing, with tuition across the discipline, enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors and independent publishers.

The business component of the English with Business Studies BA will start by introducing you to the key areas of business, focusing on commercial law, structure and organisation, and management of human resources. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to expand your understanding by undertaking specialist modules in human resource management, finance, marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

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Why you should choose us

Why you should study this course

This English with Business Studies BA (Hons) course enables you to combine literary passion with the practical business skills needed to thrive in the modern workplace.

Studying English at Loughborough will enable you to develop excellent oral and written communication skills and broad knowledge of English as a subject area. You'll be taught by world-leading experts in recently refurbished facilities. 

We are also a Top-10 UK business school that offers the opportunity for you to stand out to employers by undertaking a year on professional placement or studying abroad.

Why Study English at University?

In this video, students at Loughborough University explore some of the key advantages and transferable skills a degree in English can give you.

What you'll study

Excited to learn more? For a taster of what you can expect to study on our English with Business Studies degree, take a sneak preview of some of the modules you may have the opportunity to study below.

The information below 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.

Semester 1

Compulsory

Narrative Forms

This module offers students an opportunity to study in depth a range of narrative forms and theories. By focusing upon primary materials that extend from novels to films, and from autobiographies to comic books, it aims to develop a critical awareness of how pervasive narrative is in our culture. It will also enable students to practise their own storytelling as creative writers.

Introduction to Law

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce basic legal concepts relevant to commercial activity, and to explain their relevance as a parameter of business decision-making.
  • to explain how legal principles are created by both case law and statute,
  • to illustrate their relevance to all aspects of business activity.
Optional

Analysing Poetry: Metre, Form and Meaning (Introduction to Poetry)

The aims of this module are:

  • To equip students with the skills of analysis and response necessary to read verse critically and understand all aspects of it.
  • To provide students with knowledge of the metrical principles that constitute different kinds of verse, and awareness of their various effects and implications.
  • To enable students to form a broad-based understanding of the principal kinds and forms of poetry in English from the Renaissance to the present day.

Exploring Language and Linguistics ( Introduction to Language)

This module offers an introduction to the study of language in general, and to the study of the English language in particular. It is designed to develop students' knowledge and skills by (a) introducing them to scholarship that explores the structure of language and scholarship that explores language as a socio-cultural phenomenon; (b) introducing students to the analytical tools and descriptive vocabulary that scholars use in the exploration of language and its uses (c) developing students' ability to apply these analytical tools and the descriptive vocabulary in their own explorations of the structure and uses of language; and (e) developing students' awareness of literature as a linguistic practice.

How to Do Things with Digital Texts

This module aims to:

  • introduce students to the critical significance of digital form as a shaping determinant in how we read literary texts
  • introduce a range of analytical and critical skills which are particular to reading and interpretation in the digital medium
  • show students how to present their findings in a range of forms (including data visualisations and essays)

 

Semester 2

Compulsory

Writing in History

The aims of this module are to:

  • Provide students with a basic outline of English literary history from the late medieval period to the modern day,
  • Introduce significant writers and genres within the context of a broad historical framework,
  • Examine the processes by which ideas of a literary canon are formed and perpetuated,
  • Consider the problematic implications of these processes.

Theory Matters: Critiquing Inequalities

The module aims to introduce students to significant classic and contemporary theoretical approaches and key concepts used in the study of literature today and demonstrate how these can be used in interpreting literary texts.

Management of Human Resources

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on the pre-requisite module;
  • to examine critically the role of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function within the contemporary organisation;
  • to develop a clear understanding of the role of the HRM function in maintaining an equitable relationship between employer and employee.

Semesters 1 & 2

Compulsory

Management Perspectives and Organisational Behaviour

The aims of this module are to:

  • prepare students with a foundation of various management perspectives and behavioural and organisational concepts for subsequent management modules;
  • develop an understanding of how managers and workers work individually, in groups and in teams within organisations;
  • provide students with an understanding of the ways that management occurs in different organisational contexts;
  • encourage an openness to new ideas and an awareness that in many situations there are a range of alternative courses of action that should be evaluated.

Semester 1

Compulsory

Accounting for Business

The aims of this module are to:

  • provide an introduction to financial accounting, its key concepts and context;
  • develop students' skills in preparing and interpreting financial statements;
  • explore the subjective nature of financial reporting, its benefits and its limitations;
  • develop students' analytical and written presentational skills;
  • develop and enhance transferable skills.

Principles of Marketing

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles of marketing and the role of marketing management, in and the impact of internet marketing in a variety of organisational settings (Retail, industrial, service and non-profit orientated).

The Marketing Mix

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on the prerequisite marketing module;
  • to examine the nature of the marketing mix and the contribution of each of the marketing mix elements to an effective marketing strategy.

Love and Life in Stuart-Era Literature (1603-1714) (Renaissance Writings)

This module focusses on the place of love in the lives of people in the Stuart era (1603-1714), and its centrality to literature. The module aims to develop an understanding that love -marital, erotic, filial, and patriotic - holds as much social and cultural relevance as it does personal significance, which is illustrated through the diversity of representations in tragic, sceptical, pragmatic, comedic, and romantic narratives.

Victorian Literature

The aims of the module are to introduce students to a range of Victorian writing, to read Victorian writing in relation to the social and cultural history of the period, and allow students to explore ideas from the period in depth. Students will be encouraged in seminars to work with others as part of their learning community.

The Weird Tale

The module aims to explore the development of the Weird Tale in Britain and the US from the late nineteenth century onwards, attempting to define the form, to examine its history, and to engage critically with its preoccupations. In doing so, it will investigate some of the conventions of Gothic and popular fiction, and will look at the ways in which 'Weird Fiction' and its tales of ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and witches circulated in early twentieth-century Britain before giving way to stranger formations later in the century. We will also examine the extent to which 'Weird Fiction' is a significant aspect of twenty-first-century culture, looking at such topics as transformation, alienation, science, medicine and the body, and visionary experience.

America at War

This module aims to introduce students to selected genres - for example, fiction, film, drama, music, posters, photojournalism, public monuments - that represent the American experience of war in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It aims to enable students to develop critical awareness of the historical, political, cultural and theoretical issues raised by different types of war narratives.

Semester 2

Compulsory
Optional

Accounting for Managers

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce students to a range of technical and analytical skills;
  • to illustrate the application of analysis in a business context;
  • to evaluate the use of accounting and financial management in planning, decision making and control.

Company Finance

The aim of this module is:

  • to examine the background to the financing of companies; the methods used to raise finance; and the implications of using different sources in an international context.

Eighteenth-Century Literature

The aims of this module are to introduce students to a range of eighteenth-century and Romantic texts, 1700-1830, and, thereby, help place them within their original cultural and historical contexts. In order to gain a fuller sense of relevant context, there are opportunities to use electronic resources to support this and group discussion around a range of topics.

Modernisms

This module is an introduction to the diversity of literary and artistic movements, ideas, and concepts grouped under the term 'Modernism'. It will investigate how writers from the late-Victorian period onwards developed new methods of writing about an increasingly technological, mechanised and urban world, and about the self. The module will show how modernists such as T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf reacted against many Victorian conventions to produce challenging and radical art. The focus of the module will be on short fiction, the novel and poetry, as well as on different modernist 'voices'.

Women's Writing in the Seventeenth Century

The aims of this module are to introduce students to a wide range of writings in different genres, including autobiographies, plays, poetry, prose fiction, and political pamphlets, to demonstrate the kinds of choices made by modern editors of such texts when preparing them for a modern readership, and to equip students with historical and theoretical perspectives on these texts.

From Fan Fiction to YouTube: Navigating the Digital Literary Sphere

This module aims to:

  • survey the underpinning structures of literary culture (such as authorial activity, publication and reading) and show how they have been transformed by the digital revolution
  • survey and interpret a range of contemporary texts and authors in relation to digital and transformational change
  • encourage students to engage (analytically and creatively) in the digital literary sphere through the creation of blogs, vlogs, online book reviews, fan fictions, etc.
  • develop skills in critical thinking, writing and oral communication.

Maps and Motors

The aims of this module are:

  • to develop competence in creative writing skills: and provide the opportunity to apply what has been learnt
  • to experiment with mixed forms and broaden understanding of narrative/poetic structures;
  • to broaden personal understanding of the relationship between the individual and the processes/techniques of creative writing.

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

This module aims to introduce students to the representation of 'madness' and its representation in literary and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present day (though chiefly focusing on the former and its legacies). It will examine how medicine, society and culture have defined 'madness', its management and treatment, and explore how authors and creative figures (e.g. filmmakers, artists) have portrayed such ideas across a variety of texts.

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

Publishing is a key economic and cultural activity in the modern world. This module provides an opportunity for students to learn about the principles and business practices that underpin this industry.

The module offers a broad, multi-faceted perspective on publishing and the dissemination of ideas via print and the digital. Students will engage with key concepts and ideas from the publishing industry (book markets, book design, copyright, marketing strategies, development of the eBook, etc.); to trace significant changes that have taken place in the book trade since the invention of printing to the digital revolution and to explore the challenges and opportunities arising from these changes. Both from a historical perspective and within a contemporary context, attention will be given to understanding the economic factors and business models in the production, distribution and consumption of printed and digital books.

In addition to gaining a working knowledge of how the book business works, students will also be able to apply their insights in a series of practical seminars and exercises.

Material Culture

The aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of material culture both in the past and in the present. Students will explore the diverse contributions and working practices of designers, applied artists and makers from both a theoretical and practice-based perspective, and, by so doing, gain insight into how products are created through their contexts, discourses and processes, all of which have contributed to commerce, industry and society from the medieval period into the 21st Century.

This module is focused on multiple aspects of material culture and encompasses creation, function, consumption, trade, and the behaviours, norms and rituals these objects create or take part in. In particular, but not exclusively, students will consider these ideas through the world of textiles and 'decorative arts'.

Fashion Theory

The module aims to develop the research skills and the analytic and critical abilities inculcated in Part A and prepare students for the dissertation/extended essay modules in Part C. It will do this by introducing and critically examining some of the main theories of fashion. It will identify and survey modernist and post-modernist theories of the nature of fashion as well as of the production, meaning and consumption of fashion.

Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art

This module highlights the social production of art. It explores the extent to which art and cultural production contributes to protest movements and activates social and political transformation. Addressing historical and contemporary connections between art and activist practices, it will provide students with an understanding of the complex relationship between art, politics and wider social movements. In addition to facilitating the development and contextualisation of their own socially-engaged studio or cultural practice, it will provide students with an opportunity to develop specialist interests for future study in Part C and to engage in the creation of a community of learners and researchers.

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

The aims of this module are for students to:

  • Develop an appreciation of body objects in life, art and design.
  • Gain understanding and knowledge of the experiential and communicative roles of wearable artefacts and signs, the relationships they can have with the human body and functions in culturally relevant situations.
  • Explore the values and concepts in depths of body adornments and wearables in historical and contemporary contexts.

Arts Management

The aims of this module are to:

Give students an awareness and understanding of arts management as a management discipline and in context of arts based organisations and the creative industries.
It provides students with the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts related to the professional environments they may wish to progress to
Students will have the opportunity to find evaluate and use information, resources and ideas from a range of different topics.

Semesters 1 & 2

Optional

University-wide Language Programme

One 10-credit module from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications.  Languages offered are: French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish.

Semester 1

Compulsory

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The aims of this module are to present a range of issues on managing entrepreneurship and innovation; to present a range of topics on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as these companies are an important channel for enacting entrepreneurship and the diffusion of innovation; and to develop relevant transferable skills.

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce the concept of strategic management;
  • to explore strategic thinking, the development of alternative strategies, and the implementation of strategic decisions.
Optional

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on trial in American Culture

This module aims to introduce students to fiction and film that represents the practice of punishment in American history and to analyse these texts in relation to social and historical contexts as well as competing theories of punishment.

An Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

The aims of this module are a consideration of how representations of Afghanistan by English writers have changed over the last two centuries, and to examine how literary genre, cultural and political context, and the writer's identity, have influenced these changes.

Twenty-First Century Literature

The aims of this module are to introduce students to twenty-first-century fiction, poetry, and life-writing. We will consider these writings as products of their cultural and political contemporary contexts, exploring what it is that they address - or, indeed, what they ignore - about the world we live in today.

Alongside the literary texts, students will also be introduced to a variety of theoretical and cultural approaches to thinking about the contemporary and the texts we are studying.

Neo-Victorianism

The aims of the module are to introduce students to a representative range of Neo-Victorian fiction; to account for the recent fascination of contemporary writers and readers with the literature and culture of the Victorian period; and to interrogate the issues raised by historiographical metafiction.

The Modern Poet

The aims of this module are to introduce students to British and Anglo-American poetry of the twentieth century and to explore how a number of writers of the period 1900-2000 helped to reinvent poetry for the modern era, questioning and rejecting older notions of the 'poetical'. It will give students an opportunity to explore the concept of modern poetry in depth by focusing on a combination of canonical writers (e.g. T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes), as well as writers on the fringes of the canon (e.g. T. E. Hulme, Mina Loy, Hope Mirrlees), exploring the complex and innovative strategies utilised by modern poets to find a new voice in a rapidly changing world. Students will have an opportunity to bring ideas together from a variety of topics and interests, including history (e.g. the importance of the First World War), biography, close literary analysis, and the intersections between social, political, and artistic ideas in this period.

Marketing and the Magazine Business

The aims of this module are to (1) to introduce students to marketing theory and its applications in different sectors of the publishing industries (2) to help students develop practical marketing skills (3) to encourage students to situate current marketing developments in the longer history of the publishing industry. The module will offer opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and to bring information and ideas together from different topics.

Semester 2

Compulsory

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on and apply concepts presented in Semester One in the prerequisite module, through the creation of a business plan for a real or imaginary business;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Leadership & Interpersonal Skills

The aim of this module is to examine the roles of leadership and interpersonal skills in achieving effective teamwork, motivation and successful organisational performance by organisations and individuals.

Optional

Adapting Shakespeare

The aim of this module is to enable students, working with other students as part of their learning community, to discover and explore the ways in which Shakespeare adapted his source materials to produce the scripts we know, and how those scripts are in turn adapted in modern performance. To achieve this, students study closely Shakespeare's scripts, his sources, and a range of critical views.

Better Worlds? Utopian & Dystopian Texts and Contexts

This module aims to explore the representation of utopian and dystopian worlds from the sixteenth century (with the publication of Thomas More's Utopia in 1516) to the present day. It examines the production of utopian representations and thought in a number of specific cultural and historical contexts. The module focuses on several key questions, including: to what extent is it possible for aesthetic works to imagine a better world? Are utopian visions politically regressive, mere escapist fantasies to distract us from social inequality and oppression? Or are their visions of radically different worlds politically enabling? What is the role of dystopian thinking, and do dystopias complement or contradict the utopian imagination? In attending to these questions, the module will offer a means of thinking expansively but rigorously about the role of literature and other aesthetic forms in engaging critically with the material world.

Driving On: Writing Towards Publication

More information to follow.

Global America

The module offers students an opportunity to approach American literature, film and popular culture from a global perspective. Moving beyond a narrowly national or nationalistic framework of study, we will situate cultural production of the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present in relation to various transnational dynamics (including migration, exile, imperialism and contemporary globalisation).

Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in 1890s

The aims of this module are to introduce students to a range of writing from the late nineteenth century and to consider its relationship to broader cultural, social, and literary concerns of the period.

The Child and the Book

The aims of this module are to:

  • introduce students to children's literature as a field of critical literary study
  • examine childhood, literature and children's literature as social constructs
  • place children's literature in its social and historical contexts
  • introduce students to the distinctive critical and theoretical debates that are particular to the field
  • extend knowledge and understanding of children's literature through examination of a
  • range of texts representing different types of literature, including "classics", picture books, poetry, contemporary fiction, myths and fairy tales
  • understand and apply the methodologies to best evaluate the critical and literary value of children's literature

Semesters 1 & 2

Compulsory

Dissertation

The aims of the module are to develop organisational skills in planning, researching, preparing and revising a substantial piece of written work. To direct and focus attention on relevant IT or hard-copy sources, using resources provided to support learning provided by the library facilities. The Dissertation can be researched and written solely through utilising and developing high-level research and writing skills.

It is also possible to add a Creative or Practice-based element. Students choosing to develop their work in these directions will, IN ADDITION to the traditional academic component of the Dissertation, include original creative or practice-based work as an element of their final assessed work. Examples of a Creative element might include a series of linked poems or monologues, short fiction, the opening of a novel, a short script for stage, TV or radio. For a practice-based Dissertation, work might include directing a play; exploring stage make-up or costume; work experience placements; performing or devising a play or short performance; recording a radio play; designing lighting and sound; or crewing and stage managing for Theatre Practice modules. In such cases, the traditional academic component of the Dissertation will consist of the same kinds of critical and analytical work that conventional academic Dissertations are characterised by.
Creative and or Practice-based dissertations can only be undertaken by students who have already developed appropriate academic skills in creative or practice-based work. All dissertations, whether or not they have a creative or practice-based element, must address a research question through a coherent methodology.

Optional

University-wide Language Programme

One 10-credit module from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications.  Languages offered are: French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish.

How you'll study

Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this component.

Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Academic Advisees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments.

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Workshops

How you'll be assessed

All English modules are assessed through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. Business School modules are assessed using group work, presentations and examinations.

Methods of assessment include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work & peer assessments and dissertation.

Placement year

A professional placement allows you to test drive a career and stand out to employers. Placement options are wide and varied but would typically be a graduate level role with one of a broad range of companies or organisations based in the UK or overseas.

We have strong industry links which help our students secure year-long placements in the UK and internationally. These placements are an invaluable opportunity to enhance employability and apply skills and knowledge to a working environment. You are expected to secure your own placement, however, extensive support from the School Placement Officer and Careers Network team is always available. Transfer between the three and four year courses is normally possible.

Placement companies

Students from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities have a broad range of skills meaning that the placements they undertake are wide and varied.

In recent years our students have completed placements with BP, Volkswagen, Molson Coors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Bosch, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, National Grid, Renault, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency, Bedfordshire Police, Instron and Sky.

Students have undertaken roles such as Logistics Manager, Marketing Intern, Management Consultant, Social Research Officer, Community Safety Hub Team Assistant, Corporate Finance Analyst, Sports Data Researcher, HR, PR & Social Media Intern and Corporate Affairs. Students also have the opportunity to develop their commercial and professional skills by undertaking a Year in Enterprise.

During their third year, selected students can pursue their own business idea, supported by a business mentor to develop their strategy, operations, risk analysis and finances.

Placement Stories

In this video, some Humanities students share their placement experiences.

Additional award

This course comes with the option to undertake a professional placement for a year, at the end of which you will gain a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). This is an additional award to the final qualification you will receive once you have successfully completed this course.

Study abroad

If you are interested in travelling whilst you study, there are placement opportunities in other countries too, as well as options to spend from 3-12 months at an overseas university.

By choosing this course you’ll have the option to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, giving you the chance to not only experience new cultures and visit new and exciting destinations, but to expand your learning experience.

Studying abroad allows you to get ahead in the job market by gaining an international perspective and improving your ability to establish relations with people from different cultural backgrounds. Your time abroad will help you to establish an international network of friends and students return to Loughborough with a new and different study outlook, coloured by their experiences whilst away.

English Language Assistantship

If you are interested in teaching English abroad, you can apply for a British Council placement to work as a paid English language assistant in a school abroad during your third year.

Additional award

This course comes with the option to study abroad for a year, at the end of which you will gain a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). This is an additional award to the final qualification you will receive once you have successfully completed this course.

Where you'll study

For students on our English courses, the School offers great teaching spaces and venues for visiting lectures, readings and workshops by creative writers, as well as excellent audio-visual resources for film screenings.

Entry requirements

To learn more about the qualifications we typically accept, please select your country from the drop-down menu below.

General entry requirements

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

General entry requirements

Contextual admissions

The University’s admissions process uses contextual information to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers listed below.

Contextual admissions

United Kingdom

A-Level

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) 

IB

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English

BTEC

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English

Preferred subjects

BTEC preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit 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.

Australia

Typical offers for students from Australia are based on the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Typically, we would require a score between 85.00 and 94.00. For students from Queensland, requirements from the Overall Position (OP) would typically be between 8 and 4.

Further to the above, students would normally be required to pass one of the following qualifications:

  • ACT Year 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

Where courses have specific subject requirements, these will be expected to be studied within one of the above qualifications. Grades of ‘B’ (ACT, NTCE, SACE, VCE, WACE), ‘4’ (HSC), ‘CA’ (TCE), ‘HA’ (QCE) or higher will normally be required.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Austria

For students taking the Austrian Reifeprüfung (Matura), we typically require an average score between 2.2 and 1.2 from 6 written or spoken exams. Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of or 1 will normally be required in each.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Bahrain

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements

Belgium

The Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) and Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (DSO) are both acceptable qualifications for direct entry into first year undergraduate courses. We typically require an overall score ranging from 75% to 85%. Where the 20 point marking scale is used, we would typically require marks between 15/20 and 17/20.

Specific subject marks may be required for some courses and where this is the case, this should be studied as a 4 hour subject. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 50% or higher in Maths within the CESS or DSO.

Students currently studying the Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further details.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Brazil

Students taking the Brazilian High School Certificate(Certificado de Ensino Médio and Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio – ENEM) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. 

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements

Brunei

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Bulgaria

For students taking the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, we would typically ask for an overall score ranging from 5.3 6.0 overall with specific subject marks required for some courses.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 4.5 or higher in Maths within the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Canada

Typical offers for students from Canada are based on having completed Grade 12. The information below outlines the requirements for different states:

Alberta, Northwest Territory, Nunavut

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 5 grade 12 courses in the General High School Diploma and offers typically range from 80% - 93%.
  • Where courses require specific subjects, these should be taken as thirty-level courses. Where A Level Maths is a course requirement, both Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 should be completed.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

British Columbia, Yukon Territory

  • Typical offers range from ‘BBBBBB’ – ‘AAAAAA’ from best 6 grade 12 subjects in the Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma.
  • Where courses require specific subjects these would normally need to be achieved at ‘A’ or ‘B’.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘C’ or higher in grade 10 Maths.

Manitoba

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 5 subjects at 300 level in the High School Graduation Diploma and offers typically range from 80% - 93% with specific subject marks required for some courses.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 5 grade 12 subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma and offers typically range from 80% - 93% with specific subject marks required for some courses. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 5 university preparatory level subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma and offers typically range from 80% - 93% with specific subject marks required for some courses.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

Nova Scotia

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 5 subjects at level 4 or 5 in the High School Completion Certificate and offers typically range from 80% - 93% with specific subject marks required for some courses.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

Ontario

  • Typical offers are based on an average of best 6 grade 12 courses at ‘4U’, ‘4M’ or ‘DU’ in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and offers typically range from 80% - 93% with specific subject marks required for some courses.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 10 Maths.

Quebec

  • Typical offers range from 80% - 93% overall in the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales with specific subject marks of 80% - 96% required for some courses.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 60% or higher in grade 11 Maths. 

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

China

Students taking the Senior Middle Examinations will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. 

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Alternatively, we will accept a first year of study at a recognised university of appropriate standing within China as acceptable for entry to the first year of some of our degree courses. We would typically require an overall average ranging from 75% to 80% with specific subject marks required for some courses. Please contact the International Office who can advise on acceptability for entry to Loughborough courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Croatia

For students taking the Croatian Matura (Svjedodžba o Maturi), we typically require an average score between 4.0 and 5.0.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of 4 or 5 will normally be required in each. For courses that require Maths as part of their A Level offer, this should be taken at extended level in the Matura.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Cyprus

The Apolytirion is not accepted for direct entry to the University when studied on its own. However, we are happy to consider students taking the Apolytirion alongside either 1 or 2 A Levels. For courses with typical offer requirements of ‘ABB’, we would typically require 19.5 in the Apolytirion alongside an ‘A’ at A Level or 18.0 in the Apolytirion alongside ‘AB’ at A Level. Where courses require specific subjects, these must be taken at A Level.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 17 or higher in Maths within the Apolytirion.

Students taking the Apolytirion without additional A Levels will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year, alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Czech Republic

For students taking the Czech Maturita (Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce), we typically require an average ranging from 2.00 to 1.00 from best 4 subjects with specific subject marks (either 1 or 2) required for some courses.

All applicants must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Denmark

For students taking the Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX), typical offers range from 8.0 to 10.5 in the weighted average mark from the STX. Some courses may require marks (either 10 or 12) in specific Level A subjects.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Level C Maths with the STX.

Students who have taken the Studentereksamen under the old grading system would be considered on a case by case basis with an average between 9.0 and 11.0 normally required.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Egypt

Students who have studied the Thanaweya A’ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education) will need complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Estonia

For students taking the  Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus, we typically require a high average grade between 4.3 and 4.8 in the Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus as well as an average percentage between 77% and 90% in the Riigieksamitunnistus.

Specific subject marks may be required for some courses. For Engineering and Science courses, we would expect students to have studied Lai Matemaatika.

Students with a score of 4.0 with 70% average from state exams would be considered on a case by case basis for the Loughborough University Foundation Year

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

European Baccalaureate

For students taking the European Baccalaureate, we typically require an overall average mark between 78% and 88% with specific subject marks (normally 8.0 or higher from a 4 or 5 period subject) required for some courses.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 6.5 or higher in Maths 3.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details. When applying, please state whether you are taking English as Language 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Faroe Islands

Students taking the Studentsprógv would normally be required to achieve a score between 8.0 and 10.5 with specific subject marks (either 10 or 12) required for some courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Finland

For students taking the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen, typical offer requirements would normally be based on achievement in best 4 subjects. Offers will typically be expressed as four letter grades ranging from MMMM (achieve Magna cum laude approbatur or higher in four subjects) to LEEE (achieve Eximia cum laude approbatur or higher in four subjects with at least one subject at Laudatur).

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Maths within the Lukion Päästötodistus

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

France

For students taking the new French Baccalauréat Général (assessed from 2021 onwards), we typically require an overall result between 13.0 – 15.5 with results of 14-15 in two speciality subjects. Specific speciality subjects are required for some courses.

Students following the Option Internationale (OIB) will often receive a slightly lower offer.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 10 or higher in Mathematics taken in Year 12 as a Speciality Subject (Première) or a score of 11 or higher in Additional Maths taken as an Option in Year 13 (Terminale).

Students taking the Baccalauréat Technologique will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the university course applied for.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Germany

Students taking the Abitur typically require an overall score ranging from 1.3 - 2.0 with specific subject marks required for some courses (normally between 12and 15).

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Maths within the Abitur.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Ghana

Students taking the WASSCE will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Greece

Students taking the Greek Apolyterion are normally required to also take the Panhellenic Exams. Typical offers are based on the General Access Grade in the Panhellenics and range from 16.5 to 19.0 depending on the course applied for. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be taken as ‘Direction’ subjects within the Panhellenics. Students applying for Science or Engineering courses would generally be expected to have followed the Sciences direction. We will also normally ask for a mark between 17.0 and 19.0 in the Apolyterion certificate.

Students who have studied 1 or 2 A Levels alongside the Apolyterion (without taking the Panhellenic Exams) would normally be required to obtain high grades in their A Level  exams along with an average mark of between 17.0 and 19.0 in the Apolyterion. Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be taken as A Levels.

Students taking a Foundation course alongside the Apolyterion will be considered on a case by case basis.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Hong Kong

Typical offers for students taking the HKDSE  vary by course and range from ‘5, 4, 4’ – ‘5*, 5, 5’ from best 3 subjects, of which 2 must be electives and excluding Liberal Studies and Chinese. Where courses require specific subjects, we would be looking for grades between ‘4’ and ‘5*’ in these subjects.

For courses that require Maths as part of their A Level offer, this should be taken at extended level in the HKDSE. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘3’ or higher in core Maths.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Hungary

For students taking the Hungarian Matura (Érettségi Bizonyítvány), we typically require an average ranging from 70% to 83% from best 5 subjects which must include at least 2 higher level exams.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of between 70% and 90% would normally be required in a higher level exam.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Iceland

For students taking the Stúdentspróf, we typically require an overall grade between 8.0 and 9.3 with specific subject marks (between 8 and 10) required for some courses.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

India

Typical offers are based on the Standard XII school leaving qualifications. When awarded by CBSE, ISCE or West Bengal Exam Boards, we typically ask for results in the region of 78% - 88% average performance from best 4 subjects. For other state boards, we would be looking for achievement between 83% - 93% from best 4 subjects. Specific subject marks at Standard X or Standard XII may be required for some courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Indonesia

Students who have studied the Ijazah: Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA) will need complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Ireland

Students who have taken the Leaving Certificate under the new grading system (post 2016) would normally be required to achieve 5 higher level passes with grades ranging from H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 to H1 H1 H2 H2 H2. Where courses have specific A Level subject requirements, these should be taken at higher level.

If you have taken the Leaving Certificate under the old grading system (pre 2016) our typical offers would be between B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 and A1 A1 A2 A2 A2.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Israel

For students taking the Bagrut, we would require students to have studied at least 21 study units. Typical offers will be based on average percentage from 3 best 5-unit level subjects with requirements ranging from 78% to 92% depending on the course. Please note that we do not use the Optimal Average and do not consider bonus points as part of our offers.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, we would expect these to be studied as a 5-unit subject and look for achievement between 80% and 95%.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Italy

For students taking the Diploma di Esamo di Stato, we typically require an overall score ranging from 85% - 98% overall. Where courses require specific subjects, we would be looking for marks between 8 and 10 in school assessment.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 6 or higher in school assessment for Maths.

Students taking the Diploma di Istituto Tecnico will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the course for which they have applied.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Japan

Students taking the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Alternatively, we will accept a first year of study at a recognised university of appropriate standing within Japan as acceptable for entry to the first year of some of our degree courses. We would typically require an overall average ranging from 75% to 80% with specific subject marks required for some courses. Please contact the International Office who can advise on acceptability for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Jordan

Students taking the Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

Students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Kazakhstan

Typical offers for students from Kazakhstan are based on the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate. Typically, we would require a score between AAA and BBB from Advanced level subjects.  Where courses  have specific subject requirements, these will be expected to be studied at Advanced level.

English language studied within the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate is not sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

Kenya

Students taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Kuwait

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Latvia

For students taking the Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību, we typically require a high average grade between 9.2 and 10.0 as well as an average between 87% and 95% from best 4 state exams.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score between 87% and 95% will normally be requested in state exams in these subjects.

Students with a score of 8.0 with 80% average from best 4 state exams would be considered on a case by case basis for the Foundation Year.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Lebanon

Students taking the Baccalauréat Général will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Lithuania

For students taking the Brandos Atestatas, typical offers generally range from 9.0 – 10.0 overall. We would also typically ask for an average percentage from the best 3 state exams between 80% and 94%. Where courses require specific subjects, we would typically require these to be taken as state exams.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in school assessment for Maths.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Malaysia

For students taking either the Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) or the Sigjil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM), we would typically require grades ranging from AAA-BBB from best 3 (core) subjects excluding general studies.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a grade C or higher in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) Maths.

For students taking the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) we would typically require from the best 7 subjects grades ranging 2xA1 5xA2 to 7xB3 in the UEC-SML. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a grade B6 or higher in Maths.

  • Students taking the MARA Diploma will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis.                                                                                                                             
  • Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Malta

For students taking the Advanced Matriculation Exam, typical offers would normally be based on achievement in 2 advanced level subjects (typically between BB and AA) and 3 intermediate level subjects excluding Systems of Knowledge (typically between BCC and AAA).

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of B or A will normally be required in an Advanced Level subject. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of 4 or higher in Maths within the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC).

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Netherlands

For students taking the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)., typical offers range from 6.6 to 7.4 average from the VWO with specific subject marks (between and 9) required for some courses.

Students applying for Science or Engineering courses would generally be expected to have followed the Natuur en Techniek stream within the VWO and have taken the Maths D course.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 5 or higher in Maths within the VWO.

Students taking the Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs (MBO Level 4) certificate will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis where subjects studied are relevant to the university course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further details.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

New Zealand

For students taking the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 typical offers will be based on overall achievement in the NCEA plus a required number of credits achieved at the next level up. For example, where A Level requirements are ABB, we would normally require a Merit overall with 20 Level 3 credits achieved at Excellence.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, these should be studied at Level 3 within the NCEA. Typically, an overall achievement of Merit or Excellence will be required in these subjects.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Nigeria

Students taking the WASSCE will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Norway

For students taking the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring, typical offers range from 4.00 to 5.25 average of all Final Assessment Grades.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, students will need to achieve a or higher in at least two 140-hour courses.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.

Oman

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Pakistan

Students taking the Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Poland

For students taking the new Matura typical offers are based on average achievement from 3 extended level exams and offers normally range from 75% - 85%. Where courses require specific subjects, these should be taken as extended level exams and we would normally look for marks between 75% and 90%.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 68% or higher in the compulsory standard level Maths.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Portugal

Students taking the Diploma de Ensino Secundário would normally be required to achieve a score between 16 and 18 with specific subject marks (between 17 and 19) required for some courses.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of 14 or higher in Maths within the Diploma de Ensino Secundário.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Qatar

Students taking the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (Senior School Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Romania

For students taking the Diploma de Bacalaureat, typical offers range from 8.6 – 9.4 overall. Where courses require a specific subject, we would be looking for this to be studied as the optional subject within the Diploma de Bacalaureat with marks between 8.6 and 9.8.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 7 or higher in Grade 10 Maths from the ‘Foaie Matricola’ or 6.5 or higher in Maths from the Diploma de Bacalaureat.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Russia

Students taking the Certificate of Unified State Examination will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Saudi Arabia

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Singapore

For students with Singapore A Levels, typical offers normally range from BBC to AAA from three H2 Level subjects and offers are typically one grade lower than the typical A Level requirement as stated in the undergraduate prospectus due to the comparative difficulty.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade would normally be required in line with UK A Level requirements.

Students with a Diploma from one of Singapore’s five Polytechnics would be considered for first year entry with requirements ranging from 2.50 to 3.10. Second year entry may be considered in some cases. Please contact the International Office to check if this is applicable.

For IB requirements please see the undergraduate prospectus.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

Slovakia

For students taking the Slovakian Matura (Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške), typical offers range from 2.00 to 1.00 average from best 4 subjects with specific subject marks (either 1 or 2) required for some courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Slovenia

For students taking the Maturitetno Spričevalo., we typically require an overall total score of between 22 and 30 out of 34.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of or 5 will normally be required in each. Applicants for Science or Engineering courses would normally be required to take Maths at higher level and would be required to achieve a mark of between 6 and 8.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

South Africa

For students taking the National Senior Certificate (NSC), typical offers range from 6,6,6,6,6 to 7,7,7,7,7 from the best 5 subjects, excluding Life Orientation.
 
Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of or would normally be required.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

South Korea

Students taking the High School Diploma will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Spain

For students taking the Titulo de Bachillerato, we typically require an overall score of 7.50 – 9.50.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score of 8.00 or 9.00 will normally be required in each.  Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 5.50 – 6.50 within the Titulo de Bachillerato.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Sri Lanka

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Sri Lankan A Levels are considered comparable to the typical A Level requirements. However, as an A* grade cannot be achieved in Sri Lankan A Levels, an A grade is acceptable to meet this requirement where applicable.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Sweden

For students tasking the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola, typical offers are normally based on an average score from 2500 credits with an ‘A’ counting as 20 points, a ‘B’ counting as 17.5 points, a ‘C’ counting as 15 points etc. Typical offers range from 16.0 to 18.8 average from 2500 credits.

Where courses have specific subject requirements, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade would normally be required from 2 relevant subject modules within the Slutbetyg.

Students who took the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola under the old grading system are considered on a case by case basis with most courses requiring a majority of ‘VG’ and ‘MVG’ grades.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

Switzerland

Students taking the following qualifications would be considered for direct entry to undergraduate courses: Certificat de MaturitéMaturitätsausweisAttestato di Maturità. Typical offer requirements are based on average achievement from best 12 subjects and offers typically range from 4.8 – 5.5. Where courses require specific subjects, we would be looking for marks between 5.0 and 6.0 in school assessment.

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 4.0 or higher in school assessment for Maths.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

Taiwan

Students taking the Senior High School Diploma will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Alternatively, Junior College Diploma holders may be considered on a case by case basis for entry to undergraduate courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Tanzania

The Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) is acceptable for entry into the first year of undergraduate courses. Typical offers are the same as for UK A Levels as stated in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

For courses which require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of C or higher in Maths in the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE).

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

Thailand

Students taking the Certificate of Secondary Education/Maw 6 will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

The Caribbean

For students taking the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), we typically require a range from ‘2, 2, 2’ -  ‘1, 1, 1’ achieved from three 2-unit exams with specific subject marks of ‘1’ or ‘2’ required by some courses

Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘3’ or higher in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Maths.

Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

English language studied within the above qualification is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

The Gulf

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Turkey

For students taking the Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) or Fen Lisesi (Science High School Diploma), will typically require a pass mark of higher than 80%,

Students taking the Lise Bitirme Diplomasi, will be considered for first year entry on a case by case basis.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Uganda

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) is also acceptable with grades equivalent to the typical A Level offer requirements.

English language studied within the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table for further details.

United Arab Emirates

Students who have studied the Tawjihiyah/Thanawiya amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements. Requirements for American SATs and APs can be found under the country requirements for USA.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

United States of America

For students studying in the American education system, typical offers for entry onto undergraduate level courses are based on obtaining 3.2 in the High School Diploma along with achievement in Advanced Placement Exams or SAT II Subject Specific Tests. We would typically require between ‘4, 4, 4’ and ‘5, 5, 5’ in 3 AP exams  or between ‘650, 650, 650’ and ‘750, 700, 700’ in 3 SAT subject tests.

Where courses have an A Level maths requirement, it would be necessary for applicants to achieve a high mark in AP Calculus BC or SAT Math Level 2. For programmes that require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘570’ or higher in SAT I Math or ACT with a minimum score of 27 overall and 26 in each component.

To satisfy English language requirements, we normally ask for a score of ‘610’ in SAT I Evidence-Based Reading/Writing or ACT with a minimum score of 27 overall and 26 in each component. Some programmes have higher requirements.

Vietnam

Students who have studied the Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học  will need to complete an appropriate Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Zambia

Students who have studied the General Certificate of Education will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements

Zimbabwe

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses.

Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Zimbabwe A Levels are considered comparable to the typical A Level requirements. However, as an A* grade cannot be achieved in Zimbabwe A Levels, an A grade is acceptable to meet this requirement where applicable.  Typical offers for students taking the Zimbabwe A levels exclude the General Paper.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK fees

Full-time course per annum
£9,250
Placement year
Approx. 20% of the full-time fee

International fees

Full-time course per annum
£19,750
Placement year
Approx. 20% of the full-time fee

The fees stated above are for the 2021/22 academic year; fees for 2022/23 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

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.

Additional costs

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Your future career

You will develop excellent transferable skills because of the range of topics studied on our courses and the diversity of teaching and learning methods we use.

We have strong industry links which help our students secure year-long and flexible work placements in the UK and internationally. These placements are an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

Our graduates are working as: Communications Coordinators; Digital Content Producers; Events Assistants; Managing Directors; Marketing Executives; Performance Poets; PR Account Managers; Student Recruitment Officers; Writers; Writing Coaches.

Career Support Services

Your time at Loughborough University will form a launchpad from which you can build an exciting career. With so many opportunities available, you’ll never be short of ways to improve your employability.

Our award-winning Careers Network team is here to help and support you, offering everything from CV workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and mock interview practice sessions to high-profile employer events. We’ve got everything you need for a really successful future.

Companies students have worked for after graduating

Our graduates pursue careers in a wide range of areas.

Here are a selection of graduate roles they have recently secured:

  • Account Executive
  • Graduate Management Consultant
  • HR Administrative Officer
  • Junior Account Manager
  • Trainee Teacher
  • Placement Administrator
  • Senior Marketing Executive
  • Social Manager

These are some of the employers our recent graduates are now working for:

  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • LUSH
  • Rolls Royce
  • FTI Consulting
  • Teach First 
  • BGL Group