Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS degree BSc (Hons) degree

4 years full-time with placement year

Typical offer
AAB
UCAS code
LL18
Institute code
L79
Start date
28 September 2020
UK / EU fee
£9,250
International fee
£17,500
Typical offer
AAB
UCAS code
LL17
Institute code
L79
Start date
28 September 2020
UK / EU fee
£9,250
International fee
£17,500

The fees stated above are for the 2019/20 academic year; fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

Overview

Our BSc Geography with Economics degree combines a focus on the social and physical processes affecting our rapidly changing planet, as well developing your knowledge and understanding of economics. This combined honours course is taught in partnership with one of the UK’s leading Schools of Business and Economics.

Geography

The geography modules span human and physical geography in the first year ensuring you have a sound understanding of how social and physical processes vary within the context of places and regions. In second and final years of the Geography with Economics degree you can specialise in either human or physical geography if you wish, or continue to maintain a balance between the two. Alongside the geography component, you will spend one-third of your time studying economics. Although the emphasis is largely on geography, in your first year of our Geography with Economics degree you will develop a basic understanding of economics, building a foundation from which you can build on in later years through a range of optional modules.

Skills acquisition and assessment are increasingly important for employment prospects and these are given prominence throughout the degree.

Economics

The economic modules on our Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) degree are taught by one of the UK’s leading Schools of Business and Economics. Although the emphasis is largely on geography, in your first year of our Geography with Economics degree you will develop a basic understanding of economics, building a foundation from which you can build on in later years through a range of optional modules.

For further insight into what you will study on our Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) degree, please take a look at the modules listed below.

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Why you should choose us

Why you should study this course

Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) offers you the flexibility to incorporate a placement or study abroad year into your degree. You'll be able to choose from a wide range of topics, delivery, assessment and fieldwork opportunities. You'll also experience our ethos of research and teaching excellence, being taught by award-winning academic and technical staff.

Megan Gemmill

Loughborough Geography student Megan Gemmill talks about her experience on the Livelihoods in the Global South Fieldcourse trip to Accra, Ghana.

Professional recognition

Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

What you'll study

Throughout our Geography with Economics BSc (Hons) degree, you will benefit from the wide-ranging, world-renowned expertise of our academic staff, all of whom are committed to high-quality, research-informed teaching ensuring the very best learning experience.

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.

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, human and physical geography.

Semester 1

Geographies of Global Economic Change

The aims of this module are to provide students with a historical and geographical overview of the political and economic processes that have culminated in contemporary global change, and to familiarise them with the more important writers and texts in these areas.

Practising Geography - Residential Fieldcourse

The aim of this module is to introduce students to a range of practical techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting data relevant to human and physical geographical research questions.

Earth System Science

The student will gain a broad understanding of the basic characteristics and functions of physical and biogeographical Earth systems and the sensitivity of such environmental systems to perturbations, both natural and human-made, on a variety of time-scales ranging from seasonal to geological.

Semester 2

Geographies of Identity

The aim of this module is to introduce students to key concepts in social and cultural geography, particularly ideas about the importance of space in the construction of social and cultural identities.

Quantitative Methods in Geography

The aims of this module are for the student to understand some basic quantitative methods used in geographical research and to develop the ability to apply these methods in practical work.

Environmental Hazards: from Mitigation to Management

The module will introduce students to a range of problems associated with human interactions with the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and to various strategies for the management and mitigation of these problems.

Semester 1 & 2

Principles of Macroeconomics

The aims of this module are to provide a sound, basic understanding of modern macroeconomics, its historical development and its application to theoretical and real-world problems.

Principles of Microeconomics

The aims of this module are to introduce how microeconomic methods of analysis are used to analyse and evaluate contemporary market systems.

Tutorials

The aims of this module are for students to:

  • develop a critical awareness of the intellectual diversity of geographical ideas and practice.
  • enhance their abilities across a range of subject-specific and transferable skills.

Areas studied include a range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldcourse modules. Economics topics include finance and transport economics and the economics of social issues.

Semester 1 & 2

History of Economic Thought

The module will develop knowledge and understanding of the history of economic ideas and approaches since Classical Economics and apply them to current policy debates and discussions.

Economics of the Financial System

The aims of the module are:

  • to enable students to understand the key theoretical and analytical issues involved in the financial system;
  • to apply this analytical framework to the business of financial institutions and markets;
  • to review the changing economics of financial firms;
  • to gain an understanding of current issues in the financial system;
  • to consider the causes, consequences and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis.

 

Energy and the Environment Optional

Energy and the Environment

International Economic Relations

This module is an introduction to the economic analysis of some of the key real (i.e. non-monetary) phenomena that are associated with globalisation. In particular, we will examine how economists study international trade flows; trade policy; and foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises (MNEs). We will also analyse the basis, both in positive economics and in normative/ethical concerns, of selected controversies surrounding globalisation.

Introduction to Financial Economics

The aims of this module are to:

Introduce students to basic concepts in finance and to equip them for further study in more advanced topics and modules in finance; explain the functions of capital markets in the economy, the ways in which economic activity is financed and implications for the flow of funds, and the role of the stock exchange in this process; explain basic techniques of financial analysis, especially the valuation of simple securities, including shares, bonds and money market investments; examine investment decision rules; discuss issues pertaining to risk and the opportunity cost of capital; explain how corporations finance capital expenditure via equity or debt; examine a number of additional issues such as agency problems, market efficiency, pay-out policy, risk management, financial planning, and mergers.

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the physical processes which shape the Earth's surface and the landforms and landscapes that are the result.

Environmental Systems and Resource Management

This module provides a scientific basis for understanding the spatial and temporal patterns of climate, water resources and biomes. It explores the interaction of these realms and assesses aspects of their management or mismanagement as resources that are useful to human endeavour.

Geographical Research: Design and Practice

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the issues involved in the conception, design and execution of research projects. It supports undergraduate research projects and dissertations in Geography by providing students with a theoretical and practical basis for choosing appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication in human/physical geography.

Geographies of Social Difference

This module aims to develop an awareness of how social differences interact in a range of ways in different places. This will include examining the processes of social change in the global South.

Globalisation

This module aims to

  • provide an understanding of those contemporary trends that are privileging activities at the global geographical scale; and
  • show how processes of globalisation are creating a challenge to conventional interpretations of human activities in economic, development and political geographies.

Remote Sensing and GIS

The module will introduce the use of GIS as a means of solving geographical problems. Students will explore a variety of primary and secondary data acquisition methods including remote sensing and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). They will engage in the manipulation, analysis, modelling and presentation of spatial data using GIS. Students will be able to use knowledge and skills from this module in practical project work. Examples will be drawn from both human and physical geography. Focus will be given to the development and reflection on those key and transferable skills of particular interest to graduate employers.

Semester 1

Transport Economics

The aims of this module are:

  • To introduce the student to a range of transport issues and show how these issues can be analysed using the application of economic theory and simple statistical techniques.
  • Show how the above analysis can be used to inform the current transport policy debates in the UK and internationally.

Human Geography Fieldcourse

The aims of this module are to:

  • introduce students to the diverse contemporary human geographies of a major city;
  • familiarise students with a range of field techniques in urban social and economic geography;
  • equip students with experience of constructing informative visual resources;
  • enhance practical and transferable skills through group, student-centred and co-operative learning in a fieldwork environment.

Lake System Dynamics

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles and practice of limnology, with a focus on physical limnology. It will provide students with an understanding of:

  • the ecological and physical processes in lakes, and how they are related;
  • how these relationships may have changed in the past;
  • how lakes process and store carbon and the implications of this for carbon cycling;
  • how lakes interact with their catchments and how this interaction has changed over time;
  • the principles of lake management.

Physical Geography Fieldcourse

The aims of this module are for students to develop an understanding of contemporary environmental processes, the issues involved in reconstructing past environments and to become familiar with a range of appropriate field and laboratory-based research techniques in physical geography.

River Ecology

The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamentals of river ecology. The module focuses on the 'Stream in its Valley' and as such, emphasises those processes linking the main channel with the adjacent floodplain.

Semester 2

The Economics of Social Issues

To give an understanding of the connection between social objectives and economic activity.

Exploring the Ice Ages

This module aims to:

  • provide a detailed understanding of the nature of, and factors that drive past environmental and climate change at a number of time and spatial scales;
  • describe the techniques and indicators used to construct past climates and environments and to explain their potential and their limitations; and
  • raise awareness of the use of paleoenvironmental records to understand past change and as a long-term context for contemporary climate change.

Forest Ecology

The aim of this module is to introduce students to some key ecological processes in forest ecosystems. This will be focused on assessing carbon storage using practical, problem-based and inquiry-based learning based on a 'real-life' consultancy scenario. Teaching will be student-led and mostly based around field work on campus.

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

Drawing on historical and contemporary examples, the central aim of this module is for the student to question the geographies of culture and representation of 'own' and 'other' cultures. There are two explicit aims:

  1. To critically analyse the ways in which different social and cultural groups have been represented over time and space.
  2. To recognise that geographers engage with diverse media sources (film, literature, art, photography, architecture, cartography) in order to examine the representations of people and place.

Global Migration

The aims of this module are to:

  • familiarise students with contemporary trends in global migration and the social, political, and economic dynamics underlying migration patterns;
  • engage students in contemporary theoretical debates regarding the causes of migration and its broader impact on both sending and receiving countries; and
  • introduce students to current political debates regarding citizenship, migrants’ rights and inclusion.

Sustainable Urban Geographies

The aim of this module is to critically explore leading-edge processes or urban change and urban policy, and to consider their consequences for the sustainability of local communities, neighbourhoods, and urban environments.

Areas studied include a range of optional geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Economics topics include transport economics, economic relations and financial economics.

Semester 1 & 2

Dissertation

The aim of this module is for Joint and Combined Honours Geography students to be provided with the opportunity to undertake personal research with suitable guidance into any field of geographical study.

Economics of the Financial System

The aims of the module are (1) to enable students to understand the key theoretical and analytical issues involved in the financial system; (2) to apply this analytical framework to the business of financial institutions and markets; (3) to review the changing economics of financial firms; (4) to gain an understanding of current issues in the financial system; (5) to consider the causes, consequences and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis.

Energy and the Environment Optional

Energy and the Environment

Independent Geographical Essay

The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to explore and research an aspect of Geography of their choice.

International Economic Relations

This module is an introduction to the economic analysis of some of the key real (i.e. non-monetary) phenomena that are associated with "globalisation". In particular, we will examine how economists study international trade flows; trade policy; and foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises (MNEs). We will also analyse the basis, both in positive economics and in normative/ethical concerns, of selected controversies surrounding globalisation.

Introduction to Financial Economics Optional

Introduction to Financial Economics

Semester 1

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse Optional

Livelihoods of the Global South Fieldcourse

Transport Economics Optional

Transport Economics

Semester 1

Aeolian Processes and Landforms

The aims of this module are for the student to examine:

  • the physical attributes of environments where wind-blown sand and dust dominate (aeolian environments); and
  • the effect of spatial and temporal variations in the operation of aeolian processes and their surface expression in contemporary landscapes.

Arctic Glaciers Fieldcourse

The aims of this module are for the student to develop an understanding of the geomorphological processes and landforms associated with Arctic mountain environments with particular emphasis on glacial processes, and to gain practical experience of a range of glaciological, sedimentological and geomorphological field techniques.

Environmental Change and Ecological Response

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of some of the major drivers of change affecting natural environments at varying spatial scales, the ecological response of both terrestrial and aquatic systems, and how such changes can themselves have impacts on human activity and society. Knowledge of contemporary functioning of major ecological systems will be combined with evidence from paleoenvironmental archives to explore the relationships between environmental stressors, and ecological systems, today and in the past. The module will include the use of various types of evidence (e.g. documentary, inventory, paleoenvironmental) and modelling approaches to understand how global biogeochemical cycles and major ecosystems (e.g. tropical forests, coastal regions) have changed over time.

Feminist Geographies of Home

The aim of this module is for the student to evaluate the multiple geographies of home.

Geographies of Work and Life

Drawing on contemporary examples, the central aim of this module is for students to examine the strategies different social groups adopt in order to make a living in uncertain economic times.

Glacial Environments and Landscapes

This module examines cold-climate environments and the processes and landforms associated with glaciers and ice sheets and the changing nature of ice and climate today and in the past. Ice is a key component of the global environment, both influencing and influenced by climate and sea level change. Knowledge of contemporary glacial geomorphology will be combined with landscape records to explore the relationships between changing ice-mass, sea level and climate through time.
The aims of the module are to:

  • examine the range of processes associated with glacier and ice sheet systems and the resulting physical attributes of landscapes influenced by these processes and different glacier-types, and the effect of spatial and temporal variations in processes on the landscape.
  • appreciate the issues of investigating ice-influenced landscapes to characterise the nature and drivers of Earth's changing ice cover.
  • understand the causes and consequences of long-term sea level change, and implications for on-going and future sea level change.
  • examine the changing nature and relationships between ice, climate and ocean through time.

Global Cities Fieldcourse

The aim of this module is to give students first-hand experience of a leading global city. Students will be familiarised with a range of field study techniques in urban and cultural geography which will enable them to acquire in-depth understanding of the processes underlying contemporary global city development and their historical context, and to evaluate relevant urban theorisation.

Globalised Urbanisation

The aims of this module are to introduce students to interlinked processes of globalisation and urbanisation and to examine how these vary spatially and temporally in the global North and South.

Island Biogeography Fieldcourse

The aim of this module is to investigate the distinct and diverse ecosystems of Mediterranean oceanic islands, in order to uncover the patterns of vegetation dynamics and the biogeochemical and disturbance processes that create them.

Snow, Ice and Society

This module examines the role of snow and ice in the changing environment, and the associated implications for human societies. Snow and ice are fundamentally important in the global environment, both influencing and influenced by climate change at a wide range of timescales and modifying the hydrology of basins over wide areas. Furthermore, much human activity depends directly on snow and ice, such as hydroelectric power generation and agricultural irrigation. The main aims are to:

  • Understand the role snow and ice play in the global climate system.
  • Appreciate the main methods and issues in researching snow and ice processes and change;
  • Assess some of the main implications for human societies, in terms of resources and hazards, and the physical and socio-economic implications of these changes;
  • Practise communicating scientific concepts in accessible formats such as blog posts.

Semester 2

The Economics of Social Issues Optional

The Economics of Social Issues

Climate and Society

The aims of this module are that students

  • develop an advanced understanding of the evolving climate system from pre-industrial times, through to the present, and projected to the end of the 21st century;
  • examine the societal impacts of climate change anticipated for key sectors, in urban and rural contexts, across developed and developing regions of the world.
  • achieve a critical perspective on the policy frameworks underpinning global efforts to move towards low-carbon economies and finance adaptation to unavoidable climate impacts.

Conservation: Principles and Practice

This module aims to explore the history, approaches and techniques associated with the conservation of ecological communities, habitats, landforms and archaeological sites, and the potential conflict between legitimate economic and social activities.

Geographies of Children and Youth

The aims of this module are for the student to evaluate how children and young people are marginalised and excluded within society and space and act as agents to contest/transform adult spaces.

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

The aims of this module are to:

  • outline the concepts and typologies related to the study of transnational mobility and diaspora;
  • analyse the nature and geographies of transnational mobility and diaspora using a theoretical and a contextualised case study approach;
  • evaluate the outcomes of transnational mobility and diasporic networks from the perspective of those on the move and in diaspora, and in relation to the contexts of sending and receiving countries

GIS modelling and Flood Risk Management

This module explores and assesses the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and modelling tools for flood risk management. This is an increasingly important topic in the context of climate change on drainage basin hydrology and human modification to both urban and rural environments. Students will be able to gain theoretical understanding and practical skills in GIS, flood modelling and flood risk management.

Regional Worlds

This module analyses regions in geography by, first, exploring the intellectual development of regional geography and, second, by examining a number of cuts into the economic, socio-cultural and political geography of different nations and regions.

River Dynamics and the Environment

The aims of this module are that students:

  • develop an advanced understanding of key aspects of river hydrology and geomorphology pertinent to the management of river systems;
  • acquire a detailed knowledge of aspects of river management at the leading research edge of the discipline (e.g. biotic-abiotic interactions).
  • achieve a critical perspective on river management problems and approaches, recognising the limitations of current knowledge and the uncertainty in defining sustainable solutions.

How you'll be assessed

Modules are assessed either by examination, by a combination of coursework and examinations, or entirely by coursework.

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

How you'll study

Teaching is delivered by award-winning staff who are passionate about the topics they teach.

The methods of teaching and learning we use vary from large lecture-based classes to seminars and practical classes, through to individual sessions with an academic advisor. You will have a personal tutor from the day you arrive at Loughborough.

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Field trips
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory work
  • Practical sessions

Placement year options

Our Geography with Economics degree offers you the opportunity to include a paid year working in industry as part of your course, in the UK or overseas.

Additional award

By undertaking a year in placement or a year abroad, you will gain an additional award alongside your final qualification. If you undertake a professional placement year you will gain a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or if you study abroad for a year you will gain a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

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. Learn more about the benefits here.

If you choose to study our Geography with Economics degree, you will be given the opportunity to spend a year abroad between your second and third year studies.

Opportunities include studying at a European university through the Erasmus programme or studying further afield such as in Australia, Singapore or the USA. Successful completion leads to the additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). This is in addition to the BSc degree qualification.

Professional placement year

A placement provides an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills, and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

Successful completion of the placement leads to the award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) on completion of the course, in addition to the BSc degree.

Students from the Geography department have recently completed placements at organisations including Pirelli, IBM, Adidas, Boots, Field Studies Council, local authorities and charities, Centrica, Sky, GSK, Jaguar Land Rover and pWC.

Student placement story

Where you'll study

Why not explore the world with us? Fieldwork is an essential experience for all of our students and contributes to both effective learning and personal development as well as creating some memorable experiences in exotic locations.

Typical offers

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

Typical offers for United Kingdom

A-Level

AAB

IB

35 (6,6,5 HL)

BTEC

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level Geography Grade B

The typical offers and subject 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.

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit us, 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.

Lithuania

Students with  Brandos Atestatas qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the  for specific course requirements.

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.

 

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 from best 4 subjects.

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 French Baccalaureat, we typically require a range from 13.0 – 15.5 with specific subject marks required for some courses.

Students applying for Science or Engineering courses would generally be expected to have followed the Science (‘S’) stream. 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 Maths within the Baccalaureat.

Students taking the Baccalaureat 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

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 .

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 .

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 16.5 and 18.5 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 .

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 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 between 3.2 and 3.8 in the High School Diploma along with achievement in Advanced Placement Exams (from our approved list) or SAT II Subject Specific Tests. We would typically require between ‘4, 4, 4’ and ‘5, 5, 5’ in 3 AP exams from our approved list below or between ‘650, 650, 650’ and ‘750, 700, 700’ in 3 SAT subject tests.

Approved List of AP Exams:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Physics (as half courses B and C)
  • English Literature and Composition
  • English Language and Composition
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • European History
  • United States History
  • World History

Applicants who have taken 2 AP Exams from the above list and at least 2 other AP Exams will normally be considered but are advised to contact their chosen Department in advance. We also welcome applications from students who are studying 3 IB Higher Level Certificates alongside the High School Diploma.

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

To satisfy English language requirements, we normally ask for a score of ‘610’ in SAT I Evidence-Based Reading/Writing although some programmes have higher requirements. 

If you have completed the High School Graduation Diploma without taking AP Exams, SAT subject tests or IB Higher Level subjects, you may be eligible for our International Foundation programme.

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.

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

Tuition fees for 2019 entry

UK / EU fees

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

International fees

Full-time course per annum
£17,500
Placement year
Approx. 20% of the full-time fee

The fees stated above are for the 2019/20 academic year; fees for 2020/21 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 installment.

Additional costs

Some optional modules incur additional costs, such as the cost of field trips. These costs vary considerably by module and will be communicated and explained to students at the point of module selection. All costs associated with compulsory modules will be met by the academic School and optional modules with no additional costs are always available for students to select.There may also be additional costs related to completion of your research project (dissertation). Depending on the topic you choose to research and the nature of the project there may, for example, be travel costs or field expenses that will need to be met.

Your future career

Graduates in work or further study

95%

DLHE 2016

Average starting salary

£22,400

DLHE 2016

We have an excellent record in terms of academic development and career progression.

A major contributing factor to this is the skills that our students develop during their degree. Employability skills are embedded through our curriculum, either as stand-alone skills-based modules (e.g. tutorials) or integrated into all of our topic-based modules. Your personal tutor will introduce you to personal development planning which is done alongside your course to prepare you for graduate life.

Our graduates are appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors, including posts in administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, development and environmental agencies, and education. Almost all of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study.

We have very strong links with KPMG and Ernst & Young who run bespoke workshops for our students.

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

Recent career destinations of our Geography graduates include:

Anglian Water; Boots; British Army; BT; Ernst & Young; GlaxoSmithKline; KPMG; Jaguar Land Rover; JCB; Marriott International; Ministry of Justice; National Trust; NHS; UK Hydrographic Office; Santander; Sky.

Our students