Management BSc (Hons) degree

4 years full-time with placement year

Typical offer
AAB Entry requirements
Fees (per academic year)
UK: £9,250
International: £22,800
UCAS code
N200
Start date
3 October 2022
Institute code
L79

Overview

Our BSc Management degree is a highly flexible, broad-based course that prepares you for a career in any area of business and management. Our graduates are strong communicators, adaptable and resilient to change and highly sought after in the business world.

Today’s dynamic business environment demands the skills and confidence to operate across a range of organisational roles. This BSc Management degree will equip you with a comprehensive grasp of different management skills and styles, and the context in which business decisions are made. As such, this course aims to produce excellent managers, able to come up with creative, resourceful solutions to business and management issues.

This is our most flexible business degree with the widest range of optional modules in the final year. If you are unsure which area of business you’d like to study at university this course gives you the greatest scope to tailor your degree as you discover what you enjoy most, and which subjects best match your career aspirations.

Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects and this degree has two modules specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses.

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Why you should choose us

Why you should study this course

If you’d like to study business at a Top-10 UK business school but aren’t sure what area of business you’d like to specialise in this could be the course for you.

This course covers all the fundamentals of management and gives you the greatest amount of optional module choices to tailor your degree to your career aspirations. This course equips you for a wide range of business and management careers and our graduates stand out to employers due to their experiences on placement or studying abroad.

What you'll study

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

Flexibility is a key element of the course. In the first and second years of the BSc Management degree you will be introduced to a wide range of core business and management subjects that will give you a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation.

In the final year you will pursue a small number of core management subjects in further depth, but the majority of the final year is chosen by you from a wide range of options. This gives you the opportunity to build on your placement and/or study abroad experiences and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations.

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 & 2

Compulsory modules

Skills for Study, Placement and Employment

The aims of this module are to:

  • To influence students' awareness of and performance in key competencies which are required for personal effectiveness in academic study, placement year, employment and as a citizen in the international business environment;
  • To develop these competencies and understanding through a primarily student-centred approach to learning;
  • To complement other modules in Year 1 (particularly Organisational Behaviour);
  • To provide students with a general understanding of, and develop their confidence in, the use of personal computers and industry standard packages for business and management purposes;
  • To enable students to become aware of and develop their academic, professional and personal skills through Personal Best. Personal Best is a development programme available to all students at Loughborough University. Support and guidance are provided to all Part A students to engage with skills and personal development through lectures and a dedicated app
  • To aid student preparation for their placement search (Part B) and placement (Part I)

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.
One of:

Quantitative Business Skills

The aims of this module are to:

  • to introduce students to a variety of mathematical and statistical tools that are used in management and its professions;
  • to ensure that students have the requisite mathematical, statistical and modelling skills that will be necessary to study the quantitative business and management techniques presented in subsequent parts of their management education;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Quantitative Business Skills B

The aims of this module are to:

  • to introduce students to a variety of mathematical and statistical tools that are used in management and its professions;
  • to ensure that students have the requisite mathematical, statistical and modelling skills that will be necessary to study the quantitative business and management techniques presented in subsequent parts of their management education;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.
Optional modules

University-wide Language Programme

This is a 10 credit module from the University-wide language programme.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

Principles of Marketing

The aims of this module are to introduce students to the principles of marketing, in a variety of organisational settings (retail, consumer goods, industrial goods, service, non-profit oriented); and to prepare students for subsequent modules in marketing.

Financial Reporting

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.
Optional modules

Business in the Digital Age

The aims of this module are to:

  • to prepare students with a sound foundation of information and digital business for subsequent information management modules;
  • to prepare students for further information management modules in their second and final years;
  • to prepare students for their Industrial and Professional Studies placements;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

Economics for Business I

The aims of this module are to:

  • to introduce students to some of the key economic theories and policy issues at the organisational, industry and economy-wide level;
  • to relate economic theory to the business environment and business decision making;
  • to link economic theory to other management disciplines (e.g. quantitative methods, accounting, finance and human resource management);
  • to provide background knowledge needed in several second year modules, for example in the areas of economics, finance, marketing.
Optional modules

Organisations in the International Context

The aims of this module are to:

  • Examine some of the local, national and international factors which impact businesses and organisations;
  • Gain an understanding of the complexity of doing business in the international environment

Principles of Finance

The aims of this module are to:

  • to provide an introduction to core issues in corporate finance;
  • to provide an understanding of how corporate finance relates to other corporate managerial activities; and
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Principles of 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.

The Marketing Mix

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on the pre-requisite module.
  • to examine the nature of the marketing mix and the contribution of each of the marketing mix elements to an effective marketing strategy.
  • to prepare students for future marketing modules.

Introduction to Retail Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to examine certain aspects of the retail environment (particularly in respect of economic, social, and demographic change) which are influencing trends in retail management;
  • to prepare students for Retailing Environment, and for subsequent specialist retail modules in Year 2;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Semester 1 & 2

Optional modules

University-wide Language Programme

This is a 10 credit module from the University-wide language programme.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

Advanced Professional Skills

The aims of this module are to:

  • Enhance professional readiness and skills, to maximise students¿ career development
  • Prepare students to be professional in their attitude and behavior towards the Placement Year or Study Abroad
  • Develop critical thinkers who are able to identify high quality information, to question sources, and recognise bias
  • Develop the ability to create evidence-based arguments.

Business Information Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide students with the basic information management and information systems knowledge and skills relevant to managers;
  • to build on the first year skills module,
  • to prepare students for further IT modules in semester 2 and/or in their final year;
  • to provide students with a framework within which they can analyse the information and IT needs of businesses;
  • to prepare students for their Industrial and Professional Studies placements;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Human Resource Management

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.

Accounting for Management Decisions

The aims of this module are:

  • to develop a range of technical and analytical skills appropriate to the practice of management accounting;
  • to critically evaluate the technical aspects of management accounting as applied to a variety of organisational contexts.
Optional modules

Sales Management

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles and techniques of personal selling and sales management in industrial and consumer marketing.

Organisation Studies

The aims of this module are to:

  • To develop a social scientific understanding of organisational theories, themes, concepts and practices;
  • To encourage a challenging, questioning perspective on organisational behaviour, research and ideas.

Economics for Business II

The aims of this module are to:

  • to introduce students some of the key economic theories and policy issues at the firm-, industry- and economy-wide level;
  • to relate economic theory to the business environment and decision making;
  • to link economic theory to other management disciplines (e.g. quantitative methods, accounting, finance and human resource management);
  • to provide background knowledge needed in several second year modules, for example in the areas of economics, finance, marketing.

Global Brand Management

The aims of this module are

  • to build on the foundation provided by the prerequisite marketing module;
  • to develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in marketing and management, in particular the knowledge and skills required of a global brand manager;
  • to encourage enthusiasm and self-motivation.

Management Science Methods

The aims of this module are:

  • to ensure that students have an understanding of key principles, models and techniques used to tackle management decision problems;
  • to develop skills in the analysis and modelling of management situations and approaches to evaluation and assessment of alternatives in complex scenarios;
  • to develop core concepts and skills required to use computers to effectively support managers faced with decision problems.

Business Programming

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce and develop the principles of structured business programming;
  • to facilitate the students' development of practical computer programming skills in a business context;
  • to develop appropriate transferable skills.

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

Operations Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide an understanding of the production/operations management function in both manufacturing and service industries,
  • to introduce students to the key issues and techniques in operations management;
  • to provide a wider scope of operations management in terms of its application and the interface between production, supply chain management and the use of IT and modern technology in operations.

Data Analysis for Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to further develop the concepts and skills required to use statistics to help managers in decision making;
  • to build on the prerequisite module;
  • to extend competence in the use of computer packages;
  • to develop the ability to build models to help solve management problems;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The aims of this module are:

  • to develop an understanding of the role of ethical theories as applied to the responsibilities of business in the wider society;
  • to increase awareness of the theoretical and practitioner arguments behind corporate responsibility within organisations;
  • to explore ethical questions encountered on work placement or other work experience.
Optional modules

Information Systems Development

The aims of this module are:

  • to build upon the pre-requisite module;
  • to provide students with the knowledge relating to the development/implementation and management of business information systems, necessary for a career in management, in general, or accounting, in particular;
  • to prepare students for their placements;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Programming for Business Analytics

The aims of this module are to:

  • to provide students with the basic programming skills, develop principles of structured programming, and technical knowledge relevant to business analytics;
  • to prepare students for further IT modules in their final year;
  • to prepare students for their Industrial and Professional Studies placements;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Company Law

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce the fundamental principles of company law
  • to develop an understanding of the significance of the company within the context of commercial activity.

Financial Markets and Derivatives Fundamentals

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce the roles, functions and operations of secondary capital (equity and bond) and commodity markets and the foreign exchange market;
  • to develop an understanding of the financial risks firms are exposed to in these markets and related positions and instruments;
  • to provide an introduction to the methods and derivatives that may be used to ""hedge"" risk exposures, and by traders and speculators to profit in these markets.

International Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on the prerequisite module;
  • to create an understanding of the principal issues of developing international organisations;
  • to demonstrate the application and impact of managerial issues and the relevance of concepts of strategic management in an international context.

Vocational Psychology

The aims of this module are to:

  • give students tools with which to understand and implement their career preferences, and help others do so;
  • enable students to increase their readiness for working life;
  • enable students to increase the value they obtain from their work placement year.

Retail and Service Operations

The aims of this module are:

  • to examine the marketing operations of retail and service organisations,
  • to identify the marketing management issues relevant to operating a retail and service organisations;
  • to introduce and develop marketing competencies of retail and service organisations.

Marketing Research

The aims of this module are to:

  • to provide an understanding of the key concepts and techniques used in marketing research
  • to develop skills for evaluating marketing research data
  • to complement students' knowledge of basic marketing
  • to enhance communication and team-working skills

Digital Marketing

The aims of this module are to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of the digital marketing, including social media. We will also study the underlying academic theories of marketing, business and consumer behavior and how these relate to the application of digital marketing in the real world.

Consumer Behaviour

The aims of this module are to provide students with:

  • an understanding of the consumer society and consumerism within a global context;
  • the knowledge of foundation social and psychological concepts as they apply to consumer behaviour;
  • the role of consumer behaviour theory in marketing practice;
  • an understanding of the dark side of consumer behaviour and the link to corporate social responsibility.

Semester 1 & 2

Optional modules

University-wide Language Programme

This is a 10 credit module from the University-wide language programme.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

Leadership and Professional Development

More information to follow.

Optional modules

Corporate Finance

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide a more advanced treatment of core issues in corporate finance; in particular, the role of uncertainty and information flows in determining asset prices;
  • to provide a more detailed understanding of how corporate finance relates to other corporate managerial activities;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Financial Risk Management

The aim of this module is for students to extend their knowledge of derivatives to pricing models and to credit derivatives. It covers the application of derivatives to risk management in domestic and international markets and looks at the risks of using derivatives.

Corporate Governance

The aims of this module are to:

  • To provide an introduction to corporate governance in the UK;
  • To provide an understanding of different governance mechanisms;
  • To develop relevant transferable skills

Technology in Business and Society

The aims of this module are:

  • to give an understanding of the principles of Information Management in its mission to deliver integrated information in support of business needs and wider society;
  • to develop a critical perspective on information technology within contemporary organisations and society;
  • to build on previous modules which introduced management aspects of Information Technology and systems and on students' experience of working with such systems during the Industrial & Professional Studies year.

Decision and Efficiency Analysis

The aims of the module are to:

  • develop an understanding of the complex multidimensional nature of decision and efficiency analysis problems faced by managers and policy makers;
  • develop skills in modelling decision and efficiency analysis problems;
  • obtain hands-on experience with the use of computers for decision and efficiency analysis in a business or policy environment;
  • demonstrate the usefulness of decision and efficiency analysis in a global economic context;
  • examine the societal and ethical implications of decision and efficiency analysis.

Managing Big Data

The aims of this module are:

  • to develop a critical appreciation of the theory and practice of managing big data and its significance for business and other organisations in the global environment;
  • to develop an awareness of the skills required for managing big data;
  • to understand how big data can be used to address real world issues;
  • to understand how business opportunities can be identified and exploited using big data;
  • to explore the range of software tools available for managing large data sets.

Advanced Interpersonal Skills

The aims of this module are

  • To develop an in-depth understanding of the key interpersonal skills needed for effective management of self and others in organizations from both a theoretical and practical perspective
  • To enable students to reflect on their current range, and level of interpersonal skills and identify areas for further development
  • To draw upon students relevant work experience
  • To consider how these skills may affect their future roles as managers, consultants or researchers;
  • To develop relevant transferable skills.

International Human Resource Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on previous Human Resource Management modules;
  • to examine critically the role of the Human Resource Management (HRM) in an international context.

International Marketing

This module is designed to develop an appreciation of the special requirements for successfully conducting international marketing activities by concentrating on the market-oriented approach to doing international business. Overall, the aims of this module are to build on students' knowledge of basic marketing, to present the key concepts and core issues in international marketing, and to develop decision-making skills for the successful formulation, implementation and control of international marketing programmes.

Student learning objectives are to:

  • secure knowledge of international marketing theory (e.g., the theoretical frameworks designed to assist in the making of foreign market entry decisions);
  • develop an understanding of this theory (e.g., be able to explain the fundamental differences between the various global marketing pricing policies);
  • show you would be able to apply them (e.g., selecting the correct theories or frameworks to be applied when making international marketing decisions, and using the theories in a way that enhances the decision-making activity).

Small Business Issues

The aim of this module is

  • to present a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
  • to integrate with concurrent modules;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Business Forecasting

The aims of this module are:

  • to develop an understanding of various approaches to Business Forecasting and explore their use in practice with standard IT based packages;
  • to develop skills in analysis and modelling of management situations and a sophisticated approach to evaluation and assessment of alternatives in complex scenarios.

Web Analytics

More information to follow.

Information and Knowledge Management

The aims of the module are:

  • to develop a critical understanding of the principles, practices and theories of Information and Knowledge Management, and their application in the workplace;
  • for the student to explore current developments in, and issues relating to, Information and Knowledge Management as it applies to workplace practice;
  • to develop understanding of the importance and impact of knowledge sharing in global organisations, and an appreciation of how one may develop an organisational culture favourable to knowledge sharing.

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

Global Strategic Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to extend and build on pre-requisite modules in Marketing, Accounting, and Human Resource Management;
  • to develop an appreciation of how organisations act strategically at the business level;
  • to encourage an openness to new ideas and an awareness that in many situations there is a range of options which should be evaluated;
  • to develop an appreciation of the global and local contexts in which strategy is formed;
  • to develop the ability to think critically about overarching strategic concepts.
Optional modules

Marketing Strategy and Planning

The aims of this module are:

  • to build on pre-requisite modules and students' experience during their Industrial and Professional Studies placement;
  • to synthesise students' understanding of marketing by exploring issues and skills in the area of strategic marketing management, and in the context of the dynamic environment in which Marketing now operates;
  • to develop relevant transferable skills.

Strategic Information Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide an understanding of: the strategic importance of information systems (IS) and information technology (IT), to provide an understanding of the strategic importance of information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) and their linkages to the overall business strategy, how IS/IT strategies are formulated, how organising and resourcing options are developed and assessed, and how business value through IT is achieved.
  • to build on students' previous modules which introduced strategic analysis, new and emerging technologies and applications of IT, and on students' experiences of working with such systems during their academic studies, industrial placements and professional studies year.

Analysing Careers

The aims of this module are:

  • to enhance students' ability to critically assess the validity and relevance of career theory and research in contemporary workplaces;
  • to enable students to analyse their own careers and those of other people and consequently manage them in a better-informed way;
  • to build on the pre-requisite modules in human resource management and related areas; and on placement year experience.

Services Marketing

The aims of this module are to:

  • consider the development of theories of services marketing;
  • understand key aspects of marketing management and strategy in services;
  • appreciate the available research evidence pertaining to the particular challenges, opportunities and strategies which are encountered by different types of service businesses

Marketing Communications

The aims of this module are:

  • To build on the pre-requisite marketing modules.
  • To examine approaches to planning and developing marketing communications strategies involving both creative and media decisions.

Business Planning for New Ventures

The aims of this module are:

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

Enterprise Resource Planning

The aims of this module are:

  • to introduce and develop the key principles of enterprise resource planning (ERP);
  • to provide an understanding of the role of ERP systems in the effective management and integration of organisational processes;
  • to demonstrate how ERP systems can be used to effectively model and manage supply chains;
  • to provide hands-on experience of an industry standard ERP software, using SAP.

Databases for Business Analytics

More information to follow.

Data Mining for Business

The aims of this module are to:

  • to cover a wide range of approaches to data mining and machine learning and their applications in business for a better understanding of enterprises, business and market and enhanced business decision making.
  • to develop the ability to interpret analytical information with emphasis on the use of the industry-leading software tools.
  • to develop skills in analysis and modelling of management situations and a sophisticated approach to evaluation of alternatives in complex scenarios.

Project Management

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide students with a critical theoretical and practical understanding of key topics in managing projects
  • to provide students with an understanding of the role of a project manager
  • to develop a critical appreciation of business and interpersonal skills relevant to managing projects

Behavioural Finance

The aims of this module are:

  • to provide an understanding of mathematical models of behavioural foundations of financial decisions;
  • to aid prediction of decision outcomes;
  • to deepen and broaden students' conceptual understanding of financial decision-making.

Multinational Financial Management

The aims of this module are to:

  • build on the pre-requisite modules
  • develop an understanding of the practice of financial management in companies operating in the international environment
  • develop an understanding of balance of payment dynamics, international capital flows and nature of currency attacks
  • develop critical reasoning skills in the context of international financial risk management.

This course explores managing international business and global competition with an understanding of international financial instruments, markets and institutions.

Business and Entrepreneurialism in Post-conflict Spaces

This module aims to address the opportunities and challenges presented to capitalism as new markets emerge in postconflict spaces. It assesses the extent to which capitalism can engage with postconflict places, and critically reviews the problems of applying Western ways to non-Western systems.

Simulation for Decision Support

The aims of this module are to:

  • develop a critical appreciation of how the dynamics of the environment in which organisations work impact on their performance and decisions;
  • develop skills in modelling and simulation of business dynamics as an aid to decision-making;
  • build on students' industrial placement experiences;
  • further develop students' skills in using computer packages.

Business Optimisation

The aims of this module are to:

  • develop the ability to build models to help managers optimise a range of business processes and decisions;
  • further develop the concepts and skills required to use computer packages to help managers in decision making.

How you'll study

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

How you'll be assessed

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

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

Placement year

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Your placement would typically be a graduate-trainee role with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

You have the option to either spend one year on placement (up to three placements); or six months on placement and six months studying abroad.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 2000 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

You can find out more about placements on the School of Business and Economics' website.

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.

Professional placement experiences

All of our undergraduate degrees at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics have the opportunity to spend a year on professional placement.

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 boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers. It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence.

You can opt to study abroad for one year (at either one partner university for twelve months or at two partner universities for six months each); or study abroad for six months and spend six months on placement.

Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have agreements with over 40 partner universities you can study at in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia.

Want to find out more? Explore our videos from students and employers on the benefits of studying abroad.

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.

Study abroad

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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

Typical A-Level offer

AAB

No subject specific requirements but we do have a list of preferred subjects outlined below. We may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

Typical IB offer

35 (6, 6, 5 HL) with 4 in English A SL and 4 in Maths SL

Typical BTEC offer

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus two A Levels (one of which must be a preferred academic subject) at grades AB

National Diploma: DD plus one preferred academic A Level at grade A

National Extended Diploma: D*DD

We may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

GCSE

Majority 7/6 (A/B) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade 6/B in Maths and English Language

GCSE entry requirement exceptions

GCSE Maths Grade 6
There is no flexibility in this requirement. However, we will consider a grade B in Level 3 Core Maths as a suitable alternative.

GCSE English Language Grade 6
If you have achieved Grade 5 in GCSE English Language, we can still consider an application if you have

  • Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Literature

OR

  • At least one essay-based subject* at A Level

If you have achieved Grade 4 in GCSE English Language, we can still consider an application if you have

  • Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Literature

AND

  • At least one essay-based subject* at A Level

*Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology

We may also consider applicants with a contextual indicator who have achieved a 4 or 5 in GSCE English Language who do not meet the above criteria. Please refer to our Contextual Admissions Policy for further information on the contextual indicators used by the University.

Reduced contextual offer

Meeting specific eligibility criteria guarantees that if you are made an offer, it will be reduced by up to two grades. Find out more about Access Loughborough Contextual Offers.

Preferred subjects

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

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects - If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

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 the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Many of our courses receive a large number of applications for each available place.  We cannot unfortunately always make offers to all applicants who are predicted to achieve/have achieved grades in line with our advertised typical offers.

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 2022 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
£22,800
Placement year
Approx. 20% of the full-time fee

The UK fees stated above may be subject to change following government review. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely 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

% in Graduate Jobs

91%

Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018 (graduates for previous version of this degree ‘BSc Management Sciences’)

Average salary 15 months post-graduation

£30,000

Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018 (graduates for previous version of this degree ‘BSc Management Sciences’)

Our BSc Management degree will prepare you for employment in a wide range of careers, from general management trainee positions in the private or public sector to specialist roles, including consultancy, financial analysis, or as a functional specialist (e.g. brand/marketing’ procurement; sales).

Our students have enjoyed great success in finding employment, and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many organisations specifically target our graduates for their graduate recruitment schemes.

As a student at the School of Business and Economics, your employability will be developed both inside and outside of the classroom. Employability modules are embedded into the curriculum and there are lots of opportunities available through student enterprise, clubs and societies, as well as through Loughborough's Careers Network. Find out more about how you can develop your employability here.

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It’s a key part of the Loughborough experience and it can really boost your job prospects.

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

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

Accenture - Business Analyst, Facebook - Agency Partner Strategist, Microsoft - Project Support Manager, Warner-Brothers - Research Analyst, L'Oreal - Trainee Marketing Manager and Rolls Royce - Buyer.