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OPEN DAYS

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Open days The best way to experience our fantastic campus is to come and see it for yourself. At our open days you’ll find out all you need to know about life as a Loughborough student. We think Loughborough is fantastic in so many ways, but don’t just take our word for it. Chat to current staff and students at our course information stands; visit our halls of residence and

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discuss accommodation options; tour our departments and world-class sports facilities; discover all the careers support on offer; and find out more about fees and finance, student support and the awardwinning student experience you can have through Loughborough Students’ Union. Find more information and book your place at: lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/open-days


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Welcome to Loughborough

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Our study areas

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Where is Loughborough?

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Architecture

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Campus: an aerial view

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Arts, English and Drama

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A place to call home

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Our campus

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Biosciences

Accommodation

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Joining the Loughborough family

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Loughborough Students’ Union

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Sport at Loughborough

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Supporting those who support you

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Study resources and support

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Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries

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Business and Economics

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Chemistry

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Computer Science

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Construction

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Design

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Engineering

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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

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What’s included?

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Bioengineering

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Optimising your employability

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Chemical Engineering

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Placements

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Civil Engineering

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Placements and work experience

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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Grace 50 Leigh 51 International students

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Materials

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Mature students

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Our alumni

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Mechanical, Manufacturing and Robotics Engineering

Facts and figures

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Product Design Engineering and Sports Technology

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Teaching excellence Our research and impact

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Foundation Studies

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STEMLab

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Geography

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Your degree

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Mathematical Sciences

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Applying to Loughborough

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Physics

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Entry requirements

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Politics, History and International Relations 206

Engineering at Loughborough

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Psychology

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Industrial placements

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Social Sciences

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Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Transport

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Inspiring stories

Course and general index

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WELCOME TO LOUGHBOROUGH

Professor Robert Allison Vice-Chancellor and President

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Welcome to Loughborough When I ask our students what they love about their university, I get a huge variety of responses – the fact that they are taught by some of the world’s best academics in their subject areas; the range of clubs and societies they can join; and the huge number of opportunities to get involved in sport and the arts.

But the one thing they never fail to mention is the strong sense of community at Loughborough – being a part of our Loughborough family. The friendly and supportive environment across campus enables our students to be the very best they can be, in whatever they do. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been voted as having the best student experience in the country over the last ten years.

Before you make up your mind about joining us, I recommend that you come along to one of our open days. The Loughborough campus has a real buzz about it and however well we describe it, to fully appreciate its fantastic spirit you need to observe it for yourself. Come and pay us a visit – I think you’ll soon love Loughborough just as much as we all do.

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WHERE IS LOUGHBOROUGH?

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Where is Loughborough?

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CAMPUS: AN AERIAL VIEW

Campus: an aerial view

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

A place to call home

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OUR CAMPUS

Our campus We’re lucky to have such a beautiful place to call home – our stunning single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, measuring 440 acres in total (equivalent to 7,040 tennis courts or 250 football pitches!) You’ll find everything you need within close walking distance, from open spaces, gardens and sports pitches to academic buildings, Loughborough Students’ Union and our halls of residence.

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— “The campus is always buzzing – full of people, full of life and an atmosphere you won’t get anywhere else.” —

Getting around Our campus is a self-contained community of its own and can be easily negotiated on foot or by cycle (there are plenty of lockable storage areas around for your bike). The free shuttle bus that runs across campus every few minutes is handy for getting around too – especially on rainy days! Our location Loughborough is a market town just north of Leicester, right in the heart of the East Midlands. We’re about two miles from J23 of the M1 and a short distance from Loughborough Train Station, as well as being only 15 minutes from East Midlands Airport. This gives us great access to the rest of the UK and Europe by road, rail and air. We’re surrounded by a variety of tourist attractions including the Peak District, Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill, and are perfectly placed for exploring the larger nearby cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. The table below gives an idea of how long it’ll take you to get there from Loughborough by train: TO:

TIME BY TRAIN:

Leicester Nottingham Derby London

10 minutes 20 minutes 18 minutes 77 minutes

Campus facilities Campus life is all about convenience and community – you can’t get far without seeing a friendly face and everything you need is right on your doorstep. We’ve got bars, restaurants, laundrettes, a hairdresser, a pharmacy, a taxi rank, a beautician, two gyms, shops, cafés, hotels, dining halls and so much more. Things to do On campus, there’s never a shortage of things to get involved in. From nights out at the Union to nights in with your flatmates and a pizza, your free time will be anything but dull. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Loughborough’s range of clubs, societies and events, all of which have unique social calendars of their own and offer endless opportunities to make lifelong friends. There’s so much going on around campus that you don’t actually need to leave it if you don’t want to. However, if you do fancy a change of scenery then the town centre is within walking distance. There you’ll find a variety of high street shops, bars, clubs and pubs to keep you entertained off-campus, as well as the brand new Cineworld cinema. Loughborough Town Hall also hosts a regular programme of shows and comedy evenings.

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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Every single one of our halls of residence has a unique personality of its own – whichever one becomes your home, we know you’ll remember being part of it forever.

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STUDENT BAROMETER 2016 RANKED 1ST IN THE UK AND GLOBALLY FOR OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE STUDENT LIVING EXPERIENCE*

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Our guarantee It’s reassuring to know that if you make Loughborough University your firm choice and register for accommodation before the end of July, we will guarantee you a room in University accommodation. International students from outside the EU are guaranteed hall accommodation within the same hall for any two years of their undergraduate study. If you receive an offer to study at Loughborough and make us your firm choice, you’ll be able to apply for your place in halls online from May. Our Student Accommodation Centre will email you to explain how and when to do this.

Loughborough halls of residence There are 15 undergraduate halls of residence to choose from, all of which are on or very close to campus. Each hall offers a secure, comfortable and welcoming home to its students, from which they can build their Loughborough experience. Each room contains a bed, storage, desk, chair, shelves and a noticeboard. You will also have access to laundry facilities, bike storage, a common room, internet access and the support of a fantastic hall committee system who will ensure that hall life remains supportive and fun for everyone.

Catering options In total there are seven catered halls and eight self-catered halls Accommodation after first year at Loughborough. Our communal Not ready to leave halls? You can dining halls for catered students are a apply to remain there after first year traditional part of the Loughborough and many of our students choose experience and are often favoured for to do so. Alternatively, our Student their relaxed and sociable approach Accommodation Centre can provide to meal times. We are committed to you with information about off-campus providing healthy, varied and homeliving – just pop in to see them. cooked options across all dining halls, so there is something to suit all tastes. Properties are also advertised on the Student Pad website. Students in self-catered halls can loughboroughstudentpad.co.uk purchase discounted meals in dining halls and there are numerous convenience stores scattered across campus. Off campus there are several large grocery stores located nearby, including a Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury’s.

For short videos on each of our undergraduate halls of residence, visit the link below.

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— “The thing I love most about being a student here is being a part of the Loughborough family. No matter where I am or what I do, I have the Loughborough community to help me. The University provides the best student experience possible and there are so many opportunities to do amazing things both academically and beyond.” — Florence BA Politics and International Relations

Joining the Loughborough family

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LOUGHBOROUGH STUDENTS’ UNION

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Loughborough Students’ Union Right at the very heart of our award-winning student experience sits Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU). Owned and run entirely by our students, the Union continues to ensure that life at Loughborough remains vibrant, rewarding and brimming with opportunity. By the time you graduate, you’ll be moving on with so much more than just a degree.

The Union building

A constant hive of activity, by day the Union building is a busy meeting place and coffee bar complete with a shop, a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, a gastropub, an optician, a dentist, a taxi rank, a pharmacy and a sports massage therapist. At night, it transforms into a 4,000 capacity nightclub with three separate rooms, each playing a variety of music and hosting events across the week.

Get involved

With over 150 clubs and societies to get involved in outside of your studies, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From breakdancing and yoga to snowsports and singing, there literally is something for everyone – not to mention countless other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you can take part in.

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Interested in gaining media experience? LSU Media’s state-of-the-art department is equipped with its very own TV and radio stations, and student magazine. Want to work with the local community, or even on overseas projects? Check out what LSU Action have been up to recently, including projects in Mexico and Nepal. Fancy taking on a new challenge? LSU Rag’s recent fundraising adventures have seen them trek Mount Kilimanjaro and cycle from Paris to London. There are so many ways to make your Loughborough experience unforgettable.

WHATUNI? STUDENT CHOICE AWARDS 2017

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2017

RANKED 2ND FOR STUDENTS’ UNION

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By your side

Ultimately, the role of the Students’ Union is to ensure that Loughborough remains the very best place to be a student. Whether we’re working to enhance your experience, ensure your personal development or just support you, students are at the heart of everything we do. The Welfare and Diversity section of the Union represents every student during their time here. From promoting positive health and wellbeing to providing under-represented individuals with a voice, we look out for every single one of our students.

More than just your course

In an increasingly competitive job market, employers want more than a good degree from today’s graduates. We know just how valuable a great student experience can be, which is why we work so hard to make sure your free time at Loughborough is well spent.

Arts at Loughborough

Feeling creative? Loughborough University is home to a lively arts scene, with opportunities to get involved in activities ranging from painting and pottery to spoken word performances and playing in our orchestra. Along with this, LU Arts presents a series of live music, theatre and literature events across the year including National Theatre Live screenings and performances from internationally-recognised companies and writers. On campus we have our very own 260-seat theatre, 100-seat studio and a 250-seat auditorium which host concerts, films, art, dance and drama.

Whether you’re volunteering, fundraising, organising projects or leading fellow students from your school/department/ society, you’ll be stacking up on real-life skills whilst having the time of your life.

— “The social atmosphere is like no other. A lot of my friends at other universities seem bemused by the Loughborough spirit and don’t understand how such a large university can still feel so friendly.” —

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Sport at Loughborough

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Loughborough have been the champions of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) for 37 years running and our hard-earned sporting reputation is something that we are incredibly proud of. Our campus is home to some of the best sporting opportunities in the world and, regardless of ability or experience, there is something to suit everyone. We’ve got sporting opportunities to suit all our students, ranging from international champions to those who simply enjoy a kick around with their friends. At one end of the spectrum sits performance sport, followed by British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), hall sport, society and department sport, and recreational sport.

Gyms and sports facilities

We’re lucky to have two state-of-the-art gyms on campus, each offering impressive facilities and a variety of ways to work out. Holywell Fitness Centre is a great place to get active on your own or with friends and is kitted out with the latest Technogym Artis range, including 75+ cardio and 70+ fitness machines. There are also a variety of weekly group fitness classes to get involved in too. Powerbase is our strength and conditioning gym, designed specifically for those looking to improve core fitness or performance in a chosen sport. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/gyms

Other sports facilities include: • 50m swimming pool • High-performance athletics centre (indoor and outdoor) • 4,000 capacity Loughborough University Stadium • Five full-size, floodlit, synthetic pitches for American football, football, hockey, lacrosse and rugby • Multiple indoor sport halls with specialist centres in badminton, basketball, gymnastics, netball and tennis • Five recreational parks including beach volleyball • Running, cycling and walking routes • The National Cricket Performance Centre lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/facilities

Performance sport

We offer enhanced high-performance programmes in a range of sports. Those who secure a place in one of our performance sport squads will receive high-quality coaching as well as support in strength and conditioning, nutrition, physiology, performance analysis, and sports medicine. They will also have access to a personal development programme. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/performance

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES SPORT (BUCS) CHAMPIONS FOR 37 YEARS RUNNING

QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2017 BEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD FOR SPORT

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We have a long history of looking out for and developing student athletes. Committed performance student athletes can balance the demands of elite sport around their studies with our unique, flexible system for academic support. Scholarships are also available to our most exceptional student athletes to provide additional financial support. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/sport-scholarships

Social leagues

BUCS sport

Recreational sport

There are over 55 student-led sports clubs at Loughborough and this is where there are opportunities to represent Loughborough in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship. We are incredibly proud to have won the championships for 37 consecutive years and competition for places in the teams is intense. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/sport-clubs

Hall sport

Fancy representing your hall of residence in a sport competition? Intramural Sport (IMS) is a free programme of sport where our halls compete to win points with the aim of being crowned IMS champion at the end of the year. There are over 40 different sports to get involved in including badminton, handball, netball and lots more. Whether you are competing or cheering on your hall, IMS is a great way to make new friends and a fantastic part of the hall experience at Loughborough. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/hall-sport

Society sport

These fun, sociable leagues offer opportunities to represent your society in a variety of sports with a chance to claim the annual trophy. They are great fun and competitively spirited – perfect for meeting like-minded people. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/society-sport

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A great alternative to hall or society sport, social leagues are another way to play regular competitive sport at Loughborough. Currently offering football, netball, basketball, badminton and tennis leagues, there are no membership fees and no ability requirements or training commitments necessary to get involved. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/social-leagues

For those looking to participate in sport on a more casual basis, there’s lots to choose from. My Lifestyle offers a huge range of free activities that you can get involved in, from football and ultimate frisbee to roller hockey and UV Zumba. They are a great way to meet new people, stay fit and have fun in an environment free from expectation and commitment. We’ve also got several park areas on campus that are dedicated to recreational sport – they’re free to use, so you can grab a few friends and make the most of them whenever you like. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/my-lifestyle

Coach and Volunteer Academy (CVA)

Gain experience and qualifications in sport coaching, volunteering and leadership with Loughborough’s Coach and Volunteer Academy. There are countless opportunities to get involved whilst enhancing your own development and employability, both locally and even overseas. These include: • Coaching and officiating • Sport marketing, communications and events • Gym, health and fitness, and sport science support • Volunteer Zambia lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/cva


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SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SUPPORT YOU

Supporting those who support you Starting university isn’t just a big step for our students – it is usually quite significant to those closest to them as well. Understandably parents, guardians and carers will want to provide the best advice they possibly can – we want to make sure they feel informed, confident and ready to do so.

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Supporting parents, guardians and carers

As well as wanting to provide support during the application journey, those closest to you will have an invested interest in your health, happiness and wellbeing as a student too. We have a whole website dedicated to those directly involved in the decision making process: mums, dads, grandparents, siblings, teachers, friends, carers and guardians alike. We know how important it is to keep them in the loop, both for their own peace of mind and as people who are always looked to for guidance. You’ll find heaps of information, advice and short videos that cover the following areas: • What is Higher Education? • Researching courses and universities • The importance of open days • Writing UCAS applications and personal statements • Preparing for university interviews • A parent’s guide to student finance • Getting through results day • Things to know about accommodation • Student support on campus • Graduate employability lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/parents

Information and resources for your teacher

Your teachers will have spent a lot of time with you over the years and we guess they’ll have gotten to know you pretty well by now. They not only know (and care) a lot about you as an individual – they’re also likely to have a decent understanding of the Higher Education journey themselves. So to help them help you we’ve set up a website packed with helpful resources, events and key information about the application process. We don’t underestimate the value of their advice – that’s why we’re supporting them too. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/teachers

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Study resources and support

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We’ll make sure you’re well looked after during your time here – after all, our campus will be your home and we want you to feel part of the family. That’s why all our students have access to a variety of university support services and study resources, so that they can settle comfortably into life at Loughborough.

IT Services

Offering a range of facilities and digital support, IT Services are on-hand to help you through your studies. This includes: • Free specialist software (including Microsoft Office 365 and cloud-based services, NVivo, Labview, and SPSS) • Unlimited data storage with OneDrive for Business • Free support and advice for personal devices seven days a week via our PC Clinic • Access to over 2,000 computers across campus • Device connection to any University printer • Access to recorded lectures for work and revision via Lecture Capture • High-speed wired and wireless internet connections in halls and across campus • Access to online teaching facilities via Learn lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/it

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2017 RANKED 1ST FOR HIGH QUALITY FACILITIES

Pilkington Library

The four-storey University library is visited by all students during their time at Loughborough. Its range of invaluable services, support and facilities include: • Staffed 24/7 opening hours during revision and exam periods • A range of courses and online resources to enhance your skills • Specialist subject support for each school and department • Approximately 700,000 books, journals, DVDs and CDs • Over 1,300 study spaces, wireless networking and around 250 PCs lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/library

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Mathematics Learning Support Centre

Information, advice and guidance is offered to students with specific learning differences (eg dyslexia), emotional or mental health difficulties (eg anxiety), long-term health conditions (eg chronic fatigue syndrome), sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions (eg Asperger’s Syndrome), and physical disabilities.

Language Centre

Learn a language alongside your studies, or discover opportunities to work or study abroad. The Language Centre can help to give your degree an international edge, enriching your university experience and boosting your employability. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/languages

We recognise that choosing to go to university involves significant life changes – for some students this requires extra preparation and consideration. The University therefore encourages you to share information about any disability on your UCAS application. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/cds

Academic Language Support Service

Centre for Faith and Spirituality

Want some extra support with mathematics and statistics? The MLSC is open to all students who need a helping hand. With private and group study areas, daily drop-in surgeries and free advice, guidance is never far away. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/maths-support

Offering a range of workshops, courses and online resources to support UK, EU and international students with their academic writing and English language skills. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/alss

Student Advice and Support Service

Our students have free access to confidential and impartial advice on all matters relating to their time at university. This includes information on housing and contract law, immigration and money advice. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/sass

Counselling and Disability Service

We are committed to ensuring disabled students receive the support they need to manage a range of conditions alongside their academic studies.

The Centre includes a chapel, prayer room, quiet room, library and faith rooms used by student faith groups and individuals. There are Chaplains from different faiths and denominations to give support to all, irrespective of your beliefs, whether pastorally, spiritually or practically. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/cfs

Medical Centre

If you find yourself a little under the weather whilst you’re here, don’t worry. The University Medical Centre is situated in the centre of campus, close to the main student accommodation village – you can register for free and book a GP or nurse appointment. The pharmacy is also located nearby in the Union building – we’ll have you feeling better in no time. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/medical

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An inclusive community

We’re lucky to have a campus community made up of so many different backgrounds and experiences. It is our firm belief that a diverse student body enables a richer learning experience for everybody. Take a look at our inclusive webpages for more information about our vibrant student family and how we make sure that everybody feels at home with us. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/inclusive

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FEES, FINANCE, SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

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Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries All students (UK, EU and international) should check the latest information online before applying as changes may apply in future years.

Tuition fees (UK/EU)

2018-19 tuition fees for full-time UK/EU entrants (including Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) are £9,250. This applies to all undergraduate and Foundation Studies courses. Lower fees apply to students on their placement or study abroad year. Please check our online prospectus for more details. You don’t need to pay your tuition fees whilst studying – you can take out a Government student loan to cover the cost. Payment will then be deferred until you have left University and are earning a minimum salary. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/fees

Tuition fees (international)

Details of the tuition fees for international students can be found online. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/internationalfees

Bursaries and scholarships Loughborough welcomes the brightest and best students, regardless of background. That’s why generous packages of bursaries and scholarships are available to undergraduate students at Loughborough.

To give an idea of what’s on offer, the table opposite outlines the financial support available to new undergraduate students starting in 2018-19. Information for 2019-20 will be published on our website as soon as it becomes available. If there is a reduction in the UK/ EU undergraduate tuition fee, the University may also reduce the value of the bursaries it awards. Therefore, make sure you check online for the most up-to-date information. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/scholarships

Student loans (UK/EU)

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries provided by the University, you could also be entitled to a Government loan covering tuition fees and living costs. The support available varies depending on where you live – the table opposite relates to students from England. Students from the rest of the UK and overseas should check what support they are entitled to with the appropriate student finance award agency. At the time of printing, student loans beyond the 2017-18 year of entry have yet to be confirmed by the Government. For the most up-to-date information as it becomes available, visit the link below: gov.uk/student-finance

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Sponsorship

Company sponsorship is available for some engineering courses; information about these opportunities can be obtained directly from the relevant department. Sponsorship schemes are also offered through some professional institutions, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. In some cases, following completion of a successful placement year select students can be offered sponsorship by their host company or by applying to businesses directly.

Part-time and casual work

Want a bit of extra money in your pocket? Lots of Loughborough students choose to supplement their income by taking on a part-time job alongside their studies – find out more on our employment pages (pages 44-51).

For further information

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Loughborough University financial support 2018-19 Support

What is it?

Who’s it for? How much?

Information

Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP)

Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers depending upon household income. Additional support is available for foundation year or extended undergraduate Master’s degree students.

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Mature Student Cash bursaries and tuition fee Scholarship* waivers for eligible mature students depending upon household income.

UK/EU students*

Up to £7,500 over three years

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Development Trust Scholarships

Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for UK students from areas of low HE participation.

UK students

£9,000 over three years

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Sports Scholarships

Supporting talented student athletes (competing to at least junior international level) with sporting and academic development.

UK/EU and International students

Between £500 and £3,500 per year, depending on sport and performance level

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Music Tuition and Scholarship

Subsidised music lessons and scholarships for exceptional musicians.

UK/EU and International students

£50 for 10 lessons. The scholarship awards £500

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Care Leaver’s Bursary

In addition to the LSP, care leavers could receive a further yearly cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000).

UK/EU students*

£13,500 over three years

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International Scholarships

Self-funded international students are automatically considered for this scholarship.

International students

25% off first-year tuition fees

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Loughborough University also offers a Hardship Fund, providing a small number of awards to current students who are experiencing severe financial hardship. More information can be found online. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/hardship * Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. EU students are eligible for the fee waiver elements only.

Student loans 2017-18 Support

What is it?

Who’s it for? How much?

Information

Tuition fee loan Covers the cost of tuition fees; paid back in instalments once you are earning a minimum salary.

UK/EU students Up to £9,250 per year

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Maintenance loan

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To help cover living costs; dependant on household income and where you live. Paid back in instalments once you are earning a minimum salary.

Government student loans are subject to terms and conditions.

Up to £8,430 dependent on household income

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OPTIMISING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY

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Optimising your employability 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.

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QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS 2017

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AWARDED 5* FOR EMPLOYABILITY

STUDENT BAROMETER 2016 RANKED 1ST IN THE UK AND GLOBALLY FOR OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH STUDENT SUPPORT*

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Every single one of our undergraduate courses offers the option to include a year in industry. Year after year record numbers of employers seek to recruit Loughborough students for placements, internships and graduate roles, attracted to their wide-ranging skills, adaptability and determination to succeed. Being a Loughborough student is about so much more than the few years you’ll spend here with us. We want you to move on with the skills, confidence and capability needed for a rewarding career.

The Careers Network

Our award-winning Careers Network team works closely with academic schools and departments across the University to ensure that every student has access to excellent careers advice and support. This includes: • One-to-one careers guidance and drop-in advice sessions • Presentations and workshops on career planning, CVs and job-search skills • Practice interviews and mock assessment centres • High profile careers fairs and on-campus employer events

• Skills masterclasses with leading employers • Help and support with securing placements and internships • Access to thousands of placements and graduate opportunities • Online mentoring and advice from Loughborough alumni • Specialist support for international students • Dedicated enterprise staff to support students with new business ideas. As well as the largest annual university careers fair in the UK with over 200 employers on campus, we hold lots of sector-specific events, helping our students to meet employers and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. Our graduate-level employment outcomes are consistently above the national average. The opportunities and support provided by the University can help you to achieve your best, because we pay just as much attention to your future potential as we do to your student experience. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/careers

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PLACEMENTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Placements and work experience We’ve got lots of experience supporting our students with year-long work placements in a variety of roles and sectors. Usually this takes place after your second year of study and, thanks to our strong links with leading employers, we can help you find excellent opportunities.

Whichever undergraduate course you’re on at Loughborough, you’ll be able to incorporate a year in industry into your degree. About half our students do a placement year and it’s a fantastic way to gain invaluable experience in a real workplace, developing your employability skills and professional network. Many students earn a salary during their placement and some secure permanent employment for when they graduate. Additional benefits of placements and internships may include: • Better workplace skills and career confidence • Improved subject awareness and understanding • Many students see an improvement in their grades after completing a placement • A stronger CV and enhanced graduate possibilities. In addition to placements, you’ll have access to countless other work experience and internship prospects. 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/study-abroad

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The Loughborough Employability Award

In order to secure a future pathway of your choice, you need to present an impactful CV and application. At Loughborough, our focus on your personal development as well as your academic achievement is highlighted in skills programmes and the wellestablished Loughborough Employability Award. These will help your applications to stand out in a crowd.

Part-time work

Not only is taking on a part-time job at university a great way to earn extra cash, it’s also an opportunity to develop essential workplace skills that will enhance your CV. Our Careers Network advertises part-time jobs both on campus (including student ambassador work and staffing our food/ drink outlets) or in the town and local area, where there are a wide range of part-time work opportunities. lboro.ac.uk/careers


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Enterprising students

Loughborough provides a creative, supportive environment for students with a keen interest in enterprise and entrepreneurship. We help to nurture business skills and commercial awareness in our future entrepreneurs, allowing the growth and development of ideas during their time at university. With a variety of support and guidance available, there’s no shortage of enterprise opportunity. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/enterprise

Learn a language

A great way to further enhance your employability and give your degree an international edge is to learn a new language. Our dedicated Language Centre hosts a team of 20 tutors from around the world offering part-time courses and a variety of other fantastic resources. www.lboro.ac.uk/languages

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Grace Department of Mathematics Construction Buyer: Jaguar Land Rover

Grace spent her placement year working for Jaguar Land Rover as a Construction Buyer, where she got involved in a major expansion and redevelopment scheme before being assigned her own £6 million project. Loughborough’s Graduate and Placement Fair was very useful to Grace during her placement search – she could chat directly with potential employers and find out more about the roles they offered as well as their recruitment processes. “I had not considered purchasing as a potential route and naively thought JLR would only be interested in engineering students. However, after speaking to them at the fair I began to understand the diversity of the roles that were available.” Before securing her placement, she received lots of help and advice from both her department and the Careers Network including mock assessment centre experience, numeracy practice tests and CV workshops. So, by the time she came to apply for her placement at JLR she felt confident and prepared for the challenge ahead.

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“I believe that the changes I made to my CV based upon advice from the Careers Network really helped me to secure my placement.” Whilst on placement, Grace gained invaluable experience in web development, project leadership, budget management and negotiation techniques – she even managed to attend numerous training courses to develop her knowledge and skills as a buyer. Her advice to anybody considering completing a placement year would be to utilise all the support and facilities that you have at your disposal as a student at Loughborough – and to keep your options open during the search. “I can confidently say that my placement year was undoubtedly one of the best experiences and will prepare me for the competitive world of work.” Read more about Grace’s placement story at the link below: www.lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/grace


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Leigh School of the Arts, English and Drama Regional Communications: The Walt Disney Company

Leigh has had some fantastic experiences during her placement with The Walt Disney Company – including working on exciting upcoming activity for the Mickey Mouse and Friends franchise, and supporting other brand activities, events and assets across the globe. Initially Leigh undertook some independent placement research and subscribed to emails from Loughborough’s Careers Network, which she found helpful in highlighting interesting placement opportunities. To secure her placement she sent off a CV and cover letter, before being invited to attend an assessment day and multiple interviews. “My department was really supportive – it was easy to access help with application processes, whether from the Careers Network, lecturers or other students.” Leigh’s key area of responsibility was within Disney Consumer Products covering European, Middle Eastern and African collaborations – including high-end fashion for Disney’s numerous franchises.

“I was involved in many projects around the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I featured in a global announcement video, helped create a product lookbook for press, worked at the product showcase Force Friday II and was involved in some really cool collaborations that were literally out of this world.” Having completed a placement year, Leigh feels she’s not only had an exciting taste of where her degree could lead to in the future – she also feels more motivated than ever to continue with her final year of study at Loughborough. “There are so many skills that you can learn from a live working environment that you can’t in a lecture hall. My advice would be to utilise your free time and get involved in volunteer projects and societies that interest you. Not only is it fun, but it’ll give you more things to have on your application that define and differentiate you from others.” Read more about Leigh’s placement story at the link below: www.lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/leigh

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International students The Loughborough family is made up of staff and students from all over the world – it’s part of what makes our campus community so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. As an international student, moving to an overseas university is a massive step and we want you to feel supported and welcome every step of the way.

Settling in

You’ll soon feel at home on campus – there’s lots planned to help you adjust to life in the UK and at Loughborough University. If you arrive at London Heathrow airport on certain days in July, August or September, our free coach service will collect and bring you straight to Loughborough with all your luggage. Once here, you’ll be invited to an induction event, which is a great opportunity to meet other new international students and get any questions answered. Freshers’ Week takes place at the start of term just before teaching commences and is designed to introduce you to the incredible student experience at Loughborough. This fun-filled week is packed with a variety of activities that will help you settle in and make friends – including the Freshers’ Ball, sports events (such as UV dodgeball and mini golf), a walk to Beacon Hill and movie nights with popcorn, plus so much more.

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Furthermore, the Students’ Union has a Global Development Officer who works hard to represent the interest of our international student community. Across the year the Union will host a variety of social and cultural events specifically for international students, including our annual International Day.

Living in the UK and Loughborough

Whilst everything you could possibly need for an incredible student experience can be found on campus, coming to Loughborough University provides our international students with a fantastic opportunity to explore the rest of the UK too. Our central location means that we are perfectly located for just about everything; we’re a 77-minute train ride away from London, with some of Britain’s most glorious countryside right on our doorstep including the Peak District and Bradgate Park. East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away, too, if you plan on seeing more of Europe whilst you’re here.

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Accommodation and living costs

Non-EU international students are guaranteed hall accommodation within the same hall for any two years of their undergraduate study, providing they make Loughborough their firm choice and register for accommodation before the deadline. All rooms have free internet access too, making it really easy to stay in touch with friends and family at home. For more information on accommodation and halls, see pages 18-21. Our campus is a friendly, secure environment and you’ll feel safe at any time of the day or night. Loughborough itself is a small but busy market town with a large student population – the cost of living here is generally less than in major UK cities.

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For information: • A single international student should allow around £1,040 per month for accommodation and main living expenses – totalling to about £10,140 for 39 weeks in the UK • This does not include tuition fees • When you apply for your student visa the UKVI will require proof that you have at least £1,015 available per month to cover maintenance costs.

Scholarships and bursaries

We invest more than £1 million every year into funding for international students. Every eligible applicant is automatically considered for the Loughborough University International Scholarship (currently 25% of tuition fees for the first year of study) which is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential. Those who are awarded this scholarship will be informed when they receive their offer of a place. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/international-finance


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Entry requirements and applying

Loughborough accepts many international qualifications. See our ‘Entry requirements’ and ‘Applying to Loughborough’ sections for more details (pages 72-79).

Work opportunities

European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals are free to work in the UK without restriction. Most other international students can now supplement their income by working: • During term-time (up to 20 hours weekly) • During vacations (full-time) • In a full-time work placement (as part of their course) • Dependent spouses of students who are in the UK for 12 months or more are also usually allowed to work full/part-time. Once you are at Loughborough, the Students’ Union run an Employment Exchange to help you find suitable parttime/vacation work. Our award-winning Careers Network offer specific careerenhancing activities for international students. They also have a dedicated International Careers Counsellor who can advise on employment, training and further study opportunities for international students.

Advice, support and skills

Our Student Support Service is here to make sure you are well cared for at Loughborough. They can assist with immigration, finance, employment and housing issues. They also offer a service helping international students with children to find suitable schools. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/isas

The Medical Centre on campus provides free healthcare to all locally residing international students who are in the UK for longer than six months. For students needing to improve their English language or study skills, the University runs special courses to help you. Full details will be provided to all students who receive an offer to study at Loughborough. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/alss

Study abroad and exchanges

If you are currently an undergraduate studying at an international university and wish to spend a semester (or even a full year) in the UK, there are a range of opportunities for you to join us. To be eligible you must have completed at least two years of a four-year degree (or one year of a three-year degree). lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/study-abroad

International Office

Our friendly, knowledgeable team have lots of experience working with students who live overseas. They travel to countries across the world to attend exhibitions and events, meeting prospective students and their families. They also support a worldwide network of representatives who can provide guidance throughout the application process. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/international-contact

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Mature students It’s never too late to join the Loughborough family. Whoever you are and whatever your motivation for returning to study, we’ll support you all the way.

Students who are aged 21 or over at registration form part of Loughborough’s vibrant mature student community. The decision to start a new learning journey after a break is usually a big one and we value the wealth of experience that our older students bring to their studies.

Come and see us

Whether you’re seeking career development or resuming a passion, there are lots of benefits to being a mature student at Loughborough: • Access to our postgraduate and mature student only study space • A mature student buddying scheme (in selected schools and departments) • Careers advisors and support services staff who are experienced in helping mature students • If you have a young family, our campus nursery is conveniently located next to the Students’ Union. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/inclusive

Financial support

Our open days are a fantastic way to experience life at Loughborough. There’ll be lots of opportunities to chat to current mature students as well as experts about finance, careers and study support – for more information, see page 04.

We offer numerous financial packages for mature students in the form of bursaries and tuition fee waivers. Eligibility is dependent on household income – check our website for more information and guidance. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/mature-funding

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OUR ALUMNI

Our alumni

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Candy Kittens “Above the obvious skills learnt on my course, Loughborough perhaps most importantly gave me the opportunity to try out my ideas, and test my entrepreneurial ability.” Edward graduated from Loughborough University in 2011 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology. He was introduced to Jamie Laing (star of Made in Chelsea) by a mutual friend and was initially enlisted to help with building Jamie’s new gourmet confectionary brand, Candy Kittens. Soon after, Edward was asked to take on a full-time role as co-founder of the business. www.candykittens.co.uk

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Four years on and Candy Kittens are stocked by major retailers across the country, including Topshop, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, plus many more. Edward’s proudest moment was seeing the sweets stocked in Waitrose, their first supermarket – funnily enough, he was in Loughborough at the time he received a call to confirm the deal!


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Electrical Engineer, Cundall “My parents instilled in me a culture of working hard, outreach, and giving back; Loughborough University helped me to practically demonstrate these values.”

Ozak studied BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University and subsequently a PhD, which she completed whilst also working as a graduate engineer for international engineering consultancy Cundall. Her passion for the subject stemmed from a fascination with mathematics and an ambition to contribute towards engineering efforts in Nigeria.

Whilst at Loughborough, Ozak also served as President of the Nigerian Society and was a subject representative for the Women in Engineering Society. In 2017, she was named on the Top 50 Women in Engineering ‘Under 35’ list, a phenomenal achievement and true reflection of her commitment to the industry.

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TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Teaching excellence Our commitment to providing world-class teaching at Loughborough means our students can benefit from an unparalleled learning experience. That’s why we were awarded GOLD in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, in recognition of the consistently outstanding quality of our teaching and learning. Thanks to the quality of our teaching and incredible student experience, Loughborough consistently scores highly in major national league tables. Since the introduction of the National Student Survey in 2005, we’ve been placed amongst the UK’s top universities – something that we are incredibly proud of.

Academic staff

Loughborough’s reputation attracts outstanding academics from around the world, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. This is so important to us, as it means we can offer our students opportunities to learn from passionate subject specialists who are at the forefront of current research.

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Our facilities

Our campus is not only a welcoming and friendly home for our staff and students, it’s also the site of some incredible learning facilities. With purpose-built lecture theatres, state-of-the-art laboratories, a four-storey library, an arts centre, two theatres, dedicated 24/7 computer suites and many more additional teaching spaces, we can offer our students everything they need for a successful academic career.

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Dr Richard Hodgkins Senior lecturer in Physical Geography

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NSS 2017 RANKED 1ST IN THE UK FOR LEARNING RESOURCES

Dr Hodgkins is a senior lecturer in Physical Geography. His work focuses on the water cycle in Arctic environments. He recently received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning thanks to his high level of student engagement and inspiring teaching values, as well as for his contribution to achieving accreditation for Loughborough’s Geography courses. Alongside his multiple academic endeavours, Richard is also a member of the UK Arctic-Antarctic Partnership Steering Committee, which oversees our national polar science strategy. Follow Richard on Twitter @Rich_Henriksen

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OUR RESEARCH AND IMPACT

Our research and impact As one of the country’s top 10 research-led universities (REF 2014) Loughborough is renowned for its academic work and the benefits it brings to both society and our students’ learning. Being part of a university with such passion for solving real-life issues is incredibly rewarding – it’ll be difficult not to feel inspired by the hard work going on around you.

We’re proud of our pioneering position amongst research-led universities, not only because of the impact that has on our academic reputation but also because of the contribution we’re making to society and the rest of the world. Whilst our main focus is on the welfare and experiences of our own students, we recognise another responsibility to actively partake in the improvement of lives worldwide. Find out more about our research: lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/research

Queen’s Anniversary Prizes

Opportunities for students

The vibrant research culture that is prevalent at Loughborough provides our students with a supportive learning experience and excellent standards of academic supervision. As well as being able to derive specialist skills and knowledge from top-quality research practice, our long-standing collaborative relationships with industry, public and private sector organisations invite excellent career and placement opportunities.

In acknowledgement of our huge contribution towards relevant research, Loughborough has received seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. This is an esteemed biannual award that recognises outstanding educational achievement in areas of service and benefit to the nation. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/qap

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CARM The science of talk Researchers in the Department of Social Sciences are committed to understanding conversation in everyday and workplace settings scientifically. They have developed an innovative, researchbased alternative to conventional communication skills training known as CARM (Conversation Analytic Role-Play Method), using real, recorded material instead of simulation and role-play. CARM informs communication training in public, private and third sector organisations. To date, over 300 CARM workshops have been delivered around the world. This research area is led by Professor Elizabeth Stokoe. Find out more about her expertise in conversation analysis by watching her TEDx Talk at the link below, and by following her on Twitter @LizStokoe. www.carmtraining.co.uk

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Polar and Alpine Research Centre Informing global environmental management

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Researchers in Loughborough’s Department of Geography are investigating a wide range of environmental processes and changes that characterise the world’s coldest places – places of high latitudes and altitudes. The priority is inter-disciplinary research on biogeochemical and sediment transfer processes amongst terrestrial, marine, lacustrine, cryospheric and atmospheric systems.


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Theatre and Performance Research Group Exploring the potential of digital storytelling

Academics in Loughborough’s Theatre and Performance Research Group are working to gain a thorough understanding of the role of storytelling in today’s digital world. They are particularly interested in how the art of storytelling might be applied to bring new voices into the public debate around major social challenges including vulnerability to episodic loneliness, the concept of mutual recovery in the field of mental health, and modern environmental issues such as drought and climate change.

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Centre for Analytical Science Developing explosive and chemical warfare agent detection methods

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This technology also has applications in identifying human exposure to particular chemical agents via analysis of skin, breath and sweat samples, and for identifying and ageing blood stains in forensic crime investigations.

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Researchers in Loughborough’s Department of Chemistry have developed a method of detecting improvised and commercial explosives on various materials. They are currently miniaturising this very fast, robust process that uses heat to extract explosives from fabric samples which can then be ionized and analysed using mass spectrometry and/or ion mobility spectrometry. Portable ion mobility instrumentation is being developed for use on-board remotely piloted aircraft to detect explosives and chemical warfare agents.


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STEMLab STEMLab is our brand new ÂŁ17 million world-class facility for science and engineering students. It forms part of a wider ÂŁ25 million investment in the West Park of our campus, which includes the adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

Opened in Autumn 2017, STEMLab is home to cutting-edge learning facilities for engineering, physics, chemistry, materials and biosciences subjects. These include drop-in workshops, teaching laboratories, computer aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces.

These enhanced facilities will further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world. For more information about STEMLab and for a complete list of its facilities, see our website. www.lboro.ac.uk/stemlab

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Your degree

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Getting to grips with university terminology can be tricky – it’s unlikely that you’ll have heard it much before, but suddenly it’s being used everywhere. To help, we’ve provided details of our frequently used language so that you can better understand what is being referred to.

Modules and courses

Each degree course is broken down into modules, which when combined offer an in-depth study of your chosen subject area. Some modules will be compulsory; others will be optional, giving your degree a level of flexibility. The extent of this flexibility will be dependent on your course – you may also have opportunity to learn a new language or another subject outside of your immediate study area.

Bachelor/Master awards

Successful completion of our undergraduate degree courses usually leads to BA, BSc, BArch or BEng qualification. However, we also offer extended courses that lead to the award of a Master’s degree, such as MEng, MMath, MChem, MPhys and MSci. These courses give an opportunity to study your chosen subject in greater depth and gain further professional accreditation.

Diploma in Industrial/Professional/ International Studies (DIS/DPS/DIntS) We are proud to offer the option of including a placement year with every single one of our undergraduate courses. Not only do these provide invaluable industry experience and networking opportunities, successful completion of

the work placement usually leads to an additional award (Diploma of Industrial or Professional Studies). For students who choose to make the most of Loughborough’s excellent international links, there is also the opportunity to earn a Diploma in International Studies by partaking in a professional placement or study overseas.

The teaching year

The teaching year at Loughborough is divided into two 15-week semesters. Each consists of a 12-week teaching/learning/ revision window followed by three weeks for assessment and feedback. The Christmas break falls in Semester One; the Easter break in Semester Two. Lectures, tutorials and other classes are timetabled on weekdays between 9am and 6pm – teaching does not take place at weekends or over bank holidays (except for assessed activities such as field trips etc). Examinations usually take place at the end of each semester. The complexity of the University’s teaching and assessment schedule means that it is not currently possible to make special timetable arrangements in individual cases in order to allow for religious observance.

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APPLYING TO LOUGHBOROUGH

Applying to Loughborough Applications for all undergraduate courses at Loughborough must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This applies to all UK, EU and international students.

How to apply

Admissions Policy

Loughborough’s institution name is LBRO, and our institution code is L79. The course code will depend on the degree to which you are applying.

The diversity and wealth of experience that our students contribute to the life of our University is highly valued. As such we seek to widen access to, and participation in, higher education by raising awareness and aspirations of prospective applicants.

For entry in 2019, the application deadline is 15 January 2019. Applications received after this date will only be considered if places are still available. For more information about the application process visit the UCAS website. ucas.com

In line with the University’s Admissions Policy, applications are welcomed from students irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political beliefs, age, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

Find out more about the University’s Admissions Policy and other supporting information for applicants online: lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/apply

— “I love the family feel at Loughborough. You never feel alone and there are always people to help you if you need it.” —

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Selection

Once your application has been received it will be individually assessed, taking into account your academic ability and potential, as well as your interest in the subject. Some courses will require you to attend an interview or provide a portfolio to supplement your application. Information regarding whether this is a requirement for a particular course can be found in our online prospectus. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/selection You should have achieved or be expected to achieve the typical offer requirements for the course. Meeting this standard, however, does not guarantee an offer. Many of our courses receive numerous applications for each available place and as such we cannot offer places to all those who attain the minimum entry requirements.

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The University’s admissions process uses contextual data to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved, to identify students with the greatest potential to succeed in higher education. Please see our website for further information about how contextual data may affect the decision on your application. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/contextual-data If you are offered a place, you will receive a communication setting out any conditions attached to the offer, such as achievement in the academic qualifications you are currently studying towards. Your offer will also be available to view on UCAS Track. For entry in 2019, all offer conditions, both academic and non-academic, must be met by 31 August 2019. Conditions met after this deadline will only be considered if places are available.


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If you already hold the qualifications required when you apply, we may ask you to send copies of these to the University so we can verify them before making a decision. UK-based applicants receiving an offer will usually be invited to attend a postapplication visit day. These visits enable you to see our campus, the academic school/department and our facilities, as well as providing you an opportunity to speak to students and staff. Offer holders can also experience the Loughborough campus via our virtual tours. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/virtual-tours

Advice and guidance

To help make the application process as straightforward as possible, we have produced a series of worksheets and video guides that can be found on our website. They cover topics from researching your higher education choices and making the most of open days right through to writing your personal statement and preparing for results day. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/application-resources For further information contact the Admissions Office: E: admissions@lboro.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1509 223522

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry requirements Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry. The following information details the typical requirements. It should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course and the University’s statement on the qualification reforms taking place in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/qualification-reform

We believe that practical skills in science are important to aid understanding of the relevant subjects. As such we will ask for the practical skills element of a science A level to be passed as part of the conditions of offer for those studying science subjects in England where it is relevant to the course to which they have applied. Where applicable this is stated in the typical offers listed for the course.

GCSE

Cambridge Pre-U

We normally expect applicants to have a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and, for most courses, GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics. A higher level of achievement in specific GCSEs is required for some courses and details of these are included in the relevant course entry. An applicant’s overall GCSE grade profile is also considered alongside the specific GCSE requirements listed. In terms of the numerical GCSE grading in England, we ask for a 4 as equivalent to a grade C, 6 as a grade B and 7 as a grade A.

A/AS levels

Applicants are normally expected to have at least three A levels. In many cases, specific subjects are required, and these will be indicated in the typical offers listed for the course. General Studies is not usually accepted as one of your three A levels. A small number of courses will accept it where it complements other subjects taken. Where applicable this is stated in the typical offers listed for the course. Critical Thinking is accepted for most courses, although other subjects may be preferred in some instances. Where the Critical Thinking A level is not accepted, you’ll find details in the relevant course description.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Applicants are required to have the full International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least three subjects studied at Higher Level. As well as an overall points score, specific subjects and points will be required at Higher Level. Applicants taking IB Certificates at Higher Level outside of the full diploma may be considered on a caseby-case basis depending on overall profile, breadth and depth of study.

Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers

If you are studying Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, you will usually need at least two subjects at Advanced Higher, sometimes in specified subjects, alongside Highers in three other subjects.

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Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Skills Challenge Certificate

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met.

Irish Leaving Certificate

At least five Higher Level passes are required in the Irish Leaving Certificate.

BTECs

A combination of the National Extended Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma alongside two A levels and the National Diploma/ Diploma alongside one A level are acceptable for entry to the vast majority of our degree courses. National Extended Diplomas/Extended Diplomas in relevant subjects are also suitable entry qualifications for many of our courses. However, in some cases, A levels will also be required to ensure suitable academic preparation. A certain level of achievement in specific units may also be required, particularly if these are relevant to the proposed degree. Due to the specific nature of some of the grade and unit requirements, please refer to our online prospectus for more detailed information. We advise applicants to avoid combinations of similar subjects in their BTECs and A levels.

BTEC HND and HNC are also considered and in some cases may allow applicants to progress directly to Year 2 of the course.

Cambridge Technicals

A combination of the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate alongside two A levels, and the Cambridge Technical Diploma alongside one A level are acceptable for entry to the vast majority of our degree courses. The Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subjects is also a suitable entry qualification for many of our courses. However, in some cases, A levels will also be required to ensure suitable academic preparation. Some courses may specify levels of achievement in specific units or ask for additional qualifications to satisfy subject requirements. Due to the specific nature of some of the grade and unit requirements, please refer to our online prospectus for more detailed information. We advise applicants to avoid combinations of similar subjects in their Cambridge Technicals and A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

An Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area is considered suitable for entry to the majority of our courses. We require 60 credits overall, 45 of which should be at Level 3. In most cases, Distinction or Merit may be required in certain units.

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Extended Project

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

Core Maths

Core Maths may be useful for a range of degree subjects where enhanced numerical or statistical skills are beneficial. However, Core Maths is not equivalent in size to an A level and therefore is not a suitable replacement for A level Maths where this is a required subject.

The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) qualifications

We consider the Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) for many of our courses when taken in conjunction with two academic A levels. We would expect to see the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) already achieved, and will accept the combination of older ifs University Colleges certificates with the newly named LIBF Diploma.

AQA Baccalaureate

Entry requirements for the AQA Baccalaureate are based on the three A levels taken within the overall qualification. Students taking the AQA Baccalaureate should therefore refer to our standard A level typical offers for their chosen course.

Open University (OU)

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics are partners in the Open University OpenPlus scheme. This allows students who have successfully completed two years of study with the Open University to progress directly to the second year of a Chemistry or Physics degree at Loughborough. For more information on the scheme see the OpenPlus website. Loughborough also recognises achievement in other Open University courses as appropriate qualifications for entry. We would normally expect 120 Level 1 credits for first year entry. open.ac.uk/openplus

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. For further information about acceptable qualifications see our website. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/internationalqualifications We also accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants that have followed a 12-year education system in their country for entry onto our International Foundation Programme. Entry requirements for this can be found at: lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/internationalfoundation

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. We normally ask for a minimum of a grade C/4 in GCSE English Language but we also accept a range of alternative school-based qualifications from the UK and several countries, as well as tests of English for speakers of a foreign language, such as IELTS, TOEFL and Pearson. Please be aware that because of the nature of certain subject areas, some courses require higher levels of achievement in English language. Details of any additional GCSE English requirements are included in our course specific entry requirements. Full details of the acceptable English language and higher IELTS requirements can be found at the link below. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/english-language

Further information

We accept a range of additional qualifications to those listed in this section. Please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you on your specific portfolio of qualifications and whether this is acceptable for entry on to your chosen course. E: admissions@lboro.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1509 223522

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DeAndre BArch Architecture

— “The facilities are fantastic, and the teaching is very creative and captivating. I love being able to use my imagination to create something tangible and interesting.” —

Courses Architecture p84 Architectural Engineering and Design Management p84

Our Architectural Engineering and Design Management course is accredited by:

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Architecture Why choose Architecture at Loughborough? HESA 2015/16, FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 30% MORE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS THAN ANY OTHER UK UNIVERSITY

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 1ST IN THE UK FOR BUILDING SUBJECTS

Loughborough University has a long history of excellence and influence in design and making, rooted in its earliest traditions of ‘learning through doing’ as Loughborough Technical Institute (1909). These courses bring together the best practice in education with practical experience, alongside the very latest thinking and technologies in architectural education and management. Leading practitioner feedback and supported practical experiences develop graduates to lead in their respective fields.

Professional placement year

Unlike many other Architecture courses, our BArch integrates the essential Professional Practice Experience crucial to becoming a qualified architect directly within the course at the end of the second year. You will benefit from our full support to secure the placement that best suits your skills and professional aspirations, and will touch back with us through periodic workshops, so that you return to Loughborough even better equipped to deliver an outstanding final year portfolio. Our Architectural Engineering and Design Management course includes an optional placement year allowing you to gain essential practical experience and professional contacts that can really move your career forwards.

Facilities

At over 3,000m2 our purpose built, open plan laboratory is one of the largest in the UK. It has been designed by our staff to maximise your practical learning opportunities and has benefitted from over £1 million in refurbishment and new equipment in the last five years, from traditional work-benches and hand-tools through to state-of-theart robotic arms, laser cutters and brand-new digital fabrication and mixed-reality design suites. The BArch Architecture course is based within its own building with two floors of open plan studio space. Each student has an allocated workspace to call home which allows cross-fertilisation of ideas between years for the formation of a lively, tight-knit creative culture. Academic and design staff are also based here and are readily available to students to help foment a culture of continuous, informal learning and support outside of the scheduled timetable.

Research focused teaching

Our team of international experts bring their cutting-edge research, incorporating the latest digital, environmental, material and structural innovations, directly into the taught curriculum, and this is combined in the BArch Architecture with a thorough grounding in the histories and theories of architecture and urbanism, the arts and heritage.

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Architecture BArch (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K101 Typical offers A level: AAB (a mix of Science, Art and Humanities subjects preferred) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

Architectural Engineering and Design Management BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K237 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: K236 Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC including one Design/Science subject IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

This innovative course aims to nurture strong creative design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as substantial multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities. The course aims to produce exceptional architects through an education that is immersed in hands-on experiences, complemented by the development of vital transferable skills.

Year 1

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building design course focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Areas studied include creative exploration and concept development, manual and digital architectural representation, architectural and art history, construction material, method and structure and building science.

This course meets the growing need for integration of design and construction in the industry, and focuses on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management.

Year 2

Areas studied include medium-scale design projects, advanced design skills, building performance analysis, advanced technical studies, professional practice skills, and critical and urban theory.

Areas studied include structural design, design and construction, history and theory of architecture, architectural drawing and representation, law, surveying, building materials, building production and design management.

Professional placement/study year

Year 2

Compulsory professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include urban interventions and community propositions, global culture and practice, adaptive reuse, research dissertation and professional practice operations.

Year 1

Areas studied include contract administration, health and safety, design management, CAD modelling, estimating and planning, building services technology, construction organisation and management, sustainable building design and collaborative design management.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Graduate destinations

Final year

As this is a new course we will not have any graduates until summer 2020. However, we know from our experience and industry links that this course will prepare you for a wide range of career paths in the architecture sector.

Areas studied include architectural detailing and design project, mechanical services, maintenance repair and refurbishment, value management, construction contracts, estimating, geotechnical engineering and a research dissertation.

*Diploma in Professional Studies

Graduate destinations

This course will prepare you for a wide range of career paths in the construction industry including design co-ordination, design management and project management within multidisciplinary design and build organisations or contracting firms. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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— “The facilities are amazing! The architecture building is open plan, bright and modern, offering a great working environment.” —

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Erin BA Textiles: Innovation and Design

— “I love that we have regular tutorials, valuable workshops, bright and spacious studios and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.” —

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Arts, English and Drama Why choose Arts, English and Facilities Our students have access to our Drama at Loughborough?

THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE AND THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 5 IN THE UK FOR ART AND DESIGN

DLHE 2016 93% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 4TH IN THE UK FOR GRADUATE PROSPECTS IN ENGLISH

We offer outstanding courses across a variety of exciting disciplines. Each course is designed to inspire talented individuals with the drive and determination to succeed.

state-of-the-art facilities, offering many creative opportunities. They provide industry-standard production possibilities and an unparalleled level of professional training.

We provide a rich palette of opportunities to enhance your existing skills, including access to our multi-million-pound facilities, teaching from research-active staff, contact with prominent contemporary industry links and superb entrepreneurial support.

These include six superior creative art and design hubs, a 260-seat proscenium arch theatre, and a variety of other performance rehearsal and study spaces.

You will also encounter first-class opportunities to study abroad and participate in renowned competitions, industrial placements, art commissions and commercial projects.

Professional placement year

We have strong links with the creative industries and cultural sector, which help our students secure year-long and flexible work placements in the UK and internationally. These placements offer an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

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

Career prospects

Over 93% of our 2016 graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students develop excellent transferable skills across the range of topics studied on our courses and because of the diversity of teaching methods we use.

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 5TH IN THE UK FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN DRAMA

QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2017 WORLD TOP 40 FOR ART AND DESIGN

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Drama

Drama with Business Studies

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: W401

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: WN41

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: W400

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: W4N1

Typical offers A level: AAB-ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB-ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 35-34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English or Theatre

IB: 35-34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English or Theatre

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD-DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD-DDM

This degree course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level.

Being two-thirds drama and one-third business studies, if you are passionate about both the theoretical and practical elements of drama, and the theory behind setting up and running a business, then this course is suited to you.

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You will explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre’s role and function in society throughout history. The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats an audience of up to 260 and has a proscenium arch, which is easily adapted to accommodate other forms of production. The Leonard Dixon Studio and the Stanley Evernden Studio are flexible spaces seating up to 86 and 45 respectively.

Year 1

Areas studied include devising/physical theatre, performance practices, acting and the classics, theatre histories and play reading.

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, and optional modules including playwriting and play text analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a group project (including an off-campus performance), theatre practice and a range of optional modules such as rare Shakespeare and puppetry.

Graduate destinations

Many of our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, archiving, the civil service, drama, creative arts, journalism, marketing, business development, management, the media (both TV and radio), publishing, research, teaching, and social and youth work.

The course is particularly appropriate if you are interested in a career in arts administration, or in running your own company in the creative industries.

Year 1

Areas studied include performance practices, play reading, theatre history, management, law, human resources and organisational behaviour.

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, marketing and accounting for business.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Areas studied include a range of optional drama modules as well as entrepreneurship, management and leadership skills.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local government, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, TV and radio, personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

*Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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Drama with English

English

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: WQ43

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: Q301

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: W4Q3

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: Q300

Typical offers A level: AAB-ABB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

IB: 35-34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

Being two-thirds drama and one-third English, this course offers a combination of the theoretical, technical and practical elements of drama with the study of English literature and/or language.

Our course is designed to introduce students to an exciting variety of approaches to the study of English. We believe that students who have a passion for studying English should have an opportunity to explore a range of different subjects, disciplines and texts, so we aim to provide you with an intellectual environment in which you are able to build your degree around your own developing interests. You will be taught by academic staff whose knowledge of their subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching makes this a vibrant, supportive place for you to study. The course also helps you develop the key analytical and research skills that make English graduates so attractive to employers in many fields.

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Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres around a commitment to small-group learning and all of our modules offer this as a component.

Year 1

Areas studied include performance, acting and the classics, theatre histories, literary and critical theories, and film studies.

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, playwriting, Renaissance writings, Victorian literature and Modernisms.

Year 1

Areas studied include English language, poetry, narrative forms and fiction, and literary and critical theories.

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include Renaissance writings, Victorian literature and writing from the Modernist period, as well as a range of optional modules.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include theatre practice, a drama research project and/or a dissertation.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Graduate destinations

Students will complete a compulsory dissertation and choose from a range of optional modules.

Graduates go in to various careers including arts administration, advertising, the civil service, local government, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, TV and radio, personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Many of our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, archiving, the civil service, creative arts, journalism, human resources, marketing, product development, management, TV and radio, public relations, publishing, research, teaching, law and web editing. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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English and Drama

English and Sport Science

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: Q3W4

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: Q3C6

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: QW34

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: QC36

Typical offers A level: AAB-ABB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

IB: 35-34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

This degree course combines the study of the theory and practice of drama with the study of English literature and language. It is divided equally between English and drama, with students taking half of their modules in each subject each year.

Our English and Sport Science joint honours degree course is specifically designed for those who are passionate about English language and/or literature, and wish to study sport, coaching and physical education.

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The English and Drama joint honours degree is the perfect course for anyone passionate about both literature and theatre.

Year 1

Areas studied include language, narrative forms and fiction, literary and critical theories, performance practices and theatre histories.

Year 2

Areas studied include Renaissance writings, Victorian literature, and Modernisms.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include choices from an extensive range of optional modules, and work on a dissertation or a drama research project.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, advertising, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, TV and radio, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course. #

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This is an outstanding multi-disciplinary degree for those wanting a solid grounding in both English and sports science.

Year 1

Areas studied include narrative forms and fiction, literary and critical theories, physical activity and contemporary issues in sport cultures.

Year 2

Areas studied include Renaissance writings, Victorian literature, Modernisms and physical activity and health.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include teaching physical education, sport and exercise science and an optional dissertation.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations have included British Swimming, Williams Group, Norbert Dentressangle, Panini Group, British Gymnastics and Marriott International. Postgraduate opportunities exist for further study and research at a number of UK universities including Loughborough. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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English Literature

English with Business Studies

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: Q321

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: QN31

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: Q320

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: Q3N1

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

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

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

This new course introduces students to an exciting range of key concepts and authors across the major periods of literary history. The course comprises a range of compulsory and optional modules, allowing you to tailor your learning according to interest whilst developing a thorough knowledge of English literature.

Being two-thirds English and one-third business studies, English with Business Studies is specifically designed for those who are passionate about English language and literature, and who also wish to learn the theory behind setting up a business.

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Areas studied include narrative forms and fiction, literary and critical theories, poetry, and language, as well as choices from a range of optional modules.

Year 2

Areas studied include Renaissance writing, 18th-century literature, Victorian literature, and Modernisms, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

This course is a great opportunity if you are interested in running your own company in the creative industries.

Year 1

Areas studied include narrative forms and fiction, literary and critical theories, English literature in its historical context, law, management, human resources and organisational behaviour.

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include Victorian literature, Modernisms, principles of marketing, accounting for business and the marketing mix.

Final year

Optional placement year

Areas studied include a compulsory literature dissertation as well as choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from our English courses have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, archiving, the civil service, creative arts, journalism, human resources, marketing, product development, management, TV and radio, public relations, publishing, research, teaching, law and web editing. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Areas studied include dissertation, entrepreneurship, strategic management and leadership, as well as choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course go into various careers including arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local government, the City, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, TV and radio, personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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English with Creative Writing

English with Digital Humanities

BA (Hons) DIntS/DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: Q3W8

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: Q390

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: QW38

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: Q391

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both; General Studies accepted)

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

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English Grade B

This exciting new course offers great flexibility through its mixture of optional and compulsory modules in creative writing, literary history and the study of language, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests.

This new and innovative course is designed for students who wish to combine elements of a traditional English degree with the acquisition of new digital skills. It introduces the rapidly evolving field of digital humanities, and focuses, in particular, on the significance of the digital revolution for the reading of literary texts. It will equip you with skills in textual interpretation and analysis as well as applied digital knowledge in web design and blogging, desktop publishing, text encoding, data visualisation and digital editing.

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Students have the freedom to construct a course covering creative writing, literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, in a stimulating learning environment.

Year 1

Our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in digital approaches to literature, literary and editorial theory, contemporary publishing, and all the periods of literary history. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for research and teaching in these areas makes this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study, with top-of-the-range technical facilities available to assist you in developing the digital acumen that will make you stand out in a fast-changing workplace.

Areas studied include narrative forms and fiction, literary and critical theories, poetry, creative writing and language.

Year 2

Areas studied include developing your creative writing, Renaissance writing, Victorian literature and Modernisms.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement year/overseas study.

Year 1

Areas studied include digital texts, narrative forms and fiction, poetry, and literary and critical theories.

Final year

Areas studied include a creative writing dissertation as well as choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Year 2

Graduates from our English courses have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, archiving, the civil service, creative arts, journalism, human resources, marketing, product development, management, TV and radio, public relations, publishing, research, teaching, law and web editing. *Diploma in International/Professional Studies Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course. #

Areas studied include the digital literary sphere, Renaissance writings, Victorian literature and writing from the Modernist period, as well as a range of optional modules.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include digital editing, a digital humanities dissertation and choices from a range of optional English modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates can expect to go into various careers particularly marketing, publishing, advertising and web design. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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Fine Art BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: W101

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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: W100 Typical offers A level: A typical offer for applicants without a foundation course is ABB from 3 A levels IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC: Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma/ BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

This course emphasises the relationship between practice and theory, enabling cognitive skills to be intrinsic to studio-based practice. Exceptional facilities and expertise supports a range of practices, ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, moving image, photography, to temporal performance. The focus on connections between art, culture and politics, in relation to the public sphere, sustainability, environmental aesthetics, and identity in a global community, means that a Fine Art degree provides students with an array of transferable skills and employment opportunities within the creative industries.

Year 1

Areas studied include introduction to fine art, drawing, developing fine art practice, and modern and contemporary art and design.

Year 2

Areas studied include reflective fine art practices, contemporary art and aesthetics, and locating fine art practice.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include resolving fine art practice and an art and design dissertation, or consolidating fine art practice and a fine arts research report.

Graduate destinations

Many graduates have gone on to study postgraduate courses in art and design subjects, art therapy and teacher training. Others have entered an extraordinarily broad range of professional occupations including marketing, branding, performing arts and public relations, in roles including artist, curator, art buyer, art editor, gallery manager and advertising director. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

Graphic Communication and Illustration BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS Code: W901 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS Code: W900 Typical offers A level: A typical offer for applicants without a foundation course is ABB from 3 A levels IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC: Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma/ BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

This course has an enviable reputation for developing students into superb visual thinkers who excel in related industries. You will develop creative ideas and related visualisation skills, equipping you with the fundamental ingredients for a successful career, as well as the very best opportunities to grow as a creative practitioner, with chances to showcase your work at exhibitions. It is a flexible degree that can be tailored to your interests; for example, in app development, animation, visual identity and branding, illustration, photography, typography and publishing, or graphic design in general.

Year 1

Areas studied include visual research and methods, drawing, and an introduction to modern and contemporary art and design.

Year 2

Areas studied include content and context of society, culture and economy, histories and theories and interpreting environments and audiences.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include focused specialised practice and synergising directions in graphic communication and illustration, as well as an industrial intelligence report or art and design dissertation.

Graduate destinations

Graduates have pursued careers in photography, art direction, graphic design, publishing, illustration, video production, television, film, marketing, branding, performing arts, exhibition and display design, and public relations. Graduate roles have included artist, curator, art buyer, art editor, art director for advertising, app designer, comic illustrator, and advertising and artists’ agents. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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Textiles: Innovation and Design

Art and Design Foundation Studies

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J420

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Entry for this course is not through UCAS. Applications should be made directly to the University. lboro.ac.uk/aed/foundation

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time# UCAS code: WJ24 Typical offers A level: A typical offer for applicants without a foundation course is ABB from 3 A levels IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC: Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma/ BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

Typical offers A level: Two passes at A level Grade C minimum (excluding General Studies). It is preferred that one of your A level subjects is art or design related but this is not mandatory. Please note that applicants with AS level qualifications only will not be considered IB: Pass with 28 points overall, including SL or HL English Language A Grade 4, HL English Language B Grade 5, and SL or HL Mathematics Grade 4 GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSE passes, Grade C or above, including English Language and Mathematics

This course offers you an outstanding, commercially relevant and innovative insight into the field of contemporary textiles, and provides the opportunity to develop your skills through one of the four specialist pathways – Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice, all of which are supported by excellent facilities and technical expertise. The degree combines traditional and hand processes with digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry.

Year 1

Areas studied include drawing, introduction to modern and contemporary art and design, visual research, design development, and textiles process and exploration.

The primary aim of the course is to prepare you for Higher Education, building upon prior experience and skills. It is characterised by experimental and integrated learning, relying upon the development of manual skills, whilst valuing the accidental and disruptive results that can occur. All foundation applicants who meet our entry requirements will be invited to a portfolio assessment where a member of our staff will assess your work.

Year 2

During this time you will be invited to tour our facilities and meet our academic staff and technical tutors.

Areas studied include materials, processes and conceptual application, sampling and textile manufacture, and professional and business practice.

At Loughborough, Art and Design Foundation students can progress onto the following courses:

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a textiles research report, innovation and interaction, and a final project textiles studio practice.

Graduate destinations

Art and Design Foundation Studies is a fast-paced, fun and creative course that leads to a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies. Satisfactory completion of the course allows progression onto undergraduate courses in art and design.

Recent graduates are presently employed as designers and buyers in major national and international fashion and interior companies, as stylists for fashion and interior magazines, and in a whole range of other textiles and textile-related employment, whilst others are self-employed as freelance designers and textile artists.

• Architecture BArch (Hons) • English BA (Hons) • English Literature BA (Hons) • Fine Art BA (Hons) • Graphic Communication and Illustration BA (Hons) • Industrial Design and Technology BA (Hons) • Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) • Textiles: Innovation and Design BA (Hons) • User Centred Design BSc (Hons)

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies # Please note that you can move between the three- and four-year versions of the same course once enrolled. We therefore advise you not to apply for both versions of the same course.

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— “I love the modules that reflect real-life work. We have been able to script, produce and film our own short movie.” —

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BIOSCIENCES

Lisa BSc Human Biology

— “I’ve been so impressed with the teaching quality and facilities at Loughborough. I find laboratory work particularly useful in reinforcing knowledge taught in lectures – we are able to apply theory using high-grade equipment.” —

Courses Biochemistry p98 Biological Sciences p98 Human Biology p99 Natural Sciences p99 Biochemistry with a Foundation Year p100 Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year p100 Natural Sciences with a Foundation Year p101

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Biosciences Why choose Biosciences at Loughborough? OUTSTANDING FACILITIES INCLUDING OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART STEMLAB

These courses are designed to develop an understanding of the scientific processes required to address some of the most important issues of our times. They draw on the University’s established reputation in individual sciences, as well as multidisciplinary expertise in such areas as regenerative medicine, health, nutrition and physical activity. By studying Biosciences at Loughborough you will benefit from our brand new state-of-theart STEMLab facilities, including a purpose-built and designed biology laboratory, alongside other high quality teaching and learning environments. You will also benefit from the teaching and research insights of our internationally renowned academic staff.

Professional placement year Our long-standing connections with a range of organisations from pharmaceutical companies to the health sector provide opportunities for year-long professional placements that can help develop essential skills and boost employability. We encourage and support any student wishing to undertake a placement or study abroad opportunity.

Career prospects

Career opportunities for biosciences graduates exist within scientific and medical research, industrial research and development, analytical laboratory work, scientific or clinical writing, as well as in specific subject areas depending on the course and topics studied. Beyond science-specific careers our degree courses will serve as exceptional preparation for a wide variety of careers in the private or public sector. Examples include in industry, commerce, finance or management or alternatively within service delivery, organisation and administration.

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Biochemistry

Biological Sciences

MSci (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C701

MSci (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C101

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: C703

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: C103

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C700

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C100

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C702

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C102

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/AAB (BSc) including Chemistry plus one other science or Mathematics

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/AAB (BSc) including Biology plus one other science or Mathematics

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 at HL)/(BSc) 35 (6,6,5 at HL) including HL Chemistry and one other Science or Mathematics at HL

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 at HL)/(BSc) 35 (6,6,5 at HL) including HL Biology and one other Science or Mathematics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A (MSci)/B (BSc) A level Chemistry

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: D*D plus A (MSci)/B (BSc) A level Biology

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. This exciting new course offers a thorough grounding in biology and chemistry, with an emphasis on practical laboratory work. The course is centred on molecular level processes and effects, particularly focussing on those of importance for human health.

This course addresses the fundamental processes underlying life and health in whole organisms. It has a core of biology and covers topics within biological sciences, as well as molecular, cellular and organism level processes, particularly those of relevance to human health.

Year 1

Areas studied may include fundamental chemistry, cell biology, structure and reactivity, genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry and data analysis and scientific skills.

Year 2

Year 1

Areas studied may include evolution and adaptation, anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, data analysis and scientific skills.

Year 2

Areas studied may include cellular signalling and transport, functional genomics, lab skills, metabolism and research methods.

Areas studied may include research methods and data analysis, exercise physiology, cellular signalling and transport, functional genomics, metabolism and human physiology.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied may include a research project as well as options including advanced genetics of health, pharmaceutical analysis and drug metabolism and virology and oncology.

Areas studied may include a research project as well as options including genetics of health, regenerative medicine and human performance at environmental extremes.

Final year MSci

Final year MSci

In addition to a major independent research project on a chosen subject of interest, other areas studied may include contemporary health issues and advanced laboratory and research methods in biology.

In addition to a major independent research project on a chosen subject of interest, other areas studied may include contemporary health issues and advanced laboratory and research methods in biology.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

This course prepares graduates for jobs directly related to the degree such as analytical chemistry, biomedical science, healthcare support, clinical biochemistry, clinical research, forensic science, life sciences research, scientific laboratory technical work and toxicology.

Examples include medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary product development/testing; quality assurance and sales; in medical laboratories; the biotechnology industry; environmental consultancies and charities; and in local government and non-government organisations, as well as teaching and research.

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Human Biology

Natural Sciences

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: B151

MSci (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FCG0

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: B150

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: CGF0

Typical offers A level: ABB including at least one science (Biology preferred)

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: CFG0

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 in Biology and one other science (at least one of which should be at HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Applied Science or Forensic Science with majority of units at Distinction GCSE: GCSE Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred)

Human Biology is the study of the structure and function of the human body, how the human species evolved, how we change over the lifespan, adapt to life stressors, and how our human biology and culture influence disease risk. The degree course is unique in its integrative and systematic approach and its global perspective.

Year 1

Areas studied include anatomy and physiology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, human evolution and adaptation, research methods, human biology and society and homeostasis.

Year 2

Areas studied include nutrition, growth, development and ageing, physiology, human genomics, and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include human performance at environmental extremes, infectious diseases in humans, body composition, lifestyle and disease, forensic DNA analysis, physical activity and health of children, plus a major research project.

Graduate destinations

Career opportunities exist in scientific and medical research, teaching, clinical scientist roles, analytical laboratory work, scientific or clinical writing, marketing or sales within the health service, government, local authorities, industry and charitable and international organisations. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GFC0 Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/AAB (BSc) including two or three Sciences (dependent on the chosen pathway – see online prospectus) IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 at HL)/(BSc) 35 (6,6,5 at HL) including two or three sciences at HL (dependent on the chosen pathway – see online prospectus) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AA (MSci)/AB (BSc) from two Sciences (dependant on the chosen pathway – see online prospectus) GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

This course offers flexibility to study a combination of physical science disciplines including Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Materials and Physical Geography, with increasing specialisation across the years.**

Year 1

Areas studied across three discipline pathways may include fundamentals of chemistry and physics, mathematical methods, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, environmental hazards, and materials processing.

Year 2

Areas studied across two discipline pathways may include key aspects of interdisciplinary science, chemical spectroscopy, cellular signalling vector calculus, quantum mechanics, and biomaterials, dependent on the pathways chosen in year 1.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Students may conduct an interdisciplinary research project with focus on one or two disciplines, dependent on pathways chosen in year 2.

Final year MSci

In addition to a major interdisciplinary research project, students will undertake advanced level training in their chosen subject.

Graduate destinations

Graduates will have knowledge and skills that are suited to career areas including scientific/medical research and analysis, environmental consultancy or finance and management. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies **Some pathway combinations may not be possible. The above include examples of topics that may be offered, dependent on pathways chosen. Currently not possible to specialise in geography at part D.

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Biochemistry with a Foundation Year

Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year

UCAS code: C7FY

UCAS code: C1YF

Biochemistry with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

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Natural Sciences with a Foundation Year UCAS code: CFY1 Natural Sciences with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “It is all very high quality, the labs are professional and we are made to feel like colleagues rather than pupils.” —

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Michaela BSc Economics

— “The teaching quality is amazing. Lecturers constantly think of innovative ways to help us understand difficult concepts, ensuring that we remain motivated and engaged.” —

Courses Accounting and Financial Management p104 Finance and Management p104 Information Management and Business p105 International Business p105 Management Sciences p106 Retailing, Marketing and Management p106 Economics p107 Business Economics and Finance p107 Economics and Management p108

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Business and Economics Why choose Business and Economics at Loughborough? AMONG JUST 1% OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD TO HOLD AACSB, EQUIS AND AMBA ACCREDITATION

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN UK FOR ALL SUBJECT AREAS

DLHE 2016 97% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,260

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy. Consistently ranked as a top 10 UK business school, we aim to provide an exceptional learning experience drawing on our history of working with over 400 global corporate partners to ensure our teaching is informed by the latest best practice and research insights.

Study methods

You will encounter a rich diversity of teaching and learning experiences, from lectures and tutorials to syndicate discussion groups, presentations, supervised computer sessions, off-campus visits and visiting speakers from industry and commerce.

Professional placement year and study abroad

Almost all of our Business students spend a year on a salaried professional placement or alternatively studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world, as an integral part of their four-year course. Our Economics students have the option of extending their course to a four-year degree by taking a salaried placement year or by studying abroad.

Whilst it is the student’s responsibility to secure a placement, we work with over 400 employers in over 20 countries and many companies specifically target us for placement students. Typically, about a third of our students are offered a graduate job with their placement employer. Those wishing to study abroad can choose from around 25 partner institutions from around the world.

Internationally accredited

The School of Business and Economics is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. This tripleaccreditation internationally validates the quality of education offered, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.

Career prospects

Our graduates are in great demand. 97% of our 2016 graduates from the UK who are employed full-time are in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. With an average starting salary of £27,260* many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies. * Salary based on mean salary DLHE 2016.

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Accounting and Financial Management

Finance and Management BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N300

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: NN34

Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus.

Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus.

IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL

IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Today’s ever evolving global finance sector requires professionals and managers equipped to deal with complex problems.

This course is designed to prepare you for careers in diverse areas of accounting, finance and management and to equip you to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing business world.

Our BSc Finance and Management course combines rigorous finance theory and its application with general management studies to prepare you for a successful professional career in financial services (eg for investment and commercial banks, asset management firms and securities houses) or general management.

One of our key goals is to place accounting and financial management firmly in its business context and we offer the opportunity to study a much wider range of subjects than those included in the professional syllabuses.

Year 1

This course is approved by major professional accounting bodies in the UK (ACCA, AIA, CIMA, CIPFA, and ICAEW) and graduates can gain exemptions from some of their examinations or credits for prior learning.

Areas studied include financial accounting and analysis, organisational behaviour, international organisations, quantitative methods for business, law, macro and microeconomics, business modelling and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 1

Areas studied include financial accounting and analysis, organisational behaviour, organisations in the international context, quantitative methods for business, law, macro and microeconomics, business modelling and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include financial reporting, management accounting, financial management, ethics in finance and accounting, financial markets and derivatives fundamentals, information management, company law, information systems development.

Areas studied include financial management, corporate finance, economics of the financial system, ethics in finance and accounting, financial markets and derivatives, management accounting, data analysis, management science, business information management.

Placement/study abroad year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include portfolio management, financial trading, financial risk management, behavioural finance and multinational financial management, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Placement/study abroad year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include advanced financial reporting, strategic management accounting, and financial management and corporate policy.

Graduate destinations

Year 2

Graduate destinations

Most graduates from this course follow careers and professional qualifications in accounting and financial management, either in industry, commerce, the public services or professional practice, whilst some move into other management areas, including consultancy.

The degree equips graduates for financial careers in industry as well as finance. We have very close links with banks, asset managers and other financial institutions, nationally and internationally. Whilst our graduates are in high demand in the financial services sectors, a number have chosen to move into accounting and general management. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Information Management and Business BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: PNC1 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: PN11 Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus. IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Business has been transformed by the emergence of big data, social media, cloud and mobile-based technology and these developments have created exciting new employment prospects. This broad, flexible course equips you with the management skills to harness digital innovations and improve business performance in a dynamic global context.

Year 1

Areas studied include organisational behaviour, skills for study and employment, financial framework, quantitative methods, information management, marketing, microeconomics, business modelling, intelligent organisations and agile data management.

Year 2

Areas studied include business information management, human resources, decision making analysis, data systems, accounting, brand management, digital resilience and information systems development.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include strategic management, information management, technology and managing big data.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have had great success in finding employment in a wide range of blue chip companies and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many of our graduates have secured careers in consultancy, marketing, sales, management and information management. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

International Business BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N110 Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus. IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Being international is seldom a choice but a necessity for companies today. This modern-day business studies course concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in the international business context, including international comparisons. By covering the key management disciplines from a global perspective, you will be equipped for a successful career in a range of business and management roles. There is the opportunity to integrate an international semester into your second year of study, as well as opportunities to enhance your language skills in French, German or Spanish.

Year 1

Areas studied include marketing, organisational behaviour, microeconomics, finance, quantitative methods, business modelling, organisations in the international context, and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include international business and management, ethics and corporate responsibility, macroeconomics, international economics, human resources, information management, accounting, data analysis and brand management.

Placement/study abroad year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include international corporate governance, international negotiations, international marketing, international human resource management and strategic management.

Graduate destinations

Many organisations specifically target our graduates for their graduate recruitment schemes. Our graduates go into a wide range of sectors in roles ranging from general management trainees to specialist roles in marketing in supply chain management. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Management Sciences

Retailing, Marketing and Management

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N201

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: NN25

Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus.

Typical offers A level: AAB/ABB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). See online prospectus.

IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL

IB: 35/34 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Management Sciences is a flexible, broad-based course that prepares you for a career in any area of business and management. It equips you with the essential analytical and decision-making skills demanded by today’s dynamic business environment.

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

Flexibility is a key element of the course. In the first two years, we will provide you with a broad introduction to key business and management subjects and develop your key decision making and analytical skills. A wide choice of optional modules in the final year enables you to tailor your degree to match your career ambitions. This course has a strong reputation amongst employers, producing innovative decision-makers who are highly sought after in the business world.

Year 1

Areas studied include quantitative methods, business modelling, microeconomics, finance, marketing, organisational behaviour, organisations in the international context, and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include management science, data analysis, brand management, accounting, human resources, operations management, business information management and information systems.

Placement/study abroad year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include technology in business and society, strategic management and choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

This course 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.

This course prepares you for a career in retailing as a manager in one of the specialist retailing areas such as buying, merchandising, personnel, logistics or store management. It also equips you for a variety of career opportunities in marketing (for example advertising, brand management or market research) or more general management and consultancy.

Year 1

Areas studied include retail management, retailing environment, marketing, microeconomics, finance, organisational behaviour, quantitative methods, business modelling, organisations in the international context, and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include visual merchandising, retail buying, retail and service operations, consumer behaviour, business information management, human resource management, accounting and brand management.

Placement/study abroad year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include retailing logistics, retailing strategy and marketing strategy and planning.

Graduate destinations

Career prospects in retailing and marketing are excellent and our graduates are highly sought after by blue chip companies. Many of our graduates have attained leading positions in head office, supply chain, store management and marketing roles. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Economics BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L10A BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L100 Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies adopted by governments and the products and services offered by companies. Economics will give you new perspectives on some of the most pressing and challenging problems and choices facing the world today. As an economist you will develop the skills to understand how consumers and firms interact and behave, how government policy affects the economy and how financial systems operate. By providing an in-depth analysis of firms’ decision making in a variety of settings, economics can help business managers make better pricing, production and investment decisions. This flexible course allows you to specialise in the final year by choosing optional modules that are most suited to your career aspirations.

Year 1

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, data analysis, quantitative economics, skills for study and employment, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics and econometrics, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include developments in macro and microeconomics, applied econometrics and choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter fields as diverse as economic consultancy, banking, accountancy, financial management, insurance and marketing, while others are employed in more general management positions.

Business Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LN14 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L1NK Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

The global financial services industry has generated a very strong demand for economists with specialised knowledge of financial systems and markets. By combining both economics and finance, this course will equip you with the skills to succeed in this sector. You will study how firms and consumers behave in different markets, how capital markets operate and how financing decisions can improve the performance and efficiency of organisations. You will learn to interpret, communicate and apply financial information, appraise alternative investment opportunities and improve strategic decision making, portfolio planning and risk management.

Year 1

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, data analysis, quantitative economics, skills for study and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, financial economics and choices from a range of optional modules.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include industrial economics, research and communications skills, plus financial economics and asset pricing, and/or corporate finance and derivatives.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter fields as diverse as economic consultancy, insolvency, market analysis, accountancy, financial and wealth management, financial analysis, personal finance, insurance and marketing. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Economics and Management BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LN1F BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LN12 Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Organisations today operate in a complex global environment and require dynamic, innovative managers who also have a robust understanding of economic theory in order to compete effectively. This degree contains all the essential modules of an economics degree jointly with the core business and management modules you will need to understand how organisations behave, compete and implement change both internally and externally. Optional modules enable you to specialise to suit your career aspirations.

Year 1

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, data analysis, quantitative economics, skills for study and employment, accounting, organisational behaviour and human resources.

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, operations management, principles of marketing, information management, accounting, the marketing mix, and contemporary business environment.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include technology and society, leadership and interpersonal skills and research and communication skills, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter fields as diverse as banking, accountancy, financial management, insurance and marketing, while others are employed in more general management positions. Often, these are with companies that operate globally. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

— “I can specialise my degree in the sector of business I am most interested in. Furthermore, all my modules are up-to-date and focus on current topics in the real world.” —

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CHEMISTRY

Mark BSc Chemistry

— “The academic staff were the most enthusiastic and welcoming of any I’d met before. They made me feel relaxed, like I could settle well into studying chemistry at a higher level.” —

Courses Chemistry p112 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry p112 Chemistry with a Foundation Year p113

Our courses are accredited by:

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Chemistry Why choose Chemistry at Loughborough? NSS 2017 5TH IN THE UK FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION IN CHEMISTRY

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 5TH IN THE UK FOR CHEMISTRY

We have an outstanding scientific reputation for teaching and research with internationally renowned staff. Our strong commercial links are reflected in the range of courses carefully tailored to provide you with the sound chemical education necessary to meet the needs of industry and to reflect individual interests and career ambitions. With over 25 academic staff, more than 50 researchers and around 400 students, combined with stateof-the-art teaching and learning facilities, this is a very exciting and innovative department to join.

Industrial placement year and study abroad ALL ELIGIBLE COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY

The year in industry, applying knowledge to real problems, learning through practical experience and gaining an insight into the role of the chemist, is exceptionally valuable and is a considerable advantage in the search for subsequent employment.

You can also take part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme and spend a year at one of our collaborating European universities in Spain, Italy, Germany, or Poland.

Professional recognition and becoming a Chartered Chemist

Graduates from the MChem courses will be eligible for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC), and will hold a degree accredited for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Career prospects

Our courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses prepare students for research work in industry or a PhD research course. Our BSc courses equip you for employment in chemistry, scientific and related sectors.

OUTSTANDING FACILITIES INCLUDING OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART STEMLAB

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Chemistry MChem (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F103 MChem (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F102

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F129 MChem (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F128

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F101

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F127

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F100

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F151

Typical offers A level: ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other science or Mathematics

Typical offers A level: ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other science or Mathematics

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Chemistry and preferably one other science or Mathematics at HL

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Chemistry and preferably one other science or Mathematics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Applied Science to include optional modules 13, 14, 18 and 19

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Applied Science to include optional modules 13, 14, 18 and 19

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 The principles and application of modern chemistry underpin many important UK industries. To meet the needs of employers we ensure that our students are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills, including a logical and imaginative approach to problem solving and effective communication skills. The broad base of the course allows students to take up careers in all areas of chemical science as well as non-chemistry careers.

The search for new drugs to combat cancer, heart disease and infections remains an important and exciting challenge at the forefront of medical research. This course aims to produce graduates with a broad understanding of organic chemistry, pharmacology and related biochemical areas.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include physical, inorganic and organic chemistry as well as laboratory skills.

Areas studied include chemistry, laboratory skills, spectroscopy, energetics and equilibria and structure and reactivity.

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include laboratory skills, spectroscopy, energetics and equilibria, structure and reactivity and biological chemistry.

Areas studied include spectroscopy, energetics and equilibria, structure and reactivity and laboratory skills.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Areas studied include organic, inorganic, environmental and physical chemistry, new chemical technologies, dissertation and investigative projects.

Final year MChem

Areas studied include a wide range of optional modules plus a dissertation and extended research project.

Areas studied include advanced inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, drugs synthesis and discovery, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, dissertation and investigative projects.

Graduate destinations

Final year MChem

Graduates from this course have gone onto further study and research for example at Cambridge and Oxford, as well as finding employment at Lilly Industries, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, 3M Healthcare, GSK, Johnson Matthey and Lubrizol. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Areas studied include a wide range of optional modules plus a dissertation and extended research project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates now work in medicinal chemistry, product and process development, bioanalytics, forensic science, formulation science, pharmacology and microbiology, drug marketing and sales. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

Chemistry with a Foundation Year UCAS code: F104 Chemistry with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

Biochemistry MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C701 MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: C703 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C700 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C702 Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. See page 98 for more information.

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Julia BSc Information Technology Management for Business

— “I like the variety of my degree. I am truly enjoying just how well-rounded the modules are, from organisational behaviour to programming and accounting.” —

Courses Computer Science Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Computer Science and Mathematics Computing and Management Information Technology Management for Business Computer Science with a Foundation Year Several of our courses are accredited by:

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Computer Science Why choose Computer Science at Loughborough?

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 4TH IN THE UK FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

With over 600 staff and students the highly ranked Computer Science Department is a lively community. Students enjoy a stimulating learning and working environment in the multi-million-pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, with its stateof-the-art lab facilities, study areas, and seminar rooms.

Professional placement year

NSS 2017 TOP 5 IN THE UK FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,500

The Department highly recommends the professional placement year option, which is one of the strongest in the country and available on all our undergraduate courses. Assisted by a dedicated placement tutor, many students find placements with major IT and business sector companies such as IBM, Intel and Accenture. They acquire invaluable experience and are sometimes offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.

Professional recognition and industry accreditation

Several of our BSc courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which qualifies graduates for Chartered IT Professional registration (CIPT). In addition, several of our MSci courses have been granted accreditation towards the educational requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registration. Please see individual courses for details. The current accreditation body for the Information Technology

Management for Business degree (the TechPartnership) will cease operations in 2018. Negotiations between the TechPartnership and a number of other institutions are underway to find a new accreditation body to take over the degree scheme nationwide. Regardless of the outcome we will offer an equivalent course going forwards – this may require modifications to content and/ or course title in the future. For upto-date information please refer to the online prospectus. We continually monitor course content for quality and make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as the British Computer Society. Major companies are directly involved in sponsoring our modules, supporting project work and providing insightful guest lectures and a series of prizes throughout the degree courses.

Career prospects

Our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies as well as SMEs, local government and education and research. The employment level of our graduates is consistently higher than the national average. Of our students who graduated in 2016 and were available for employment, 97% were in employment or further education after six months. The quality of employment of our recent graduates is also reflected by their exceptionally high average full-time salary of over £28,500 six months after graduation.

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Computer Science

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

MSci (Hons) DPS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G403

MSci (Hons) DPS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GGK7

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: G402

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: GG4R

BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G401

BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GG47

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G400

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GG4T

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) including Mathematics (or AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) plus AS level Mathematics at Grade A)

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) including Mathematics (or AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) plus AS level Mathematics at Grade A)

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* plus AA (MSci)/D plus AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including Mathematics (see online prospectus for other BTEC/A level combinations)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* plus AA (MSci)/D plus AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including Mathematics (see online prospectus for other BTEC/A level combinations)

GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

Computer Science is a rapidly evolving and increasingly important field, pervasive in almost all areas of science and modern-day life. The course provides students with a strong foundation in the critical areas of Computer Science, with the opportunity to tailor the degree to their own strengths, interests and career aspirations. It is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).

This course combines major computer science topics with modules in artificial intelligence. It allows flexibility as it shares the modules of our BSc Computer Science in Year 1 and Year 2. This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include software engineering, computer systems, databases, algorithms, programming in a variety of languages, embedded systems, mathematics and logic.

Areas studied include software engineering, computer systems, databases, algorithms, programming in a variety of languages, embedded systems, mathematics and logic.

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include computer graphics, mobile application development, AI methods, networks, operating systems and team projects.

Areas studied include computer graphics, mobile application development, AI methods, networks, operating systems and team projects.

Optional placement year

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Optional professional placement.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Areas studied include optional specialised subjects from a wide range of choices, and a computer science project.

Final year MSci

Final year MSci

Areas studied include enterprise technology, managing a project team, a thesis project and a specialised group project.

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include enterprise technology, managing a project team, a thesis project and a specialised group project.

Recent graduate destinations include: Accenture, ASOS, BAE Systems, BBC, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Lloyds, Lockheed Martin, and Nomura.

Placement opportunity

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Barclays, FDM, Microfocus International, Morgan Stanley, Sectra, TNT and Union Street. *Diploma in Professional Studies

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Areas studied include robotics, agent-based systems, advanced AI systems, computer vision, an AI project, and optional specialised subjects.

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


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Computer Science and Mathematics MSci (Hons) DPS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GGL1 MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: GGK1 BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GG4D BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GG4C Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) including Grade A in Mathematics IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* plus AA (MSci)/D plus AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including A in Mathematics (see online prospectus for other BTEC/A level combinations) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

This course aims to equip students with a powerful set of skills to deal with real-world problems. It provides an excellent grounding for careers at the interface between computing and mathematics, as well as those that are traditionally open to single honours graduates in either of the two disciplines.

Year 1

Areas studied include software engineering, computer applications in mathematics, databases, geometry, algorithms, object-oriented programming, probability and statistics, linear algebra, logic and functional programming.

Year 2

Areas studied include computer graphics, formal languages, AI methods, number theory, analysis, numerical methods and team projects.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Year 3/4

Areas studied include optional specialised subjects from computer science and mathematics, and a computer science and mathematics project.

Final year MSci

Areas studied include enterprise technology for computer scientists, mathematical modelling and a thesis project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Bank of America, British Airways, Citigroup, Experian, EY, IBM, Nomura, Royal Mail and Travis Perkins.

Computing and Management MSci (Hons) DPS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GNL2 MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: GN4F BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GN42 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GNK2 Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: (BSc only) D*D*D* in Computing or IT (see online prospectus for MSci and BTEC/A level combinations) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. The course is divided between IT and management subjects and is taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics. The BSc course has partial accreditation while the MSci course has full accreditation for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP) from the British Computer Society.

Year 1

Areas studied include software engineering, computer systems, databases, programming, accounting, human resources, quantitative methods and business modelling.

Year 2

Areas studied include object oriented programming, networks, operating systems, company finance, organisational studies, operations management, marketing and team projects.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Year 3/4

Areas studied include leadership, strategic management, a range of optional specialised subjects and an IT or computing project.

Final year MSci

Areas studied include enterprise technology, managing a project team, a thesis project and a group project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Aston Martin, Aviva, BBC, Concentrix TSG, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu, GSK, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz and Morgan Stanley. *Diploma in Professional Studies

*Diploma in Professional Studies

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Information Technology Management for Business

Computer Science with a Foundation Year

MSci (Hons) DPS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G500

UCAS code: G404 Computer Science with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not studied the pre-requisite subject (mathematics) needed for first year entry.

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: G501 BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GN51

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GN52

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci)/ABB (BSc) IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL)

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: (BSc only) D*D*D* in Computing or IT (see online prospectus for MSci and BTEC/A level combinations) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

This course has been designed in partnership with some of the world’s leading IT employers. It covers a vibrant mix of skills for students who want exciting careers designing, developing and implementing IT solutions for businesses. The BSc programme has partial accreditation while the MSci programme has full accreditation for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP) from the British Computer Society.

Year 1

Areas studied include accounting, computer systems, databases, human resource management, organisational behaviour, programming, business modelling and software engineering.

Year 2

Areas studied include industry insight, networks, operating systems, object oriented programming, company finance, operations management, marketing and team projects.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Year 3/4

Areas studied include strategic management, leadership and interpersonal skills, an IT or computing project and a range of optional specialised modules.

Final year MSci

Areas studied include enterprise technology, managing a project team, a thesis project, and a group project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: American Express, BBC News, Credit Suisse, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Santander and Thomson Reuters USA. *Diploma in Professional Studies

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Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

— “After my first-year exams, I was very interested in virtual reality. I talked to one of my lecturers and was able to help them with their VR in STEM teaching project, so spent a month learning and improving my skills.” —

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Mauranda BSc Construction Engineering Management

— “I have been able to enjoy numerous site visits and field trips all designed to hone our practical knowledge of the industry away from the context of lectures.” —

Courses Construction Engineering Management p122 Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying p122

Our courses are accredited by:

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Construction Why choose Construction at Loughborough?

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 1ST IN THE UK FOR BUILDING SUBJECTS

DLHE 2016 98% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ28,000

HESA 2015/16, FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Professional accreditation

Our construction courses provide you with the knowledge and skills in technology, management, processes and commerce to succeed in industry. Our sponsored courses offer an excellent education for future managers of building projects by placing a strong emphasis on developing personal and professional skills, making our graduates very attractive to employers.

Facilities

The School houses its own design studio and computer laboratory. Our large open-plan laboratory includes concrete, geotechnics, strength of materials, hydraulics, structures, surveying, public health and building services engineering laboratories, along with support workshops.

Our construction courses are both accredited. Construction Engineering Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Career prospects

98% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduating, with 99% of those serving in managerial, professional or graduate level roles (DLHE, 2016 graduates). The average starting salary of our graduates is ÂŁ28,000 (DLHE, 2016 graduates).

Industrial placement year

We send 30% more students on engineering placements than any other UK university (HESA UG Student Record 2015/16: Engineering and Technology), emphasising our unrivalled links with industry. All students are given the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement year, with recent placement students undertaking positions at a variety of different companies.

30% MORE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS THAN ANY OTHER UK UNIVERSITY

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Construction Engineering Management

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K291

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HK22

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building course with a focus on technical aspects and the management of construction and engineering projects. The course is sponsored by a consortium of contractors. The consortium companies offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs for students, and enable practical experience in the form of site visits and guest speakers.

This course specialises in the contractual and financial aspects of managing construction projects. Students develop detailed knowledge of building and engineering contract law and construction contract procedures, along with understanding of commercial issues such as risk and cost management. The course is sponsored by a consortium of construction companies that offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, and prepares its graduates for a wide range of management roles in the construction industry.

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. It prepares graduates for commercial management roles in the building or civil engineering sectors of the construction industry.

Year 1

Areas studied include introduction to structural design, building materials, principles of design and construction, site surveying, and measurement.

Year 2

Areas studied include management principles and practices, health and safety, contractors’ estimating and planning, plant and equipment, and property development appraisal.

Placement year

Compulsory industrial placement (leading to DIS*).

Final year

Areas studied include advanced construction, pre-construction estimating and planning, building design project, 3D CAD modelling, and a research dissertation.

Graduate destinations

The course prepares students for a range of potential paths in the construction industry including estimating, planning, site engineering and project management, leading to a career in construction management. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

Year 1

Areas studied include principles of design and construction, building materials, measurement, environmental science, law, site surveying, and management statistics.

Year 2

Areas studied include contract administration, property development, measurement and technology, construction law, estimating and planning, and construction management. An option to study overseas for one semester exists in Year 2.

Placement year

Compulsory industrial placement (leading to DIS*).

Final year

Areas studied include construction and commercial management, design economics, estimating and planning, construction contracts, finance, and value engineering.

Graduate destinations

This course educates graduates to work with equal ease in any aspect of the quantity surveying profession in consultants’ offices, for a construction company, for central or local government, or for the property departments of major companies. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Study abroad

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Architecture BArch (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K101 This innovative course aims to nurture strong design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as substantial multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities. See page 84 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

Architectural Engineering and Design Management BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K237 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: K236 This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building design course focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). See page 84 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Tara BA Industrial Design and Technology

— “My course is already fun but our lecturers somehow make it an even more interesting and exciting subject. It’s obvious how passionate every staff member is.” —

Courses Industrial Design and Technology Product Design and Technology User Centred Design

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Design Why choose Design at Loughborough? BIDA 2017 1ST IN THE UK FOR CREATING THE MOST EMPLOYABLE DESIGN GRADUATES

We inspire our students to develop their skills and knowledge, nurturing them into highly successful graduates. We want each and every one of our students to leave us with the drive and determination to succeed in the creative industries, developing into the next generation of talented designers.

The courses THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 5TH IN THE UK FOR ART AND DESIGN SUBJECTS

DLHE 2016 92% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

AWARD-WINNING STUDENTS: JAMES DYSON, RSA AND NEW DESIGNERS AWARDS

The suite of design courses at Loughborough Design School equip students with essential skills and understanding. This includes the effective development and communication of design ideas, the ergonomics of usability and interaction, product styling, threedimensional designing, and the production and use of prototypes as a key part of design practice.

Specialist facilities

We relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in 2011 which is equipped with interconnecting workshops, studios, specialist laboratories, display areas, and computer facilities. For example, a special CAD/CAM facility includes

3 axis CNC milling machines, industry standard 3D printers, laser cutters and water jet cutting. The School is also equipped with cutting-edge research facilities such as 3D scanners, motion capture, eye-tracking and driving simulators.

Professional placement year and study abroad

Our students have the option to extend their course to a four-year degree with a placement year in industry. We also offer students the opportunity to study abroad at one of the many international universities we collaborate with.

Career prospects

Over 92% of our 2016 graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Many graduates gain employment in design, user centred design and design related work. Others choose to study at postgraduate level or become an entrepreneurial business executive. In 2015 and 2017 the British Industrial Design Association ranked us as 1st in the UK for producing the most employable design graduates in an independent survey of design practictioners in the UK.

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Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HJ79

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H776

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HJ7X

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H775

Typical offers A level: ABB including Physics or Mathematics plus Design and Technology or Art and Design

Typical offers A level: ABB including Design and Technology or Art and Design

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Physics or Mathematics plus HL Design Technology or Visual Arts

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Design Technology or Visual Arts

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Art and Design plus Grade B in A level Mathematics or Physics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Art and Design

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

All three of our undergraduate design courses cover the fundamental skills required of the modern designer. This includes effective development and communication of ideas, the ergonomics of usability and interaction, product styling, three-dimensional designing, the techniques of planning and costings, and the production and use of prototypes. Each course then specialises in a particular area of design. This course specialises in the understanding of the creative form and the aesthetics of manufactured products. The course tends to look at the product from the outside, in.

All three of our undergraduate design courses cover the fundamental skills required of the modern designer. This includes effective development and communication of ideas, the ergonomics of usability and interaction, product styling, three-dimensional designing, the techniques of planning and costings, and the production and use of prototypes. Each course then specialises in a particular area of design. This course specialises in taking a technologically innovative approach to the design and creation of beautiful, ingenious, functionally viable products.

Year 1

Areas studied include design practice and contexts, prototyping, materials and processes, electronics and mechanics, user centred design and research methods.

Year 1

Areas studied include design practice and contexts, prototyping, ergonomics, technology, computing and industrial design.

Year 2

Areas studied include industrial design, design practice and communication and manufacturing technologies.

Areas studied include design practice and communication, manufacturing technologies and electronics programming and interfacing, and mechanics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Final year

Areas studied include industrial design, design research, practice, live projects and a range of options from which students can select.

Areas studied include design practice, mechanics and electronics, live projects and a design research project and a range of options from which students can select.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Possible careers include: industrial designer, product designer, product engineer, industrial CAD designer, innovation designer, trainee design engineer, digital designer, and assistant buying manager. Recent destinations include: Adidas, Alliance Boots, Dyson, BskyB, Joseph Joseph, Marks and Spencer, Proctor and Gamble and Sebastian Conran Associates.

Possible careers include: consumer product design, product design engineering, engineering design, industrial design consultancy, project planning, technical sales, furniture design, CAD/CAM, interior/ exhibition design, advertising and display design. Recent destinations include: Alliance Boots, Apple, Jaguar Land Rover, Puma, Unilever and Vax.

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*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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User Centred Design BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: W201 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: W200 Typical offers A level: ABB including Design and Technology or Art and Design IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Design Technology or Visual Arts BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Art and Design GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

All three of our undergraduate design courses cover the fundamental skills required of the modern designer. This includes effective development and communication of ideas, the ergonomics of usability and interaction, product styling, three-dimensional designing, the techniques of planning and costings, and the production and use of prototypes. Each course then specialises in a particular area of design. This course specialises in the creation of products, services and systems looking at user’s needs from a physical, emotional and cognitive point of view.

Year 1

Areas studied include design practice, design research and professional practice, prototyping and evaluation, user centred design, understanding users (physical and cognitive), the environment of use.

Year 2

Areas studied include user centred design practice, design research, design and data visualisation, user experience design, virtual product evaluation, design for emotion and system and service design.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include user centred design practice, inclusive design, live projects, legal aspects of design and a range of options from which students can select.

Graduate destinations

— “I just love being able to do what I’m passionate about every day in a safe and nurturing environment, with the support of my lecturers and the facilities of the Design School.” —

This is a new course that began in 2017 to address strong industry demands for highly skilled graduates in this area. The course will deliver graduates capable of targeting a broad range of career opportunities ranging from interaction design and usability specialist at companies such as IBM and Jaguar Land Rover. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Engineering at Loughborough Loughborough’s history of excellence in engineering dates back to 1909; today, we proudly stand as one of the largest engineering universities in the UK. Our incredible reputation for producing highly-skilled graduates is renowned across the industry. Their unique combination of transferable skills and technical knowledge makes Loughborough’s engineering students attractive to major employers including Rolls-Royce, JCB, Triumph, Formula One, GE Oil & Gas and so many more.

DLHE, 2016 GRADUATES* 94% OF STUDENTS EMPLOYED OR IN FURTHER STUDY WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION

Not only do our engineering students receive world-class teaching and access to enviable placement and graduate opportunities, their learning is housed in state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities that have been developed to suit the practical focus of all of our courses. Whatever your engineering interests, be reassured that you’ll find a wealth of knowledge, expertise and opportunities at Loughborough.

EQUAL 1ST FOR QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES IN ‘ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY’

REF 2014 RANKED 3RD IN THE UK FOR RESEARCH INTENSITY

lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/engineering * Full-time UK first degree students available for work or study

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INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS

Industrial placements We are the UK’s leading university for engineering placements, sending 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university.* In an increasingly competitive graduate job market, we recognise the importance of building a stellar application that can outshine a crowd. Rising numbers of employers are looking for more than just a degree from their graduate employees – they want to see proof of commitment and experience of engineering application in industry. For this reason, we encourage all our engineering students to incorporate a placement year into their degree. We’ve got fantastic links with a huge number

of leading employers who actively seek out Loughborough students for placements and internships, and an abundance of support and help available in securing them. In addition to providing invaluable professional experience and deepening your understanding of taught theory in a practical setting, undertaking a placement is a great way to build your professional network and sometimes even secure permanent employment after graduation.

Companies who have provided recent placements include:

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Keiron MEng Product Design Engineering Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

— “My year in industry allowed me to apply what I have learnt at university in an engineering environment – I would highly recommend completing a placement.” —

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Andrew MEng Aeronautical Engineering

— “I had the opportunity to spend a week flying in a Jetstream aircraft, taking measurements on its stability and performance.” —

Courses Aeronautical Engineering Automotive Engineering Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

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Our courses are accredited by one or more of the following:

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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Why choose Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough? THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

You will gain the best of both worlds when studying fundamental engineering subjects combined with inspiring aeronautical or automotive engineering specialist areas. The courses equip graduates with excellent skills that are highly sought after by industry. You can expect high quality teaching informed by the latest thinking in the aircraft, aerospace and automotive industries.

DLHE 2016 90% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

NSS 2017 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

Facilities

We have extensive laboratories and facilities including: wind tunnels, anechoic chamber, indoor UAV testing, structures testing facilities, gas-turbine engines, eight purpose-built automotive engine test cells, Hawk aircraft, 6-axis of motion road and aircraft simulator, chassis dynamometer, high and low temperature fuel cell testing facilities and numerous instrumented test vehicles.

Industrial placement year

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology).

You could spend one year on an approved industrial placement between the second and third, or third and fourth years. Having strong ties with industry, the Department provides considerable assistance with obtaining suitable placements, although the ultimate responsibility for arranging your placement lies with you.

Professional accreditation

Our Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering courses are accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Career prospects

90% of our recent graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016). The Department has particularly close links with BAE Systems, Bentley, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, Group Lotus, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, MIRA, Perkins Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce and many tier one automotive suppliers. With an average starting salary of £28,000 many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies.

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Automotive Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H402

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS Code: H342

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H403

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H343

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H401

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS Code: H341

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H410

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS Code: H330

Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng or BEng) including Mathematics and Physics, with A* in Mathematics or Physics

Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng) including Mathematics and Physics, with A* in Mathematics or Physics/AAA (BEng) including Mathematics and Physics

IB: 38 (7,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL, with 7 in HL Mathematics or Physics

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and Physics, with 7 in HL Mathematics or Physics / (BEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and Physics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: (BEng only) D*DD in relevant subjects plus A level Mathematics Grade A (see online prospectus)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: (BEng only) DDD in relevant subjects plus A level Mathematics Grade A (see online prospectus)

The courses provide knowledge to underpin engineering fundamentals, mathematical modelling and simulation, using strong themes of group work and design. All students on the courses gain experience of testing and flight procedures during a week-long flight test course, involving up to four flights, usually in a Jetstream aircraft.

Year 1

Areas studied include aircraft systems, computing, elasticity, materials, mathematics and mechanics, aircraft design, manufacturing, technology and management, thermodynamics and risk analysis.

Year 2

Areas studied include aircraft, control engineering, dynamics and vibration, electrotechnology, aerodynamics, structural design, tubomachinery and propulsion and systems reliability assessment.

Optional placement/study year

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Individual project (BEng), design studies and management (MEng) plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Final year MEng

Continue work on group project, business modelling, an individual research project and choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

This course equips you for careers in all branches of the aerospace industry, airline operators, Government research establishments and appropriate branches of the armed forces. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

The Automotive courses have established an international reputation for the quality of the graduates produced. The courses include a week of vehicle testing at the MIRA test ground, enabling students to put theory into practice. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a student-led team to design, test and race a new Formula Student car each year.

Year 1

Areas studied include computing, elasticity, materials, mathematics and mechanics, thermodynamics, risk analysis and vehicle design, systems and development.

Year 2

Areas studied include control engineering, dynamics and vibration, electrotechnology, ground vehicle aerodynamics, internal combustion engines, machine elements and materials, vehicle loading and suspension, powertrain technologies and systems reliability assessment.

Optional placement/study year

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Individual project and a vehicle design project (BEng), design studies and management (MEng) plus a range of optional modules.

Final year MEng

Students continue with the compulsory group project together with a module in advanced reliability, availability and maintainability, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates work primarily in product design and development and are sought after by a wide range of automotive and motorsport companies. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Aeronautical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

UCAS code: H411

UCAS code: H33A

Aeronautical Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

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— “The range of facilities available enhance your learning by putting theory into action.” —

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Vijay MEng Aeronautical Engineering Aerospace Engineer at Reaction Engines

When Vijay began his university research, he was looking for somewhere he could access a first-class education in Aeronautical Engineering – Loughborough’s long history in the field along with its world-class facilities instantly appealed to him. On top of this, he recognised the importance of finding a university that could enhance his personal as well as academic development.

“Loughborough gave me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone, both academically and socially… to grow as a person and become a competent engineer.” Whilst at Loughborough, Vijay completed a work placement at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge, giving him a taste of life as a professional engineer. He also attended a Space Science course in Arctic Sweden, an Aviation Tour in Taiwan and was sponsored to attend the International Astronautical Congress in Japan. Since then, Loughborough’s hardworking ethos has inspired him to strive for success and to take advantage of any opportunities that he possibly can. “Taking part in the BBC2 programme Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? has been one of the most incredible yet challenging experiences of my life.” Since graduating Vijay has taken part in BBC2 programme Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? where he managed to reach the final five. Other career highlights to-date include working on the A350 and seeing it enter service – next year he will be working on testing an experimental pre-cooler at 1000°C which will enable hypersonic flight. “Aeronautical Engineering is an incredibly demanding subject to study, but that’s also one of its greatest attractions.” His advice for students studying engineering at Loughborough would be to work hard and take advantage of the opportunities and support on offer. The courses are designed to challenge and test you in more ways than you can imagine, but it will be worth every minute.

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Rocky BEng Biomaterials Engineering

— “The CAD and Engineering Drawing modules gave me an insight into the kind of software used in industry.” —

Courses Bioengineering p140 Biomaterials Engineering p140 Bioengineering with a Foundation Year p141

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Bioengineering Why choose Bioengineering at Loughborough?

HESA 2015/16, FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 30% MORE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS THAN ANY OTHER UK UNIVERSITY

DLHE 2016 96% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES ACROSS ALL ENGINEERING COURSES

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000 ACROSS ALL ENGINEERING COURSES

Loughborough University has a long history as a leader in many fields of engineering. Our courses are taught by international experts supported by world-class facilities. They are multidisciplinary and combine expertise from several of Loughborough’s departments, each with outstanding reputations for teaching and employability. Bioengineering brings together excellence in engineering training from the departments of Chemical, Materials, Mechanical and Manufacturing, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This is combined with training from Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences which has an excellent international reputation for its teaching. Since 2009 our biological engineering research has attracted over £20 million of external investment. This expertise has been utilised in creating our first undergraduate courses in Bioengineering, representing the very latest knowledge in this rapidly developing discipline.

Facilities

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

The bio-laboratory provides students with opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern facilities environment. There is also an “Ideas Lab” – a dedicated space allowing students to interact with each other, share ideas and contribute to interdisciplinary discussions. The University boasts excellent facilities and resources for Bioengineering and interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

Professional placement year and study abroad

We encourage our students to spend a year in industry to acquire skills in an industrial environment and significantly enhance their career prospects. At Loughborough, the industrial year is supervised and on successful conclusion, our graduating students are awarded a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), in addition to their degree. You will also have an opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

Career prospects

As these courses are relatively new there are no graduates yet. However, since the subject covers the entire breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many bioengineering and biotechnology industrial sectors, we expect graduates to be in high demand. Potential roles span research and development, technical specialist, production, project and research management through to business and enterprise development.

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Bioengineering

Biomaterials Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H163

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J5BX

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H162

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: J5BW

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H161

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J5BZ

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H160

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: J5BY

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/AAB (BEng) including Mathematics with one from Chemistry, Biology and Physics (two of these subjects are preferred)

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including two from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics Mathematics HL and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at HL at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD a relevant subject with distinctions in Mathematics (MEng)/DDD (BEng) in a relevant subject plus A level modules Mathematics Grade A

Bioengineering is an exciting new interdisciplinary course from Loughborough’s Engineering Schools in the application of engineering to biology and medicine.

Year 1

Areas studied include a design and make project, engineering science, mathematical methods, CAD and engineering drawing, electronics, materials, engineering analysis and modelling, anatomy and physiology.

Year 2

Areas studied include advanced engineering science, digital systems, engineering mathematics, statistics, control engineering, engineering computation, materials characterisation, biomaterials, cell biology and an advanced design project.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

This interdisciplinary course offers students with a leaning towards bioscience and biotechnology a route into the important and growing area of materials that are bio-compatible and/or bio-derived and those that are designed for use in the biomedical sector.

Year 1

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and ‘imagineering’TM (trademark of Walt Disney) the future. Year 1 of all Materials courses is identical for greater flexibility.

Year 2

Areas studied include chemical and biochemical processes, biomaterials, polymers, ceramics, engineering alloys, fracture mechanics, statistics, and marketing.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Areas studied include a team/individual project, biomedical component design, healthcare engineering, research methods, product innovation management, bioelectricity and biophotonics plus options including emerging technologies, biomaterials and sports bioengineering.

Year 3/4

Final year MEng

Final year MEng

Areas studied include an advanced project, business plans, advanced reliability plus options including neuromuscular function, and regenerative medicine.

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include biomedical component design, biochemical engineering, composite materials, design for vulnerable users, sustainability, surface engineering, industrial case studies (BEng only) and a biomaterials project. Areas studied include advanced characterisation techniques, materials modelling, industrial case studies, dissertation, and a group project.

Graduate destinations

Diverse biotechnology sectors including prosthetics and As this is a new course, we do not have any graduates implantable technology, advanced medical imaging, robotic yet, but possible career areas include the research surgery, engineered tissues, devices and diagnostics. environment, pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device development sectors. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Bioengineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H1FY Bioengineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “The facilities that are available to me are amazing and are something I haven’t experienced before.” —

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Shreyasi MEng Chemical Engineering

— “I have not only grown professionally but also as an individual over the last four years – I am more confident about seizing opportunities and accomplishing anything I set my mind to.” —

Courses Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year

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Chemical Engineering

DLHE 2016 91% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000

Why choose Chemical Engineering at Loughborough?

The Department is housed in a well-equipped building with impressive pilot plant laboratories and modern computing facilities. We are particularly proud of our outstanding links with industry, the excellent relations between staff and students, and the fine employment record of our graduates.

Recent companies who have employed our placement students include 3M, AstraZeneca, BP, British Sugar, Croda, Cadbury, E.On, EDF Energy, Esso Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Foster Wheeler, JGE Water, Johnson Matthey, GSK, Heinz, Huntsman, INEOS, Invista, Kraft Mars, Merck, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Sellafield Ltd, Shell, Schlumberger, Syngenta, Tate and Lyle, Total, Unilever and United Biscuits.

Study methods

Study abroad

You will have a rich diversity of learning experiences with computing, design and laboratory work assessed entirely by coursework while the rest of your work is assessed by examination.

Professional placement year NSS 2017 2ND IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology). All of our courses provide the option of a year working in industry. The Department’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

You can participate in overseas placements such as the Erasmus Scheme and other study exchanges to destinations such as Australia, USA and Europe.

Career prospects

91% of our recent graduates were employed or undertaking further study within 6 months of graduation, with an average starting salary of £28,000. Most of our graduates are employed by process companies in the oil, gas, water, food and drink, pharmaceutical, plastics and general chemical industries.

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H802

UCAS code: H80A

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H803

Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H806 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H805 Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng)/AAA (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one from Chemistry or Physics IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and at least one from Chemistry or Physics at HL

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D (MEng)/DD (BEng) in a relevant subject plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/A (BEng)

This course is concerned with the processing of raw materials into products on a commercial scale. It can also be described as process engineering. The products from Chemical Engineering operations are seen all around us including, for example, petrol, pharmaceuticals, food, drinking water, paints, cosmetics and clothing.

Year 1

Areas studied include science and mathematics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, language option, mass and energy balances, process design and economics.

Year 2

Areas studied include separation processes, mass transfer operations, safety and loss prevention, chemical thermodynamics, process control, process simulation, language option and environmental control.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement (year in industry).

Final year (BEng)

Areas studied include reaction engineering, transfer processes, process control, biochemical engineering, pollution control, a research project and a major design project.

Years 3 and 4 (MEng)

Areas studied include management, process dynamics reaction engineering, transfer processes, chemical product design, plus options for management modules, nanotechnology and colloid engineering, biochemical engineering, clean energy, sustainability and a major design project. Professional development project can be taken either in industry, abroad or at Loughborough. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Study abroad

Additional award

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Bioengineering MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H163 MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H162 BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H161 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H160 Bioengineering is an exciting new interdisciplinary course in the application of engineering to biology and medicine. See page 140 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

— “Loughborough has valuable contacts in the industry. I completed my placement at Technical Simulation Consultants Ltd. who specialise in dynamic operator training simulators.” —

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Matthew MEng Chemical Engineering Sellafield Ltd: Process Engineer

Matthew recently completed a placement with Sellafield Ltd, who operate the UK’s largest nuclear site. He’s learnt so much about the industry and would thoroughly recommend a placement year to any student.

How did you secure your placement? It was advertised on the University’s engineering placement website – also the department placement coordinator was really helpful with flagging new opportunities. For my interview the company came to my department, so I didn’t even have to travel. What kind of things did you get involved with during your placement year? I was based at the company’s design office near Manchester and worked on different projects across the site’s many plants. All my work focused around reducing site hazards and increasing safety; I really enjoyed visiting the site to see work taking place first-hand, as well as running STEM outreach sessions in local schools. What do you feel you have gained from completing a placement? I had to work independently on real problems and present my findings to senior engineers within the company, which improved my confidence and communication skills. I was given responsibility but also a lot of support from colleagues, so I could really make the most of the year and learn a lot. What would you say to anybody considering taking a placement year? I would encourage any student to consider a placement year. My advice would be to keep an open-mind – don’t focus too much on location or salary; finding a placement that you’ll enjoy and will benefit your studies/career is much more important. What do you love most about your course and your department? I love the diverse range of career options that a degree in Chemical Engineering can lead to. I know students who’ve been on placement with pharmaceutical companies, oil refineries and coffee making industries – there’s so much variety. There are great employability opportunities here – by the time I graduate I will have completed three separate placements!

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CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dominic BEng Civil Engineering

— “There’s a big cohort of quality engineers here and Loughborough provides the whole package – a perfect combination of education, industrial links, and a great student life.” —

Courses Civil Engineering Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

Our course is accredited by:

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Civil Engineering Why choose Civil Engineering at Loughborough? DLHE 2016 99% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 1ST IN THE UK FOR BUILDING SUBJECTS

NSS 2017 91% FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

Our wide range of courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the engineering and construction industries.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills including information technology and management, teamwork and leadership, making our graduates very attractive to employers.

Facilities

The School houses its own design studio and computer laboratory. Our large open-plan laboratory includes concrete, geotechnics, strength of materials, hydraulics, structures, surveying, public health and building services engineering laboratories along with support workshops.

Industrial placement year

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology).

All students are given the opportunity to undertake industrial training – successful completion of which leads to a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). This year of practical work in industry gives you a clearer understanding of the industry to help with the later stages of your study, and deciding your future career direction. It often leads to sponsorship during the final year and even a job offer upon graduation.

Professional accreditation

Our established Civil Engineering course is accredited to lead to Chartered status with the professional institutions listed opposite.

Career prospects

Of our graduates who were in employment six months after graduating, 99% were in professional or managerial roles. The average graduate starting salary was £28,000 (DLHE 2016).

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000

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Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) DIS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H202

UCAS code: H20A

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H203

Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

BEng (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H201 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H200 Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng) / AAB (BEng) including Mathematics and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking) IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and preferably a second science at HL

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng) / DDD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade B GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

With an increasing population growth and urbanisation, civil engineering helps tackle the challenges presented by climate, land use and hydrological change, also combating waste, pollution, and overcrowding. This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Year 1

Areas studied include fluid mechanics, design and construction, engineering materials, mathematics, structural analysis and mechanics, sustainable design, and surveying.

Year 2

Areas studied include geotechnics, hydraulics, construction contracts and management, health and safety, surveying, mathematics, and fieldcourses.

Optional placement year

Optional industrial placement (leading to DIS*).

Year 3/4 (BEng)

Areas studied include project management, water engineering, a design project and a research project.

Year 3/4 (MEng)

Areas studied include engineering mathematics, water engineering, teamwork design project, teamwork and leadership.

Final year MEng

Areas studied include a research project, design management, environmental modelling and geotechnical modelling.

Graduate destinations

With fantastic employment rates, the majority of our graduates enter the civil engineering profession. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Construction Engineering Management

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K291

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HK22

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building course with a focus on technical aspects and the management of construction and engineering projects. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

This course specialises in the contractual and financial aspects of managing construction projects. It is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

See page 122 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

See page 122 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

— “Next year I have my industrial placement. I’m looking forward to getting some experience on the job and gaining some contacts, maybe even landing a graduate job.” —

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Pooja BEng Civil Engineering Section Engineer at John Sisk and Son

Pooja chose to study at Loughborough University because she was attracted to its strong ties with leading industry employers, as she felt that the course would prepare her well for the working world. The social side of the University also appealed to Pooja and was another reason why she chose to study here.

“I think Loughborough University is great at preparing you for the working world. It is very good at equipping students who are just starting out as engineers.” During her degree Pooja undertook an industrial placement for a company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As well as giving her valuable industry experience it also provided an opportunity to fully experience a different culture and travel throughout South East Asia. “Working for a year in Malaysia really ignited my passion for engineering and was where I realised that I wanted a career as a contractor.” After graduating Pooja embarked on a graduate scheme with John Sisk and Son in September 2014 and since then has progressed to Section Engineer. She has worked on several sites across the UK and Ireland, allowing her also to travel and live in several different cities and towns. “I enjoy working on-site – one of my favourite things is the variety of opportunities that it brings. Every day and every project is different, with its own unique challenges and highlights.” The highlights of Pooja’s career so far include achieving Chartered Status with the CIOB and also the part she played in the construction of three bridges over the Central Line in London. She’s currently working towards Chartered Engineer status with ICE and aims to continue building her career towards Project Manager and beyond.

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ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Thomas MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

— “I enjoy pretty much everything about my course, but most of all I like the freedom that we’re given to explore our ideas both in and out of the classroom.” —

Courses Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year

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Our courses are accredited by one or more of the following:

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering Why choose Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough? DLHE 2016 100% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £29,000

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

READ ALUMNA OZAK’S GRADUATE STORY ON P59

Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering blends electronic principles with computing technologies underpinned with control, programming and embedded systems design. Electronic and Electrical Engineering combines electronic digital systems and electrical principles with applications such as communications, power electronics, and renewables.

Facilities

There are laboratories for disciplines such as additive manufacturing, communications, digital imaging, dynamics and control, electronics, electronics manufacture, materials, mechatronics, metrology, networks, optical engineering, robotics, sensor systems, underwater acoustics, and many others.

Sponsorship

Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Professional recognition

All courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), an Engineering Council licensed awarding body.

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology). The School is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, providing help and support in gaining a suitable placement.

Career prospects

Recent graduates are now employed by Airbus, ARM, Bosch, Cosworth Electronics, E.ON, GE Sensing, Google, Imagination Technologies, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, National Grid, National Instruments, Qinetiq, Qube Global Software, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Tesla Engineering, Thales, Triumph, Vodafone, Western Power Distribution, and many others.

We are a member of the IET’s Power Academy and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, both engineering related scholarship funds supporting undergraduate students in electrical, electronic and power engineering.

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Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H612

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H605

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H613

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H601

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H614

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H604

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H611

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H600

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one subject from Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics or Physics

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one subject from Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics or Physics

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Computer Science or Physics at HL

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Computer Science or Physics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineers define the hardware, firmware and software that are implemented within computer systems.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is integral to and embedded in the smooth functioning of our everyday lives. From mobile phones and computing, through to household gadgets, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology and on to transport infrastructure, defence and utility provision.

Our courses provide students with digital electronic, microprocessor and software knowledge, as well as the tools and experience needed to design and implement embedded computer systems in a range of applications, products, environments and industries.

Year 1/2

Areas studied include computer architecture, digital systems, embedded systems programming, electronics and circuits, programming, project management, industrial project, electrical science, and mathematics.

Year 1/2

Areas studied include communications, control system design, digital systems, electrical science, electronics and circuits, project management, programming, industrial project, and mathematics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include management theory, FPGA design (MEng only), digital interfacing and instrumentation, electronic systems design with FPGAs, embedded software development (MEng only), systems design and implementation, finance, law and quality, group project (MEng only) and an individual project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: ARM, BAE Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, JLR, Quanta Fluid Systems, Rolls Royce, Telesoft Technologies. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Our courses provide a thorough grounding in the subjects required to invent, design, apply and integrate electrical and electronic components and systems in a range of different industrial sectors.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Areas studied include applying management theory, finance, digital signal processing, electronic system design, solar power, law and quality, group project (MEng only) and an individual project, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Apple, ARM, BAE Systems, BT, E.ON, Ericsson, Goodrich, National Instruments, Network Rail, npower, Qinetiq, Rolls-Royce, Selex, Siemens, and Toyota. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H602 Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “STEMLab holds different laboratories for a vast number of STEM subjects. Its brand new facilities and state-of-the-art teaching equipment provide an exceptional learning experience.” —

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Edward MEng Systems Engineering

— “The quality of teaching here at Loughborough is incredible. Lecturers are approachable and always happy to help. I’m never stuck for a place to work and have all the resources I need.” —

Courses Engineering Management p160 Systems Engineering p160 Engineering Management with a Foundation Year p161

Our courses are accredited by one or more of the following:

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Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Why choose Engineering Management or Systems Engineering at Loughborough? HESA 2015/16, FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 30% MORE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS THAN ANY OTHER UK UNIVERSITY

Engineering Management blends engineering principles and manufacturing technologies with business and project management, whilst Systems Engineering considers the combinations of complex interrelated systems, as well as the human factors, that make up modern engineering projects.

Facilities DLHE 2016 96% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES ACROSS ALL ENGINEERING COURSES

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000 ACROSS ALL ENGINEERING COURSES

There are laboratories for disciplines such as additive manufacturing, design, digital systems, electronics, manufacturing technologies, control, mechatronics, programming, robotics, and many others.

Professional accreditation

All courses are fully accredited by one or more of the following Engineering Council licensed awarding bodies: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Career prospects

Recent graduates are now employed by BAE Systems, Bechtel, FrazerNash Consultancy, Hazlewoods LLP, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jaguar Land Rover, JP Morgan, Krontec Design Ltd, Lockheed Martin, PwC, SEB Financial Group, Selex, Tamer Group, Thales, Turner & Townsend, Virgin Media, Yusen Logistic, and many others.

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology). The School is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, providing help and support in gaining a suitable placement.

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Engineering Management

Systems Engineering

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N291

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H641

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N290

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H660

Typical offers A level: ABB including either Mathematics or Physics

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H650

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics or Physics at HL

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H652

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD plus A level Mathematics Grade B

Engineering Management is concerned with the management of engineering principles within a business context. It allows the problem-solving elements of engineering to be blended with project planning, management and organisational elements of companies, taking simple and complex projects from idea to delivery. Core material is partnered with a broad range of business and management modules, providing graduates with an ability to manage across a range of engineering and technology disciplines. The priority is to interface and integrate these key activities with the business organisation and financial management of companies large and small, national and global.

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one subject from Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics or Physics IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Computer Science or Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

Areas studied include electronics and electrical technology, engineering and management modelling, engineering science, manufacturing, materials, mathematics and statistics, marketing and operations management.

Systems Engineering is a structured comprehensive approach to solving today’s complex technical challenges, particularly those related to the design and development of highly sophisticated systems, such as aircraft, ships, automobiles, telecommunications networks, energy infrastructures or information management systems. It integrates all the key elements in a system including hardware, software, firmware, people, information, techniques, facilities and services.

Optional placement/study year

Year 1/2

Year 1/2

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include engineering management, an individual project, lean operations, organisation structure and strategy, product innovation management, project management, and sustainable manufacturing and product design.

Areas studied include control system design, digital systems, electrical science, electronic circuits, programming, industrial project, mathematics, systems integration and methods, and vehicle design.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Recent graduate destinations include Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jaguar Land Rover, JP Morgan, Krontec Design, PwC, Tamer Group, Virgin Media and Yusen Logistics.

Areas studied include management theory, finance, law and quality, group project (MEng), human factors, individual project, systems architecture, simulation and modelling, systems diagnostics and applications theory, and understanding complexity.

Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Airbus, BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Jaguar Land Rover, Royal Navy, Shell, Siemens, and TRW Automotive. Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

Engineering Management with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: HN12 Engineering Management with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “I went to Caterpillar for my placement year. It was such a good experience and I learned a lot, bringing many skills back to university with me.” —

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Andrew BEng Materials Engineering

— “I have completed placements at Jaguar Land Rover and Burau Veritas. I highly recommend a placement – they provide great experience in a real company, as well as the potential to secure a graduate job.” —

Courses Materials Science and Engineering Automotive Materials Materials Engineering with a Foundation Year

Our Automotive Materials course is accredited by:

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Materials Why choose Materials at Loughborough? DLHE 2016 100% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

Materials science and engineering has been a core strength at Loughborough for nearly 50 years. Over this time we have developed a significant reputation for innovation and quality with leading industrial partners, who regard our students, their degrees and our research highly.

Facilities NSS 2017 TOP 5 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 3RD IN THE UK FOR MATERIALS

BIOMATERIALS COURSE AVAILABLE IN BIOENGINEERING SEE P140

The Department is superbly well-equipped, with extensive laboratories containing state-ofthe-art equipment in materials processing, testing, analysis, simulations and characterisation, electron microscopy, x-ray, thermal and surface analysis. Our newly opened ground floor laboratories contain an extensive array of industrial and pilot scale materials processing machines and equipment for preparation, formulation and testing. Our computer labs offer IT, CAD, modelling, materials selection and process simulation applications. STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. STEMLab includes a suite of laboratories specially designed for practical work in Materials.

Professional memberships and accreditation

We finance membership of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for all our students

and strongly believe in the benefits professional institutes and industry bodies can bring. Our established degree courses are accredited to facilitate future progression towards professional qualifications such as Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, sending 30% more students on placement than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology). All of our courses offer the option to complete a salaried year in industry, where you can gain an extra qualification (Diploma of Industrial Studies – DIS). Close links with industrial partners mean we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing, securing, supporting and assessing their placement.

Career prospects

Materials graduates are currently in high demand from employers, since the subject covers the entire breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many industrial sectors. Our graduates can be found in roles spanning technical, production, project and research management through to quality, technical support, marketing and business/finance oriented careers.

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Materials Science and Engineering

Automotive Materials MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J553

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J503

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: J552

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: J502

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J551

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J501

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: J511

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: J500

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including any two of Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics at HL

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including any two of Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD (MEng)/DDM (BEng) with distinction in Mathematics modules

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD (MEng)/DDM (BEng) with distinction in Mathematics modules

This course blends materials engineering knowledge with an appreciation of vehicle and engine design, plus management skills and the international awareness that is required of professional engineers.

This course covers materials science, engineering, design, structure, properties, processing, applications, in-service behaviour and environmental impact.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. Year 1 of all Materials courses is identical for greater flexibility/mobility.

Year 2

Areas studied include materials in service, mechanics and fracture mechanics, materials modelling, processing, characterisation, group design project, phase transformations in solids, statistics, mathematics.

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. Year 1 of all Materials courses is identical for greater flexibility/mobility.

Year 2

Areas studied include vehicle design and development, vehicle loading and suspension, materials in service, processing, characterisation, mechanics and fracture mechanics, mathematics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Areas studied include composites, surface engineering, processing, functional materials, nano-materials, advanced principles of materials, entrepreneurship and innovation, project management, industrial case studies (BEng only), substantial individual research project.

Areas studied include automotive crash protection, vehicle and component design, composites, surface engineering, advanced processing, functional materials, project management, industrial case studies (BEng only), substantial individual research project and Formula Student group project.

Final year MEng

Final year MEng

Areas studied include characterisation techniques, materials modelling, industrial case studies, polymer engineering, energy materials, elasticity, crystallographic analysis, enterprise technology, substantial group design project.

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include vehicle engine analysis, advanced characterisation techniques, materials modelling, industrial case studies, energy materials, and elasticity.

Graduate destinations

Rolls-Royce, Morgan Advanced Materials, BAE Systems, British Glass, Meggitt, Fluor Ltd. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Nissan, Aston Martin, Williams F1, McLaren Technology Group, Perkins Engines, Bosch and Denso. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Additional award

Accredited course


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Materials Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: J504 Materials Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course.

Biomaterials Engineering MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J5BX MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: J5BW BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: J5BZ BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: J5BY

For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

This interdisciplinary course offers students with a leaning towards bioscience and biotechnology a route into the important and growing area of materials that are bio-compatible and/or bio-derived and those that are designed for use in the biomedical sector.

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See page 140 for more information. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

— “I love having labs in STEMLab – it has all the machinery you could ever need, along with loads of room, clean surfaces and new equipment.” —

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Lucie BEng Materials Engineering Pirelli Tyres: Efficiency Assistant

Lucie’s placement experience with Pirelli Tyres was an invaluable one. She had the opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting projects and develop her confidence. Now, she’s continuing her degree with a new depth to her existing knowledge and skillset.

How did you secure your placement? I applied for the role after it was advertised by our placement co-ordinator and went through several rounds of interviews. All initial correspondence was through the department, who were helpful and supportive throughout the process. What kind of things did you get involved with during your placement year? My responsibilities included production efficiency related tasks and a lot of jobs concerning the layout of the factory, for which I created micro-layouts and did some hands-on work. I oversaw a sizeable relocation project which involved significant savings and a reduction in complaints, too. What do you feel you have gained from completing a placement? I now have experience in a manufacturing industry for when I graduate; I’ve also got a greater understanding of my final year modules and improved interpersonal and technical skills. I’ve come back to Loughborough with a professional mindset and my course seems easier and more enjoyable. What would you say to anybody considering taking a placement year? Make the most of it. It’ll make you more employable and aware of your future career options. Remember to prepare well for interviews – be familiar with the industry and show an interest in it. What do you love most about your course and your department? I love having modules with real-world aspects to them that aren’t just theory.

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MECHANICAL, MANUFACTURING AND ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

Aileen BEng Mechanical Engineering

— “I have made some close friends on my course and we all help each other understand the content. The competitive yet friendly atmosphere here is perfect for me.” —

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Mechanical, Manufacturing and Robotics Engineering AWARDED THE 2013 QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZE FOR HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

DLHE 2016 95% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 7TH IN THE UK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Why choose Mechanical, Industrial training We are the UK’s number one Manufacturing or Robotics for engineering Engineering at Loughborough? university placements, with 30% more students Our Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering courses blend engineering science with mechanisms, sensors and machines. Manufacturing Engineering combines manufacturing technologies and processes with management principles.

Facilities

There are laboratories for disciplines such as additive manufacturing, design, electronics, IC engines, manufacturing technologies, control, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, programming, robotics, structural integrity, tribology, and many others. Our CNC machine tool workshops and manufacturing facilities are managed by skilled technical staff, who will work closely with you to develop ideas and support project work.

on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology).

The School is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, providing help and support in gaining a suitable placement.

Professional recognition

All courses are fully accredited by one or more of the following Engineering Council licensed awarding bodies: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Career prospects

Recent graduates are now employed by BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, Bosch, BMW, Caterpillar, DSTL, GE Aviation, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Lloyds Register, McLaren Automotive, Mondelez, PA Consulting, PSV Vauxhall, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Triumph, Unilever, and many others.

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,000

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Mechanical Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H707

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H302

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H701

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H303

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HH1T

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H301

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H710

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H300

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and either Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering

Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng) including Mathematics and Physics with Grade A* in either subject/AAB (BEng) including Mathematics and Physics

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Physics or Design Technology at HL

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A* (MEng)/A (BEng)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

Manufacturing Engineering allows students to gain a detailed knowledge of manufacturing technologies and processes, combined with technology management, business organisation and human resource management skills.

Mechanical Engineering covers an extensive range of disciplines from dynamics and control, to stress analysis, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Students will experience a diverse array of engineering science based subjects that provide technical expertise and integration of skill sets. The course takes advantage of other engineering disciplines, blending materials science, electronics and software engineering with the core subjects.

Year 1/2

Year 1/2

Areas studied include electronics and electrical technology, engineering computing, management and sciences, machine design, mathematics and statistics, manufacturing design, manufacturing technology, materials and manufacturing processes, and planning and control.

Areas studied include control engineering, design, dynamics, electronic systems and electrical power, engineering computation, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, an industry based project, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics, mechanics, statics and thermodynamics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Year 3/4 and final year

Manufacturing engineers manufacture products to the correct specification in the right quantity, as efficiently as possible, anywhere in the world.

Areas studied include computer control and instrumentation, engineering and design management, CFD, IC engines, robotics and control, turbomachinery, a group design project (MEng only), an individual project, and project engineering.

Areas studied include additive manufacture, advanced manufacturing processes, group design project (MEng only), individual project, lean operations, project management and sustainable manufacturing.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: 3M, Ford, Johnson Matthew, Kautex Unipart, Mondelez, Proctor & Gamble, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, SE Aviation, and Triumph Motorcycles.

Recent graduate destinations include BAE Systems, BMW, Barclays, British Sugar, Caterpillar, Cummins, GSK, Nestle, McLaren Automotive, Pirelli, Renishaw, Royal Navy, Rolls-Royce, Triumph and Unilever.

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies N.B. the title of this course is currently being reviewed and may change for 2019 entry to better reflect the content of the course, which includes study of all aspects of manufacturing, including automation and robotics.

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— “I use the Eureka and Mathematics Learning Support Centres to help with my struggles in maths. Also, one of my lecturers holds her own optional help sessions, giving those who need it a chance to talk in a smaller group or even one-to-one.” —

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Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H674

UCAS Code: H700

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H673 BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H672 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H671 Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one subject from Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics or Physics

Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Computer Science or Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

Autonomous and robotic systems are ever-growing in the world around us; from heavy duty industrial robotic arms in production chains, to robot vacuum cleaners or lawn mowers, self-driving cars and drones to space robotics and much more. This course will enable students to understand the processes and techniques in autonomous systems, linking high quality teaching with hands-on activities, group work and individual projects.

Year 1/2

Areas studied include control system design, digital systems, electrical science, electronics and circuits, project management, programming, industrial project, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and vehicle design.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Areas studied include management theory, interfacing and instrumentation, digital and state space control, finance, law and quality, group project (MEng only), individual project, manufacturing automation and control, sensors and actuators, applications theory, and modelling for control engineering.

Graduate destinations

This new course gives you the skills to work anywhere in the robotics and automation world, from robotic systems on production lines, to autonomous vehicles, and domestic service robots. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: H304 Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

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Harry MEng Mechanical Engineering Network Rail: Engineering and Project Management Assistant

During his placement with Network Rail Harry was right at the centre of one of the biggest rail projects in the UK. As well as experiencing a variety of rail and civil engineering challenges, he co-ordinated third party stakeholders such as Transport for Greater Manchester and gave technical presentations to a variety of audiences including politicians and senior industry executives.

How did you secure your placement? Through the Engineering Development Trust’s Year in Industry Scheme. I completed an online form and had an initial telephone interview; they then provided access to a vast database of placement opportunities at some of the biggest UK engineering firms, and put me in contact with companies to arrange interviews. What kind of things did you get involved with during your placement year? I was part of the project management team responsible for delivering the successful £360 million Ordsall Chord Project in Manchester. The role involved working collaboratively with a range of industry leaders in various engineering fields including Siemens, Skanska, Bam Nuttall, Mott MacDonald and Arup. What do you feel you have gained from completing a placement? The year gives you an opportunity to improve and refine skills you don’t really get to exercise at university. Those skills you develop on placement are often as, if not more, important to an employer than the technical ones developed at university. I feel much more confident about applying for graduate positions, as well as motivated to continue my course. What would you say to anybody considering taking a placement year? Completing a placement was the most valuable experience of my entire time at university and probably the most useful in determining my future career path. It’s also an opportunity to earn some money and enjoy yourself outside of office hours, through pursuing hobbies or travelling. What do you love most about your course and your department? My degree has been the perfect platform for skills development that will enable me to pursue a successful career in a variety of industries, not just engineering.

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PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Ella BEng Product Design Engineering

— “The best thing about my course is that it allows me to combine aesthetic design and creative thinking with innovative engineering. The two go hand-in-hand but you are often expected to choose between them.” —

Courses Product Design Engineering Sports Technology Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year

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Product Design Engineering and Sports Technology Why choose Product Design Engineering or Sports Technology at Loughborough? HESA 2015/16, FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 30% MORE ENGINEERING STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS THAN ANY OTHER UK UNIVERSITY

Product Design Engineering blends design principles with manufacturing engineering technologies underpinned by engineering science, whilst Sports Technology combines design principles with human biodynamics and performance analysis.

Facilities AWARDED THE 2013 QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZE FOR HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

NSS 2017 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION WITH PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

There are laboratories for disciplines such as additive manufacturing, design, electronics, healthcare engineering, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, sports engineering, structural integrity, and many others. Our CNC machine tool workshops, and sports technology facilities are managed by skilled technical staff, who will work closely with you to develop ideas and support project work.

Professional accreditation All courses are fully accredited by one or more of the following Engineering Council licensed awarding bodies: Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Career prospects

Recent placement students have worked for virtually every major engineering company in the UK including; 3M Healthcare, Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Boots, BP, DERA, Dyson, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, JCB, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Applied Technologies, Schlumberger, Tata Steel, Toyota, Triumph, TRW Lucas Aerospace, Vauxhall, Williams Advanced Engineering, and many others.

Industrial placement year

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2015/16, for Engineering and Technology). The School is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, providing help and support in gaining a suitable placement.

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Product Design Engineering

Sports Technology

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HHD7

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HC76

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: HHC7

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CH67

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H715

Typical offers A level: ABB or ACC

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HH1R

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 at SL Mathematics

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng)/ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and either Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL)/(BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and either Physics or Design Technology at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* (MEng)/D*DD (BEng) plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng)/B (BEng)

The process of Product Design Engineering is fundamental to global market success. It concerns the development of functional products for customers that can be then sold by businesses in competitive markets. This course brings together detailed and versatile product design skills with an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies. By combining a thorough design education with a sound engineering base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products.

Year 1/2

Areas studied include application of product design, electronics and electrical technology, engineering sciences, industrial design, machine design, mathematics and statistics, materials and manufacturing, and software engineering.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and final year

Areas studied include engineering management, enterprise technology, individual project, group project (MEng only), product design, project management, and sustainable manufacturing.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in an Engineering subject GCSE: GCSE Grade A/7 or AS level Grade C in Mathematics

This course combines the excellence of both sports science and technology at Loughborough University, equipping graduates with the expertise required to enter this exciting industry. Focusing upon the design and manufacture of sports equipment, students will cover industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector.

Year 1/2

Areas studied include application of sport product design, applied sports technology, electronic and electrical technology, engineering computation and mathematics, materials and manufacturing, measurement principles, mechanical design in sport, marketing, goods design, manufacture and testing, statistics, and structural kinesiology.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include engineering management, an individual project, sports equipment industry, healthcare engineering, mechanics of sports techniques, project management, footwear and garments.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Adidas, Decathlon, Hawk-Eye Innovations, Goldman Sachs, Mahabis, Orro Bikes, PlayerLayer, International Tennis Federation, Jaguar Land Rover, Lacoste, New Balance and Ping. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Bosch, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Cooper Industries, Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Schlumberger Russia, Semcon, Siemens and Triumph Motorcycles. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: HH17 Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “We get to apply all our learning to real-life, practical projects, allowing us to build on our knowledge and make our studying more relevant.” —

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Jamie MEng Product Design Engineering Mondelez International: Research and Development Intern (Packaging Technology)

Jamie had an incredible placement year working for Mondelez, one of the world’s largest snack companies. Their brand family is extensive and includes Cadbury, Toblerone, Oreo, Philadelphia, and lots more. She heard about Mondelez during a department careers fair in her second year when they did a presentation about their placement opportunities.

How did you secure your placement? I really liked the sound of the company, so I filled out the online application form. As part of my interview I had to attend an assessment centre; I’d previously attended a mock version through my department, which definitely helped! What kind of things did you get involved with during your placement year? My biggest achievement was designing and developing a limited-edition Help for Heroes charity tin, where I took responsibility for the whole development process – from choosing the supplier and design of the tin, to running trials and attending first production. I was later able to go to Tesco and buy it, which was really exciting. What do you feel you have gained from completing a placement? I know that when I graduate I am capable of getting a job, earning the respect of my colleagues, and owning projects that I can deliver successfully. I’ve also gained confidence – after a year of meetings, often with senior business staff, presentations in front of my classmates are significantly less intimidating. What would you say to anybody considering taking a placement year? I couldn’t recommend a placement year more. When attending interviews, be yourself – during mine I accidentally let it slip that working for Mondelez in the Cadbury factory would make me feel like I was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My interviewer looked thrilled and really loved my enthusiasm! What do you love most about your course and your department? My course is very broad with varied modules that allow me to learn about many different aspects of engineering, business, and design without restricting my career options.

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Rosa Art and Design Foundation Studies

— “I chose the foundation course at Loughborough so that I could gain the skills and experience needed to make an informed decision on what path to take next. It has given me the confidence to pursue my ideas and interests further.” — 182


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Foundation Studies Why choose Foundation Studies at Loughborough?

Our foundation courses are well-established and taught by highly qualified staff, providing the fundamental skills needed to progress on to Loughborough degree courses. From day one, students become members of Loughborough University, giving them full access to all the facilities, support services, clubs and societies on offer. Completing a foundation year can provide a real boost to overall degree success and excellent preparation for the transition into university life.

Future prospects

Foundation students are guaranteed entry on to their chosen undergraduate course, provided that the relevant progression requirements set by their destination department are met. Previous foundation year students have secured jobs in a range of national companies after graduation, including Ferrari, Boots, Johnson Matthey, Lloyds Banking Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Signalling Solutions Ltd, AML Technologies and Ford Motor Company. We also offer a specialist range of courses for our elite athletes and a full range of courses for our international students.

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Foundation Studies

Elite athletes

These courses provide a second chance for those who have not studied the correct subjects or not quite achieved the qualifications they had hoped for, perhaps through illness, family issues or because of work or other commitments. By achievement of the relevant criteria, this one-year course allows progression to the degree courses. Current courses are listed below.

Our Foundation Studies courses also offer opportunities to students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport*, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for those who wish to combine their sports training with academic study.

Biochemistry with a Foundation Year UCAS code: C7FY

As an elite athlete or elite level coach studying at the UK’s top sporting university, you will benefit from a package of excellent coaching, expert strength and conditioning, sport medicine support and discounted gym membership in addition to access to our extensive sports and training facilities, where possible. Tailored individual support and further development opportunities are available, too.

Bioengineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H1FY

Elite athletes can progress to degree courses in the following subject areas:

Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year UCAS code: C1YF

• Accounting • Aeronautical Engineering • Automotive Engineering • Bioengineering • Business • Chemical Engineering • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Computer Science • Economics • Electronic and Electrical Engineering • Engineering Management • Finance • Geography • Human Biology • Management • Manufacturing Engineering • Materials Science and Engineering • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Physics • Product Design Engineering • Psychology • Social Sciences • Sport and Exercise Psychology • Sport and Exercise Science • Sport Management

Aeronautical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H411 Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H33A

Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H80A Chemistry with a Foundation Year UCAS code: F104 Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H20A Computer Science with a Foundation Year UCAS code: G404 Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H602 Engineering Management with a Foundation Year UCAS code: HN12 Geography with a Foundation Year UCAS code: L7FY Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H700 Materials Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: J504 Mathematics with a Foundation Year UCAS code: G102 Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H304 Natural Sciences with a Foundation Year UCAS code: CFY1 Physics with a Foundation Year UCAS code: F305 Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: HH17 Social Sciences with a Foundation Year UCAS code: L3FY For more information on typical offers and course content, visit the website at lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation 184

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Continuation on to these degree courses is guaranteed by achievement of the subject specific progression criteria. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for this course, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk For more information on typical offers and course content, visit the website at lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation * Defined as competing at junior international level or higher, or expecting to do so in the next 12 months.

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Art and Design Foundation Studies

International Foundation Programme

This course leads to a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies that will satisfy the entrance requirements for progression to undergraduate courses in art and design. It is fast-paced, fun, and creative, encouraging you to develop your artistic ability.

This is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study. A mixture of subject-specific modules, and classes in academic English language and study skills prepares students for university study.

Our internationally renowned staff will help you grow as an artist over the year, teaching you both theoretical and practical learning in 3D design, fine art, graphic communication, illustration and textiles. You will learn a broad range of skills in the conceptual, practical, historical and theoretical elements of each of these subjects, and then be given the freedom to tailor the course to focus on your preferred area.

Please see our website for full details of the courses that are offered. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/international-foundation

The course and its students enjoy 100% successful progression each year to the broadest range of art and design undergraduate courses nationally and internationally. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/aed

— “Loughborough has great foundation options that focus on enabling students to get the best from their degree.” —

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Olivia BSc Geography

— “The teaching quality and facilities are both superb. We have recently moved into a new Geography department with brand new facilities.” —

Courses Geography p188 Geography and Management p188 Geography and Sport Science p189 Geography with Economics p189 Geography with a Foundation Year p190

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Geography Why choose Geography at Loughborough? ALL ELIGIBLE COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG)

THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 15 IN THE UK FOR GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

DLHE 2016 95% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018

We offer modules which will develop your understanding of our rapidly changing planet. Through the interlinked strands of human and physical geography, our courses bridge the social sciences and natural sciences. With 50 academic, research and support staff and over 500 students, the Department is a great learning environment. Our students benefit from the wideranging, world-renowned expertise of our academic staff, all of whom are committed to high quality, research informed teaching ensuring the very best learning experience. We pride ourselves in supporting our students to fulfil their potential and to graduate as confident, capable, adaptable individuals equipped with the skills that are demanded by today’s employers.

Facilities

Modern facilities provide the perfect environment for all types of classes, with the latest technology and laboratory equipment available to carry out cutting-edge geographical research. There are also study areas where students can work independently or in groups.

Study methods

The methods of teaching and learning we use vary from large lecture-based classes to seminars and practical classes, through to individual sessions with an academic advisor. Field courses are available in a range of UK and overseas locations and in recent years these have included New York, Paris, Sweden, Ghana and Wales.

Course accreditations

All our eligible courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Career prospects

Employability skills are embedded in all our courses and our graduates are appointed in posts across a range of industries and sectors. Studying Geography at Loughborough provides a fantastic opportunity to prepare for a wide range of careers worldwide.

2ND IN THE UK FOR GRADUATE PROSPECTS IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

NSS 2016 95% OVERALL SATISFACTION IN GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES

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Geography

Geography and Management

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L701

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FN82

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L700

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: FN8F

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F801

Typical offers A level: AAB including Geography

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F800

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A level Geography Grade B

Typical offers A level: AAB including Geography IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A level Geography Grade B

Students can study either for a BA or BSc in Geography. Both courses provide a sound understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, before allowing you to specialise in human geography (BA) or physical geography (BSc). It is still possible to maintain a balance of human and physical geography; both the BA and BSc allow you to do this.

Year 1

Areas studied include cartography and digital mapping, quantitative methods, environmental hazards, global economic change, geographies of identity, earth system science, with all students attending a residential fieldcourse.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a range of specialist geography and management modules plus a compulsory strategic management module.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include a range of specialist human geography, physical geography and fieldcourse modules plus a compulsory dissertation. Graduates are appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors, including administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, international aid, development and environmental agencies, and education.

Areas studied include human geography, physical geography, and academic and professional study skills. Management topics include organisational behaviour, human resources and accounting. Areas studied include a range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldcourse modules. Management topics include marketing, organisation studies and management sciences.

Areas studied include research design and practice, and a range of optional modules including forest ecology, globablisation and fieldcourses.

Graduate destinations

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Final year

This joint honours course will appeal to students keen to extend their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet while also gaining an insight into business management from one of the UK’s leading Business Schools. Skills acquisition and assessment are increasingly important for employment prospects and these are given prominence throughout the course.

Graduate destinations

Geography and Management graduates have been appointed to a wide range of professions and most of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Geography and Sport Science

Geography with Economics

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FC8F

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LL18

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: FC86

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LL17

Typical offers A level: AAB including Geography

Typical offers A level: AAB including Geography

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography

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

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

This joint honours course allows students to extend their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, while also developing a theoretical and practical understanding of sports sciences in the UK’s leading School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

This combined honours course will appeal to students who are looking to focus on extending their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet. Students will also study economics at one of the UK’s leading Schools of Business and Economics.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include human geography, physical geography, and academic and professional study skills. Sport science topics include sport and the social sciences, sport and exercise science, and teaching physical education.

Year 2

Areas studied include a range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldcourse modules, as well as various sport science topics including conceptualising sport and fitness training and analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a range of specialist geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Sport science topics are selected from a range of optional modules including psychology of coaching and physical education, and physical activity and health in practice.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have been appointed in posts across a broad range of industries and sectors. Some go on to further training or take up posts that reflect the content of both subjects such as teacher training for physical education and geography; others have been appointed to posts in publishing, sports marketing, administration and management.

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

Year 2

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

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

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

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have been appointed to posts in accountancy, finance, fund management and investment analysis. Graduates have also entered teacher training and further education in a range of subjects. Almost all of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Geography with a Foundation Year UCAS code: L7FY Geography with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

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— “I really enjoy the diversity in modules, which cover physical and human geography. I didn’t want to focus on one side of geography and this means I’m able to explore different modules according to my interests.” —

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Lok Man BSc Mathematics

— “The Mathematics Learning Support Centre has provided tremendous support during my studies. I use the one-to-one help service for guidance when I encounter complicated mathematics problems.” —

Courses Mathematics p194 Financial Mathematics p194 Mathematics and Accounting and p195 Financial Management Mathematics and Sport Science p195 Mathematics with Statistics p197 Mathematics with Economics p197 Mathematics with a Foundation Year p198

You may also be interested in… Accounting and Financial Management p104 Computer Science and Mathematics p117 Economics p107 Finance and Management p104 Natural Sciences p99 Mathematics and Physics p204

Several of our Mathematics courses (listed opposite) are accredited by one or more of the following:

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Mathematical Sciences Why choose Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough? DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ26,500

DLHE 2016 93% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

Mathematics is an exciting subject which is not only fascinating to study but also underpins a great variety of endeavours such as science, commerce and industry. Our courses are widely respected by employers and open many doors to employment and further study. They equip students with the numerical abilities, logical thinking and analytical skills that are highly valued within a diverse range of organisations.

Mathematics support

NSS 2017 100% OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION IN MATHEMATICS

The award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre provides a wide variety of printed and online resources and a member of academic staff is available each day to provide one-to-one help.

Professional placement year and study abroad All our courses offer the option of a year-long professional placement. A year spent applying your learning

in an industrial, commercial or research context gives you valuable work experience and may even introduce you to your future employer. An alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). We currently have exchange agreements with universities in France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Singapore, Japan and the USA.

Accreditation

Our BSc and MMath Mathematics courses and our Mathematics with Statistics course are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Our Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of International Accountants.

ALL ELIGIBLE COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (IMA)

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Mathematics

Financial Mathematics

MMath (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G104

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GNC3

MMath (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: G103

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GN13

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G101

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G100

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

The MMath and BSc courses in Mathematics are the same over years 1 and 2. The BSc course presents a balanced study of the most important aspects of mathematics so that you achieve a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subject, while the greater depth of the MMath course will prepare you for a career in research.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computing and numerical methods, probability and statistics, and mechanics.

Year 2

Areas studied include algebra, analysis, complex variables, mathematical methods, differential geometry and topology, probability, and calculus of variations.

This course provides a thorough training in both aspects of financial matters and relevant mathematics. There are a range of modules in economics, finance and mathematics, including specialist modules that deal directly with applications of mathematics in finance. This course provides a solid grounding in mathematics together with an understanding of economics sufficient to prepare graduates for careers in areas such as actuarial work, business forecasting and economic model building.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and macro and microeconomics.

Year 2

Areas studied include probability theory, mathematical methods, analysis, statistical modelling, stochastic processes, finance, and macro and microeconomics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3 MMath/final year BSc

Areas studied include a variety of options in pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and a mathematics project or report for final year BSc.

Final year MMath

Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics, together with a compulsory mathematics project.

Final year

Areas studied include stochastic methods in finance, corporate finance and derivatives and financial economics and asset pricing.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Kent County Council, Britvic, Deloitte, HSBC, BDO, Goldman Sachs, Buckley Construction, Retail Marketing Group. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: EY, Lloyds Banking Group, Associated British Foods, PwC, British Gas, RGL Forensics, Jaguar Land Rover. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management

Mathematics and Sport Science

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1NK

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GC16

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1N4

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CG61

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

This course is designed for those who wish to gain knowledge of corporate finance, accounting and financial management, as well as the powerful mathematical tools used in the financial and business sector. The problem-solving skills, which are strongly developed in the mathematics section, and the accounting skills that will also be acquired make graduates highly attractive to a wide range of employers. Accreditation has been obtained for this course from several of the professional institutes in accountancy.

This course provides a solid foundation in the essential core areas of both mathematics and sport science – a combination that reflects Loughborough’s strengths and is not available in many other institutions. The module options allow for specialisation in a wide variety of directions, so that degrees may be tailored to the individual career choices of the graduate.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, linear algebra, probability and statistics, financial accounting and analysis, macro and microeconomics, and law.

Year 2

Areas studied include analysis, probability theory, mathematical methods, complex variables, management accounting, company law, and financial markets and derivatives.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include financial reporting and strategic management in accounting, plus a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Rolls-Royce, HSBC, Deloitte, Siemens, Toyota Financial Services, Victor Chandler International, Mattel UK Ltd, Ministry of Justice, Honda and BskyB. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

This joint honours course is run in collaboration with the internationally renowned School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Areas studied include mathematical methods, linear algebra, probability and statistics, mechanics, sport and exercise psychology, structural kinesiology and physiology.

Year 2

Areas studied include analysis, probability theory, mathematical methods, biomechanics, and physiology.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include compulsory modules in sport biomechanics, physiology, and psychology, and optional modules chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and sport science.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Vodafone, Macintyre Hudson, EY, Sky Betting & Gaming, Socatots, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Caribbean International and Aviva. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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— “The quality of teaching here is amazing; I cannot praise it highly enough!” —

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Mathematics with Statistics

Mathematics with Economics

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GG1H

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1LC

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GG13

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1L1

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

This course provides a thorough grounding in mathematics, with a very substantial statistics and probability component. Students will engage with modern applications, such as in medical statistics, and a major final-year project, which offers a connection to contemporary statistics research.

This course provides a solid grounding in mathematics together with an understanding of economics sufficient to prepare graduates for careers in areas such as actuarial work, business forecasting and economic model building.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, computational and numerical methods, and mechanics.

Year 2

Areas studied include analysis, mathematical methods, complex variables, probability theory, applied statistics, and statistical modelling.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include medical statistics or stochastic analysis, further topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and a statistics project.

Graduate destinations

Careers open to graduates from the course range across many areas of commerce, industry and education. The course could also be a stepping stone on the route to further study in statistics, perhaps especially in medical statistics. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

No previous knowledge of economics is necessary as the first two years provide a comprehensive introduction to theory and policy in both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and macro and microeconomics.

Year 2

Areas studied include probability theory, complex variables, mathematical methods, stochastic processes, statistical modelling, and optional modules including macro and microeconomics and econometrics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of mathematics and economics.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: IBM, Holmes & Cook, Total Gas and Power, Yahoo Germany, Baker Tilly and Investment Solutions. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Mathematics with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: G102 Mathematics with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “All my lecturers are passionate and knowledgeable. What I find even more impressive is that they are always looking for ways to improve the quality of their teaching, too.” —

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

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PHYSICS

Miraal BSc Engineering Physics

— “My lecturers are always friendly and approachable; the resources provided for studying and learning are also excellent.” —

Courses Physics p202 Engineering Physics p202 Mathematics and Physics p204 Physics with Theoretical Physics p204 Physics with a Foundation Year p205

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Physics Why choose Physics at Loughborough? NSS 2017 100% OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION IN MPHYS PHYSICS

OUTSTANDING FACILITIES INCLUDING OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART STEMLAB

£4 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL TEACHING SPACE UNDERWAY

BRAND NEW AND REVISED COURSES

From the description of everyday and exotic natural phenomena to generating almost all of today’s technologies, physics has had the most transformative effect of any discipline. A physics degree provides the necessary foundation to understand the world around us from fundamental particles and the behaviour of black holes to all aspects of the modern smartphone. At Loughborough you will join a community of physicists who are deeply involved in both fundamental research and in shaping the next generation of technologies that will transform the world around us. We are passionate about instilling within our students the physical insight and confidence to shape tomorrow’s world. This is a suite of brand new and revised courses that provide an integrated and coherent development of the subject. All courses take advantage of recent changes to national standards (to which Loughborough actively contributed).

Industrial placement year and study abroad

A year out can be spent working in paid employment as a scientist in industry in the UK or overseas. Alternatively, the year can be spent studying at a university abroad.

Field trips

Opportunities exist to see physics in action through visits to laboratories across the country.

Career prospects

As a physicist you will be highly numerate, analytical, logical and a creative problem solver – skills valued by employers in all sectors, including commerce.

Accreditation

Our courses are currently accredited by the Institute of Physics (IoP). We are working closely with the IoP to ensure that our new and revised courses continue to benefit from accreditation.

Our courses represent a novel and exciting way to study physics at a higher level. They offer a common core and opportunities to specialise in theoretical physics, mathematical physics or more applied aspects of the discipline.

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Physics

Engineering Physics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F304

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F313

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F303

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F312

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F301

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F382

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F300

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F311

Typical offers A level: AAB (MPhys) / ABB (BSc) including Mathematics and Physics (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB (MPhys) / ABB (BSc) including Mathematics and Physics (General Studies accepted)

IB: (MPhys) 35 (6,6,5 HL) / (BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL

IB: (MPhys) 35 (6,6,5 HL) / (BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

It can easily be argued that physics is the most important of the sciences in shaping the world around us today. This course takes advantage of our research strengths in quantum physics, condensed matter, statistical physics and the physics of materials. Our Physics degrees are taught to very high standards and offer many opportunities to develop skills and attributes valued by various different professions.

Many technologies from the simple lightbulb through to all aspects of the modern smartphone would simply not exist without the profound connection between engineering and physics. This course builds on core physics teaching with the study of modern engineering methods, allowing students to immerse themselves into innovative projects with the support of brand new, world-class facilities and equipment.

Year 1

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include symmetry, conservation laws, least action, electromagnetism, relativity, and supporting mathematics.

Indicative areas studied include symmetry, conservation laws, least action, electromagnetism, relativity, and supporting mathematics.

Year 2

Year 2

Indicative areas studied include quantum physics, condensed matter, statistical physics, and the physics of materials.

Indicative areas studied include quantum physics, condensed matter, statistical physics, the physics of materials, and engineering.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics modules (informed by departmental research) and a physics project (BSc only).

Final year MPhys

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics modules (informed by departmental research) and a substantial physics research project.

Graduate destinations

The MPhys course is ideal for careers as a professional physicist or PhD researcher. A Physics degree can also lead to many and varied career opportunities. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics and engineering modules (informed by departmental research – MPhys only) or an engineering physics project (BSc only).

Final year MPhys

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics and engineering modules (informed by departmental research) and a substantial research project in engineering physics.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are superbly positioned for careers as professional physicists. They have additional opportunities because of their engineering experience, leading to careers in many disciplines. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Mathematics and Physics

Physics with Theoretical Physics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F345

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F347

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F344

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F348

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F340

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F342

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F341

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F346

Typical offers A level: AAB (MPhys) / ABB (BSc) including Mathematics and Physics (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB (MPhys) / ABB (BSc) including Mathematics and Physics (General Studies accepted)

IB: (MPhys) 35 (6,6,5 HL) / (BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL

IB: (MPhys) 35 (6,6,5 HL) / (BSc) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

There is a profound connection between physics and mathematics – for example, consider Emmy Noether’s ground-breaking theorem that symmetries lead to conservation laws. You’ll learn as both physicist and mathematician, gaining an appreciation of the world around us via a deeper understanding of both disciplines.

The power of physics, more than any other science, comes from its theoretical foundations. These have led to the unification of electricity, magnetism and optics and the development of quantum theory, and through these the technological revolution that has shaped much of the world in which we live.

Year 1

This brand-new course will allow you to develop skills as a theoretical physicist, offering the potential to change the way you view the world around you.

Indicative areas studied include symmetry, conservation laws, least action, electromagnetism, relativity, supporting mathematics, plus additional mathematics modules that encourage mathematical thinking.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied include quantum physics, condensed matter, statistical physics, and the physics of materials, plus additional mathematics modules chosen specifically for content that provides insight into mathematical thinking.

Optional placement/study year

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include symmetry, conservation laws, least action, electromagnetism, relativity, and supporting mathematics.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied include quantum physics, condensed matter, statistical physics, the physics of materials, plus additional theoretical physics content.

Optional placement/study year

Optional industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics and mathematics modules (informed by departmental research – MPhys only) or a mathematical physics project (BSc only).

Year 3/4

Final year MPhys

Final year MPhys

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics and mathematics modules (informed by departmental research) and a substantial research project in mathematical physics.

Graduate destinations

Our new courses will not have any graduates until 2021/2022. However, we know from experience that graduates will be well placed for a wide range of career paths from technical roles in research and development laboratories to quantitative finance and so much more. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Indicative areas studied include advanced physics modules (informed by departmental research – MPhys only) or a theoretical physics project (BSc only). Indicative areas studied include advanced physics modules (informed by departmental research) and a substantial research project in theoretical physics.

Graduate destinations

Our new courses will not have any graduates until 2021/2022. However, we know from experience that graduates will be well placed for a wide range of career paths from technical roles in research and development laboratories to quantitative finance and so much more. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Physics with a Foundation Year UCAS code: F305 Physics with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content. lboro.ac.uk/ug2019/foundation

— “Physics is extremely special. You can theoretically do anything or go anywhere with it – that’s what’s so exciting about it.” —

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POLITICS, HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Florence BA Politics and International Relations

— “I love how adaptable my course is, so I’m not strictly limited to options in politics and international relations – I took a French module last year and am taking a social sciences module this year.” —

Courses History p208 History and International Relations p208 History and Politics p209 International Relations p209 Politics p210 Politics and International Relations p210 Politics, History and International Relations p212 Politics with Economics p212 Politics with History p213 Politics with International Relations p213

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Politics, History and International Relations Why choose Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough? NSS 2017 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION WITH POLITICS

We offer ten exciting degree courses which provide students with an up-to-the-minute grasp of emerging political developments on the world stage, confront some of the most fundamental political and historical questions which have shaped the modern world, and provide transferable skills that will help you secure a job after your degree.

Facilities THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 2ND IN THE UK FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN HISTORY

Facilities include newly refurbished common rooms, study spaces and a purpose-built computer lab, which serves as a self-teaching laboratory for language students and provides open-access computers for everyone.

Studying a language DLHE 2016 95% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

There are options including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, to suit all levels of ability.

Professional placement year and study abroad

We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their degree. You will also have an opportunity to spend your third year (or a single semester of your degree) abroad by securing paid work teaching English to school children or studying at a European university. You can study abroad in a European language, but it is also possible to go to an English-speaking university either in Europe or elsewhere, for example in the USA or Australia.

Career prospects

95% of recent graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our graduates undertake a wide variety of careers in the private and public sectors, at home and abroad, in marketing, management, financial services, advertising, the armed forces, journalism, publishing, teaching and politics. Feedback shows that employers value the analytical and language skills of our graduates, and their detailed knowledge of the contemporary world.

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 3RD IN THE UK FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN POLITICS

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History

History and International Relations

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: V101

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: VL1G

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: V100

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: VL12

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Our distinctive and innovative course is the newest single honours history degree in the country, admitting its first students in 2014. The course has been designed using a unique consultation process involving current, recent and prospective students. The course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia and China. You can also choose to study a foreign language as part of this course.

Year 1

Areas studied include modern history of Britain, France, Germany, China, South Asia, Russia, Cold War Europe and North America.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules including the Beatles and sixties Britain, the rise of Nazism, Jim Crow America, the British Empire, and the visual culture of the Soviet Union.

Graduate destinations

Our history students have developed careers across a number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, publishing, journalism, the charitable sector, human resources and teaching.

The history part of the course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia and China. The international relations element allows you to understand how key global factors have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War.

Areas studied include modern European, Atlantic and world history, training in skills and methods, and an overseas field-trip to Berlin.

Year 2

The joint honours degree courses allow you to gain a first-class exposure to two subjects and to acquire a broader range of skills than a normal single honours degree, whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of specialisation.

Year 1

Areas studied include modern European and world history, the nature of history, international organisations, democratic government, international political theory and the contemporary world arena.

Year 2

Areas studied include Cold War Europe, twentiethcentury Britain, the United States, Russia, China, slavery, the European Union, protest and resistance, security studies and foreign policy analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of disciplines worldwide. Recent examples include: Sky Sports (news assistant); Metropolitan Police (special constable); Diageo (team assistant); Informa (marketing assistant).

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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History and Politics

International Relations

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: VL1H

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L251

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: VL1F

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L250

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

The joint honours degree courses allow you to gain a first-class exposure to two subjects and to acquire a broader range of skills than a normal single honours degree, whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of specialisation.

This course allows you to understand how key global actors have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War.

The history part of the course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, Soviet Russia, the British Empire, South Asia and China. The politics element equips you to think critically and analytically about contemporary political issues. It allows you to understand the mechanics of a variety of political institutions, as well as topical issues, ideas and controversies.

Year 1

Areas studied include modern European and world history, the nature of history, political ideologies and theory, democratic government and the contemporary world arena.

Year 2

Areas studied include Cold War Europe, twentiethcentury Britain, the United States, Russia, China, slavery, British politics, protest and resistance and European politics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Recent employment examples include: Jaguar Land Rover (graduate trainee); Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (caseworker); Deloitte (associate); Bank of America (operations analyst). *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

You will study politics in regional and global contexts, examine challenges to foreign policy decision making, and consider problems of security, international development and international politics of dynamic regions, including the ‘Global North’ and ‘South’.

Year 1

Areas studied include international relations, international political theory, the international system and recent European history.

Year 2

Areas studied include foreign policy analysis, twentieth-century American politics, protest and resistance, the European Union and security studies.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including terrorism and political violence, major current global challenges, Britain and the EU, gender, the Middle East, populisms, and regional politics.

Graduate destinations

In an increasingly globalised world, our graduates find opportunities in finance (retail and investment banking), non-profit/non-governmental sectors, and commercial sectors; as well as in public services and teaching, where knowledge of international affairs is becoming ever more crucial. Students with experience of learning abroad and those who speak multiple languages are particularly valued as being equipped with ‘soft-skills’ of inter-cultural communication – an increasingly crucial skill-set in a rapidly globalising business environment. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Politics

Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L203

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: 7L27

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L202

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: 1L27

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

The course equips you to think critically and analytically about contemporary political issues and institutions. It allows you to understand the mechanics of a variety of political institutions, as well as topical issues, ideas and controversies. It aims to both deepen your knowledge and understanding of politics and, in the process, equip you to become sharper citizens to meet some of the major political challenges of the twenty-first century.

Year 1

This joint honours degree offers a fantastic opportunity to study the domestic, international and global challenges facing states and citizens in the 21st Century, and to contribute to debates about the theory and practice of politics in the contemporary era.

Areas studied include models of democratic governance, political ideologies, international politics, and key international organisations.

Year 2

Areas studied include British politics, protest and resistance, European politics, history of political thought, and US politics.

You will study the ideas that have shaped the development of domestic and international politics, the creation of states, and the systems by which we organise our political lives.

Year 1

Areas studied include change, conflict and crisis in the world arena, global politics, political ideologies, democratic systems and modern international history.

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include European government and politics, British politics, protest and resistance, security, Cold War Europe and third world politics.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study. You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including terrorism and political violence, contemporary political philosophy, gender and politics, Britain and the EU, Middle Eastern politics, and populism.

Graduate destinations

Our focus on academic rigour and transferable skills has made our graduates attractive to employers from a range of industries and professions, such as marketing, management, financial services, advertising, the armed forces, journalism, publishing and politics. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including populism, political philosophy, Middle Eastern politics, politics and religion, violence and terrorism, Asian politics, gender and politics, and Britain and the EU.

Graduate destinations

A focus on academic rigour and transferable skills has made our graduates attractive to employers from a range of industries and professions, such as marketing, finance, politics, public relations, publishing, journalism, charity, and human resources. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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— “I hope to pursue a career in counter-terrorism and have been able to choose relevant modules. I receive notifications about career opportunities and there is an entire Careers Network available should I need advice.” —

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Politics, History and International Relations

Politics with Economics BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L2LA

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LV22

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L2L1

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LV21

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade B/6

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Two-thirds politics and one-third economics, this course is an excellent opportunity to pursue your interest in domestic and international politics, and to tackle some of the biggest questions in contemporary political life, while developing a deep and rich grasp of major debates that have shaped the discipline of economics.

The course covers the three traditional strengths of the department by intertwining the study of domestic political debates, modern history and international affairs. It explores the motivations of people in the past, the causes and legacy of key historical events, and it analyses key actors, flows, and events in today’s global arena. It blends reflection on the past with critical analysis of the present.

The course progresses from a foundation in the key concepts of political practice and theory to an in-depth understanding of more specialised subjects such as populism, the EU, US politics, political violence, gender, justice and British politics. At the same time, it will introduce you to the major debates and developments in the field of economics, including topics such as macro and microeconomics, economic theory and finance.

Year 1

Areas studied include democratic government, political ideologies, modern European and world history, international organisations and international politics.

Year 2

Areas studied include political thought, European government and politics, British politics, protest and resistance and the modern history of two countries, regions or themes.

Year 1

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include an introduction to the key concepts, ideas and institutions which dominate contemporary politics at a domestic and international level, as well as the fundamentals of macro and microeconomics.

Final year

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include political thought and protest, European politics, British politics, economic theory and practice.

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including power, revolutions, terrorism and political violence, major current international challenges, the United States 1890-1930, the rise of the Nazis, the Beatles and the 1960s, and modern Chinese history.

Graduate destinations

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

A focus on academic rigour and transferable skills has made our graduates attractive to employers from a range of industries and professions, such as marketing, finance, politics, public relations, publishing, journalism, charity, and human resources. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, political philosophy, populism, gender, international trade, finance and industrial economics.

Graduate destinations

As this is a relatively new course we do not yet have employment statistics. Graduates from our existing politics courses have developed graduate careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, the media, teaching and the police. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Politics with History BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L2VA BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L2V1 Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Politics with International Relations BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L292 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L291 Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Politics with History (two-thirds politics and one-third history) is a fantastic opportunity to pursue your interest in domestic and international politics, and to tackle some of the biggest questions in contemporary political life, while developing a deep and rich grasp of major events that have shaped modern politics and society. The course progresses from a foundation in the key concepts of political practice and theory to an in-depth understanding of more specialised subjects such as populism, the EU, US politics, political violence, gender, justice and British politics, while introducing you to the major debates and developments in the field of history.

This degree (two-thirds politics and one-third international relations) allows you to pursue your interest in domestic and international politics, and to tackle some of the biggest questions in contemporary political life. The course progresses from a foundation in the key concepts of political practice and theory to an in-depth understanding of more specialised subjects such as populism, the EU, US politics, political violence, gender, justice and British politics.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include key issues in modern history, contemporary politics at a domestic and international level, historical analysis, and contemporary social, political and cultural life.

Areas studied include global and international dimensions of power and policy, domestic, international and global politics, the relations between nation states, and the obligations of states in a changing world.

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include political thought and protest, European politics, British politics, Cold War Europe, slavery, and the histories of Britain, Russia, China and the USA.

Areas studied include political thought and protest, European politics, British politics, security studies, third world politics, and foreign policy analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional placement/study year Final year

Final year

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, political philosophy, civil rights, gender, and many more.

You will conduct in-depth research on a dissertation project and choose from a range of optional modules typically including Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, political philosophy, Britain and the EU, populism, gender, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, the skills developed through the Politics with History degree are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. Students graduating from our existing politics courses have developed graduate careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, the media, teaching and the police. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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PSYCHOLOGY

Annabel BSc Psychology

— “I completed a placement as part of my course and it was such a great experience. I worked in an outpatient eating disorders clinic and an inpatient adolescent unit; I learnt so much about working with clinical populations which is great as I want a career in healthcare.” —

Courses Business Psychology p217 Psychology p217 Psychology with Communication p218 Psychology with Criminology p218 Social Psychology p219 Sport and Exercise Psychology p219

You may also be interested in… Human Biology p99 Communication and Media Studies p222 Sociology p223 Sociology with Criminology p223

Our courses are accredited by*:

* Psychology with Communication is a brand new course for 2019 and we are currently working towards achieving its accreditation.

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Psychology Why choose a Loughborough Psychology course? ACCREDITED BY THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY*

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 6TH IN THE UK FOR PSYCHOLOGY

DLHE 2016 97% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

Each of the six psychology courses at Loughborough offer access to an outstanding teaching and learning environment, with an exciting and flexible range of modules taught by enthusiastic and inspiring lecturers. Our teaching is informed by the expertise of our leading academics who cover a wide range of areas of psychology and are internationally renowned in their fields. They give our students insight into the very latest developments in psychology, using innovative and engaging teaching methods. The range of Psychology courses at Loughborough allows students to customise their studies to suit their individual interests and pursue a career path that they are passionate about. Whether you choose Psychology, Psychology with Communication, Social Psychology, Business Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Psychology with Criminology you are sure to get a complete psychology education. The undergraduate courses provide the perfect foundation for further study of professional psychology or our own specialised MSc courses such as the MSc Work Psychology or the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Professional recognition and accreditation

Five of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and share a core suite of modules covering fundamental topics and methods in psychology: cognitive psychology, biological psychology,

developmental psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, historical and conceptual issues, research methods and practical psychology. They include the core modules required for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. This allows progression onto specialised psychology training such as Clinical, Counselling, Business or Educational Psychology. Psychology with Communication is a brand new course for 2019 and we are working towards achieving accreditation for this, too.

Professional placement year

We encourage and provide support to students who wish to undertake an optional year-long work placement or study abroad opportunity. A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We have strong connections with a range of organisations offering placements.

Career prospects

All of our courses provide a foundation for specialised postgraduate training in Psychology or postgraduate research, which can lead to accreditation allowing you to practise as a psychologist. Our graduates go on to enjoy a wide variety of careers in clinical, forensic, sport, education, commercial, financial and management sectors. The flexibility of our courses means you can tailor your degree to suit your individual career interests and aspirations.

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— “You can tell the lecturers are genuinely interested in teaching about their topic; this comes across in the way they engage their students.” —

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Business Psychology

Psychology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C8N1

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C801

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8N0

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C800

Typical offers A level: AAB

Typical offers A level: AAB

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

Drawing on 25 years of psychology and business expertise, this innovative Business Psychology degree offers you the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology as required for British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. You will apply this core knowledge to businesses and other types of organisation. You will also develop your knowledge and skills in areas like human resource management and leadership, and other aspects of business and management such as marketing.

This course offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science, allowing graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification. A full range of modules covering core psychological knowledge and skills is offered, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and aspirations.

Years 1 and 2

Areas studied include social, biological, developmental and cognitive biology, historical and conceptual issues in psychology, personality and individual differences, research methods and statistics, the psychology of work, human resource management, professional skills and leadership, and employee development.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include human behaviour at work, such as workplace health, consumer psychology, and management decision making. You also undertake a major project where you collect and analyse data about an aspect of psychology in a business and management context as agreed with your supervisor.

Graduate destinations

As this course ran for the first time in 2016, we will not have graduates until summer 2019. However, we know from our experience and industry links that possible careers will include a wide range of psychology and management related roles in all sectors of the economy, including industry and commerce, public and third sectors, and self-employment. This degree also provides a foundation for postgraduate education and training in any area of psychology. Your options are very much open.

Year 1

Areas studied include foundations in cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology, historical and conceptual issues in psychology, and research methods.

Year 2

Areas studied include human cognition, brain and behaviour, social psychology, child development, personality and individual differences, and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a supervised research project, advanced experimental and qualitative design and analysis, the psychology of workplace health, clinical psychology, parenting and socialisation, psychology and health, the psychology of eating behaviour, social psychology of everyday life, and consumer psychology.

Graduate destinations

This degree prepares you for a career in a wide range of settings including commercial, academic or healthcare settings, and roles in management and human resources, education, community and social work, and research. It provides a foundation for postgraduate study or further professional training for careers in counselling or clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Psychology with Communication Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: CP83

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C8M0

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8P3

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8M9

Typical offers A level: AAB

Typical offers A level: AAB

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

This new course offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science through the study of human behaviour and the mind, combined with study of the workings of language and communication and the power of the media. It includes the core modules required to meet the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society and is awaiting BPS accreditation for 2019.

This course offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science through the study of human behaviour and the mind, combined with study into crime, its causes and prevention. Psychology modules make up two-thirds of the degree, while Criminology modules make up the other third. This gives students the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology required for BPS accreditation, while developing a solid understanding of criminological theory and research.

Year 1

Areas studied may include foundations of social, biological and cognitive psychology, research methods and academic skills, communication and media studies, and options in social sciences.

Year 2

Areas studied may include social, biological and cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, advanced research methods, interprofessional communication, discourse analysis, social psychology and communication, media and social change, identity, and social inequality.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied may include a dissertation plus modules on language, social interaction, culture and mind, digital media and society, memory and history, applied communication, producing the news, plus extensive options in social sciences.

Graduate destinations

This degree will prepare you for careers in a wide range of settings including commercial, healthcare, communication and media, management and human resources, education, community and social work, advertising and journalism, financial services, and psychological and communication research. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Year 1

Areas studied include introductions to criminology and social policy, crime and social welfare, foundations in social/developmental/cognitive psychology, and research methods.

Year 2

Areas studied include criminological theory, operational policing, social psychology, developmental psychology, human cognition, and brain and behaviour.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include an independent research project, crime prevention and the criminal justice system in England and Wales, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

This degree prepares you for careers in a wide range of settings including commercial, healthcare, and criminal justice settings, management and human resources, education, community and social work, advertising and journalism, financial services, and psychological research. It offers a foundation for specialised postgraduate study or further professional training for a career in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Social Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C88A

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C86C

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C880

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8C6

Typical offers A level: AAB

Typical offers A level: AAB

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade B

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

This course provides a solid grounding in the scientific study of human behaviour and the mind, and a unique opportunity to study the social side of human behaviour in depth. It allows graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification. The Social Psychology degree covers all the main topic areas of psychology, with an additional focus on human social behaviour, identity, groups, relationships, and communication.

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this BPS-accredited course focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments. Combining innovative and interactive teaching methods with independent research, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing.

Year 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include foundations in social/ developmental/cognitive/biological psychology, self and identity and social psychology and relationships. Areas studied include social interaction, psychology and communication, developmental psychology, human cognition, brain and behaviour, and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include foundations in social/ developmental/cognitive/biological/sport and exercise psychology, and research methods. Areas studied include exercise psychology, psychology in elite sport, hot topics in sport and exercise psychology, social psychology, child development, memory and cognition, brain and behaviour, and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include advanced social psychology, language, culture and mind, and an independent research project, plus choices from a range of optional modules.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

* Diploma in Professional/International Studies

* Diploma in Professional/International Studies

This degree prepares you for a career in a wide range of settings including commercial or healthcare settings, and roles in management and human resources, education, community and social work, financial services, and psychological research. It provides a foundation for postgraduate study or further professional training for careers in counselling or clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology.

Areas studied include an independent research project, applied exercise psychology, and psychology of working with athletes, coaches and teams. As this course ran for the first time in 2016, we will not have graduates until summer 2019. However, we know from our experience and industry links that this course will equip graduates for further professional training as a qualified sport and exercise psychologist. It will also directly facilitate further professional, postgraduate training pathways into a career as a clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychologist.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Eunice BSc Sociology with Criminology

— “I hope to pursue a career within Human Capital Management and Entrepreneurship. My degree has equipped me with relevant skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.” —

Courses Communication and Media Studies p222 Criminology and Social Policy p222 Sociology p223 Sociology with Criminology p223 Social Sciences with a Foundation Year p224

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Social Sciences Why choose Social Sciences at Loughborough?

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 1ST IN THE UK FOR COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

DLHE 2016 95% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

Our students enjoy a lively and innovative teaching and learning environment in one of the country’s very top Social Science departments, supported by excellent library and computing facilities. Covering a number of social science disciplines, we pride ourselves in supporting and nurturing a high-class teaching and learning environment. Our courses are taught by our world-renowned academics who are leaders in their respective fields. This approach means our courses are underpinned by the latest developments in research, and applied learning techniques.

Study methods THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE AND THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR SOCIOLOGY

A mixture of lectures, practical classes and tutorials offer a range of learning experiences to ensure our students acquire a thorough grounding in social science disciplines, as well as advanced understanding in their chosen areas of interest.

Professional placement year and study abroad

We encourage students to undertake study abroad or work placements. Further details can be found on individual course pages.

Career prospects

Over 95% of our recent graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016). Our courses are very flexible in terms of the variety of optional subject modules. They open doors to a wide range of professions. As a result, students can adapt their degree to reflect their interests. Previous students have graduated into entry level opportunities across the public, private and voluntary sectors, with careers in industry, education, health and social care, advertising and public relations to name but a few.

THE GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2018 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

COURSES AVAILABLE IN PSYCHOLOGY SEE P214

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Communication and Media Studies

Criminology and Social Policy

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: P90A BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: P910 Typical offers A level: AAB (General Studies accepted) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL)

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LL64 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: ML24 Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD

This exciting course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of media and communication. The degree enables students to explore different aspects of the subject according to their own intellectual interests and career aspirations. The course provides students with a wide range of general and specialist skills relevant to a wide variety of jobs related to communications, from working in the media industries or working in marketing and advertising to managing public relations in a company.

Year 1

Areas studied include communication and media, research methods, foundations in social science, media landscapes, critical viewings, and texts and audiences.

Year 2

Areas studied include media and identity, critical viewings of film, media and social change, advanced research methods, and advertising, public relations and society.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, critical viewings of television and documentary, presenting media debates and digital media and society.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are particularly good at securing jobs in marketing, advertising and public relations. Recent jobs include: press officer, broadcast assistant, publicist, media production assistant, events coordinator, freelance journalist for BBC Radio, information officer, online editor, visual merchandiser, writer, publishing trainee and customer experience manager.

This course helps you gain an understanding of crime and criminology and social issues and problems, and of how policies are formulated and implemented to try to alleviate the problems. Studying Criminology and Social Policy helps you to gain a critical understanding of crime. Our course explores why anti-social, deviant and criminal behaviour happens, how the criminal justice system operates, how this is negotiated by different people at different times, and the key role social policy and welfare play in tackling the problem of crime.

Year 1

Areas studied include criminology and social policy, social welfare and crime, foundations in social science, sociology, and research methods.

Year 2

Areas studied include criminological theory, policing, social research methods and understanding criminological research.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include dissertation, crime prevention, the criminal justice system, plus a selection of modules.

Graduate destinations

Our students go on to a wide variety of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Some enter welfare-related careers such as probation and social work, while others join the police, the prison service, management training schemes, and the personnel departments of large companies. A number go on to do postgraduate study or teacher training. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

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Sociology

Sociology with Criminology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L301

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L3M0

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L300

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L3M9

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM

Our popular and inspiring course provides you with the most up-to-date understanding of social theories, rigorous research methods and major phenomena, such as migration, gender, health, digital media, youth and crime and nationalism.

This course brings together Sociology and Criminology giving you the unique opportunity to gain both a broader knowledge on how societies operate and change and a more specific understanding of crime, its causes and prevention. The course will open up a wide variety of careers in the private and public sector, including the criminal justice system.

The unique advantage of our course is that you can complement your studies with criminology and social policy, social psychology, and media and communications modules throughout the three years.

Year 1

Areas studied include sociology: identities and inequalities, global, social and cultural change, sociological imagination, social sciences, and research methods.

Year 2

Areas studied include classical and contemporary social theories, globalisation and crosscurrents, and advanced research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, the individual and society, consumption, culture and everyday life, and gender, sex and society.

Graduate destinations

A degree in Sociology will give you an in-depth understanding of how societies, social groups and individuals operate as well as equip you with key analytical, investigative and presentation skills. Our graduates have entered a wide range of professions, including business management, human resources, careers guidance, information and communication technology, journalism, planning, public administration, public relations, social work, university research and teaching. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

The foundation of the course consists of core modules in Sociology and Criminology, giving you a solid understanding of social and criminological theory and methods as well as key topical areas, such as social identities and inequality and contemporary crime prevention.

Year 1

Areas studied include sociology: identities and inequalities, criminology and social policy, global, social and cultural change, crime and social welfare, sociological imagination, and social research methods.

Year 2

Areas studied include classical and contemporary social theories, operational policing issues, criminological theory and advanced research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include dissertation, crime prevention, the individual and society, culture and everyday life, and the criminal justice system.

Graduate destinations

As a graduate of this course a wide range of careers are available to you. Possible careers include: public administration, human resources, politics, police force, government, education, journalism, social care, NHS, social services, probation services, marketing, research, the law, and non-governmental organisations and charities. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Sciences with a Foundation Year

Psychology with Communication BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C86C

UCAS code: L3FY

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8C6

Social Sciences with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto the first year of the core part of the degree course. For further details see pages 182-185, or visit the Foundation Studies web pages for information on typical offers and course content.

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this course focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments. See page 218 for more information. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

Psychology with Criminology

Social Psychology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time UCAS code: C8M0

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time UCAS code: C88A

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8M9

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C880

This course offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science through the study of human behaviour and the mind, combined with study into crime, its causes and prevention.

This course provides a solid grounding in the scientific study of human behaviour and the mind, and a unique opportunity to study the social side of human behaviour in depth.

See page 218 for more information.

See page 219 for more information.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

— “The teaching quality is fantastic. We have top academics who are passionate and knowledgeable about their field. They are a constant source of support, work and research.” —

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SPORT, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Alexander BSc Sport Management

— “The teaching quality and facilities are outstanding; I’m amazed by every lab or sporting facility I walk into.” —

Courses Sport and Exercise Science Sport, Coaching and Physical Education Sport Management

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Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Why choose Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough? QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017 1ST IN THE WORLD FOR SPORT-RELATED SUBJECTS

NSS 2017 1ST IN THE UK FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION IN ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES 1ST IN EUROPE FOR SPORT SCIENCE OUT OF 361 INSTITUTIONS WORLDWIDE

ATHENA SWAN SILVER AWARD

We enjoy a reputation for academic excellence, teaching quality, stateof-the-art facilities and leading research. You will benefit from our unique connections with the sport and leisure industry, coaching and development, sport and exercise medicine, and health and wellbeing. Your course will be enhanced by internationally renowned academics, guest speakers and and options to incorporate exciting placement opportunities. Consistently ranked highly in university league tables, we offer you the chance to tailor your studies through attractive optional modules that reflect the multidisciplinary breadth of our expertise.

Facilities

School and University sports facilities include: 27 laboratories, including the latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies; two climatic chambers; bespoke training and testing equipment; specialist human biology, psychology, physiology and biomechanics laboratories; a National Gymnastics Performance and Research Centre;

50 metre swimming pool; netball and badminton centre; high performance athletics centre; floodlit all-weather areas and a water-based hockey pitch.

Professional placement year and study abroad We have strong links with leading employers and a range of organisations and provide support to students wishing to undertake a year-long work placement through our four-year courses. A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We also offer a range of placement opportunities for studying abroad.

Career prospects

Over 98% of our recent graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students go on to enjoy rewarding careers across a diverse range of organisations. Recent graduate destinations have included BSkyB, Aviva, Chelsea FC, Adidas, Youth Sport Trust, Deloitte, UK Sport, Brain Injury Trust, Mondelez International, GlaxoSmithKline and numerous schools and NHS Trusts.

COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY

COURSES AVAILABLE IN PSYCHOLOGY SEE P214

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Sport and Exercise Science

Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C600

BSc (Hons) DPS/DInts* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C604

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CX63

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C603

Typical offers A level: AAA-AAB including at least one preferred subject: Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, PE/Sports Science

Typical offers A level: AAA-AAB including at least one preferred subject: Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, PE/Sports Science and English Literature/Language

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D* including Distinctions in all units in combination with a Grade A in a preferred A level subject

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade A in preferred subject

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics, English Language and a science

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics, English Language and a Science

This course offers you the opportunity to study Sport and Exercise Science at one of the UK’s leading universities. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the Sport and Exercise Sciences that will be underpinned by a thorough scientific appreciation of the disciplines of physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, motor control and psychology. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories which will allow you to develop your practical, scientific and laboratory skills so that you can apply your knowledge and understanding in the context of sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing.

Year 1

Areas studied include coaching, physical education, sport and social sciences, kinesiology, growth and development, psychology, biomechanics and physiology.

Year 1

Areas studied include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, structural kinesiology, biomechanics, motor control, skill acquisition and psychology.

Year 2

Areas studied include physiology and nutrition, biomechanics and motor control, and sport and exercise psychology.

Final year

Areas studied include a substantial research project and choices from a range of optional modules. Our recent graduates have pursued careers as sports coaches, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, junior sports agents, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, health advisors, and local government sports development officers. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Areas studied include coaching and physical education, plus choices from a range of optional modules including sport sociology, physical activity and health, skill acquisition, fitness and training and performance analysis. Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Graduate destinations

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year Final year

This degree course offers you the opportunity to study Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at one of the UK’s leading universities. You will develop critical, theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of each of these areas, as well as the underpinning disciplines of physiology, physical activity and health, skill acquisition, psychology and sport sociology.

Areas studied include coaching and physical education and a substantial research project, plus choices from a range of optional modules covering sport sociology, physical activity and health, psychology, leadership and development and performance analysis.

Graduate destinations

This degree will prepare you for employment across a range of coaching, sport, exercise, health and wellbeing and traditional graduate jobs. It will also form a strong basis for further training including in PE teaching, coaching, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, sport psychology, personal training, health, and local government sports departments. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

228

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

Sport Management

Human Biology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N281

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: B151

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N222

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: B150

Typical offers A level: AAB

This course studies the structure and function of the human body, human evolution and adaptation.

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL

See page 99 for more information.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D in Sport or Business plus an A level at Grade B

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Sport is a truly global industry and one that is rapidly expanding. As such, there are exciting opportunities for graduates with an understanding of the complex and varied sports industry combined with knowledge of business, finance and management. The course is co-taught by the School of Business and Economics and equips students with core business skills in marketing, organisational management and accounting, as well as providing a grounding in sports governance, policy and economic and finance issues.

Year 1

Areas studied include the leisure market, professional skills, sociology of sport, sport industries, economic environment of leisure management, Olympic studies, and sporting organisation behaviour.

Year 2

Areas studied include research skills, managing sport organisations, sports law, marketing for sport and leisure, accounting for business and managers, and sport, social inclusion and diversity.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, sports policy and governance, strategic sports marketing and economics and strategic management of sports organisations and events, plus optional module choices in coaching or sport and social sciences.

Graduate destinations

Graduates have found employment in a variety of commercial and non-commercial organisations in both the sports and non-sports sector, covering areas such as sport management, sports marketing, sports development, volunteer management, product and brand management, sponsorship and communications. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Psychology

Sport and Exercise Psychology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time UCAS code: C801

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time UCAS code: C86C

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C800

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8C6

This course offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science, allowing graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification.

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments.

See page 217 for more information.

See page 219 for more information.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

230

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

— “My personal tutor is incredible, she has supported me throughout my time at university and allowed me to grow into the student I am.” —

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TRANSPORT

Elaina BSc Air Transport Management

— “To anybody considering this course – do it! The modules, the lifestyle, the staff, your peers and the environment will be just what you’ve longed for.” —

Courses Air Transport Management Transport Management

Our courses are accredited by:

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Transport

DLHE 2016 100% OF RECENT GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

DLHE 2016 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ27,500

Why choose Transport at Loughborough?

Industrial placement year

The Loughborough Transport Studies Group has a strong international reputation and a history of teaching and research spanning 45+ years. We have seen many of our graduates progress to become senior leaders in industry.

Our courses offer the opportunity to undertake a paid year-long industrial placement. Because of our long-standing connection and collaboration with the transport industry our students are highly sought after for year-long work placements.

Our courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that are required to work in the transport sector including airport management, airline operations, rail and logistics. There is a strong emphasis on both analytical skills and the development of transferable personal and professional skills.

Students are offered a variety of opportunities both in the UK and internationally, from a broad cross-section of businesses including airports, airlines, freight and logistics companies, supply chain management, transport planning consultancies and government organisations.

Study methods

Professional accreditation

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our transport courses you will experience a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from lecture-based classes, workshops and tutorials through to individual sessions with an academic supervisor. Our taught courses are led by academics internationally recognised as experts in their field and enhanced by the contribution of leading transport practitioners. The core text that we use on our courses was edited by two transport academics at Loughborough.

Both transport courses are externally accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The courses offer the foundation from which graduates can pursue professional recognition such as Chartered Member status. In addition, we are a partner education provider of Airports Council International Europe.

Career prospects

Graduates from both transport courses are in high demand from employers in the UK and internationally. 100% of our 2016 graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating with an average starting salary of ÂŁ27,500.

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TRANSPORT

Air Transport Management

Transport Management

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HNK9

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N921

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HN49

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N920

Typical offers A level: ABB or AAC

Typical offers A level: ABB or AAC

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs (A*-C) (9-4) including Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4

GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs (A*-C) (9-4) including Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4

This course provides a unique education in Air Transport Management and is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in the air transport industry. It covers the principles of airline and airport operations together with business management and economics. It is accredited by the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

This multi-disciplinary course equips students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of major modes of transport. It embraces the fundamental principles and applications of planning, management, economics and technology. It is accredited by the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include air transport, management, economics, logistics, transport systems and air transport technology, communication, management finance and learning skills and transport and society.

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include economics of transport, airport planning, airline business strategies, quantitative analysis in aviation, supply chain management, airport operations, transport and the environment, transport research methods and project appraisal.

Areas studied include transport planning, quantitative analysis, economics, management principles and practice, global logistics, supply chains, transport and the environment, research methods and project appraisal.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include safety, airline marketing and operations, sustainable aviation and airport management. There is also a substantial aviation project.

Graduate destinations

Graduates choose from a wide range of employment opportunities including working for airlines and airports, aviation regulators, private jet operators, pilot training schemes, transport consultancies and public transport operators. Academically gifted students are encouraged to undertake postgraduate studies within the School. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

Areas studied include the development of communication and learning skills, transport systems, management, economics, air transport, transport and society, logistics, management finance and statistics, and road transport technology.

Final year

Areas studied include a research dissertation, transport policy, transport demand management, sustainable cities and transport, and public transport operations.

Graduate destinations

Graduates choose from a wide range of employment possibilities including passenger and logistics companies in all modes of transport, local and central Government, and transport consultancy organisations. Academically gifted students are encouraged to undertake postgraduate studies within the School. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

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COURSE AND GENERAL INDEX

Course and general index A

Business Studies (Drama with)

88

D

Academic Language Support Service

Business Studies (English with)

91

Degree (Your)

38

Accommodation 18-21 Accounting (Mathematics and Financial Management)

195

Accounting and Financial Management

104

Achievements (Our)

C Campus: an aerial view

10-11

Campus (Our)

14-17

Centre for Faith and Spirituality 38 02-03

Chemical Engineering

70-71

Design (Industrial and Technology)

144

126

Design (Product and Technology) 126 Design (Product Engineering)

178

Design (User Centred)

127

Design Management (Architectural Engineering and)

84

Aeronautical Engineering

134

Chemistry 112

Air Transport Management

234

Digital Humanities (English with) 92

112

Drama 88

Alumni (Our)

58-59

Chemistry (Medicinal and Pharmaceutical)

Applying to Loughborough

72-75

Civil Engineering

150

Coaching (Sport and Physical Education)

228

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

84

Architecture 84 Art (Fine)

93

Art and Design Foundation Studies

94

Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science and)

116

Automotive Engineering

134

Automotive Materials

164

B

Commercial Management and 122 Quantity Surveying

Drama (English and)

90

Drama with Business Studies

88

Drama with English

89

E

Communication (Psychology with)

218

Communication and Media Studies

222

Economics (Business and Finance)

107

Computer Science

116

Economics (Geography with)

189

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

116

Economics (Mathematics with) 197

Computer Science and Mathematics

117

Economics 107

Economics (Politics with)

212

Economics and Management

108

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

156

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

156 184

Biochemistry 98

Computer Systems Engineering 156 (Electronic and)

Bioengineering 140

Computing and Management

117

Biological Sciences

98 99

Construction Engineering Management

122

Biology (Human)

Elite Athlete Foundation Studies

Control Engineering (Robotics, Mechatronics and)

172

Employability (Optimising your)

Biomaterials Engineering

140

Business (Information Management and)

105

Business (Information Technology Management for)

118

44-45

Counselling and Disability Service

38

Engineering (Aeronautical)

134

Creative Writing (English with)

92

Engineering (Architectural and Design Management)

84

Business (International)

105

Criminology (Psychology with)

218

Engineering (Automotive)

134

Business Economics and Finance

107

Criminology (Sociology with)

223

Engineering (Biomaterials)

140

Criminology and Social Policy

222

Business Psychology

217

Engineering (Chemical)

144

Engineering (Civil)

150

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Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems)

156

Financial Management (Accounting and)

Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)

156

Financial Management 195 (Mathematics and Accounting and)

Engineering (Industrial placements)

130-131

Engineering (Manufacturing)

170

Engineering (Materials Science 164 and) Engineering (Mechanical)

170

Engineering (Product Design)

178

104

Financial Mathematics

194

Fine Art

93

Foundation Studies

182-185

Foundation Studies (Art and Design)

94

G

Engineering (Robotics, Mechatronics and Control)

172

Engineering (Systems)

160

Geography and Management

188

128-181

Geography and Sport Science

189

Geography with Economics

189

Engineering at Loughborough Engineering Management

160

Engineering Management (Construction)

122

Engineering Physics

202

English 89 English (Drama with)

89

English and Drama

90

English and Sport Science

90

English Literature

91

English with Business Studies

Geography 188

Graphic Communication and Illustration

93

Inspiring graduates: Pooja 152-153 Inspiring graduates: Vijay

136-137

Inspiring students: Harry

174-175

Inspiring students: Jamie

180-181

Inspiring students: Lucie

166-167

Inspiring students: Matthew 146-147 International Business

105

International Foundation Programme

185

International Relations

209

International Relations (History and)

208

International Relations (Politics and)

210

International Relations (Politics with)

213

International Relations (Politics, History and)

212

International students

H

IT Services 212

J

History (Politics with)

213

91

History and International Relations

208

Joining the Loughborough family

English with Creative Writing

92

History and Politics

209

English with Digital Humanities

92

Human Biology

Exercise Science (Sport and)

99

76-79 228

F Facts and figures

60-61

Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries

40-41

37

History 208 History (Politics and International Relations)

Entry requirements

52-55

Illustration (Graphic Communication and)

93

Industrial Design and Technology

126

Industrial placements

L Language Centre

130-131

Finance (Business Economics and)

107

Information Management and Business

105

Finance and Management

104

Information Technology Management for Business

118

38

Library 37 Literature (English)

I

22-23

Loughborough Students’ Union

91 24-27

M Management (Accounting and Financial)

104

Management (Air Transport)

234

Management (Commercial and 122 Quantity Surveying)

237


COURSE AND GENERAL INDEX

Course and general index continued... Management (Computing and)

117

Management (Construction Engineering)

122

Management (Economics and)

108

Management (Engineering)

160

Management (Finance and)

104

Management (Geography and)

188

Management (Information and 105 Business) Management (Information Technology for Business)

118

Management (Mathematics and 195 Accounting and Financial) Management (Retailing, Marketing and)

106

Mechatronics (Robotics and Control Engineering)

172

Media Studies (Communication 222 and) Medical Centre

38

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical 112 Chemistry

212

Product Design and Technology 126 Product Design Engineering

178

Psychology 217 Psychology (Business)

217

Psychology (Social)

219

Psychology (Sport and Exercise) 219

N Natural Sciences

Psychology with Communication 218 99

O Open days

04

Optimising your employability 44-45

Management (Sport)

229

Management (Transport)

234

Management Sciences

106

Manufacturing Engineering

170

Marketing (Retailing and Management)

106

Physical Education (Sport, Coaching and)

Materials (Automotive)

164

Physics 202

Materials Science and Engineering

164

Physics (Engineering)

202

Physics (Mathematics and)

204

Mathematics 194

Politics, History and International Relations

P Pharmaceutical (Medicinal and 112 Chemistry) 228

Psychology with Criminology

218

Q Quantity Surveying 122 (Commercial Management and)

R Research and impact (Our)

64-68

Retailing, Marketing and Management

106

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering

172

Physics with Theoretical Physics 204

S

Placement story (Grace)

50

194

Placement story (Leigh)

51

Scholarships and bursaries 40-41 (Fees, finance)

Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management

195

Placements 46-47

Mathematics and Physics

204

Placements and work experience

Mathematics (Computer Science and)

117

Mathematics (Financial)

48-51

Social Policy (Criminology and) 222 Social Psychology

219

Sociology 223

Mathematics and Sport Science 195

Politics 210

Sociology with Criminology

223

Mathematics Learning Support Centre

Politics (History and)

209

Sport and Exercise Psychology

219

Sport and Exercise Science

38

228

197

Politics and International Relations

210

Mathematics with Economics Mathematics with Statistics

197

Politics with Economics

212

Sport Management

Politics with History

213

Sport Science (English and)

Politics with International Relations

213

Sport Science (Geography and) 189

Mature students Mechanical Engineering

238

56-57 170

Sport at Loughborough

28-31 229 90

Sport Science (Mathematics and) 195


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Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

228

Sports Technology

178

Statistics (Mathematics with)

197

T Teaching excellence

U 62-63

Technology (Industrial Design and)

STEMLab 69

Technology (Product Design and) 126

Student Advice and Support Service

Technology (Sports)

Students’ Union (Loughborough)

38 24-27

Study resources and support 36-39 Supporting those who support you Systems Engineering

32-35

Textiles: Innovation and Design

User Centred Design

127

126

178 94

Theoretical Physics (Physics with)

204

Transport Management

234

Transport Management (Air)

234

160

Loughborough University has taken care that this prospectus is as accurate as possible at the time of going to press (February 2018). It is intended as a general guide to the courses and facilities available to students commencing an undergraduate course in September 2019. Please note that although we do not anticipate that there will be major changes to the information provided in this prospectus, it is prepared a considerable time in advance and the University may make limited changes to courses and their modules to ensure they remain current and up-to-date, to respond to external developments and for a number of practical reasons. Before making an application, please check our online prospectus to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. The University’s Terms and Conditions of Study (www.lboro.ac.uk/study/terms-conditions) provide more details of the circumstances in which we may amend our courses both after application and whilst students are registered and how we will keep you informed of any changes.

W Welcome to Loughborough

06-07

What’s included?

42-43

Where is Loughborough?

08-09

Work experience (Placements and)

48-51

Y Your degree

70-71

Editorial: Amy Statham (Marketing) Contributor: Alex Jones (Marketing) Photography: Phil Rowley; Creative and Print Services Design: Phil Silk; Creative and Print Services Print: W&G Baird Ltd Published: February 2018 © Loughborough University 2018 UCAS Code L79

Admission to Loughborough is subject to the requirement that applicants accepting offers, and students on registration, agree to the Terms and Conditions referred to above.

This publication is available in large print. Please contact +44 (0)1509 222190 and quote reference T70174 to request a copy.

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Loughborough University Undergraduate prospectus 2019  

Take the first step on your journey into higher education and explore the different types of courses available, sample the award-winning stu...

Loughborough University Undergraduate prospectus 2019  

Take the first step on your journey into higher education and explore the different types of courses available, sample the award-winning stu...