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Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 Inspiring Winners since 1909


OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our achievements

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OPEN DAYS

Open days Friday 30 June 2017 Saturday 01 July 2017 Friday 22 September 2017 Saturday 23 September 2017 Loughborough will be holding four undergraduate open days in 2017, giving you lots of opportunities to visit the University campus and sample the Loughborough experience for yourself. There’s so much to do at our open days. You’ll find: • staffed course information stands, talks and/or tours • current students talking about student life at Loughborough and how you can get involved in the award-winning Loughborough Students’ Union

• the opportunity to find out more about accommodation options • information about student finance and the financial support available • the chance to talk to support services staff • tours of our world-class sports facilities. Staff and current students will be available during all events to answer any questions you have about the University. You can find out everything you need to know and book your place on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/opendays

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Our achievements

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Welcome 05 Facts and figures

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Campus map

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Student essentials

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Your Loughborough community

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Out and about on campus

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Accommodation 19 A place to call home

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Loughborough Students’ Union

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Sport at Loughborough

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Your course Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

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Architecture 81 Arts, English and Drama

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Bioengineering 93 Biosciences 97 Business and Economics

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Chemical Engineering

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Chemistry 115 Civil and Building Engineering

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Computer Science

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Supporting you now and forever

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Study resources and support

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Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries

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Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

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What’s included

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Foundation Studies

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Maximising your employability

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Placements and work experience

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International students

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Mature students

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Our alumni

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Your Loughborough University

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Teaching excellence

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Our research and impact

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STEMLab 66 Your degree

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Applying to Loughborough

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Entry requirements

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Design 131

Geography 143 Materials 149 Mathematical Sciences

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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Physics 167 Politics, History and International Relations

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Psychology 181 Social Sciences

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Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Course and general index

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WELCOME

WELCOME TO THE

LOUGHBOROUGH FAMILY

Professor Robert Allison Vice-Chancellor and President

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Welcome I often ask our students what it is that they particularly love about the University and I get a number of different responses – the fact that their courses 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 that all our students agree is great is the strong community feel at Loughborough. We offer a really friendly and supportive environment, that enables our students to be the very best they can be, in whatever they do. That’s one of the reasons we’ve been voted as having the best student experience in the country more times than any other university.

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 ourselves, you will only really get a sense of how impressive things are here when you see them for yourself. So pay us a visit, and I think you’ll soon love Loughborough just as much as we all do.

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FACTS AND FIGURES

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Facts and figures

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CAMPUS MAP

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Campus map

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STUDENT ESSENTIALS

Student essentials A GUIDE

Are you ready for student life? Former student Greg Carter has illustrated some of the things that he thinks are essential for university. Take a look and make sure you have everything you need to join the Loughborough family. Greg studied BA Graphic Communication and Illustration here at Loughborough, along with an international exchange at the University of Michigan. He is now a freelance illustrator and designer. You can find out more about Greg at www.gregcarter.co.uk 11


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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH COMMUNITY

Your Loughborough community Whatever you do and wherever you go, you can’t miss the fantastic sense of community at Loughborough. Start building your ‘Loughborough family’ and make those lasting memories. We offer an award-winning student experience for you to make the most of during your time here. Read more about Gemma’s study abroad and Loughborough experiences: blog.lboro.ac.uk/gemma

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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH COMMUNITY OUT AND ABOUT ON CAMPUS

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Out and about on campus

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-SITE GREEN CAMPUS

The superb 440 acre single-site campus (that’s equivalent to 7,040 tennis courts or 250 UEFA champions league football pitches) is the University’s most glorious asset. It offers great facilities for every aspect of student life. Plenty of open spaces, gardens and sports areas are intermixed with academic buildings and student accommodation.

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A green outlook

The Loughborough campus is not only green to look at, it is also environmentally friendly. Easily negotiated on foot, we have miles of cycle paths around campus and town as well as plenty of lockable storage areas.

At the centre of it all

Loughborough has easy access by road, rail and air to every part of the UK and Europe. The M1 motorway is only a mile away and the town has regular express coach services to the rest of the UK. Loughborough’s railway station offers frequent services between Sheffield and London St Pancras International stations. You can travel to London by rail in as little as 77 minutes. East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away and easily reached by the 24/7 bus service from Loughborough.

Accommodation

Campus accommodation is about convenience, community and not having to get a bus to lectures in the morning or home at night! There are dining halls, bars, big screen TVs, laundrettes and bike storage – all on your doorstep. Most rooms are at the heart of campus, near to the Library and lecture rooms.

Entertainment

Loughborough has an energetic and varied range of entertainment to offer throughout the year. There are a range of clubs, bars and pubs in the town centre along with the Town Hall which offers a great programme of shows, including theatre productions, musicals and comedy evenings. The Odeon cinema and a new Cineworld, both with 3D screens, offer all the latest blockbusters with discounts for students. Loughborough Students’ Union is the on-campus social and entertainment hub. Its numerous societies and sports clubs, plus nightly entertainment, will ensure that your free time will be anything but dull. There’s also a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars across the campus, with food from takeaway snacks to highclass dining. There are lots of places to sit outdoors and study, talk with friends, or just relax.

Living in Loughborough

Loughborough is a busy market town and provides everything you could need as a student. With a great choice in restaurants, entertainment and shopping, its location is ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre. With Charnwood Forest next door, open countryside is never far away.

— The campus itself has a lively atmosphere with over 20,000 students and staff from over 100 countries. There is a strong sense of community and a real buzz. —

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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH COMMUNITY ACCOMMODATION

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Accommodation If you make Loughborough University your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the end of July, we will guarantee you a room in University accommodation. The community spirit in our halls of residence is unrivalled by any UK university. Where you live and who you live with will create some of the best memories of your university life.

* If you make Loughborough University your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the end of July.

WHATUNI? STUDENT CHOICE AWARDS 2016 3RD FOR ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK

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A great choice of halls

Over 5,200 undergraduate students live in University halls on – or very close to – the campus, at the very centre of student life. We offer 15 halls for you to choose from (seven catered and eight self-catered), providing you with the best place to start your university life and begin your own Loughborough experience. As standard, all rooms have a bed, storage, desk, chair, shelves and a notice board. As part of your accommodation you will also have access to laundry facilities, bike storage, a common room, Hallnet (direct access to the University intranet, with wifi) and a superb hall committee system.

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Applying for a place in hall

Accommodation beyond year one

You can apply for a place in hall from May – everything is done online, there is no paperwork to complete. An email will be sent to you explaining how and when you need to apply.

Food and drink

We offer a range of catered packages. Our communal dining rooms play a large part in the Loughborough experience, helping you to quickly make friends in your hall. We are committed to providing menus which allow for choice, healthy options and promote home cooked food.

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Students living in self-catered halls are able to purchase discounted meals in our dining halls. In addition there are on-campus convenience stores, restaurants and cafés. Special meal deals and offers are available using our Cash+ or Diners+ card options. For more information on catering, please visit our website. www.lboro.ac.uk/campus-living/food-drink

All halls of residence are supported by resident hall wardens (usually members of staff) and sub-wardens (usually postgraduate students). They help ensure a supportive and sociable environment for all student residents.

You can apply to remain in hall if you want to – many students like to stay in their halls for a further one or two years. International students from outside the EU are guaranteed hall accommodation within the same hall for any two years of their undergraduate study. If you want information about off-campus accommodation, we recommend that you contact our Student Accommodation Centre first. Properties are advertised on the Student Pad website and on display boards and hand-outs in the Centre.


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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH COMMUNITY A PLACE TO CALL HOME

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Loughborough Students’ Union

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Voted the Best Students’ Union in the UK for the last three years, LSU has an unrivalled range of facilities and activities available to all students. Run by students, for students, the Union not only aims to represent students, it also gives them the best opportunities to enjoy their time at Loughborough and develop key skills for when they leave. Loughborough Students’ Union and the 16-strong executive have an important voice in the University and the local community. They are consulted when it matters and the same applies to you. The Union is there to ensure that Loughborough remains the very best place to be a student. The Union building

Our students are proud to own a fantastic building which is buzzing both day and night. The central piazza is a lively meeting place and coffee bar during the day with a shop, a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, a gastropub, an optician, a dentist, a taxi rank, a pharmacy, and sports massage therapist. At night the building opens up to become a 4,000 capacity nightclub. The Students’ Union is home to a number of societies. In the Cope Auditorium there is the Flix cinema which presents a varied programme of blockbuster and arthouse films.

Time of your life

Loughborough Students’ Union is all about providing opportunities that you will never forget. It could be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising money for Rag, scoring a goal for your hockey club, learning to belly dance on a Wednesday afternoon or enjoying a night out in the Midlands’ biggest nightclub with friends from your hall. The possibilities are endless – Loughborough is all about enabling you to do more.

Get involved

With over 100 societies, 55 sports clubs, a state-of-the-art media department with its own TV station, radio station, recording studio and student magazine, and an incredible nightclub venue, you really are spoilt for choice. Community Action helps to improve the local community we live in, while the Enterprise Hub provides an open space for students to seek advice and support about starting a business. We also have Welfare and Diversity, which encompasses all students during their University experience. From promoting positive health and wellbeing to providing under-represented students with a voice, we are here for you. There really is something for everyone to get involved in.

WHATUNI? STUDENT CHOICE AWARDS 2016 BEST STUDENTS’ UNION FOR 3RD YEAR IN A ROW

WHATUNI? STUDENT CHOICE AWARDS 2016 BEST CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

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More than your course

Employers want so much more than a good degree from a great university and we can give you a platform of experience from which to build your career. As a student, you could be leading the Rag team that collected over £50,000 for charity in one day and £1.4 million in just one year, or even taking part as one of the 2,000 students that volunteer in the community every year. Leading a club, organising a project or representing fellow students from your school/department helps you stack up the real-life skills that employers crave.

Arts at Loughborough

The University has a lively arts programme comprising three distinct strands – contemporary arts, spoken word/ performance programmes and concerts. On campus there is a 300-seat theatre, a 100-seat studio and a 250-seat auditorium which host concerts, film, art, dance and drama. We also have a lively book club, a thriving choir, string orchestra and concert band which are open to all students to join. www.arts.lboro.ac.uk

Your Loughborough experience

Love Loughborough is a town initiative that organises events, festivals, fundraising efforts and all sorts of other things you can get involved with. They also have a loyalty card scheme giving you great money saving offers from shops and services across the town. Find out more www.loveloughborough.co.uk

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Sport at Loughborough We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for sport at Loughborough, but our constant focus is on ensuring every student has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of experience or ability.

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Get fit, have fun, play sport and develop your skills. Recreational sport

Learning to compete, playing to win

Activities are open to everyone, but are relevant to those that want to just turn up and play or try something new in an environment free from expectation and competition.

A diverse range of sports from football to ultimate frisbee and tug of war are included and hall sport is entirely free.

Within My Lifestyle you have over 30 fun, free activities to choose from every week ranging from UV zumba to roller hockey, offering plenty of opportunities to get active at Loughborough.

There are also several ‘parks’ on campus that are dedicated to recreational sport where you can play with your friends at any time for free. www.loughboroughsport.com/my-lifestyle

Health and fitness

You can become a member of one of our state-of-the-art gyms on campus, offering something for everyone.

Hall sport You can represent your hall of residence in over 30 sports, through both leagues and one day events, in the largest student-led hall sport programme in the UK (IMS – Intramural Sport).

IMS is a fantastic way to get involved in sports, especially in your first year at the University. www.loughboroughsport.com/ims Society sport With a timetable of events across the year these fun, sociable leagues are a great way to meet like-minded people. You can represent a society in a variety of sports for a chance to claim the annual trophy. www.loughboroughsport.com/society-sport

Holywell Fitness Centre is a great place to be active and keep fit with your friends. Facilities include the latest cardio and resistance machines and there are over 80 weekly group fitness classes. Powerbase is our impressive strength and conditioning gym, designed for those looking to improve core fitness or performance in their chosen sport. www.loughboroughsport.com/gyms

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Social leagues

For those wanting to play sport with their friends, through their academic department or even on their own, social leagues offer you the opportunity to play regular competitive sport on your terms. Currently, we offer a six-a-side football league, a badminton and tennis league and a basketball and netball social league. There are no ability requirements and no membership or training commitments. Social leagues are a perfect alternative to hall sport or society sport. www.loughboroughsport.com/ casualleagues

Achieving goals and being the best

Club sport There are over 55 student-led sports clubs to choose from. This is where you get your chance to represent Loughborough in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Championship. Competition for places in the teams is intense. We are extremely proud to have won the championship for 36 consecutive years. www.loughboroughsport.com/ athletic-union Performance sport We offer enhanced high performance programmes in a number of sports. If you secure a place in one of our performance sport squads you will receive high quality coaching, sports science, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine support, as well as access to a personal development programme. www.loughboroughsport.com/performance Scholarships Our experience in supporting and developing performance student athletes is second to none. We have a unique system for academic support which allows committed performance student-athletes the flexibility to balance the demands of competing at the highest level of their sport with their studies. For our most exceptional performance student athletes we offer sports scholarships to provide financial support in addition to the above. www.loughboroughsport.com/ scholarships-programme

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Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to the following facilities: • state-of-the-art health and fitness centre and world-leading strength and conditioning gym • seven fitness studios • five full size, floodlit, synthetic pitches for American football, football, hockey, lacrosse and rugby • multiple indoor sports halls with specialist centres in badminton, basketball, gymnastics, netball and tennis • five recreational ‘parks’ including beach volleyball • running, cycling and walking routes • 50m swimming pool • high performance athletics centre catering for indoor and outdoor use • 4,000 capacity Loughborough University Stadium and extensive outdoor pitch complex • the National Cricket Performance Centre. www.loughboroughsport.com/facilities

Develop your skills and improve your employability

You can join our Coach and Volunteering Academy (CVA) which offers high quality and meaningful sports volunteering experiences alongside qualifications in coaching, volunteering and leadership. You can also gain industry experience that will enhance your personal and professional development as well as your overall employability. Areas covered include coaching, officiating, marketing and communications, events, gym, health and fitness, sport science support and Volunteer Zambia. You will be able to put the skills you learn into practice within University sport, the wider community and even overseas. www.loughboroughsport.com/cva

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THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR FOR SPORT

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2016 1ST FOR SPORTS FACILITIES

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES SPORT CHAMPIONS FOR 36 YEARS IN A ROW

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Study resources and support

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2016 1ST FOR HIGH QUALITY FACILITIES IN THE UK

IT Services

We provide a wide range of information technology and communication facilities to support you through your studies. These include: • free specialist software including Microsoft Office • further discounted software to assist you in your studies • Office 365 available for all students, including unlimited file storage • PC Clinic – offering free, friendly support and advice for your personal devices • open-access computer labs across campus with access to over 1,700 computers (most are open 24 hours a day) • connect your device to the University printers – simply print and collect from any printer on campus • lecture capture – enabling you to access recorded lectures for work and revision • extensive wifi coverage across campus • Learn – providing access to online learning and teaching facilities. www.lboro.ac.uk/it

University Library and learning support

Recently benefitting from a multi-million pound refurbishment, the Library provides a complete range of services, support and facilities including: • staffed opening hours until 2am term time and 24/7 opening during revision and exam periods • an extensive range of courses and online resources to further enhance your academic and information literacy skills • professional, subject specialist support provided to each school • over 9,000m2 of space with around 700,000 print volumes of books and journals, DVDs and CDs • access to over 100 databases and 30,000 electronic journals • over 1,300 study spaces, wireless networking and around 250 PCs. www.lboro.ac.uk/library

Mathematics Learning Support Centre

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The Centre is open to anyone who feels they might benefit from additional help with mathematics and statistics. Students can access: • two superb resource centres with private and group study areas • mathematics drop-in surgeries four hours a day • statistics drop-in surgeries and free advisory service. www.lboro.ac.uk/mlsc

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Language Centre

Learning a language and studying or working abroad develops skills that will strengthen your profile, expand your opportunities, and broaden your horizons. www.lboro.ac.uk/languages

Student Support Centre

The Student Support Centre is divided into the English Language Support Service, and the Student Advice and Support Service. English Language Support Service The English Language Support Service offers academic English and study skills workshops, courses and online resources for UK, EU and international students. www.lboro.ac.uk/elss Student Advice and Support Service The Student Advice and Support Service offers free, confidential and impartial information and advice for all current and prospective students. www.lboro.ac.uk/sass

Counselling and Disability Service

The Counselling and Disability Service provides a range of support, advice and guidance, ensuring equality of opportunity for all students. Counselling Service We offer students an opportunity to talk, in confidence, with a professionally trained person who is outside their immediate situation. Counselling can help to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, discover solutions, and come to terms with and manage challenging life events. www.lboro.ac.uk/cds

INTERNATIONAL QS STARS SCHEME AWARDED 5* FOR FACILITIES

Disability Office and Mental Health Support Team We offer support for students with a wide range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, sensory impairments and medical conditions. We provide support and tuition for students who have dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning differences. We also support students who face barriers affecting their ability to study as a result of mental health issues. www.lboro.ac.uk/cds Assessment Centre We help students apply to their funding body or social services department for the support they require due to their disabilities. We operate an accredited DSA QAG (Disabled Student Allowance Quality Assurance Group) Assessment Centre. www.lboro.ac.uk/cds

Centre for Faith and Spirituality

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. This means irrespective of your beliefs they will support you, be it pastorally, spiritually or practically. www.lboro.ac.uk/cfs

Medical Centre

Situated in the centre of the campus close to the main student accommodation village, the Centre provides a range of GP and nurse appointments. www.lborounimedicalcentre.co.uk

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Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries Tuition fees

Loughborough University will charge full-time UK/EU entrants (including Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) tuition fees of £9,250 in 2017-18. This applies to all undergraduate programmes and the Foundation Studies courses. The fee charged to those on their sandwich or placement year will be 20% of the full-time fee (ie £1,850). You should prepare for inflationary increases in future years. Please check the website before applying for the latest information. Rather than pay your tuition fees whilst studying at the University, you can take out a Government student loan for tuition, and defer payment until you have finished your course and are earning a minimum salary. International students can find more information on fees by visiting the relevant course pages online.

Living costs

Living costs at Loughborough compare very favourably with other institutions. In addition to the cost of tuition, it is important to consider the cost of accommodation, food, study materials, transport costs and other general living expenses.

Your living costs will vary depending upon your lifestyle and choice of accommodation, but we have estimated that you will need around £9,000 a year to cover these costs. There is a wide range of student accommodation available, and with many facilities and activities taking place on campus you won’t have to spend lots on transport costs.

Student loans

In addition to the bursaries and scholarships provided by the University, you may be entitled to loans from the Government towards your tuition fees and living costs. The table opposite relates to students from England. If you are from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or other EU countries, you should check what support you are entitled to with the appropriate student finance award agency, as support varies depending on where you are from.

Bursaries and scholarships

We are committed to attracting the brightest and best students regardless of background and have a generous package of bursaries and scholarships available. The table outlines the support for new undergraduates starting at Loughborough in 2017-18 unless specified. Information for 2018-19 will be published on the University

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website as soon as it is available. Some changes may be made to the support available, therefore please check the website.

Sponsorship

The University provides some company sponsored courses in Civil and Building Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. For information about these and other sponsorship opportunities please contact the relevant school/department. In addition some students can be offered sponsorship by their host company following a successful placement year or by applying to businesses directly. Sponsorship schemes are also offered through professional institutions, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Part-time and casual work

To supplement their income, some students work part-time during their studies or take temporary holiday jobs. You can find out more on our employment pages (see p43-48).

For further information

Details are correct at the time of going to press, but may be subject to subsequent changes. For full up-to-date information on tuition fees and financial support, please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/funding or follow @LboroFinance on Twitter for the latest news.


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Loughborough University financial support 2017-18 Support

What is it?

Who’s it for? How much?

Information

Loughborough Scholarship Programme* (LSP) (2018-19)

Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers depending upon your household income. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree.

UK/EU students*

Up to £5,400 over three years

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Mature Student Scholarship* (2018-19)

Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers for eligible mature students depending upon your household income.

UK/EU students*

Up to £7,500 over three years

www.lboro.ac.uk/ ug2018/funding

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

To help talented student athletes competing to at least junior international level, succeed in both sporting and academic development. Support varies by sport and performance level.

UK/EU and international students

Between £500 and £3,500 per year

www.lboro.ac.uk/ sport

Music Tuition and Scholarship

Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians.

UK/EU and international students

£55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship

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Care Leaver’s Bursary*

Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers.

UK/EU students*

£4,500 support per year

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International Scholarships

Self-funded international students are automatically considered for a scholarship worth 25% of the programme tuition fees.

International students

25% off tuition fees in first year

www.lboro.ac.uk/ internationalscholarships

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In addition, the University has a Hardship Fund which provides a small number of awards to current students who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Please see the website for more information: www.lboro.ac.uk/student-services * Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Student loans 2017-18 Support

What is it?

Tuition fee loan

To cover cost of tuition fees. It is UK/EU students Up to £9,250 paid back in instalments once you are per year earning a minimum salary.

www.gov.uk/ student-finance

To help with living costs. The amount UK students borrowed depends on your household income and where you live. It is paid back in instalments once you are earning a minimum salary.

www.gov.uk/ student-finance

Maintenance loan for living costs

Who’s it for? How much?

Up to £8,430 dependent on household income

Information

T: 0845 300 5090

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Government student loans are subject to terms and conditions

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What’s included We want to make your time here brilliant and ensure you feel supported. That’s why we include loads of additional stuff that you can really take advantage of. Take a look at what’s included in your fees.

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GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 / COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 / TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR GRADUATE PROSPECTS

HOME OF THE UK’S LARGEST GRADUATE CAREERS FAIR WITH OVER 200 EXHIBITORS

Maximising your employability Loughborough University is highly ranked for the quality of its careers and employability provision, the number of students who take up the option of placements and internships, and the positive outcomes achieved by our graduates. Year-on-year, record numbers of employers seek to recruit Loughborough students for placements, internships and graduate roles. Employers value the skills our students gain by accessing an extremely wide range of extra-curricular activities, as well as the quality of our academic courses. Loughborough offers a fantastic environment in which to progress your personal development in preparation for a successful career.

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2015/16 ACADEMIC YEAR OVER 1,500 STUDENTS ON YEAR-LONG PLACEMENTS WITH MORE THAN 600 COMPANIES

QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS 2017 1ST IN THE UK FOR EMPLOYER-STUDENT CONNECTIONS

Our students benefit from far-reaching help and support from both their academic school/department and the Careers Network team, including: • one-to-one advice sessions and drop-ins with professional careers consultants • lectures and workshops on career planning, self-awareness and job search skills • high profile careers fairs and events with top employers – our autumn careers fair is the largest of its kind in the country • specialist employability and enterprise skills activities • online careers information and advice from employers and alumni • thousands of job vacancies and placement opportunities targeting Loughborough students and graduates • opportunities for work experience, work shadowing and employer mentoring

DLHE 2015 GRADUATES AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £25,000 PER YEAR*

• specialist support for international students • a range of high profile skills masterclasses with input from leading employers • mock interviews, assessment centres and practice online assessments • dedicated enterprise staff and facilities to support student and graduate business ideas. The latest figures show that six months after graduating in 2015, 95% of Loughborough graduates were in employment or further study, and 90% of those in full-time employment were in graduate-level roles, significantly above the national average.

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Placements and work experience

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Loughborough has a long history of supporting students with year-long work placements in a variety of roles and sectors. This usually takes place after your second year of study. Every undergraduate degree offers you the opportunity to take a professional year in industry as part of your course. • The vast majority of students earn a salary while gaining experience. • Many placements lead to a permanent role after graduation. • Placements help students develop skills and boost career confidence. • Placements enable students to build a network of industry contacts. • Most students will improve their grades after doing a placement. • The experience will strengthen CVs and improve career options. Our strong links with companies keen to recruit Loughborough students for placements mean we can often help you find excellent opportunities. Students also have the option to undertake international work placements or study exchanges. You could spend a placement year working with an overseas employer or between 3 and 12 months at a university overseas as part of your degree. As well as year-long placements, our students can also access lots of other work experiences such as vacation internships, short placements and employer projects. The opportunities to develop your skills and employer networks are almost endless.

The Loughborough Employability Award

In a competitive employment market, most employers expect a certain level of academic achievement and evidence of other skills and accomplishments that boost your attractiveness as a potential employee.

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The well-established Loughborough Employability Award programme is being extended and provides University recognition of your participation in extra-curricular activities and employability skills. The Award is recorded alongside your degree qualification and should certainly be featured on your CV to impress employers.

Language learning

The majority of students have access to the University-wide Language Programme which provides a range of single-semester modules in various languages from complete beginners to the equivalent of final-year degree level. Or you can pace yourself (free of charge) in our Language Centre with self-study materials in 20 different languages. www.lboro.ac.uk/languages

Enterprising students

At Loughborough we provide students with plenty of opportunities to engage in enterprise education and activities, and to develop commercial skills and business awareness. There are additional practical services and facilities to enable students to develop, grow and expolit their entrepreneurial skills and ideas. www.lboro.ac.uk/studententerprise

Part-time work

A number of our students take on parttime employment or holiday jobs alongside their studies. This is a great way of earning some extra money to supplement living costs, whilst also developing core skills for your CV and the workplace. Our Careers Network source and advertise part-time jobs both on-campus (including student ambassador work or as food/drink outlet staff) and in the town centre where there are shops, restaurants, bars and more. You can contact the Careers Network directly for more information. E. careers@lboro.ac.uk

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International students Why Loughborough?

A leading university

Loughborough has a long history of welcoming international students and there are currently over 1,000 undergraduate students studying here from outside of the UK. With over 100 different nationalities on campus Loughborough offers a thriving multi-cultural environment with opportunities to gain a global outlook across academic study, employability, and social and personal development. Our international students also benefit from the following advantages: • ranked 7th in the Complete University Guide 2017 and 11th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 • voted top 5 by international students for sports facilities, and top 10 for employability and careers advice, technology and virtual learning in the International Student Barometer Autumn Wave 2016 – out of 182 universities globally • a beautiful single-site green campus with outstanding facilities, located only 77 minutes from London by train • FREE airport coach service from London Heathrow to the University, see ‘Arriving at Loughborough’ overleaf.

Entry requirements and applying

Loughborough accepts many kinds of international qualifications. See our Entry requirements and Applying to Loughborough sections for more details (p69-74).

Accommodation and living costs

Non-EU international students are guaranteed hall accommodation within the same hall for any two years of their undergraduate study. Student rooms in halls are networked, making it easy to keep in touch with family and friends via the internet and email. Loughborough is a thriving market town, and living here generally costs less than it does in major UK cities. A single international student should allow around £1,040 per month for accommodation and all other main living expenses – meaning a total maintenance budget of about £10,140 for 39 weeks spent in the UK. This does not include tuition fees. You should note that, when you apply for your student visa, the UKVI will require you to be able to demonstrate that you have at least £1,015 per month available for your maintenance costs, up to a minimum annual total of £9,135.

Tuition fees, scholarships and bursaries

The University invests more than £1 million each year in scholarships and bursaries for international students. Self-funded international applicants are automatically considered for a Loughborough University International Scholarship (currently 25% of tuition fees for the first year of study). Applicants with exceptional school or college grades (or predicted grades) may be offered this award on the basis of their initial application and will be advised of this with their offer of a place.

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In addition, 10% tuition fee bursaries may be made available by individual academic schools and departments to self-funding international students, who meet certain conditions. Bursary provision varies from year to year but our website has information about these and other scholarship opportunities. Please see: www.lboro.ac.uk/ug2018/international/ scholarships

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 per week) • during vacations (full-time) • in a full-time work placement (as part of their course). The dependant spouses of students who are in the UK for 12 months or more are also usually allowed to work full-time or part-time. Our year-long work placement (sandwich) courses, which are available in all areas, offer some major benefits to international students.

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Once you are in the UK the Employment Exchange run by Loughborough Students’ Union can help you find suitable part-time and vacation work. The University’s Careers Network has been voted amongst the best of its kind in the UK. There is a specialist careers adviser for international students who can also help if you are looking for employment, training or further study opportunities after you finish your university course.

Arriving at Loughborough

If you arrive at London Heathrow airport, a free coach service to Loughborough is available on certain days during July, August and September. The International Office arranges welcome and induction events for all new international students. The Students’ Union has a Global Development Officer to represent the interests of our international students. The Union organises frequent social and cultural events for international students, including visits to different parts of the UK, parties and an annual International Day.


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INTERNATIONAL QS STARS SCHEME AWARDED 5* FOR INTERNATIONALISATION

We hold a Welcome Week for international students in September immediately before the start of the academic year. This will provide information and practical advice to help you thrive during your time at Loughborough as well as the opportunity to meet new people and make friends. You can book on to as many of the activities running throughout Welcome Week as you wish. www.lboro.ac.uk/isas/welcome-week

Student Advice and Support Service

We have a team of people on campus to help you settle in and look after you whilst you are here. Student advisers can assist you regarding immigration, finance, employment and housing issues. In addition, they offer a school liaison service to help international students find schools for their children. The University’s Medical Centre provides free healthcare to all locally resident international students who stay in the UK for more than six months. www.lboro.ac.uk/isas

Language and study skills

If you need to improve your English language skills, develop your study skills or want an introduction to living and learning at Loughborough, the University runs special courses to help you. You will receive full details of these courses (including the application process) with your offer of a place to study at Loughborough. www.lboro.ac.uk/elss

Study abroad and exchanges

We offer a range of opportunities for current undergraduate students at other international universities who wish to spend either one semester – or a full academic year – at a top UK university. Students can choose from a range of academic subjects at Loughborough and also take additional tuition to improve their English language, if required. The opportunity is open to undergraduate university students who have completed at least two years of a four-year university or college degree (or one year of a three-year degree). www.lboro.ac.uk/study-abroad

International Office

The University’s International Office has a dedicated and friendly team of staff to help international students with any queries they may have. Each year members of the International Office visit different countries around the world, which may allow you to meet us directly at, for example, an education exhibition. They also support a worldwide network of overseas representatives who can guide you throughout the application process. www.lboro.ac.uk/international

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Mature students

Loughborough welcomes mature students (those aged 21 and over at registration) for the wealth of life experience they bring to their studies. You may be seeking career development, or taking a ‘second chance’ to return to education to study something you have always been interested in. Whatever your motivation, we recognise that the decision to return to learning after a gap is usually a big one and is the start of a new journey.

Why study at Loughborough?

• Significant financial assistance is available for mature students. • Experienced and highly trained staff, familiar with helping mature students, are available in all of our Student Support Services. • Access to an on-campus study space is available for mature and postgraduate students only. • A mature student buddying scheme is available (in selected schools and departments).

• Careers advisers experienced in assisting mature students can help with future projects. • For mature students with a family, the campus has a conveniently placed nursery beside the Students’ Union.

Opportunities to visit

At the University open days in June and September, you will have the opportunity to speak to experts about finance, careers and study support, and to ask current mature students about their experience of Loughborough student life.

Finance

Loughborough offers a number of financial packages, known as the Loughborough Scholarship Programme, in the form of bursaries and tuition fee waivers. If you are an eligible student aged 21 years or above at the start of your course you may qualify for an enhanced award from the Loughborough Scholarship Programme. www.lboro.ac.uk/mature

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SUPPORTING YOU NOW AND FOREVER OUR ALUMNI

Our alumni

Amy Elsom Product Developer for Ted Baker If you put your mind to it you can achieve way more than you ever imagine. Being a Loughborough student really was a great four years in my life that I am so pleased I experienced for many reasons. Amy graduated from Loughborough in 2013 with a textiles degree. As part of her course she completed two six-month placements – as an embroidery design assistant for Matthew Williamson and a fabric sourcing assistant for Next PLC. These placements provided Amy with valuable practical experience in two very different working environments.

After graduating she went on to work for a small fashion supplier before starting a career at Ted Baker as an assistant product developer for menswear. Three years later Amy still works for Ted as a product developer and is working towards a promotion to junior designer within the next six months.

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Ben Croucher Assistant Producer for BBC Sport Loughborough was the making of me – it gave me so many opportunities to grow as a person. At the end of his second year studying Sports Science and Management at Loughborough, Ben began an eight week placement scheme at the BBC. Working as part of their sports team, he experienced conducting interviews, making radio packages, writing web articles and commentary. He kept in touch and continued to work on a freelance basis for the remainder of his time at university.

Six months after graduating, Ben became a full-time member of staff and now works as an assistant producer for BBC TV Sports News. He has also had the opportunity to work on several additional projects, including as sports presenter and stadium host at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Follow Ben on Twitter @BCroucherSport

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— Teaching across all subjects is underpinned by world-leading research. In addition, our range of support services will help you to effectively manage your academic and personal lives. —

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Teaching excellence Academic staff

League tables

Facility investment

Inspiring enterprising students

Loughborough attracts outstanding academics many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. This means that our students can learn from specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and are at the forefront of current research.

Our students enjoy purpose-built teaching facilities including lecture theatres, flexible seminar space, dedicated 24/7 computer suites and private study areas. We have also invested in state-of-the-art laboratories and additional learning and teaching spaces, and wifi is available across the campus.

Loughborough has consistently scored highly for teaching quality in national league tables. Since the introduction of the National Student Survey in 2005, Loughborough has always been placed amongst the top universities in the UK.

We provide students with plenty of opportunities to engage in enterprise education and activities. We also support business aspirations with a range of practical services and facilities. This includes the Studio, a unique two-year support package for graduates taking their first steps in business. Our Student Enterprise Manager is always on hand to help students identify, protect and exploit the commercial potential of their work. www.lboro.ac.uk/studententerprise

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Dr Oliver Tearle Lecturer in English School of Arts, English and Drama 1ST IN THE UK AND GLOBALLY FOR OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY*

INTERNATIONAL QS STARS SCHEME AWARDED 5* FOR FACILITIES

Dr Tearle is a research rising star. His work explores literature of the period 1870-1950. He started his blog, Interesting Literature, as a way of communicating his research. The blog and accompanying Twitter feed now have thousands of followers from around the world and enrich the learning experience of students. interestingliterature.com Follow Oliver on Twitter @olivertearle

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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY OUR RESEARCH AND IMPACT

Our research and impact

One of the top 10 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough is renowned for the relevance of its academic work. Driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, we stand on the front-line of new knowledge and understanding. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Loughborough’s outstanding reputation for research was confirmed. We ranked 14th in the UK and 9th in England for research intensity in the Times Higher Education Magazine, consolidating our position as a pioneer amongst research-led universities. Find out more at www.lboro.ac.uk/research

Queen’s Anniversary Prizes INTERNATIONAL QS STARS SCHEME AWARDED 5* FOR RESEARCH

In acknowledgement of our massive 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/qap

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Working with business

We have formed long-standing relationships with business, industry and the public sector through which we jointly strive to tackle real-world challenges.

Opportunities for students

Loughborough’s students benefit from a vibrant research culture in which they are taught by academics at the forefront of their disciplines. Student engagement with current research activity is prevalent across the University, enabling them to derive specialist skills and knowledge from top quality research practice.

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The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

Loughborough’s internationally renowned Centre is heavily involved in research, in addition to providing sport science support to a number of GB squads. Our mission is to improve knowledge about Paralympic sport and to promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in disability sport and physical activity. www.lboro.ac.uk/research/phc

The Animation Academy

The Animation Academy sits in the School of the Arts, English and Drama and is dedicated to advancing the British animation legacy and cultural heritage. Co-partners include the British Film Institute and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – researchers seek to operate as an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate information and policy about the preservation, conservation and promotion of British animation collections. www.lboro.ac.uk/aed


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REPOINT

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK 2014 TOP 10 IN ENGLAND FOR RESEARCH INTENSITY

Researchers in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering aim to reduce the risk of derailment in railway track switches using a breakthrough technology developed at Loughborough. REPOINT is a failsafe switch that passively defaults to a safe state in case of incomplete track switching, providing a novel and innovative solution to an age-old problem. The concept has won a number of awards including the 2016 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award for Transport. www.lboro.ac.uk/enterprise/repoint

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Gymnastics Research

— Centre for Gymnastics Research: understanding the techniques used in gymnastics —

Researchers at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are utilising a perspective of sports biomechanics and motor control to investigate gymnast technique. Their objective is to determine the extent to which twisting techniques can be controlled by means of in-flight corrections. Using virtual reality headset models to simulate the training environment they aim to optimise and perfect overall gymnastic performance. www.lboro.ac.uk/ssehs/gymnastics-research

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STEMLab STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. It is part of a wider £25 million investment in the West Park of our campus which includes the adjacent student learning and teaching hub. Opening in 2017, STEMLab will contain new engineering, physics, chemistry, materials and bio laboratories forming a truly cutting-edge learning facility. These outstanding new facilities allow us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate. The facilities will include, for example, a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop alongside teaching laboratories, workshops, 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. Take an interactive tour of STEMLab and find out more about our new development at: www.lboro.ac.uk/stemlab

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Your degree Getting your head around the various terms associated with studying for a degree can be difficult at first. An overview is provided below and you will be given all the help you need when you start your course. Modules and courses

Each degree course offers in-depth study of your chosen subject area through a number of core and compulsory modules. You’ll also have access to a range of optional modules, giving you a certain amount of flexibility over what you study. The extent of this flexibility depends on your degree course but you may be able to learn a new language, or learn a subject outside your immediate area of academic study.

Bachelor/Master awards

Loughborough University’s undergraduate degree courses usually lead to the award of a BA, BSc or BEng qualification. However, we also offer extended courses leading to the award of a Master’s degree such as MEng, MMath, MPhys and MSci. These courses give you the opportunity to study a subject to a greater depth, and gain further professional accreditation where relevant.

Diploma in Industrial/Professional/ International Studies (DIS/DPS/DIntS)

A special feature at Loughborough is the availability of work placement (sandwich) degree courses across all disciplines. These incorporate supported industrial or professional work experience between periods of academic study at the University. Successful completion of the work placement usually leads to the additional award of Diploma in Industrial or Professional Studies.

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The University’s network of international links also gives you the opportunity of completing a professional placement or studying overseas. In this case, you may gain a Diploma in International Studies.

The teaching year

The teaching year at Loughborough is divided into two 15-week semesters, each with 12 weeks for teaching/learning/ revision followed by three weeks for assessment and feedback. There is a Christmas break in Semester 1 and an Easter break in Semester 2 (see the University’s term dates for further details). Lectures, tutorials and other classes are timetabled on weekdays between 9am and 6pm. Teaching does not take place on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, but assessed activities such as field trips may take place on these days. Examinations take place at the end of each semester. The complexity of the University’s teaching and assessment timetable means that it is not currently possible to make special teaching and assessment timetable arrangements in individual cases in order to allow for religious observance.


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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 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

For entry in 2018, the application deadline is 15 January 2018. 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. www.ucas.com 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.

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Admissions Policy

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. The diversity and wealth of experience that our students contribute to the life of the University is highly valued. As such the University seeks to widen access to, and participation in, higher education by raising awareness and aspirations of prospective applicants. Find out more about the University’s Admissions Policy and other supporting information for applicants. www.lboro.ac.uk/ applicant-information

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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 in order to assess your academic potential beyond that provided as part of your application. Information regarding whether this is a requirement for a particular course can be found in our online prospectus. 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. As such we cannot offer places to all those who attain the minimum entry requirements.

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The University uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved and to therefore help 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/contextual-data

For entry in 2018, all offer conditions, both academic and non-academic, must be met by 31 August 2018. Conditions met after this deadline will only be considered if places are available.

If the University decides to offer you a place, you will receive an offer 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.

UK-based applicants receiving an offer will normally be invited to attend a post-application visit day. These visits enable you to see the University campus, the academic school/department and our facilities, as well as give you an opportunity to speak to students and staff. Offer holders can also experience the Loughborough campus via our virtual tours. www.lboro.ac.uk/virtualtour

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 prior to making a decision.

Advice and guidance

We want to make applying to university as straightforward as possible. To support you through the process we have produced a series of worksheets and video guides that contain a range of great hints and tips. The resources can be found on the University website and cover topics such as researching your HE choices and making the most of open days as well as writing your personal statement and preparing for results day. www.lboro.ac.uk/school-collegeliaison For further information contact the Admissions Office E: admissions@lboro.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1509 223522

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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry requirements Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry. The information below 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/qualification-reform GCSE

We normally expect applicants to have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language and for most courses, GCSE grade C 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.

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In terms of the new numerical grading in England, we will 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 Critical Thinking A level is not accepted, this is stated in the typical offers listed for the course.


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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.

Cambridge Pre-U

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 part of an application 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 case by 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.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

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 as long as 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

We welcome the revised specifications to Level 3 BTEC qualifications, particularly the move towards examinations and external assessment, and the new emphasis on research skills, all of which will better prepare students for university study. However, our typical offers will not currently distinguish between new (RQF) and old (QCF) BTEC qualifications. Combinations of the National Extended Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma and National Diploma/Diploma alongside A levels 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. 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. Due to the specific nature of some of the grade and unit requirements of our typical BTEC offers, please refer to our online prospectus for more detailed information.

Cambridge Technicals

We will consider the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma when accompanied by two A levels. The Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma and the Cambridge Technical Diploma alongside one A level may also be considered for entry to our courses provided the diplomas are in a relevant subject for the chosen course. Some courses may specify levels of achievement in particular units of the Cambridge Technical or may ask for additional qualifications to satisfy subject requirements.

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YOUR LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Access to HE Diploma

An Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area is considered suitable for entry to the vast 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.

Advanced Diploma

Loughborough University is pleased to accept the Level 3 Advanced Diploma for entry to most courses. Applicants may be required to take Additional or Specialist Learning (ASL) components, usually in the form of a specific A level subject to satisfy specific course entry requirements.

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 OU OpenPlus scheme see the OpenPlus website. Loughborough also recognises achievement in other OU courses as appropriate qualifications for entry. We would normally expect 120 Level 1 credits for Year 1 entry. www.open.ac.uk/openplus

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 a suitable replacement for A level Mathematics where this is listed as a required subject as part of the typical offer for a course.

AQA Baccalaureate

Entry requirements for the AQA Baccalaureate are based on the three A levels taken within the overall qualification. Students taking the AQA

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Baccalaureate should therefore refer to our standard A level typical offers for their chosen course.

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. We also accept well established International Foundation Programmes. For further information about acceptable qualifications see our website. www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/ country We also accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants that have followed a 12 year education system in their country for entry into our International Foundation Programme. Entry requirements for this can be found at: www.lboro.ac.uk/international/foundation/

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 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 and Pearson. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website. www.lboro.ac.uk/english-language 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. Details of higher IELTS requirements can be found at: www.lboro.ac.uk/international/ applicants/english/ugenglishlanguage

Further information

The University also accepts a range of additional qualifications to those listed above. Please contact our Admissions Office who are 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


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YOUR COURSE

Your course

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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Architecture

Arts, English and Drama

P77

P81

P85

Chemical Engineering

Chemistry

Civil and Building Engineering

P111

P115

P119

Foundation Studies

Geography

Materials

P139

P143

P149

Politics, History and International Relations

Psychology

P173

P181


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Bioengineering

Biosciences

Business and Economics

P93

P97

P101

Computer Science

Design

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

P125

P131

P135

Mathematical Sciences

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Physics

P153

P161

P167

Social Sciences

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

P187

P193

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AERONAUTICAL AND AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Aamir BEng Automotive Engineering

— “I enjoy the fact that what I am learning is relevant to the industry and can be applied in real life situations.” —

Courses Aeronautical Engineering

p79

Automotive Engineering

p79

Aeronautical Engineering with p80 a Foundation Year Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

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p80

You may also be interested in… Automotive Materials

p151

Air Transport Management

p122

Materials Science and Engineering

p151

Transport and Business Management

p123

Systems Engineering

p138


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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Why choose Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough? THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 6TH FOR AERONAUTICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

You will be able to specialise in aeronautical or automotive engineering from day one. 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.

Facilities 2015 GRADUATES 98% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

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.

NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

Industrial placement year

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015-16 HESA UG Student Record).

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

Aeronautical courses are accredited by The Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Automotive courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Career prospects

98% of our 2015 employed graduates were in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. 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 £27,000 many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies.

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,000

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AERONAUTICAL AND AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Aeronautical Engineering

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) including Mathematics and Physics, with A* in Mathematics or Physics / AAB (BEng) including Mathematics and Physics with Grade A in Mathematics

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

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Physics and 6 in HL Mathematics

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Physics and 6 in HL Mathematics

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

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

The courses aim to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to equip them for a career path within the industry. In addition to providing knowledge to underpin engineering fundamentals, mathematical modelling and simulation, a strong theme throughout the degrees is group work and design. The MEng is an extended course that allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge, gain management skills and undertake a substantial individual project.

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. This unique experience enables 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.

Flight testing

The MEng is an extended course that allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge, gain management skills and to undertake a substantial individual project.

All students on the Aeronautical 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

Year 1 (MEng and BEng)

Year 2 (MEng and BEng)

Areas studied include aircraft systems, fluid mechanics, computing, aircraft design, materials and thermodynamics.

Year 2 (MEng and BEng)

Areas studied include structural airworthiness, dynamics, aerodynamics, turbo machinery and propulsion.

BEng final year or MEng year 3

BEng students undertake an individual project. MEng students concentrate on design and management. Students also take additional design modules and choose optional modules.

Areas studied include fluid mechanics, computing, materials, thermodynamics and vehicle systems and design. Areas studied include dynamics, internal combustion engines, powertrain technologies and vehicle aerodynamics design.

BEng final year or MEng year 3

BEng students undertake an individual project and a vehicle design project. MEng students concentrate on design studies and management. Students also take additional compulsory and optional modules.

MEng final year

MEng students undertake a substantial individual project. They contribute to a group project in aircraft design and a module in business modelling. Students also choose additional optional modules.

MEng students undertake a substantial individual project and continue with a compulsory group project working on aspects of the design, research and development of a Formula Student car, together with a module in Business Modelling. Students also take additional optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

MEng final year

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.

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

*Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


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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 core part of the degree course.

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

— “My favourite project was designing a glider as part of the Introduction to Aircraft Design module.” —

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ARCHITECTURE

Santa-Maria BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management

— “There are constantly employers on campus who provide invaluable information on job prospects and ideas on what you can do in the future.” —

Courses Architecture p83 Architectural Engineering and p83 Design Management

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p121

Construction Engineering Management

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Architecture Why choose Architecture at Loughborough?

RANKED 1ST IN THE UK FOR ENGINEERING PLACEMENTS

TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 1ST FOR BUILDING RESEARCH

Facilities

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).

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 ÂŁ1 million in refurbishment and new equipment in the last five years.

These courses bring together the best practice in education with practical experience, the very latest thinking and technologies in architectural education and management, leading practitioner feedback and supported practical experience to develop graduates that are uniquely prepared to lead in their respective fields.

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 and the formation of a lively, tight-knit creative culture.

Professional placement year Unlike many other Architecture courses our BArch integrates the essential Professional Practice Experience crucial to becoming a qualified architect directly into the programme. You will benefit from our full support in gaining your placement.

Research focused teaching

We are ranked first for Building Research in the Times Good University Guide 2017. Our cuttingedge research informs the content of the course so you will learn the very latest from our team of international experts.

Our Architectural Engineering and Design Management course includes an optional placement year allowing you to gain essential practical experience and gain professional contacts that can really move your career forwards.

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Architecture

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

BArch (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K101

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K237

BArch (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: K100

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: K236

Typical offers A level: AAB (a mix of Science, Art and Humanities subjects preferred)

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC including at least one design or science subject

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 This new, innovative course will enable our vision to produce architects with a well-rounded interdisciplinary approach and key specialisms in sustainability, digital architecture and architectural tectonics. This will be complemented by transferable skills such as communication and presentation, team-working and IT. A significant part of the course is studio based, supported by a dedicated team of design tutors. We will seek accreditation from RIBA and ARB as the course develops, although full accreditation is normally granted as the first cohort of students graduate.

Year 1

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). 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. This is complemented by transferable skills such as communication and presentation, team-working and IT.

Areas studied include visual representation skills including hand sketching and digital drawing, architectural history, introductions to materials, construction systems and structural design, and building science.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include advanced design skills such as virtual and augmented reality, computational design, building performance modelling and simulation, and critical urban and architectural theory.

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

Optional salaried professional placement.

Areas studied include low energy design, 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.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include technical drawings, building adaptation, community engagement, legal, ethical and management issues, and urban planning and design.

Graduate destinations

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. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

Optional salaried professional placement.

Final year

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

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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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


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— “I have been offered a place on the Laing O’Rourke Design Management Graduate Programme after working for them during the summer.” —

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ARTS, ENGLISH AND DRAMA

Chinny BA Graphic Communication and Illustration

— “My course has enabled me to hone my technical and design skills for future employment.” —

Courses

Drama p87

English with Business Studies p90

Drama with Business Studies

p87

Fine Art

p91

Drama with English

p88

English

p88

Graphic Communication and Illustration

English and Drama

p89

English and Sport Science

p89

You may also be interested in… Architecture

p83

p91

Communication and Media Studies

p189

Textiles: Innovation and Design

p92

Industrial Design and Technology

p133

Art and Design Foundation Studies

p92

Product Design and Technology

p134

Media, Culture and Society

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

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017, THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 5 FOR ART AND DESIGN

2015 GRADUATES 91% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

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. 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. 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 THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 15 FOR ENGLISH

We have strong industry 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 can be an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

state-of-the-art facilities, which offer a number of creative opportunities. They provide industry-standard production possibilities and you will receive an unparalleled level of professional training in using them. Our facilities include six superior creative art and design hubs, a 300-seat proscenium arch theatre, and a variety of other performance, rehearsal and study spaces. For students on our English programmes, the School offers great teaching spaces, venues for visiting lectures as well as readings and workshops by creative writers and excellent audio-visual resources for film screenings. Whatever your choice of degree, you will also enjoy use of the recently refurbished University Library, with its comfortable study spaces and comprehensive holdings of printed and electronic resources.

Career prospects

Over 91% of our 2015 graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our students develop excellent transferable skills because of the range of topics studied on our courses and the diversity of teaching and learning methods we use.

NSS 2016 95% OF DRAMA AND ENGLISH STUDENTS SATISFIED OVERALL WITH TEACHING

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Drama

Drama with Business Studies

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

BA (Hons) 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: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English or Theatre

IB: 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 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 also looking to learn 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 300 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 people respectively.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, playwriting and movement.

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, theatre histories, acting, management, law, human resources and organisational behaviour.

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, financial reporting and marketing for sport and leisure.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Areas studied include theatre practice, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic management and leadership and interpersonal skills.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include theatre practice, applied drama tool kit and research project.

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.

Our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local government, the City, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (both TV and radio), personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in 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 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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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


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Drama with English

English

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

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 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 including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

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

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL English

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at 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 highly unusual combination of 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 on a commitment to small-group learning and all of our modules offer this as a component.

Year 1

Areas studied include performance, acting, theatre histories, language, poetry, English literature in its historical context, literary and critical theories, and film studies.

Year 2

Areas studied include production, performance philosophy, British drama, 18th-century literature and Victorian literature.

Year 1

Areas studied include English language, poetry from the Renaissance period to the modern day, English literature in specific historical contexts, and current literary and critical theories.

Year 2

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

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

Final year

Optional placement year

Areas studied include English dissertation and theatre practice.

Graduate destinations

Graduates in English with Drama go on to many different kinds of careers including arts administration, advertising, the civil service, local government, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (both TV and radio), personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in 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 are chosen from a range of specialist research areas. You will also be given an opportunity to work on a dissertation or project within a field or literary period that interests you.

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, the media (both TV and radio), public relations, publishing, research, teaching, law and web editing. *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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English and Drama

English and Sport Science

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

BA (Hons) 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 including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

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

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL English

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at 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 also wish to learn the theory and practice of sports science.

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

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

Year 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

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Areas studied include language, poetry, literary and critical theories, performance practices and theatre histories. Areas studied include 18th century literature, Victorian literature, Renaissance writings and modernisms.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Areas studied include a choice from an extensive range of optional modules, and work on a dissertation of your choice.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, advertising, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (TV and radio), business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in 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.

Placement opportunity

Areas studied include British drama, 18th century literature, Victorian literature, and psychological factors and issues in sport.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

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Areas studied include English language, poetry, literary and critical theories, psychology, sociology, pedagogies and teaching, and coaching.

Study abroad

Final year

Areas studied include contemporary and historical texts, physical education, psychology, social theory and the mechanics of sport.

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 Loughborough and a number of other UK universities. *Diploma in 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.

Additional award

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English with Business Studies BA (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS code: QN31 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: Q3N1 Typical offers A level: AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted) IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL English BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English Grade B

— “The versatility is great and I’ve had the chance to pick from an eclectic range of genres and periods during my studies.” —

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 also wish to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business. This course is a great opportunity if you are interested in setting up and running your own company in the creative industries.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include British drama, 18th century literature, Victorian literature, financial reporting and marketing for sport and leisure.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Areas studied include dissertation, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategic management and leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course go on to many different kinds of career including arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local government, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (both TV and radio), personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, and social and youth work. *Diploma in 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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ARTS, ENGLISH AND DRAMA

Fine Art

Graphic Communication and Illustration

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

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BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich# UCAS Code: W901

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: W100

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

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 BTEC Foundation Diploma/ BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC: Applicants with a 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, where exceptional facilities and expertise support a range of fine art practices, ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, moving image and photography to temporal performance. The focus on connections between art, culture, politics, sustainability, environmental aesthetics, and identity in a global community means this Fine Art degree provides students with a wide array of transferable skills and employment opportunities within a broad sphere of the creative industries.

Year 1

Areas studied include introduction to fine art, developing fine art practice and research analysis.

Year 2

Areas studied include siting fine art practice, professional and enterprising practice, art histories and theories and visual culture.

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

This course emphasises an understanding of the communication value, contexts and applications of the image and text: moving, static and interactive. Our approach combines technical and semantic explorations of visual communication (with an emphasis on drawing) with hands-on experience of business-facing, applied communication design. You will develop creative ideas and related visualisation skills, equipping you with the fundamental ingredients to work within your chosen industry. You will receive the very best opportunities to grow as a designer, with chances to showcase your work at exhibitions, get real industry experience and participate in study trips.

Year 1

Areas studied include visual research, visual methods, research, analysis and study skills.

Year 2

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

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include professional fine art practice, dissertation and final project.

Graduate destinations

Many graduates have gone on to study postgraduate courses in art and design subjects, art therapy and teacher training.

Final year

Areas studied include directions and destinations in graphic communication, moving image and illustration, practice and dissertation.

Graduate destinations

Other graduates have entered an extraordinarily broad range of professional occupations, including: artist, curator, art buyer, art editor, marketing, branding, performing arts, public relations, gallery manager and advertising director.

Graduate careers have included photography, art direction, graphic design, publishing, illustration, video production, TV and film, artist, curator, art buyer, art editor, marketing, performing arts, exhibition and display design, app designer, university lecturer, comic illustrator, public relations, advertising and artists’ agents.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*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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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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

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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 BTEC Foundation Diploma/ BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

This course enables students to gain high-level practical skills and a sound understanding of the design process in textiles through design and making, drawing, visual and contextual research, and external links. Students can opt for one of four specialist pathways – Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice. The course combines traditional and hand processes with a range of newer digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry. Excellent studio space is available to, and well used by, all students on the course, creating a dynamic working environment.

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement(s) and/or overseas study.

Final year

Art and Design Foundation Studies Entry for this course is not through UCAS. Applications should be made directly to the University www.lboro.ac.uk/aed/foundation Typical offers Under 19 on the 31 August in the year of entry: 5 passes at GCSE minimum Grade C including English Language and Mathematics plus a further 2 A level passes at Grade C minimum, excluding General Studies 19 years and over: 5 passes at GCSE minimum Grade C including English Language plus a further 2 A level passes at Grade C minimum, excluding General Studies Art and Design Foundation Studies is a fast-paced, fun and creative course which leads to a BTEC qualification. Satisfactory completion of the course allows progression onto undergraduate courses in Art and Design. The primary aim of the course is to prepare you for further education, building upon prior experience and skills. It is characterised by experiential, 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. During this time you will be invited to tour our facilities and meet our academic staff and technical tutors. 93% of our students were accepted by Higher Education institutions for higher degree study in 2016. At Loughborough, Art and Design Foundation students can progress onto the following courses: • Architecture BArch (Hons) p83 • Fine Art BA (Hons) p91 • Graphic Communication and Illustration BA (Hons) p91 • Industrial Design and Technology BA (Hons) p133 • Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) p134 • Textiles: Innovation and Design BA (Hons) p92 • User Centred Design BSc (Hons) p133.

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

Graduate destinations

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

Rocky BEng Biomaterials Engineering

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

Courses Bioengineering p95 Biomaterials Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Bioengineering Why choose Bioengineering at Loughborough?

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 1ST IN THE UK FOR ENGINEERING PLACEMENTS

DLHE 2015 97% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES ACROSS ALL ENGINEERING COURSES

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,000 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.

STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment. Take an interactive tour of STEMLab and keep up to date with its development at www.lboro.ac.uk/stemlab

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 also have the opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

Career prospects

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 technical marketing and sales.

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

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD (MEng) / DDM (BEng) with distinction in Mathematics units

This course offers you a route into the area of materials that are bio-compatible and/or bio-derived and those that are designed for use in the biomedical sector, the health, sport and lifestyle sectors, and regenerative medicine.

This new course offers you a thorough grounding in engineering systems and applications in bioengineering disciplines and biological functions and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills effectively.

Year 1

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, Areas studied include engineering science, mathematical mechanics, product design, materials selection, and methods in bioengineering, CAD and engineering drawing, imagineering the future. In common with other Materials electronics and electrical technology, structure and courses (see p151) Biomaterials has a common first year properties of materials, engineering analysis, modelling, allowing greater flexibility/mobility between courses. anatomy and physiology and a design project.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

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

Areas studied include anatomy and physiology, chemical and biochemical processes, biomaterials, materials processing, mechanics and fracture mechanics of materials, mathematics and statistics.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Optional placement/study year Final year BEng/Year 3 MEng

Final Year BEng/Year 3 MEng

Areas studied include an advanced bioengineering individual project (BEng), research methods, healthcare engineering, biomedical component design – team project, bioelectricity and biophotonics, product innovation management (MEng) plus options including emerging technologies, biomaterials and sports bioengineering.

Areas studied include biomaterials, biomedical component design, biochemical engineering, disability, ageing and inclusive design, sustainability, surface engineering, industrial case studies (not MEng) and a substantial individual research project.

Final year MEng

Areas studied include biomaterials, biochemical engineering, characterisation techniques, materials Areas studied include advanced bioengineering individual dissertation, materials modelling, industrial case project, business plan competition, advanced risk and studies, entrepreneurship and innovation and a reliability plus a range of options. substantial group design project.

Final Year MEng

Graduate destinations

Bioengineering can include designing computer software to run scans, developing new drug therapies, or understanding the signals transmitted by the brain or heart. Career areas include the pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device development and research sectors. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Graduate destinations

Companies including: Smiths Medical, 3M and Alliance Boots who support this course. Possible career areas include the pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device development and research sectors. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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

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BIOSCIENCES

Libby BSc Human Biology

— “I chose Loughborough because it is renowned for its involvement in research and I wanted to be a part of that.” —

Courses Biochemistry p99 Biological Sciences

p100

Natural Sciences

p100

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p117

Human Biology

p195

Physics p169

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Biosciences Why choose Biosciences at Loughborough? £17M INVESTMENT IN NEW STEMLAB FACILITIES

NEW COURSES FOR 2018

This exciting new suite of courses builds on Loughborough University’s established reputation for human biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and physics. By studying Biosciences at Loughborough you will benefit from our brand new state-of-theart STEMLab facilities, including a purpose-built and designed biological laboratory, alongside other high quality teaching and learning environments. You will also benefit from the teaching and research insights of our internationallyrenowned academic staff. Designed to develop an understanding of the scientific processes underlying living organisms, the courses draw on the University’s multidisciplinary expertise in areas such as regenerative medicine, health, nutrition and physical activity.

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

These are brand new courses for 2018. Career opportunities for biosciences graduates exist within scientific and medical research, analytical laboratory work, scientific or clinical writing, and in areas such as immunology and microbiology. Beyond scientific-specific careers our degree programmes associated with the biological sciences will serve as exceptional preparation for a wide variety of careers in the private or public sector. For example, in industry, commerce, finance or management or alternatively in service delivery, organisation and administration.

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BIOSCIENCES

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 Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci) / AAB (BSc) including Chemistry plus one other science or Mathematics IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BSc) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics at HL BTEC: Please see website GCSE: GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. Offering a thorough grounding in biology and chemistry and practical laboratory work, the course focuses on subcellular process and effects. In particular, the focus is on the biochemistry relevant to human life and health with emphasis on molecular level processes and their integration.

Year 1

Indicative areas studied may include organic chemistry, cell biology, evolution and adaptation, genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry and data analysis and professional skills.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied may include biochemistry of microorganisms, cellular signalling and transport, functional genomics, macromolecular biochemistry, metabolism and research methods and bioethics.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

— “When I graduate, I hope to get into pharmacology and work towards exciting goals that will help people.” —

Year 3/4 (MSci)

Indicative areas studied may include advanced genetics of health, biomedicine, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology, and a biochemical research dissertation.

Graduate destinations

This course prepares graduates for jobs directly related to a biochemistry degree such as analytical chemistry, biomedical science, healthcare support, clinical biochemistry, clinical research, forensic science, research science, life science, scientific laboratory technical work and toxicology. In addition many other careers are open to biochemistry graduates including in teaching, business and management, finance and accounting and many roles involved with project management and organisation. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Biological Sciences

Natural Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GFC0

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

Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci) / AAB (BSc) including two sciences of which one can be Mathematics dependent on the chosen pathway (see online prospectus)

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BSc) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Biology plus one other science or Mathematics at HL BTEC: Please see website GCSE: GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

IB: (MSci) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BSc) 35 (6,6,5 HL) with any two of Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry at HL dependent on the chosen pathway (see online prospectus) BTEC: Please see website GCSE: GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

The course has a fundamental core of biology and covers a wide variety of topics within biological sciences, with broader consideration of molecular, cellular and whole organism level processes. It includes biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, as well as study of whole organism structure and function, (particularly in relation to human health).

Year 1

Indicative areas studied may include evolution and adaptation, anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, data analysis and professional skills.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied may include research methods and bioethics, biochemistry of microorganisms, cellular signalling and transport, functional genomics, metabolism and human physiology.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 (MSci)

Indicative areas studied may include advanced genetics, biomedicine, health and exercise physiology, and a biological science research dissertation.

Graduate destinations

A biological sciences degree has a natural fit with the science and health sectors and provides wide-ranging job opportunities. Examples include medical and veterinary product development, quality assurance and sales, product development and testing, the food and brewing industry, medical laboratories, the biotechnology industry, environmental organisations such as consultancies and charities, local government and non-government organisations, as well as in teaching and research. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Our course is a broad based combined honours degree with a core of biology and chemistry together with a range of life and physical science options. It enables students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines chosen from a range of physical and biological sciences in year one, before specialising in two disciplines by year three. Students will also conduct their own interdisciplinary project.

Year 1

Indicative areas studied may include molecular basis of life, cell biology, fundamentals of chemistry, mathematical methods and mechanics depending on the pathway chosen.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied may include metabolism and its regulation in health, nutrition, energetics and equilibria, probability theory and nuclear physics depending on the pathways chosen in Year 1.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Indicative areas studied depend on choices in year two; core modules in two subject areas are taken plus a range of options.

Year 4/5 (MSci)

Indicative areas studied may include biochemistry, biological sciences, mathematics and physics. In addition to a compulsory project, there is a choice of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates will be equipped with knowledge, practical laboratory experience and professional and transferable skills that will prepare them for a wide variety of careers in scientific research and analysis, health, medicine, and environmental consultancy, or graduate positions in finance and management. * Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Kate BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management

— “We have worked with both Boots and Waitrose, offering real-time suggestions to improve in-store and logistical processes.” —

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Banking, Finance and Management

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Business Economics and Finance

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Economics and Management

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English with Business Studies

Information Management and Business

International Economics

p107

Geography with Economics

p146

International Business

p104

Economics with Accounting

p109

Geography and Management

p146

Management Sciences

p105

Economics with Geography

p109

p130

Retailing, Marketing and Management

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Economics with Politics

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Information Technology Management for Business

101

Business Psychology

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Computing and Management p128 p90

Mathematics and Accounting p156 and Financial Management Mathematics with Economics

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience. Consistently ranked as a top 10 UK business school, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

Study methods THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 10 IN UK FOR ALL SUBJECT AREAS

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 2015 GRADUATES 97% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

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 one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Career prospects

Our graduates are in great demand. 97% of our employed 2015 graduates are in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. With an average starting salary of £27,396* many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies. * salary based on mean salary DLHE 2015.

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,396

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Accounting and Financial Management

Banking, Finance and Management

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

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N301

Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies)

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

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

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

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

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

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.

Today’s ever evolving global banking and finance sector requires astute managers equipped to deal with complex problems. This course is distinctive in combining the three elements of banking and finance theory, economics and management studies to prepare you for a successful management career in the financial services industry, accounting 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.

This course has a long and very successful history of producing highly sought-after graduates, many of whom are employed in the City of London by prestigious UK and international banking and finance organisations.

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

Year 1

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

Year 1

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 2

Areas studied include business lending, marketing, human resource management, accounting, management science, economics, financial management and business information management.

Year 2

Areas studied include financial reporting, management accounting, financial management, financial market and derivative fundamentals, information systems development, company law, and business information management.

Year 3

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 4

Year 3

Areas studied include financial management and corporate policy, corporate and wholesale banking, strategy in banking, and strategic management.

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 4

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

Graduate destinations

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. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

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

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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 (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: DDD in a relevant subject GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

This broad, flexible course gives you the core business and management skills to be a successful manager, combined with the knowledge and understanding of how businesses can exploit new digital innovations from a non-technical management perspective. The wide variety of optional modules (including a final year project) allows you to tailor the course to the areas you are most interested in. This will assist you in developing a wide range of core business skills that will enhance your employability, helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Year 1

Areas studied include organisational behaviour, marketing, microeconomics, financial accounting, quantitative methods for business, statistics and modelling, agile data management, information management in society, and skills for study, placement and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include accounting, brand management, human resource management, management science methods, business information management, digital resilience, and knowledge, data and information systems.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 4

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

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.

International Business BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N110 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: DDD in a relevant subject 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 study, as well as opportunities to enhance your language skills in French, German or Spanish.

Year 1

Areas studied include organisational behaviour, marketing, microeconomics, financial framework, international organisations, quantative methods for business, and business modelling.

Year 2

Areas studied include international business, economics and management, ethics and corporate social responsibility, macroeconomics, human resource and business information management, accounting, data analysis, and brand management. Optional six-month ‘international semester’.

Year 3

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 4

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

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have enjoyed great success in finding employment, and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Our graduates go into a wide range of sectors in roles ranging from general management to specialist roles in marketing in supply chain management. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

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 (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: DDD in a relevant subject

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: DDD in a relevant subject

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

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. To maximise your capability as an effective decision maker, you will gain a broad understanding of different management processes and styles, and the context in which business decisions are made. Flexibility is also a key element of the course; offering an excellent number of options that allow you to tailor the course to suit your career aspirations. 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, financial accounting, marketing and organisational behaviour.

Year 2

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, guest lectures, live industry case studies, skills workshops and company visits. 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 and environment, marketing, microeconomics, financial accounting, organisational behaviour, business modelling, quantitative methods for business, international organisations, and skills for study, placement and employment.

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

Year 2

Year 3

Year 3

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

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 4

Year 4

Areas studied include management science, technology in business and society, and strategic management.

Graduate destinations

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

This course will prepare you for a wide range of careers, from general management to specialist roles such as consultancy, financial analysis or as a functional specialist (eg brand procurement; sales) in the private or public sector. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

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

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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 in a relevant subject 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 structures created by governments and companies. Studying economics gives 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, quantitative economics, data analysis and skills for study and employment.

Year 2

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 in a relevant subject 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. This course will equip you 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 and skills for study and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include financial economics, econometrics, macro and microeconomics.

Areas studied include intermediate macro and microeconomics and econometrics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Final year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include advanced macro and microeconomics, applied econometrics, research and communication skills.

Graduate destinations

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

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include financial economics and asset pricing, corporate finance, industrial economics and research and communication skills.

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

International Economics

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LN1F

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L110

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LN12

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L115

Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies)

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

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D in a relevant subject

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

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. By equipping you with these skills, this course is designed to open up a wide range of careers in consultancy, management or as an economist.

International economics focuses on the trade, financial and development issues facing different economies and their institutional frameworks. This course is designed for those students who have an interest in different economies and the relationships between them. It is designed to open up a wide range of careers in companies operating globally or for policy makers such as the World Bank.

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

This course covers the essential core modules in economics and also offers a distinct international flavour. Optional modules give you the opportunity to specialise in areas that are of interest to you and your career aspirations.

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

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, operations management, marketing and business information management.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include technology and society, leadership and interpersonal skills, and research and communication skills.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter fields as diverse as banking, consultancy, market analysis, accountancy, financial management, insurance and marketing, while others are employed in more general management positions. Often, these are with companies that operate globally.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, econometrics and international economic relations.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include international money and finance, international trade, development economics, and research and communication skills.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter fields as diverse as banking, market analysis, 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

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

— “Having a year of working a full time job will give me a wealth of skills that I can then use when I return.” —

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Economics with Accounting

Economics with Geography

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L1NL

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L1FV

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L1N4

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L1F8

Typical offers A level: AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies)

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

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

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D in a relevant subject

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D in a relevant subject

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Designed specifically for those anticipating a career in accountancy, this degree offers most of the core elements of an economics degree combined with modules in accounting and finance, which are recognised by the major accountancy professional bodies.

This flexible course enables you to gain a thorough grounding in economics as well as specialising in areas such as globalisation, migration, international development and urbanisation, all vitality important areas in today’s globalised economy.

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the structures created by governments and companies. By combining the study of economics with accountancy, your understanding of the wider economic environment and skills in interpreting and presenting financial statements will enable you to assist business planning and decision making.

What determines why some regions are richer than others? How can countries develop through trade? These are increasingly important questions for policy makers to consider. By looking at these issues from the perspective of two different academic disciplines, you will gain a richer understanding of how these influences interact.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include financial economics, financial reporting, the financial system, law, macro and microeconomics and management accounting.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include corporate finance, financial economics and asset pricing, financial reporting, strategic management accounting and performance, auditing, and research and communication skills.

Graduate destinations

Graduates mainly enter fields in accountancy, while others are employed in areas such as auditing, tax, business assurance, or in more general management positions.

Year 1

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, global economic changes, social and cultural identity, data analysis, quantitative economics and skills for study and employment.

Year 2

Areas studied include intermediate macro and microeconomics, plus a wide range of optional subjects including globalisation and global migration.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include research and communication skills, plus a wider range of optional subjects including international trade, globalised urbanisation and development economics.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter a wide range of careers, often within areas such as banking, accountancy and auditing, while others are employed in more general management positions. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Economics with Politics BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L1LF BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L1L2 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 in a relevant subject GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Governments have a key role in affecting how economies behave and perform, and are often driven by political motives and ideology. These influences work on an international scale. This course equips you for a range of careers in government and both national and international policy making institutions. You will study the core aspects of economics, how the global economy is shaped by international relations, national and international institutions, politics and the legal system. A wide range of optional modules enable you to tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, British politics and European politics.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include research and communication skills plus a choice from a wide range of optional modules.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter a wide range of careers, often within areas such as banking, buying, market analysis, and accountancy, while others are employed in more general management positions. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Alex MEng Chemical Engineering

— “There are loads of design projects you get to take part in, like designing a pilot plant or a water management system.” —

Courses Chemical Engineering

p113

Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year

p113

You may also be interested in… Bioengineering

p95

Biomaterials Engineering

p95

Chemistry p117

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Materials Science and Engineering

p151

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

p117

COURSES AVAILABLE IN BIOENGINEERING SEE P95


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Chemical Engineering

2015 GRADUATES 100% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ29,000

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.

It is an excellent opportunity to develop a professional outlook and make a favourable impression on future employers. The Department gratefully acknowledges the support of ABB, AstraZeneca, BASF, BP, British Sugar, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, National Nuclear Laboratory, PepsiCo, Shell, Tata Steel, Thames Water, Total UK, Unilever and many other companies in our professional development scheme.

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 2016 TOP 10 IN UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 6TH FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record). Nothing eases the transition from university to professional life better than a placement in industry. We have contacts with more than 200 companies. Professional development in industry can be with manufacturers, contractors or research laboratories. Some of this development can even take place overseas.

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

Career prospects

100% of our 2015 employed graduates were in professional or managerial roles within six months of leaving. 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 at A level or equivalent.

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H806 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H805

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto any of the degree courses in our Department.

Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng) / AAB (BEng) including Mathematics and at least one from Chemistry or Physics

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and at least one of Chemistry or Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D (MEng) / DD (BEng) in a relevant subject plus A level Mathematics Grade A (MEng) / B (BEng)

Chemical engineering or process engineering is concerned with the processing of raw materials into chemical products on a commercial scale. The products from these operations are seen all around us including, for example, petrol, pharmaceuticals, food, drinking water, paints, cosmetics and clothing.

Year 1 MEng and BEng

Areas studied include process balances, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, laboratory, process design, and process economics.

Year 2 MEng and BEng

Areas studied include separation processes, mass transfer operations, safety and loss prevention, and environmental control.

— “The Department’s good relationship with industry means we can take part in activities and engage with employers like BP and GSK.” —

Optional placement year

Salaried professional placement.

Year 3 BEng (year 4 for BEng DIS)

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

Year 3 and 4 MEng

Areas studied include professional development project (which can be undertaken overseas), advanced chemical engineering topics and a semester-long design project.

Graduate destinations

Companies with whom our students have found employment include 3M, AstraZeneca, BP, Croda, Exxon Mobil, Foster Wheeler, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson Matthey, Huntsman, INEOS, Invista, Mars, Merck, Nestlé, Pepsico, Pfizer, Procter and Gamble, Shell, Schlumberger, Tate and Lyle, Total, and United Biscuits. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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 This new course combines areas of expertise in Bioengineering creating a course specifically designed to provide graduates that have a thorough grounding in the bioengineering disciplines. See p95 for more information.

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CHEMISTRY

Harry MChem Chemistry

— “My favourite module was The Structure of the Universe in my first year. It made the start of Chemistry at Loughborough a memorable one for me.” —

Courses Chemistry p117 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

p117

Chemistry with a Foundation Year

p118

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You may also be interested in… Biochemistry

p99

Bioengineering

p95

Chemical Engineering

p113

Natural Sciences

p100


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Chemistry Why choose Chemistry at Loughborough?

NSS 2016 1ST FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION FOR CHEMISTRY

2015 GRADUATES 88% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

NSS 2016 1ST IN UK FOR SATISFACTION WITH TEACHING IN CHEMISTRY

We have an outstanding scientific reputation with internationally renowned staff. Our strong commercial links are reflected in the range of courses available, which are 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. STEMLab is a new state-of-the-art learning facility for science and engineering students that is due to open in summer 2017. You can find more information about STEMLab on p66.

Industrial placement year and study abroad

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 take part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme, enabling you to spend a year at a collaborating European university in Spain, Italy, Germany, or Poland.

Professional recognition and becoming a Chartered Chemist

Graduates from the MChem courses are eligible for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC), and in addition 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 real world. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses (4 year or 5 year sandwich) prepare students for research work in industry or PhD research. Our 3 year (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and many other sectors.

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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 this course allows students to take up careers in all areas of chemical science as well as non-chemistry careers.

The pharmaceutical industry has a need for highly skilled graduates with a strong background in organic chemistry, pharmacology and related biochemical areas in the search for new drugs to combat serious ailments such as cancer, heart disease and bacterial and viral infections.

Year 1

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

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

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

Areas studied include organic, inorganic, environmental and physical chemistry, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, dissertation and investigative projects.

Year 4/5

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

Graduate destinations

Year 4/5

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

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 British Steel. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates have gone on to become: Medicinal Chemists, Product and Process Development Chemists, Bioanalysts, Forensic Scientists, Formulation Scientists, Pharmacologists and Microbiologists, Drug Marketing and Sales. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Chemistry with a Foundation Year

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

UCAS code: F104 Chemistry with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study or achieve in the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to progress onto any of the single honours courses in our Department. For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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 p99 for more information.

— “Being in the lab and using the equipment is always the highlight of the week.” —

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CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

Joe MEng Civil Engineering

— “We get some really good support when searching for careers/placements. The lecturers are always happy to help.” —

Courses Air Transport Management

p122

Commercial Management and p121 Quantity Surveying

Transport and Business Management

p123

Construction Engineering Management

Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

p123

Civil Engineering

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p121

p122

You may also be interested in… Architecture p83 Architectural Engineering and p83 Design Management Materials Science and Engineering

p151


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Civil and Building Engineering Why choose Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough? 2015 GRADUATES 98% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 2ND IN THE UK FOR BUILDING

NSS 2016 TOP 5 IN UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

Our wide range of courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the civil engineering, construction and transport industries. We place a strong emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills including Information Technology and Management, making our graduates very attractive to employers.

All students are given the opportunity to undertake industrial training. 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 a job offer upon graduation.

Professional accreditation All our established courses are accredited to lead to Chartered status with an appropriate professional institution.

Facilities

We house our own design studio and computer laboratory. Our large open-plan laboratory facility includes concrete, geotechnics, strength of materials, hydraulics, structures, surveying, public health and building services engineering laboratories, along with support workshops and dedicated technicians.

Industrial placement year

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015-16 HESA UG Student Record).

Career prospects

Over 98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. As a graduate you will be well-respected in industry. Recent independent surveys of major employers have consistently rated the School at the top nationally for civil engineering and construction graduates.

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ27,000

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Civil Engineering

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

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

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

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

Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

BEng (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H201

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

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H200

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

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng) / ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and preferably a second science (excluding Critical Thinking)

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and preferably a second science at HL

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

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

The CMQS course is fully accredited by both 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.

As a civil engineer, you can improve quality of life through (re)building or maintaining vital infrastructure. You also solve issues, including supplying energy and clean water to homes, processing and recycling waste, and pollution. The courses are accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Highways and Transportation, and meet the current UK-SPEC requirements of the Engineering Council (ECUK).

Year 1

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

Year 1

Areas studied include construction and engineering materials, structures, fluid mechanics, design, surveying, communications, IT, BIM and CAD.

Year 2

Areas studied include contract administration, property development, measurement and QS practice, law, estimating and planning, and construction management.

Year 2

Areas studied include structural design, health and safety, geotechnics, construction management and structural analysis.

Year 3

Compulsory professional work placement.

Optional placement/study year

Final year

Optional salaried professional placement.

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

Year 3 or 4 (BEng)

Areas studied include project management, water engineering, health and safety, geotechnics, a group design project, and an individual research project.

Graduate destinations

Year 3 or 4 (MEng)

Areas studied include water engineering, construction IT, teamwork and leadership.

Year 4 or 5 (MEng)

Areas studied include an individual research project, applied structural mechanics and environmental modelling.

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

Graduate destinations

With fantastic employment rates, the vast majority entering the civil engineering profession. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Additional award

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Construction Engineering Management BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K291 Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

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

Year 1

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

Year 2

Air Transport Management BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HNK9 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HN49 Typical offers A level: ABB or AAC IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics 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

This course provides specialism in air transport management and is designed for those wanting to follow a career within the air transport industry. It covers the principles of aviation and airports together with management and economics options shared with those in the BSc in Transport and Business Management. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Year 1

Areas studied include air transport, management, economics, logistics, transport systems and air transport technology communication and learning skills and transport and society.

Year 2

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

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.

Year 3

Optional placement/study year

Compulsory professional work placement.

Final year

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

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

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include aviation finance and 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 possibilities including airlines and airports, aviation companies, transport consultancies, and public transport operators. *Diploma in Industrial Studies

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Transport and Business Management

Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N921

UCAS code: H20A 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 at A level or equivalent.

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N920 Typical offers A level: BBB or ABC

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course enables you to progress onto the Civil Engineering degree course.

IB: 32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs (A*-C) (9-4) including Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4

This course equips students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of the main modes of passenger and freight transport. The course is multidisciplinary and conveys the principles and applications of planning, management, economics and technology. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Year 1

Areas studied include transport systems, communication and learning skills, management, economics, air transport, transport and society, logistics, management finance and statistics, economics and road transport technology.

Year 2

Areas studied include transport planning, quantitative analysis in transport, economics of transport, airline business strategies, global logistics and supply chain management, transport and the environment, research methods and project appraisal.

— “I hope to work for my sponsor company when I graduate and work towards chartership.” —

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include transport policy, transport demand management, sustainable cities and transport, public transport operations and a research dissertation.

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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Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Architecture BArch (Hons) DIS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: K101 BArch (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: K100 This new, innovative course will enable our vision to produce architects with a well-rounded interdisciplinary approach and key specialisms in sustainability, digital architecture and architectural techtonics. See p83 for more information.

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 p83 for more information.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Jessica BSc Computing and Management

— “The lecturers are excellent and extremely knowledgeable, delivering world-class teaching.” —

Courses Computer Science

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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

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Computer Science and Mathematics

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Computing and Management

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Information Technology Management for Business

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Computer Science with a Foundation Year

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Computer Science Why choose Computer Science at Loughborough? NSS 2016 TOP 5 IN UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

With over 600 staff and students, the Department of Computer Science is a lively community. Students enjoy a stimulating learning and working environment with state-of-the-art lab facilities, study areas, meeting and seminar rooms.

Professional placement year 2015 GRADUATES 99% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ29,678

The Department highly recommends the professional placement (sandwich) 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 often offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.

Professional recognition and industry accreditation

Several of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which can qualify graduates for Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and the educational requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registration. Please see individual courses for details. Our Information Technology Management for Business course is accredited by The Tech Partnership.

Career prospects

99% of our employed 2015 graduates were in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. Our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies. The employment level of our graduates is consistently higher than the national average and is reflected in their exceptionally high average salary of ÂŁ29,678 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 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* (MSci) / D (BSc) plus AA (MSci) / AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including Mathematics (see online prospectus) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

This course covers all major computer science topics together with specialist modules in artificial intelligence. It allows flexibility of choice 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 subjects from a wide range of choices, and a computer science project.

Final year MSci

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

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Accenture, American Express, BAE Systems, BBC, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Network Rail, NHS, Nomura. *Diploma in Professional Studies

Placement opportunity

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* (MSci) / D (BSc) plus AA (MSci) / AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including Mathematics (see online prospectus) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

This course has a strong emphasis on logic, programming and mathematical ability. It provides students with a strong foundation in the critical areas of computer science and gives the opportunity to tailor the degree to their own strengths, interests and career aspirations. This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).

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

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

Final year MSci

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

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: BAE Systems, Barclays, BT, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Jagex Ltd, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters, TNT. *Diploma in Professional Studies

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

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* (MSci) / D (BSc) plus AA (MSci) / AB (BSc) in 2 A levels including A in Mathematics (see online prospectus) GCSE: Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

Many real-world problems are solved by a close-knit combination of mathematical and computational techniques. This course aims to equip students with a powerful set of skills to deal with such tasks, providing an excellent grounding for careers in computing and mathematics, as well as most careers 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 subjects from computer science and from 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: BAE Detica, Bank of America, British Airways, Citigroup, Experian, Financial Services Authority, IBM, Kelkoo.co.uk, Nomura, PwC, Royal Mail.

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 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. Roughly half the subjects on the course cover computing topics taught by the Department, while the other half comprises management subjects taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics. The BSc programme has partial accreditation while the MSci programme has full accreditation for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP) from the British Computer Society (BCS).

Year 1

Areas studied include software engineering, computer systems, databases, programming, accounting, human resources, statistics and modelling for management.

Year 2

Areas studied include industrial expertise, 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 subjects and an IT or computing project.

Final year MSci

Areas studied include enterprise technology for computer scientists, managing a project team, and a thesis project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Accenture, Aston Martin, Aviva, BBC, Cap Gemini, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu, GSK, IKEA, JP Morgan, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan Stanley. *Diploma in Professional Studies

*Diploma in Professional Studies

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— “The facilities are excellent, and the teaching is world-class.” —

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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

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: G501 BSc (Hons) DPS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GN51 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GN52 Typical offers A level: AAA (MSci) / ABB (BSc)

Unlike Foundation courses offered by many other Further and Higher Education institutions, this programme is specifically tailored to applicants who wish to join Loughborough University’s Department of Computer Science. This course is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry at A level or equivalent.

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

Successful completion of the one-year foundation programme allows you to progress onto any of the degree courses in our Department.

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)

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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 employers to prepare students for a successful career in IT. It covers a vibrant mix of transferable skills and knowledge for students who want exciting and challenging management or professional careers designing, developing and implementing technology solutions for businesses. The course is accredited by The Tech Partnership. 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, statistics and modelling and software engineering.

Year 2

Areas studied include industrial expertise, networks, operating systems, company finance, operations management, marketing and team projects.

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Year 3/4

Areas studied include e-business planning, strategic management, leadership and interpersonal skills, and an IT or computing project.

Final year MSci

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

Graduate destinations

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

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DESIGN

Tasha BA Industrial Design and Technology

— “Every module sets a brief – some are even set by external people in industry – so I am constantly being prepared for the real world.” —

Courses User Centred Design

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Industrial Design and Technology

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You may also be interested in… Fine Art

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Graphic Communication and Illustration

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Product Design Engineering

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Textiles: Innovation and Design p92

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Design Why choose Design at Loughborough?

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 5TH FOR ART AND DESIGN

We inspire our students to develop their skills and knowledge, nuturing 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 creative industries, developing into the next generation of talented designers.

The courses NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

2015 GRADUATES 93% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

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

Specialist facilities

Our state-of-the-art building is equipped with interconnecting workshops, studios, specialist

laboratories, display areas, and computer suites. A special CAD/CAM facility includes rapid prototyping machines, waterjet cutting and vacuum casting equipment. We have also recently opened a new DReAM laboratory providing specialised 3D printing equipment.

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 international universities we collaborate with.

Career prospects

Over 93% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating in 2015. Many of our graduates gain employment in design, ergonomics and design related work. Others choose to study at postgraduate level or become an entrepreneur.

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ25,406

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User Centred Design

Industrial Design and Technology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: W201

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

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: W200

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

Typical offers A level: ABB including 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 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

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

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4. This course concerns itself with the development of skills and ability in designing, including the exploration of design ideas, the optimisation of product interaction and usability, form giving, styling and the visual elements of brand, three-dimensional design and the production of computer based and physical models, prototypes and functioning products. The course specialises in problem solving, design research, evidenced based reasoning, and a range of human-centred methods to aid in the understanding of user desires, needs and capabilities for use in design. It also addresses the design of products beyond those embodied in a physical artefact, including services and systems.

The 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.

Year 1

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

Year 1

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

Year 2

This course concerns itself with the development of skills and ability in designing, including the exploration of design ideas, the optimisation of product interaction and usability, form giving, styling and the visual elements of brand, three-dimensional design and the production of computer based and physical models, prototypes and functioning products.

Year 2

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

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.

Year 3

Optional professional placement or study abroad.

Final year

Year 3

Optional professional placement or study abroad.

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

Final year

Graduate destinations

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

This brand new course that begins in 2017, has been developed 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 at companies such as IBM through to Human Factors specialist at Jaguar Land Rover.

With 100% of our employed 2015 graduates in graduate level roles within 6 months of graduating, you can be assured that studying this course provides you with the expert training to engage with a number of industries immediately after graduating. Recent destinations include: Adidas, Alliance Boots, Dyson, BskyB, Joseph Joseph, Marks and Spencer, Procter and Gamble and Sebastian Conran Associates. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HJ79 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HJ7X Typical offers A level: ABB including Physics or Mathematics plus 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

— “The facilities are amazing here. I love coming to do work in the building as it’s bright and spacious.” —

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Art and Design GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

The course concerns itself with the development of skills and ability in designing, including the exploration of design ideas, the optimisation of product interaction and usability, form giving, styling and the visual elements of the brand, three-dimensional design and the production of computer based and physical models, prototypes and functioning products. The course specialises in the technological aspects of the design process through the study of both electronics and mechanics. The course targets product functionality through the innovative application of technology and the delivery of a range of working prototypes and artefacts for the evaluation of highly technical solutions, materials, manufacture and aesthetics.

Year 1

Areas studied include design practice and contexts, ergonomics, prototyping, computing, materials and processes, electronics and mechanics.

Year 2

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

Year 3

Optional professional placement or study abroad.

Final year

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

Recent graduate destinations include: Alliance Boots, Apple, Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Puma, Unilever and Vax. With 92% of our employed 2015 graduates in graduate level roles within 6 months of graduating, you can be assured that studying this course provides you with the expert training to engage with a number of industries immediately after graduating. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Anushki BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

— “My course has developed me into someone who is able to face a challenge and find the solution.” —

Courses You may also be interested in…

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Systems Engineering

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year

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Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

2015 GRADUATES 97% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £27,000

Why choose Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough?

If you want to give the world its next revolutionary technologies, improve people’s lives or solve the planet’s energy needs, this is the subject for you. Our courses impact on all aspects of modern life so can be the start of a fascinating and rewarding career in the domain of your choice: aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, defence, healthcare, retail, media, communications, energy and banking, to name just a few.

Facilities

There are laboratories for disciplines such as; automation and robotics, autonomous flying vehicles, control engineering, data communications, embedded systems, PCB manufacturing, and soldering. We also have specialist facilities for the engineering applications of underwater acoustics, and renewable energy systems.

Sponsorship

All courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Professional recognition

The Engineering Council UK (ECUK) accredits all of the courses offered by the School. Our courses are accredited by one or more of the following professional institutions: • Institution of Engineering and Technology • Royal Aeronautical Society • Energy Institute • Institute of Measurement and Control.

Industrial training and international study

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record). All of the courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3 and over 50 students take this option every year. For the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) or Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.

Career prospects

97% of 2015 employed graduates were in managerial or professional roles six months after graduating and the average starting salary is £27,000. Recent graduates are now employed by; Network Rail, Apple, Qinetiq, Selex, Siemens, BT, Ericsson, BAE Systems, npower, Goodrich, Toyota, E.ON, Rolls-Royce, ARM, National Instruments, Microsoft, GE and many others.

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Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H612

MEng (Hons) DIS/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/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H614

BEng (Hons) DIS/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 a second science subject

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng) / ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and a second science subject

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and one of Physics, Design Technology or Computer Science at HL

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and one of Physics, Design Technology or Computer Science 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)

This course is all about embedded systems – the combination of digital electronics, microprocessors and software that will allow your clothes to monitor your health, your glasses to give you directions and your vehicle entertainment system to respond to your moods. Our course will equip you with the digital electronic, microprocessor and software skills to design, build and integrate the technologies behind the products of the future.

Electronic and electrical engineers create the technologies essential to the smooth running of our everyday lives: mobile phones, computing, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology, transport, infrastructure, defence and utility provision. Our course gives you the practical and theoretical analysis and design skills so highly regarded by employers.

Years 1 and 2

Areas studied include circuits, computer architecture, electronics electromagnetism, introduction to fpga, mathematics, programming and software design, signals and systems, and software engineering.

Areas studied include circuits, communications, control system design, electronics, electromagnetism, electromechanical systems, mathematics, programming and software design, project management, and signals and systems.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include advanced FPGAs, applying management theory, business management, digital interfacing and instrumentation, electronic system design with FPGA, embedded software development, group project, individual project, and real-time software engineering.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: ARM, BAE Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, JLR, Quanta Fluid Systems, Rolls Royce, and Telesoft Technologies.

Years 1 and 2

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include applying management theory, a group project, an individual project, digital signal processing, electronic system design, and renewable energy.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Network Rail, Apple, Qinetiq, Selex, Siemens, BT, Ericsson, BAE Systems, npower, Goodrich, Toyota, E.ON, Rolls-Royce, ARM, and National Instruments. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Additional award

Accredited course


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Systems Engineering MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H641 MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H660 BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H650

Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: H602

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H652

Our foundation year course is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry at A level or equivalent.

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng) / ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and a second science subject

Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows you to nominate the course you wish to progress on to within the School.

IB: (MEng) 37 (6,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Mathematics and one of Physics, Design Technology or Computer Science at HL

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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

Systems Engineering focuses on the design and development of highly sophisticated systems, such as aircraft, cars, whole transport networks, telecommunications, energy infrastructures or information management systems. It integrates all the elements in a system including hardware, software, firmware, people, information, techniques, facilities and services.

Years 1 and 2

Areas studied include aircraft design, circuits, control system design, electronics, electromagnetism, mathematics, mechanics, programming and software design, signals and systems, systems integration, and systems methods.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Areas studied include enterprise systems engineering, human factors in systems design, group project, individual project, materials properties and application, systems diagnostics, systems engineering applications theory, and understanding complexity.

— “The support from departmental staff is very good. It’s always warming to know that you can get any course-based problem resolved by a knowledgeable team.” —

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Royal Navy, GE Aviation, Siemens, BAE Systems, TRW Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell and Airbus. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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FOUNDATION STUDIES

Neha Physics with a Foundation Year

— “I very much enjoy the amazing sporting opportunities here, as well as knowing that I’m studying a curriculum that is recognised worldwide.” —

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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 the University, giving them full access to all the University facilities, support services, clubs and societies that Loughborough has to 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

There are many reasons why people may not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to a degree at Loughborough University. If you are in this situation, Foundation Studies may be your gateway to success.

The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for 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 students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study.

Foundation Studies provides 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. 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 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 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 www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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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, please see website for details. Elite athletes can progress to degree courses in the following subject areas: • Accounting • Aeronautical Engineering • Automotive Engineering • Business • Chemical Engineering • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Computer Science • Economics • Electronic and Electrical Engineering • Engineering Management • Finance • Human Biology • Management • Manufacturing Engineering • Materials Engineering • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Physics • Product Design Engineering • Psychology • Social Sciences • Sport and Exercise Psychology • Sport and Exercise Science • Sport Management. 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 www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation * defined as competing at junior international level or higher, or expecting to do so in the next 12 months.

Additional award

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Art and Design Foundation Studies

International Foundation Programme

The University offers Foundation Studies in Art and Design, which leads to a BTEC qualification satisfying the entrance requirements for progression to undergraduate courses in Art and Design.

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.

Loughborough’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course is fast-paced, fun and creative, encouraging you to develop your artistic ability.

A mixture of subject-specific modules, 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 the degree courses listed for elite athletes for a list of courses currently offered. Please see our website for full details. www.lboro.ac.uk/international

The course and its students enjoy 100% successful progression each year to the broadest range of Art and Design undergraduate courses nationally and internationally. www.lboro.ac.uk/ug2018/aed

— “Anybody looking at Loughborough University’s rankings would know that it offers the best student experience, has amazing facilities and one of the best art courses. I think that this was what impacted my decision the most.” —

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GEOGRAPHY

Adam BSc Geography and Management

— “There’s so much variety within Geography which means there are modules for everyone to enjoy.” —

Courses Geography p145 Geography with Economics

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Geography and Management

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Geography and Sport Management

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Geography and Sport Science p147

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Geography Why choose Geography at Loughborough? NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN ENGLAND FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

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 over 50 academic, research and support staff and over 500 students the Department is a great learning environment.

94% OVERALL SATISFACTION IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Our students benefit from the wideranging, world-renowned expertise of our academic staff all of whom are committed to high quality, researchinformed teaching, ensuring the very best learning experience.

2015 GRADUATES

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.

NSS 2016

95% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £24,500

Facilities

Modern facilities provide the perfect environment for all types of classes, with the latest technology and laboratory facilities 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. A key component of all our teaching is that lecturers will expect students to actively participate in every session.

Professional placement year and study abroad

All of our courses include the option to gain an additional qualification by doing an industrial placement or study abroad year.

Course accreditations

All of our eligible courses – MSci Geography, BSc Geography and BSc Geography with Economics – are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), while MSci Geography has additional accreditation from the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Career prospects

Our courses provide a fantastic opportunity to prepare yourself for a wide range of careers worldwide. Graduates are appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors and almost all of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study.

ALL ELIGIBLE COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG)

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Geography

Geography

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F801

MSci (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F84F

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F800

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F840

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L701

Typical offers A level: AAB including Geography

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L700

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, and both the BA and BSc allow you to do this.

Year 1

Areas studied include cartography and digital mapping, quantitative methods, academic and professional study skills, and physical geography with all students attending a week-long residential fieldcourse.

Year 2

Areas studied include research design, a choice of physical and environmental geography modules and a compulsory residential fieldcourse.

Year 1

Areas studied include cartography and digital mapping, quantitative methods, academic and professional study skills, human geography and physical geography with all students attending a residential fieldcourse.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 2

Areas studied include research design, and a choice of human geography, physical geography and fieldcourse modules.

Year 3

Areas studied include a range of physical and environmental geography and fieldcourse modules. Students also conduct a dissertation.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a range of applied physical geography modules. All students conduct an independent research project.

Final year

Areas studied include a range of human geography, physical geography and fieldcourse modules. Students also conduct a dissertation.

Graduate destinations

This specialist integrated master’s course is designed for students with a passion for physical and environmental geography. It has a strong skills base and places a big emphasis on fieldwork and practical/ laboratory work.

Graduate destinations

Graduates are appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors, including administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, development and environmental agencies, and education.

Graduates are appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors, including administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, development and environmental agencies, and education. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Geography with Economics

Geography and Management

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LL18

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FN82

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LL17

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: FN8F

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 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, but also study economics at one of the UK’s leading Schools of Business and Economics.

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.

Year 1

Areas studied include macro and microeconomics, human and physical geography, and academic and professional study skills.

Year 2

Areas studied include a full range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldclass modules. Economics topics include econometrics, finance and transport economics.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a full range of optional geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Economics topics include transport, welfare states and energy and the environment.

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

Year 1

Areas studied include human geography, physical geography, and academic and professional study skills. Management topics include organisational behaviour, human resources, statistics and modelling, and accounting.

Year 2

Areas studied include a full range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldcourse modules. Management topics include marketing, organisation studies and company finance.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a full range of geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Management topics include leadership, entrepreneurship, banking and work organisation.

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

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Geography and Sport Management

Geography and Sport Science

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LN7F BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LN78

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FC8F BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: FC86 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

This multi-disciplinary joint honours course allows students to develop their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, while also gaining insights into sport management. In sport management, students consider the diversity of leisure activities and the opportunities for participation that are made available to consumers, sports marketing, sport planning and provision, accounting, human resource management and risk management.

Year 1

Areas studied include human geography, physical geography, and academic and professional study skills. Sport management topics include sport industries, professional skills and organisational behaviour.

Year 2

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.

Year 1

Areas studied include human geography, physical geography, and academic and professional study skills. Sport science topics include sociology of sport pedagogy, teaching and coaching, physical activity and health, and sports and exercise psychology.

Year 2

Areas studied include a full range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldclass modules. Sport science topics are selected from a wide range of optional modules.

Areas studied include a full range of human geography, physical geography, and fieldclass modules. Sport management topics include marketing for sport and leisure.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include a full range of optional geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Sport science topics are selected from a wide range of optional modules.

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a full range of optional geography modules and the option of conducting independent research. Sport management topics include sport policy analysis.

Graduate destinations

Employability skills are embedded through our curriculum and our students have been appointed to posts across a broad range of industries and sectors. These include administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, sport and leisure industries and education. Almost all graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study.

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Employability skills are embedded through our curriculum and our Geography and Sport Science students have been appointed to posts across a broad range of industries and sectors. Some of our graduates 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. Almost all of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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— “Since day one the support from the department has always been great.” —

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MATERIALS

Daniel MEng Materials Engineering

— “My year-long placement provided me with an understanding of how engineering practices are applied outside of university.” —

Courses Materials Science and Engineering

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Automotive Materials

p151

Biomaterials Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year

p152

Physics p169

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Product Design Engineering

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Product Design and Technology p134

BIOMATERIALS COURSE AVAILABLE IN BIOENGINEERING SEE P95


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Materials Why choose Materials at Loughborough? 2015 GRADUATES 95% 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 2016 1ST IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 10 FOR MATERIALS

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 ÂŁ17 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 over 30% more students on placement than any other university (2015/16 HESA student record). All of our courses provide the option of a paid year working in industry to gain the extra qualification of a 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/financeoriented careers.

Our courses have been accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Biomaterials Engineering (a relatively new course) is not yet accredited; this will be sought and can be backdated to include current students.

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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 units

This course has been tailored to industry needs covering science, engineering, design, structure, properties, processing, applications, in-service behaviour and environmental impact of materials.

Year 1

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD (MEng) / DDM (BEng) with distinction in Mathematics units

This is the perfect choice of Materials course for those targeting a career in one of the largest and most important industrial markets in the world. It offers a special blend of materials engineering knowledge, linked to vehicle and engine design, theory and concepts.

Year 1

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. All Materials courses have a common first year allowing greater flexibility/mobility.

Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. All Materials courses have a common first year allowing greater flexibility/mobility.

Year 2

Year 2

Areas studied include materials in service, mechanics and fracture mechanics, materials modelling, processing, characterisation, group design project, phase transformations in solids, statistics, maths.

Areas studied include vehicle design and development, vehicle loading and suspension, internal combustion engines, materials in service, processing, characterisation, mechanics and fracture mechanics, mathematics.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year BEng/Year 3 MEng

Areas studied include composites, surface engineering, processing, functional materials, nano-materials, principles of materials, entrepreneurship and innovation, project management, industrial case studies (BEng only), substantial individual research project.

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 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

Areas studied include vehicle engine analysis, advanced characterisation techniques, materials modelling, industrial case studies, energy materials, and elasticity.

Recent graduate destinations include: Rolls-Royce, Morgan Advanced Materials, BAE Systems, British Glass, Meggitt, Fluor Ltd. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Final Year BEng/Year 3 MEng

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Nissan, Aston Martin, Williams F1, McLaren Technology Group, Perkins Engines, Bosch and Denso. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year UCAS code: J504 Materials 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 with A levels or equivalent. Successful completion of the one year foundation course enables your progression onto the first year of any of the materials degree programmes (Materials Science and Engineering, Biomaterials Engineering and Automotive Materials). For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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 This course offers students interested in 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, the health, sport and lifestyle sectors, and regenerative medicine. See p95 for more information.

— “I spent a year in California, USA, working for Apple in the Manufacturing Design team and completed a Diploma in Industrial Studies whilst there.” —

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Dobroslav BSc Financial Mathematics

— “The opportunity to do a placement year and the strong ties established with industry leaders gives you a significant advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.” —

Courses Financial Mathematics

p155

Mathematics p155 Mathematics and Accounting p156 and Financial Management Mathematics and Management p156 Mathematics and Sport Science

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Mathematics with Economics

p158

Mathematics with Mathematics Education

p159

Accounting and Financial Management

p103

Mathematics with Statistics

p159

Banking, Finance and Management

p103

Mathematics with a Foundation Year

p160

Computer Science and Mathematics

p128

Economics p106 Natural Sciences

p100

Physics and Mathematics

p170


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Mathematical Sciences

NSS 2016 94% OVERALL SATISFACTION

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY ÂŁ26,500

Why choose Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough?

Professional placement year and study abroad

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.

Career prospects

Mathematics is an exciting subject which is not only fascinating to study in its own right but also underpins a great variety of endeavours such as science, commerce and industry.

Mathematics support

2015 GRADUATES 92% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

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.

All our courses offer the option of a year-long professional placement, leading to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). 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. You also have the opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

92% of our 2015 graduates were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation with an average starting salary of over ÂŁ26,500. Opportunities include actuarial work, computing, financial work, management, engineering, scientific research, design and development, statistical work, and teaching and lecturing.

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Financial Mathematics

Mathematics

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GNC3

MMath (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G104

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GN13

MMath (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: G103

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G101

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G100

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

This course provides a thorough training in both aspects with a range of modules in economics, finance and mathematics, including specialist modules that deal directly with applications of mathematics in finance. Mathematics accounts for approximately two thirds of the course. No previous knowledge of economics is necessary as the first two years provide a comprehensive introduction to both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, and macro- and microeconomics.

Year 2

Areas studied include probability theory, applied mathematics, mechanics, analysis, mathematical methods, statistical modelling, stochastic processes, finance, and macro- and microeconomics.

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, computer applications, probability and statistics, mathematical thinking, applied mathematics and mechanics.

Year 2

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include complex variables, analysis, vector calculus, mathematical methods, and communicating mathematics. MMath also includes abstract algebra, vector spaces, and calculus of variations.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include mathematical methods for differential equations, stochastic methods in finance, corporate finance and derivatives, 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

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3 MMath/final year BSc

Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of 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 and statistics, together with a mathematics project.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Ernst & Young, Lloyds Banking Group, Associated British Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, British Gas, RGL Forensics, Jaguar Land Rover. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

Accredited course


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Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1NK BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1N4 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

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.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, financial accounting and analysis, macroand microeconomics, and law.

Year 2

Areas studied include analysis, mechanics, probability theory, financial reporting, mathematical methods management accounting, company law, financial management and marketing.

Mathematics and Management BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1NF BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1N2 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

This course will equip graduates with mathematical knowledge backed up by sound business awareness, giving them a wide range of problem-solving skills which will be attractive to employers. It is designed to appeal to students who are mathematically inclined and who also wish to develop a knowledge of management topics such as human resources management, marketing, company finance and strategic management.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, organisational behaviour, human resources and accounting.

Year 2

Areas studied include probability theory, mechanics, statistical modelling, mathematical methods, organisation studies, marketing, operations management, company finance, marketing and management science methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include strategic management, pure and applied mathematics, statistics, business management and finance.

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include advanced financial reporting, management accounting and control, and other topics in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, accounting and financial management.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Rolls-Royce, HSBC, Deloitte, Siemens, Toyota Financial Services, Victor Chandler International, Mattel UK Ltd, Ministry of Justice, Honda, BSkyB.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Microsoft, Cambridge County Council, Ten 3, Bloomberg, Santander, Arts Alliance Media, Deloitte, KPMG, Millennium Media. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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— “The courses available were very appealing and the fact I could study and have the option of doing a year in industry seemed like a great opportunity.” —

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional Award

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Mathematics and Sport Science BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GC16 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CG61 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

This course provides a solid foundation in the essential core areas of both mathematics and sport science – a combination that reflects particular strengths of Loughborough and that is not available in many other institutions. The option choices allow for specialisation in a wide variety of directions, so that degrees may be tailored to the individual career choices of the graduate. This Joint Honours course is run in collaboration with the internationally renowned School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, teaching and coaching, biomechanics of sport, human and exercise physiology, fitness and training, and sport and exercise psychology.

Year 2

Areas studied include analysis, probability theory, mechanics, mathematical methods, structural kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and social science.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Mathematics with Economics BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1LC BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1L1 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

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. Mathematics accounts for two-thirds of the course. 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, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, macro- and microeconomics.

Year 2

Areas studied include probability theory, mechanics, mathematical methods, statistical modelling and topics in economics.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and economics.

Graduate destinations

Final year

Recent graduate destinations include: IBM, Holmes & Cook, Total Gas and Power, Yahoo Germany, Baker Tilly, Investment Solutions.

Graduate destinations

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and sports science. Recent graduate destinations include: Vodafone, Macintyre Hudson, Ernst & Young, Sky Betting & Gaming, Socatots, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Caribbean International and Aviva. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Mathematics with Mathematics Education

Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GG1H

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: G1XH

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: GG13

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: G1X3

Typical offers A level: AAA including Mathematics

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

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A level Mathematics Grade A

This course involves substantial study of rigorous mathematics. What distinguishes this degree is the additional opportunity to study psychological and sociological research on the teaching and learning of mathematics, to gain experience of working in a school, and to undertake a substantial education research project in collaboration with a member of academic staff. It provides excellent preparation for students interested in becoming mathematics teachers, and also for anyone who wishes to broaden their skill set to include critical analysis of the latest research studies, oral debating and presentation skills, and academic report writing.

Year 1

There are two paths in this course: path A focuses on applied statistics and path B focuses on stochastic analysis.

Year 1

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, mathematical thinking, applied mathematics and mechanics.

Year 2

Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, mathematical thinking, applied mathematics and mechanics.

Areas studied include communicating mathematics, analysis, probability theory, applied statistics, statistical modelling, mathematical methods, and complex variables.

Year 2

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include mathematics education, mathematics culture and society, mathematical methods, communicating mathematics, analysis, vector calculus, and complex variables.

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include applied statistics or stochastic analysis, further topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and a statistics project.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include mathematics education and all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics along with a mathematics education research project.

Graduate destinations

This course provides a thorough grounding in mathematics, but with a very substantial statistics and probability component, right up to modern applications, such as in medical statistics, and a major final-year project, which offers a connection to contemporary statistics research.

This course will be highly beneficial when entering industry, business or finance, in any environment or role where you will be expected to use your mathematics through team work, explain your thinking effectively and write informative reports. It will also be of enormous value for those who would like to progress to a career as a mathematics teacher.

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, especially in medical statistics. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


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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 at A level or equivalent. Successful completion of the one-year foundation course allows progress onto any of the degree courses in our Department. For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages.` www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

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Jessica BEng Product Design Engineering

— “The facilities are extensive and the teaching amazing. Coming here and studying was the best decision that I have ever made and you won’t regret it.” —

Courses Engineering Management

p163

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Manufacturing Engineering

p163

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Mechanical Engineering

p164

Product Design Engineering

p164

Sports Technology

p165

Foundation Year courses

p165

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p83

Bioengineering p95 Engineering Physics

p169

Materials Science and Engineering

p151

Product Design and Technology

p134

Systems Engineering

p138


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Why choose Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough? AWARDED THE 2013 QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZE FOR HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

2015 GRADUATES 98% OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL ROLES

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 7TH FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £28,000

We are leaders in technological research and innovation with extensive national and international industrial links, and a long-standing tradition of excellent teaching. Particular emphasis is placed on including direct involvement of engineers from industry, incorporating the latest technologies and ideas to ensure that our courses are always industrially relevant and up-to-date.

Facilities

There are laboratories and workshops for disciplines spanning additive manufacturing, dynamics and control, electronics, fluid mechanics, healthcare engineering, internal combustion engines, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, powertrain dynamics, sports engineering, structural integrity and thermodynamics. We have extensive facilities devoted to the engineering applications of lasers, high value manufacturing engineering, and systems engineering.

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record). All courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement. All MEng students have the opportunity to study abroad in their third or final academic year.

Professional recognition

The Engineering Council UK (ECUK) accredits all of the courses offered by the School. Our courses are accredited by one or more of the following professional institutions: • Institution of Engineering Designers • Institution of Engineering and Technology • Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Career prospects

98% of 2015 employed graduates were in managerial or professional roles six months after graduating. Recent graduates are now employed by 3M Healthcare, Adidas, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd., Delphi Diesel Systems, Dyson, GE Sensing, GM Vauxhall, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Lubrizol, Mercedes Benz, Perkins Engines, Puma, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Sagentia, Tetra Engineering, Triumph, Unilever and Vax.

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Engineering Management

Manufacturing 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: H707

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N290

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H701

Typical offers A level: ABB including either Mathematics or Physics

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HH1T

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics or Physics at HL

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H710

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD plus A level Mathematics Grade B

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

This IMechE and IET accredited course has been designed to provide graduates with a unique blend of engineering and management understanding and knowledge. The aim is to provide graduates with a skill set which will allow them to directly interface between the technical and business aspects of a company.

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

Core material is a blend of management, business organisation, engineering and technology terminology and principles allowing students to develop a solid foundation of engineering and technology vocabulary and understanding.

Our broad based Manufacturing courses are IMechE and IET accredited and provide an ideal platform for graduate engineers to enter professional careers across a wide range of different manufacturing industrial sectors.

Year 1 and 2

Areas studied include engineering and management modelling, engineering management, engineering science, manufacturing design, management, planning and control, materials and manufacturing processes, marketing, operations management, organisational behaviour, mathematics and statistics.

The courses consider issues of manufacturing technology and processing, linked to manufacturing management, and provide an excellent platform for graduates wishing to progress to Chartered Engineer status. The transferable skills which graduates develop should also suit them to employment and career routes in a wide variety of professions.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Year 1 and 2

Graduate destinations

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include electronics and electrical technology, engineering computing, manufacturing management, product design, engineering sciences, mathematics and statistics, manufacturing design, materials and manufacturing processes, and manufacturing technology.

Areas studied include engineering management, an individual project, lean operations, human resource management, manufacturing for the environment, organisation structure and strategy, product innovation and project management, sustainable manufacturing and product design. Graduates will be self-reliant and able to contribute and manage well in team situations, and will have gained the technical ability and commercial awareness to be able to work in industrial or commercial environments. Typically, graduates will have an understanding of the language of engineering, closely tied with the business, management, legal, intellectual property and economic principles. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4 and 4/5

Areas studied include advanced manufacturing processes, an individual project, international project management, lean operations, and sustainable manufacturing.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: 3M, Aston Martin Lagonda, GE Aviation, Johnson Matthey, Kohler-Mira, Proctor & Gamble, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce and Triumph Motorcycles. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Study abroad

Additional award

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Mechanical Engineering

Product Design Engineering

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H302

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HHD7

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: H303

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: HHC7

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H301

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: H715

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: H300

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: HH1R

Typical offers A level: A*AA (MEng) including Mathematics and Physics with Grade A* in either subject / AAB (BEng) including Mathematics and Physics

Typical offers A level: AAA (MEng) / ABB (BEng) including Mathematics and either Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering

IB: (MEng) 38 (7,6,6 HL) / (BEng) 35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL

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) / A (BEng)

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

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the science driven engineering disciplines, and will offer you a wide choice of options in industry. Our IMechE accredited courses blend traditional disciplines such as stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, with contemporary subjects such as mechatronics, laser materials processing, healthcare engineering and the range of techniques known collectively as computer aided engineering (CAE).

The fundamental principle is that good designers need to have a broad range of design and manufacturing knowledge skills. Our IED, IET and IMechE accredited courses uniquely offer a direct route to becoming a specialist or consultant product designer and Chartered Engineer. Our courses are geared to students who aspire to early professional status and a rapid rise to positions of creativity and responsibility.

Year 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Year 3/4 and 4/5

Year 3/4 and 4/5

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include application of control engineering, electronics systems, engineering computation, dynamics, mechanics, heat transfer, an industry based project, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics, and, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include computational fluid dynamics, engineering design management, a group design project, an individual project, internal combustion engines, project engineering, and robotics and control. Recent graduate destinations include: BAE Systems, BMW, Barclays, British Sugar, Caterpillar, Cummins, GSK, JCB, MOD, Martin Baker Aircraft, MBDA, McLaren Automotive, NestlĂŠ, Pirelli, Renishaw, Royal Navy, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Triumph and Unilever.

Areas studied include application of product design, electronics and electrical technology, engineering computing, product design, engineering sciences, industrial design, machine design, manufacturing design, materials and manufacturing processes, ergonomics and visualisation. Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Areas studied include design for assembly, enterprise technology, a group design project, an individual project, product innovation management, and sustainable manufacturing. 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

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Sports Technology

Engineering Management with a Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: HC76

UCAS Code: HN12

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CH67

Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year

Typical offers A level: ABB IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 at SL Mathematics

UCAS Code: H700

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD with distinction in Mathematics units

Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year

GCSE: GCSE Grade A/7 or AS level Grade C in Mathematics

UCAS Code: H304

Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year

We have an outstanding reputation for sports science and engineering and have developed a unique course in Sports Technology in our dedicated Sports Technology Institute. The courses are intended for students wishing to pursue a career in the expanding sports-related industry sector. The courses are broad based and cover sports science, design, technology, and engineering science.

Year 1 and 2

Areas studied include biomechanics of sport, fitness and training, manufacturing design, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics and statistics, measurement principles, methods of analysis in sports biomechanics, ergonomics and visualisation, sports goods design and test, sports technology and materials, and structural kinesiology.

UCAS Code: HH17 Our Foundation Year courses are primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study or achieve 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 appropriate degree course. For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include engineering management, an individual project, sports equipment industry, and sports surfaces, footware and garments.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Adidas, Decathlon, Hawk-Eye Innovations, International Tennis Federation, Jaguar Land Rover, Lacoste, New Balance and Ping. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Additional award

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

— “The facilities within the department are phenomenal and all the staff are very friendly and willing to help.” —

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PHYSICS

Kamal MPhys Physics

— “The information available online for my course, the facilities, and the university league table rankings are what attracted me to Loughborough.” —

Courses Engineering Physics

p169

Physics p169 Physics and Mathematics

p170

Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology

p170

You may also be interested in… Electronic and Electrical Engineering

p137

Materials Science and Engineering

p151

Mathematics p155

Physics with a Foundation Year p171

Mechanical Engineering

p164

OpenPlus flexible route to Physics

Natural Sciences

p100

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Physics Why choose Physics at Loughborough?

NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION IN PHYSICS

2015 GRADUATES 95% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY £24,500

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, all aspects of the modern smartphone to the behaviour of black holes. 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. Your study of this fascinating subject will be further enhanced by STEMLab – the University’s investment in new science and engineering facilities – and the new laboratory space that has been created especially for physics students.

Industrial placement year and study abroad

The 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. We currently have partnerships with many countries across the world.

OpenPlus in partnership with the Open University

In partnership with the Open University, we offer a flexible route to a degree in physics for those without the traditional typical offers. www.lboro.ac.uk/physics/openplus

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. 95% of our 2015 employed graduates were in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. The average starting salary, after six months, was over £24,000. Our courses are accredited by

NSS 2016 TOP 3 IN THE UK FOR LEARNING RESOURCES

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Engineering Physics

Physics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F313

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F304

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F312

MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: F303

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F382

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F301

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F311

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F300

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 plus A level Mathematics Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject plus A level Mathematics Grade B

At Loughborough, you will benefit from a thorough grounding in physics, combined with options from a range of engineering disciplines at one of the UK’s leading universities for engineering.

Explore the fundamentals of physics alongside tasters of engineering and astronomy in your first year then tailor your degree to fit your interests.

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and thermal physics, astronomy, mathematics, laboratories, mechanics of materials, and information skills and computing.

Indicative areas studied include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and thermal physics, astronomy, information skills and computing, mathematics, laboratories, mechanics of materials along with use of the observatory.

Year 2

Year 2

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include quantum mechanics, fields, waves, solid state physics, nuclear physics, thermal physics, control engineering, electronics, engineering computation, mathematics, and laboratories.

Indicative areas studied include quantum mechanics, fields, waves, solid state physics, nuclear physics, thermal physics, electronics, mathematics, laboratories and options in engineering, astrophysics or languages.

Optional placement/study year

Optional salaried placement or study abroad.

Optional salaried placement or study abroad.

Year 3/4

Indicative areas studied include quantum and statistical physics, physics and engineering options, and an advanced laboratory (MPhys) or an experimental or theoretical project (BSc).

Year 4/5

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics and engineering options and a substantial research project.

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 engineering disciplines. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Optional placement/study year Year 3/4

Indicative areas studied include quantum and statistical physics, further physics and engineering options and an advanced laboratory (MPhys) or an experimental or theoretical project (BSc).

Year 4/5

Indicative areas studied include advanced physics, mathematics and engineering options, such as characterisation techniques, complex systems, quantum computing, quantum information, superconductivity and nanoscience and mathematical methods. You will also complete a substantial 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

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Physics and Mathematics MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 5 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: FG3D MPhys (Hons) 4 years full-time UCAS code: FG3C BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: GF13 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: FG31 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

Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: F3FM BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: F3F5 Typical offers A level: ABB including Mathematics and Physics (General Studies accepted) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject plus A level Mathematics Grade B

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in a relevant subject plus A level Mathematics Grade B

This course enables you to gain a deep understanding of physical phenomena combined with the important aspects of mathematics. giving you a grounding in the fundamentals of the subject.

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and thermal physics, laboratories, computing, mathematical methods, linear algebra, probability and statistics, computer applications in maths, and geometry and groups.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied include nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, fields, thermal physics, laboratories, analysis, mathematical methods, numerical methods, and complex variables.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement or overseas study.

Year 3/4

Indicative areas studied include quantum physics, statistical physics and a range of options in physics and mathematics and an experimental, theoretical or mathematical project (BSc).

Year 4/5

Indicative areas studied include a range of advanced options in physics and mathematics, and a substantial mathematical physics research project.

Be inspired by the universe and get hands-on experience with our campus observatory. This degree gives you a grounding in core physics, in conjunction with modules in astrophysics and cosmology.

Year 1

Indicative areas studied include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and thermal physics, astronomy, information skills, mathematics, laboratories, computing and mechanics of materials.

Year 2

Indicative areas studied include quantum mechanics, fields, waves, solid state physics, nuclear physics, thermal physics, mathematics, topics in astrophysics and cosmology, practical astronomy and laboratories.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement or overseas study.

Final year

Indicative areas studied include general relativity and cosmology, quantum and statistical physics, elementary particle physics, options in physics and an astrophysics project.

Graduate destinations

Graduates could go on to take up careers in engineering, manufacturing, space exploration and aerospace industries as well as in academic institutions and government organisations. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are superbly positioned for careers as professional physicists or to continue into on to PhD research. Graduates in Physics and Mathematics are in a particularly strong position to develop careers in mathematical and computational modelling of physical processes. *Diploma in Industrial/International Studies

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Physics with a Foundation Year UCAS Code: F305 Our Foundation Year courses are primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study or achieve 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 appropriate degree course. For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

OpenPlus (in partnership with the Open University) Loughborough University, in partnership with the Open University, offers a flexible route to a degree in physics for those without the traditional typical offers. You will gain a thorough grounding in physics and mathematics through three years of part-time study with the Open University, while living at home. Course material will be delivered to you by post and electronically, and you will have support from a tutor and other Open University staff. The modules you will study during this time are: • MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 • SS001 Skills for Practical Science (residential school) • S217 Physics: From Classical to Quantum • SXPA288 Practical science: Physics and Astronomy (with optional residential school) • MST224 Mathematical Methods. On successful completion of the above you will be able to transfer into the second year of the Physics, Engineering Physics or Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology courses at Loughborough, and will expect to graduate with a Loughborough BSc (or MPhys) degree after a further two (or three) years of full-time study. Other programmes may be available dependent on prior experience.

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— “Labs are quite exciting, we are currently experimenting with liquid nitrogen and next year we get to play with lasers!” —

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Christina BA Politics with International Relations

— “Politics and international relations is amazing! You learn key transferable skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and independent research.” —

Courses History p175

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You may also be interested in… Economics with Politics

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Politics with Economics

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Media, Culture and Society

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Sociology p190

Politics, History and International Relations

History and International Relations

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History and Politics

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Politics with History

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International Relations

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Politics with International Relations

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Politics, History and International Relations Why choose Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough? NSS 2016 96% OVERALL SATISFACTION IN HISTORY

2015 GRADUATES 97% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION FOR POLITICS

We offer a range of exciting courses which provide students with an upto-the-minute grasp of emerging political developments on the world stage, confront some of the most fundamental political and historical issues that shape the modern world, and provide transferable skills that will help you secure a job after your degree.

Facilities

Facilities include newly refurbished common rooms and 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.

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 have the opportunity to spend up to a year of your degree abroad either 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 US or Australia.

Career prospects

97% of our 2015 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.

You have the opportunity to learn new languages or continue your studies in French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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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 in light of 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 Continental Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire and China. You can also choose to study a foreign language as part of this course.

The joint honours degree courses are split equally between the two subjects and allow you to gain a firstclass 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

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 Continental Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Russia and China.

Year 2

The international relations element allows you to understand how key global actors have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War.

Areas studied include Atlantic, modern European and world history, training in skills and methods, and an overseas fieldtrip to Berlin. Areas studied include modern history of Britain, France, Germany, China, slavery, Russia, Cold War Europe and North America.

Year 1

Areas studied include history of modern Europe and modern world history, the nature of history, the world arena and Europe.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Year 2

Areas studied include in-depth research options and dissertation. Options typically include the United States 1890-1930 , the rise of the Nazis, the Beatles and the 1960s, and Soviet visual culture.

Graduate destinations

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, our students in our existing history courses have developed careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, publishing, journalism, the charitable sector, human resources and teaching. *Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Areas studied include Cold War Europe, TwentiethCentury Britain, the United States, Russia, China, slavery, the European Union, foreign policy and political analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include in-depth research options and dissertation in either history or international relations.

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

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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 are split equally between the two subjects and allows you to gain a firstclass 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 Continental Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire and China. The politics element 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.

Year 1

Areas studied include history of modern Europe and modern world history, the nature of history, European politics and democratic government.

Year 2

Areas studied include Cold War Europe, TwentiethCentury Britain, the United States, China, slavery, the European Union, foreign policy and political analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include in-depth research options and dissertation in either history or politics.

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, current international issues, the international system and recent European history.

Year 2

Areas studied include foreign policy analysis, international organisations, twentieth-century American politics, protest and resistance, the European Union and security studies.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include terrorism and political violence, major current global challenges, revolutions, Britain and the EU, gender, immigration, nationalism, politics and religion, 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 languages and having spent time studying abroad are particularly valued as knowledge workers 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, to equip you to become sharper citizens to meet some of the major political challenges of the twenty-first century.

The joint honours degree courses are split equally between the two subjects. This degree offers a fantastic opportunity to study the domestic, international and global challenges facing states and citizens in the twenty-first century, and to contribute to debates about the theory and practice of politics in the contemporary era.

Year 1

You will study the ideas that have shaped the development of international politics, the creation of states, and the systems by which we organise our political lives.

Year 2

Year 1

Areas studied include foundations of politics, democratic governance, political ideologies, international politics, and current affairs. Areas studied include British politics, protest and resistance, European politics, history of political thought, and US politics.

Optional placement/study year

Year 2

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include terrorism and political violence, contemporary political philosophy, gender and politics, Britain and the EU, nationalism, and politics and religion.

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

Areas studied include foundations in politics and international relations, change, conflict, and crisis in the world arena, global politics, political ideologies, democratic systems and modern European history. Areas studied include European government and politics, British politics, protest and resistance, security, and foreign policy analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include topics such as immigration, political philosophy, art, nationalism, politics and religion, violence and terrorism, Asian politics, gender and politics, and Britain and the EU, as well as a dissertation in in a specialism of your choice.

Graduate destinations

Students who study Politics and International Relations with us get good jobs. Our focus on academic rigor 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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Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

— “The lecturers are all very enthusiastic about the subjects they are teaching and the enthusiasm rubs off on you.” —

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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

This 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 analyses key actors, flows, and events in today’s global arena. It blends reflection on the past with critical analysis of the present.

Year 1

Areas studied include foundation in politics, history and international relations, democratic government, political ideologies, modern European and world history, current affairs 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. You will also begin preparing for your final year dissertation.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

This course is (two-thirds politics and one-third economics) 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 progresses from a foundation in the key concepts of political practice and theory to an in-depth understanding of more specialised subjects such as immigration, the EU, 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 micro- and macro-economics, economic theory and finance.

Year 1

Areas studied include key principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. democracy, political ideologies and contemporary politics.

Year 2

Areas studied include contemporary politics at a domestic and international level, macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Areas studied include topics such as power, revolutions, terrorism and political violence, major current international challenges, the United States 1918-69, the rise of the Nazis, the Beatles and the 1960s, and Soviet visual culture. During this year you will also complete a dissertation in either politics, history or international relations, or a combination of those.

Optional placement/study year

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Our focus on academic rigor 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

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include nationalism, terrorism, political philosophy, civil rights and gender, international trade, finance and industrial economics, plus a dissertation. As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, our students graduating from our existing politics courses have developed 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.

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 immigration, the EU, political violence, gender, justice and British politics, while introducing you to the major debates and developments in the field of history.

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 immigration, the EU, political violence, gender, justice and British politics, while introducing you to the major debates and developments in the field of history.

Year 1

Year 1

Areas studied include key issues in the modern history, contemporary politics at a domestic and international level, historical analysis, 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 political protest, European politics, British politics, history, Cold War Europe, slavery, and the histories of Britain, Russia, China and the USA.

Areas studied include political thought and political protest, European politics, British politics, security studies, international organisations and foreign policy analysis.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Final year

Areas studied include nationalism, terrorism, political philosophy, civil rights, gender, and many more plus a dissertation.

Areas studied include nationalism, terrorism, political philosophy, Britain and the EU, civil rights, gender, and development plus a dissertation.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, our students graduating from our existing politics courses have developed careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, the media, teaching and the police.

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, our students graduating from our existing politics courses have developed careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, the media, teaching and the police.

* Diploma in Professional/International Studies

* Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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PSYCHOLOGY

Xin BSc Psychology

— “I’ve enjoyed learning about all aspects of psychology. You’re not only gaining a degree but an insight into yourself and others.” —

Courses Psychology p184 Social Psychology

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Sport and Exercise Psychology p185 Business Psychology

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Psychology with Criminology

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Media, Culture and Society

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Psychology Why choose Psychology at Loughborough?

THE TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 4TH FOR PSYCHOLOGY

NSS 2016 93% OF STUDENTS SATISFIED OVERALL WITH ‘TEACHING ON MY COURSE’

Loughborough Psychology offers 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 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. 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 Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Courses

All five of our courses 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. Each of the courses also offers students opportunities to focus on particular aspects of psychology and to pursue

their personal interests in studying and applying psychology.

Professional recognition

All of our courses are BPS accredited and include core modules covering the topics required to meet the Graduate and Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. This allows progression onto specialised psychology training, for example, in Clinical, Counselling, Business or Educational Psychology.

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 you to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We have strong connections within 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 students 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 students can tailor their degree to suit their individual career interests and aspirations.

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— “I love how diverse the modules are, covering a wide range of psychology topics and giving a better understanding of the ones I would like to study further.” —

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Psychology

Social Psychology

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C801

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C88A

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C800

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C880

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 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 offer core psychological knowledge and skills, allowing students to choose modules that align with their interests. The course is taught within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

This degree covers all the main topic areas of psychology, with an additional focus on human social behaviour, identity, groups, relationships, and communication. It allows graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification. The 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. The course is taught within the Department of Social Sciences.

Year 1

Areas studied include foundations in core psychology topics (cognitive psychology, biological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, and historical and conceptual issues) as well as professions in psychology, neuroscience and options from other psychology courses.

Year 2

Areas studied include core psychology topics (cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology, research methods, and personality and individual differences) with options in areas such as advanced memory and cognition and from other psychology courses.

Year 1

Areas studied include foundations in core psychology topics (cognitive psychology, biological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, and historical and conceptual issues) as well as social psychology and relationships and options from other psychology courses and the social sciences.

Year 2

Areas studied include social interaction, social psychology and communication, developmental psychology, human cognition, brain and behaviour and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Optional placement/study year

Final year

Final year

Professional placement or overseas study. Areas studied include optional modules in advanced experimental and qualitative design and analysis, psychology of workplace health, clinical psychology, parenting and socialisation, psychology and health, applied psychology, human resource management plus options from other psychology courses and a supervised research project.

Professional placement or overseas teaching assistantship. Areas studied include advanced social psychology, language culture and mind, and a supervised research project. Options include psychological disorders in society, social psychology of everyday life, and modules from other psychology courses and the social sciences.

Graduate destinations

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 also provides a foundation for postgraduate study or further professional training.

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.

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

* Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Graduate destinations

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Sport and Exercise Psychology

Business Psychology

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C86C

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C8N1

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8C6

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8N0

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

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this BPS accredited course focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments. Through a variety of learning experiences, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a sport and exercise psychologist, or within public health industries in sport and exercise, including supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing. This course is taught within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Drawing on 25 years of psychology and business expertise, this innovative degree offers you the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology as required for 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.

Year 1

Areas studied include social, biological, developmental and cognitive psychology, historical and conceptual issues in psychology, personality and individual differences, research methods and statistics, the psychology of work, human resource management, professional skills, leadership and employee development. There is also the opportunity to study one module per semester in other aspects of business and management.

Areas studied include foundations in core psychology topics (cognitive psychology, biological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, and historical and conceptual issues), sport and exercise psychology, teaching and coaching and options from other psychology courses.

Year 2

Areas studied include cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology, research methods, personality and individual differences, psychological issues and strategies in sport, group dynamics in sport, exercise psychology and options from other psychology courses.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include performance psychology for sporting excellence, psychology in physical education and youth sport, applied exercise psychology, the science of elite performance, plus optional modules from other psychology courses and a supervised research project.

Graduate destinations

This is a relatively new course, and 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 or lead to postgraduate training for a career as a clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychologist. * Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Years 1 and 2

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include human behaviour at work, such as workplace health, consumer psychology and management decision making, and a major project where you investigate an aspect of psychology in the workplace that interests you. Having acquired a solid grounding in the core areas of psychology during years 1 and 2, in your final year the emphasis shifts further towards psychology in the business context. You also have a range of optional modules in business and management and/or psychology.

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 the public and third sectors, and selfemployment. Your options are very much open. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C8M0 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8M9 Typical offers A level: AAB 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 GCSE: GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

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 include foundations in cognitive psychology, biological psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, historical and conceptual issues, criminology and social policy, crime and social welfare.

Year 2

Areas studied include forensic, social and developmental psychology, criminological theory. operational policing, human cognition and brain and behaviour.

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement or overseas teaching assistantships.

Final year

Areas studied include crime prevention and the criminal justice system in England and Wales, and a supervised research project. Options include modules from other psychology and social sciences courses.

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 Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Jenny BSc Communication and Media Studies

— “My placement was at The Walt Disney Company working as the Publicity Intern, which meant working on the promotion of films such as Inside Out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book and more.” —

Courses Communication and Media Studies

p189

You may also be interested in… International Relations

p176

Criminology and Social Policy p189

Business Psychology

p185

Media, Culture and Society

Psychology p184

p190

Sociology p190

Psychology with Criminology

p186

Sociology with Criminology

p191

Social Psychology

p184

p191

Sport and Exercise Psychology p185

Social Sciences with a Foundation Year 187

COURSES AVAILABLE IN PSYCHOLOGY SEE P181-186


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Social Sciences Why choose Social Sciences at Loughborough? 2015 GRADUATES 95% OF 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 sciences departments, supported by excellent library and computer facilities. Our courses cover a number of social science disciplines and we pride ourselves in supporting and nurturing a high-class teaching and learning environment.

NSS 2016 TOP 5 IN THE UK FOR OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

Our courses are taught by worldrenowned academics, leaders in their fields whose research informs all teaching. This approach means our courses are underpinned by the latest developments in research, and applied learning techniques.

Study methods

THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 TOP 10 FOR SOCIOLOGY

A mixture of lectures, workshops, 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 of their chosen areas of interest.

Professional placement year and study abroad

We encourage and support students to undertake study abroad or work placements which help develop essential skills and create valuable industry contacts.

Career prospects

Over 95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Our courses are very flexible in terms of the variety of optional subject modules, opening doors to a wide range of professions. As a result, students can adapt their degree to reflect their interests. Our students enter graduate and 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.

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Communication and Media Studies

Criminology and Social Policy BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LL64

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: P90A

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: ML24

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: P910

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: AAB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD

The Criminology and Social Policy degree 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.

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 range of general and specialist skills that are relevant to a wide variety of jobs related to media and 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, study skills, media landscapes, critical viewings, and texts and audiences.

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, 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, study skills, sociology and social psychology.

Year 2

Areas studied include criminological theory, operational policing issues, social research methods and understanding criminological research.

Year 2

Areas studied include media, identity and inequality, critical viewings of film, media and social change, social research methods, and advertising, public relations and society.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Areas studied include dissertation, crime prevention, the criminal justice system, plus a selection of modules.

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, critical viewings of television and documentaries, presenting media debates and digital media and society.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

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.

Our graduates are particularly good at securing jobs in marketing, advertising and public relations. Other 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.

Our students go on to a wide variety of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

*Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

189

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Media, Culture and Society

Sociology

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: LP34

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L301

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: LP33

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L300

Typical offers A level: AAB (General Studies accepted)

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted)

IB: 35 (6,6,5 HL)

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Based within the award winning Department of Social Science, this exciting course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of media, culture and society. The course takes content from a number of our well established and respected degrees in Sociology as well as Communication and Media Studies.

Our popular and inspiring course provides you with the most up-to-date understanding of social theories, rigorous research methods and key social phenomena, including migration, gender, health, new media, youth and crime, and nationalism.

Areas studied include identities and inequalities, sociological imagination, media landscapes, global, social and cultural change, communication and media studies, research methods, and texts and audiences.

The unique advantage of our course is that you can complement your studies with criminology and social policy, social psychology, and media and communication modules throughout the three years. Our Sociology course will open up a wide variety of careers in both the private and public sector.

Year 2

Year 1

Areas studied include classical social theories, media, identity and inequality, media and social changes, sociology in policy and practice, and media and social change.

Areas studied include sociology, identities and inequalities, global, social and cultural change, sociological imagination, social sciences, and research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Year 2

Year 1

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, presenting media debates, digital media and society, the individual and society, and communicating sociology.

Graduate destinations

As a graduate of this course a wide range of careers are available to you. Possible careers include: marketing, public relations, advertising, human resources, nongovernmental organisations, public administration, social work, charity sector. The broad nature of the course also supports a large number of other careers where there appears to be no direct relationship to media, culture or society, for example the financial services. *Diploma in Industrial/Professional/International Studies

Areas studied include classical and contemporary social theories, globalisation and its ‘others’, and social and advanced research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, communicating sociology, sex, gender and society and, the individual 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 Industrial/Professional/International Studies

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Sociology with Criminology

Social Sciences with a Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: L3M0

UCAS code: L3FY

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: L3M9

Our Foundation Year courses are primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study or achieve the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Typical offers A level: ABB (General Studies accepted) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL)

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM

For further details of typical offers, please see p139 or visit the Foundation Studies web pages. www.lboro.ac.uk/foundation

This course brings sociology and criminology together, 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 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 social and advanced research methods.

Optional placement/study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include dissertation, crime prevention, the individual and society, communicating sociology and the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

Graduate destinations

As a graduate of this course a wide range of careers are available to you. Possible careers include: public administration, human resources management, 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 Industrial/Professional/International Studies

191

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Social Psychology

Psychology with Criminology

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C88A

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C8M0

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C880

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8M9

This degree covers all the main topic areas of psychology, with an additional focus on human social behaviour, identity, groups, relationships, and communication.

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.

See p184 for more information.

See p186 for more information.

— “All the lecturers are influential in their field of study, which is the subject they teach, meaning that they are the best people to teach you about the subject!” —

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SPORT, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Royston BSc Sport and Exercise Science

— “The facilities are top notch and there are a variety of laboratories on campus.” —

Courses Human Biology

p195

Sport and Exercise Science

p195

Sport Management

p196

You may also be interested in… Biochemistry Biological Sciences English and Sport Science

p99 p100 p89

Geography and Sport Science p147 Geography and Sport Management

193

p147

Mathematics and Sport Science

p158

Psychology p184 Sports Technology

p165

Sport and Exercise Psychology p185


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Why choose Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough? THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2017 RANKED 2ND FOR SPORT SCIENCE

NSS 2016 TOP 10 IN UK FOR LEARNING RESOURCES

2015 GRADUATES 98% OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY

COURSES AVAILABLE IN PSYCHOLOGY SEE P181-186

We enjoy a reputation for academic excellence, teaching quality, state-of-the-art facilities and leading research. You will benefit from our unique relationships with policy makers and practitioners in education, coaching and development, sport and exercise medicine, health and well-being, and our connections with the sport and leisure industry. Your course will be enhanced by internationally renowned academics, guest speakers and exciting placement opportunities. Consistently highly ranked in university league tables, we offer you the chance to tailor your studies through wideranging optional modules that reflect the multi-disciplinary breadth of our teaching staff.

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; newly refurbished tennis centre; new rugby pitch; football stadium 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 an optional year-long work placement. A placement year helps to develop essential skills and foster valuable industry contacts. We can also provide support to students interested in 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 and numerous schools and NHS Trusts.

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Human Biology

Sport and Exercise Science

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

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C600

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

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: CX63

Typical offers A level: ABB including at least one science (Biology preferred) IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 in Biology and one other science (at least one of which should be at HL)

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.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM in Applied Science or Forensic Science with majority of units at Distinction

IB: 37 (6,6,6 HL) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D plus an A level at Grade A in preferred subject

GCSE: GCSE Mathematics and English Language Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred)

GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics, English Language and a science

Our degree is unique in its emphasis, its integrative and systematic approach and its global perspective. Modular in structure, the degree explores humans from the individual to the population level, biology across the life course, how humans adapt to external stressors, and how human biology and culture influence disease risk. You also have the opportunity to take advantage of our links to industry and the health and well-being sector by opting for an employability-boosting year-long placement.

This degree course offers you the opportunity to study sport and exercise science at one of the UK’s leading universities for sport and sport science. You will benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories, ongoing investment in facilities and from being part of a school and university uniquely associated with sport.

Year 1

Year 1

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

Year 2

Areas studied include exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, psychology, sociology, coaching and pedagogy, physical activity and health, and sport management.

Year 2

Areas studied include developing research skills plus a range of optional modules.

Optional placement/study year

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

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Areas studied include a wide range of optional modules reflecting all the disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science plus a research project.

Final year

Graduate destinations

Areas studied include human performance at environmental extremes, infectious diseases in humans, body composition, lifestyle and disease, forensic DNA analysis, 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.

Our graduates find employment across a range of sport, exercise, health and wellbeing and traditional graduate jobs including as sports coaches, PE teachers, 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

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

195

Placement opportunity

Study abroad

Additional award

Accredited course


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

Sport Management

Psychology

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: N281

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C801

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: N222

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C800

Typical offers A level: ABB

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.

IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD in Sport or Business plus an A level at Grade B GCSE: Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

See p184 for more information.

Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS* 4 years full-time sandwich UCAS code: C86C

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 University’s highly respected School of Business and Economics and draws on the industry connections of the UK’s top sporting university for exciting guest lectures and placement opportunities.

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time UCAS code: C8C6 Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this BPS accredited course focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments. See p185 for more information.

Year 1

Areas studied include the leisure market, professional skills, sports enterprise, sociology of sport, sport industries, economic environment of leisure management, and sporting organisation behaviour.

Year 2

Areas studied include research skills, human resource management, 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

Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include a dissertation, sport policy analysis, strategic management, sports governance, sports economics and advanced sports marketing.

Graduate destinations

Graduates find employment in a variety of commercial and non-commercial organisations in both the sports and non-sports sector, covering areas such as sports development, volunteer management, sports marketing, sports operations, product and brand management, sponsorship strategy and communications.

— “My placement year at Leicester Diabetes Centre and the Leicester General Hospital cardiac rehabilitation department was a fantastic experience and opened so many doors to me.” —

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

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COURSE AND GENERAL INDEX

Course and general index A

D

Accommodation 19-24 Accounting (Economics with)

109

Accounting (Mathematics and Financial Management)

156

Accounting and Financial Management

103

(Our) Achievements

01-02

Aeronautical Engineering

122

(Our) Alumni

55-56

Applying to Loughborough

69-70

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

83

Architecture 83 Art (Fine)

91

Art and Design Foundation Studies

92

Astrophysics (Physics with Cosmology) Automotive Engineering Automotive Materials

127 170 79 151

B Banking, Finance and Management

103

Biochemistry 99 Bioengineering 95 Biological Sciences

100

Biology (Human)

195

Biomaterials Engineering

95

Business (Information and) Management

104

Business (Information Technology Management for)

130

Business (International)

104

197

106

(Your) Degree

Business Management (Transport and)

123

Design (Industrial and Technology)

Business Psychology

185

Business Studies (Drama with)

87

Business Studies (English with)

90

79

Air Transport Management

Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science and)

Business Economics and Finance

133

Design (Product and Technology) 134 Design (Product Engineering)

164

Design (User Centred)

133

Design Management (Architectural Engineering and)

83

Drama 87

C Campus (Out and about on)

15-18

Campus map

09-10

Centre for Faith and Spirituality 38 Chemical Engineering

67-68

Drama (English and)

89

Drama with Business Studies

87

Drama with English

88

113

Chemistry 117

E

Chemistry (Medicinal and Pharmaceutical)

117

Economics 106

Civil Engineering

121

Economics (Business and Finance)

106

Economics (Geography with)

146

Economics (International)

107

Commercial Management and 121 Quantity Surveying Communication and Media Studies

189

Computer Science

127

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

127

Computer Science and Mathematics

128

Economics (Mathematics with) 158 Economics (Politics with)

179

Economics and Management

107

Economics with Accounting

109

Economics with Geography

109

Economics with Politics

110

Computer Systems Engineering 137 (Electronic and)

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

137

Computing and Management

128 122

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

137

Construction Engineering Management

170

Elite Athlete Foundation Studies

141

Cosmology (Physics with Astrophysics and) Counselling and Disability Service

Employability 43-46 38

Criminology (Psychology with)

186

Criminology (Sociology with)

191

Criminology and Social Policy

189

Engineering Management

163

Engineering Physics

169

English 88


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

H

L

English (Drama with)

88

History 175

Language Centre

English and Drama

89

Library 35

89

History (Politics and International Relations)

179

English and Sport Science English Language Support Service

38

History (Politics with)

180

Loughborough Students’ Union

90

History and International Relations

175

English with Business Studies

History and Politics

176

Human Biology

195

Exercise Science (Sport and) Entry requirements

195 71-74

I

F Facts and figures

07-08

Fees, finance, scholarships and bursaries

39-40

Illustration (Graphic Communication and)

91

Industrial Design and Technology 133

Finance (Banking and Management)

103

Information Management and Business

104

Finance (Business Economics and)

106

Information Technology Management for Business

130

Financial Management (Accounting and)

103

International Business

104

International Economics

107

Financial Management 156 (Mathematics and Accounting and)

International Foundation Programme

142

Financial Mathematics

International Relations (Politics with)

Fine Art Foundation Studies

155 91 141

G Geography 145 Geography (Economics with)

109

Geography and Management

146

Geography and Sport Management

147

Geography with Economics

146

Geography and Sport Science

147

Graphic Communication and Illustration

91

38 25-28

M Management (Accounting and Financial)

103

Management (Air Transport)

122

Management (Architectural Engineering and Design)

83

Management (Banking, Finance and)

103

Management (Commercial and 121 Quantity Surveying) Management (Computing and)

128

Management (Construction Engineering)

122

Management (Economics and)

107

Management (Engineering)

163

Management (Geography and)

146

180

Management (Geography and Sport)

147

International Relations

176

International Relations (History and)

175

Management (Information and 104 Business)

International Relations (Politics and)

177

International Relations (Politics, History and)

179

International students IT services

49-52 35

Management (Information Technology for Business)

130

Management (Mathematics and 156 Accounting and Financial) Management (Mathematics and) 156 Management (Retailing, Marketing and)

105

Management (Sport)

196

198


COURSE AND GENERAL INDEX

Course and general index continued... N

Q

Management (Transport and Business)

123

Management Sciences

105

Manufacturing Engineering

163

Marketing (Retailing and Management)

105

Materials (Automotive)

151

P

Materials Science and Engineering

151

Pharmaceutical (Medicinal and 117 Chemistry)

Mathematics 155

Physics 169

S

Mathematics (Computer Science and)

128

Physics (Engineering)

169

Scholarships and bursaries 39-40

Mathematics (Financial)

155

Physics and Mathematics

170

Social Policy (Criminology and) 189

Mathematics (Physics and)

170

Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology

170

Social Psychology

184

Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management

156

Sociology with Criminology

191

Mathematics and Management 156 Mathematics and Sport Science 158 Mathematics Learning and Support Centre Mathematics with Economics

35 158

Mathematics with Mathematics Education 159 Mathematics with Statistics Mature students

159 53-54

Mechanical Engineering

164

Media Studies (Communication and)

189

Media, Culture and Society

190

Natural Sciences

100

Quantity Surveying 121 (Commercial Management and)

O Open days

03

R Research 61-65

Placements and work experience

47-48

Retailing, Marketing and Management

105

Sociology 190

Politics 177

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Politics (Economics with)

110

Sport and Exercise Science

Politics (History and)

176

Sport at Loughborough

Politics and International Relations

177

Sport Management

196 147

Politics with History

180

Sport Management (Geography and)

Politics with International Relations

180

Sport Science (English and)

Politics, History and International Relations

179

Politics with Economics

179

195 29-32

89

Sport Science (Geography and) 147

Product Design and Technology 134 Product Design Engineering

185

164

Sport Science (Mathematics and) 158 Sports Technology

165

Statistics (Mathematics with)

159

STEMLab 66

38

Psychology (Sport and Exercise) 185

Student Advice and Support Service

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical 117 Chemistry

Psychology 184

Student essentials

11-12

Psychology (Business)

185

Students’ Union

25-28

Psychology (Social)

184

Study resources and support 35-38

Psychology with Criminology

186

Supporting you now and forever

Medical Centre

Systems Engineering

199

38

33-34 138


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2018

T Teaching excellence

W 59-60

Technology (Industrial Design and)

133

Technology (Product Design and) 134 Technology (Sports) Textiles: Innovation and Design

165 92

Welcome 05-06 What’s included

41-42

Work experience

47-48

Y

Transport and Business Management

123

Your Loughborough community

13-14

Transport Management (Air)

122

Your Loughborough University

57-58

U User Centred Design

133

Loughborough University has taken care that this Prospectus is as accurate as possible at the time of going to press (February 2017). It is intended as a general guide to the courses and facilities available to students commencing an undergraduate programme in September 2018.

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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.

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Before making an application, please check our on-line 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.

Published: February 2017 © Loughborough University 2017 UCAS Code L79

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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.

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