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Loughborough University

Management Sciences

UCAS Code: N201
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Management studies
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers

BTEC Diploma

Grades: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Preferred Subjects: Business

International Baccalaureate

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL

UCAS tariff points

Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which should preferably be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one A Level at grade B (academic subject preferred). National Extended Diploma: DDD Preferred subjects: Business

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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. Successful modern organisations depend upon people who are able to handle, analyse and make effective and timely decisions based on the huge volume of information available. 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 a key element of the course. In the first two years we will provide you with a broad introduction to key business and management subjects and develop your key decision-making and analytical skills. In the final year you will be able to apply the practical experiences from your professional placement to your studies. You will pursue a small number of core management subjects in further depth, but the majority of the final year is chosen by you from a wide range of options, allowing 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: Areas studied include management science methods, data analysis, brand management, accounting, human resource management, business information and operations management, and information systems development. Year 3: Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Year 4: Areas studied include management science, technology in business and society, and strategic management.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
415 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although management degrees are a popular choice, with nearly 5,800 degrees awarded, numbers fell quite a bit last year. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year — not just those within the finance industry, but also marketing, human resources, sales, business development and accountancy. And for management grads wanting something a little left-field, our serious shortage of surveyors means well over a hundred graduates a year are taking this lucrative option. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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