Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a good upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, economics, and business and management will be particularly welcomed. Applicants from other degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they can show strong quantitative ability. GRE or GMAT scores may be requested to verify numeracy skills. Work experience will be considered for applicants who do not hold a first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data.

By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies. As such, you will develop skills highly prized by employers in today’s knowledge economy.

The programme involves a taught and a project component. Taught modules are led and delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists, who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems in areas such as: health, transport, telecommunications, energy, defence, government and public services.

Soft skills and the use of industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers are tested throughout the programme. Our industry advisory board will ensure that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. Our board includes practitioners from companies such as IBM, RWE npower, BT, ebiquity andGovernment Operational Research Service. In addition, we have developed two modules - Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives - in close collaboration with our partner IBM, who also sponsor a student prize.

During the summer, you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, and provide you with an excellent preparation for the world of work.

For further details about the course visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/bac/

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. IELTS are waived for students based in the UK who achieve a 2:1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in the UK for 2+ years and meet the requirements.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

  • Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
  • Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Hardship bursaries and other funding options
  • International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

For more details visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/fees-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496