Business Analytics (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Business Analytics course addresses the growing demand for skilled graduates who can use ‘big data’ to help businesses make better-informed decisions and manage both information and digital innovations to maximise performance. With the advent of ‘big data’ and rapidly increasing automation of jobs, analytics is used all around us. The World Economic Forum predicts that data analytics will be the main driver of what is called the fourth industrial revolution, impacting all sectors of the economy. The Loughborough BSc Business Analytics gives you a thorough understanding of the main opportunities and challenges brought by data driven, evidence-based decision making in various types of organisations and industries, and helps you understand how to integrate this knowledge with general business and management skills. Our BSc Business Analytics course will equip you with sought-after skills for a variety of career paths with critical levels of responsibility. At Loughborough we excel at teaching quantitative skills and decision sciences, thus we emphasise management science methods, data analysis and performance evaluation, forecasting and simulation, computer programming, and using databases for analytics. During your studies you will sharpen your skills in practical projects, presentations, and group work, equipping you with valuable transferable skills as well. The programme is designed to open up a range of highly rewarding career options in areas such as business development, consultancy, financial services, marketing and retail analytics, healthcare analytics, and even public services. Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects and this degree has two modules specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the topic, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £24000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Business Analytics (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS