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Economics with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete Pathway)

Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Economics with a Foundation Year enables entry into any of our Economics courses for students that are classed as elite athletes by our performance sport centre and have not got the qualifications required for direct entry. It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Successful completion of the course allows you to progress onto any of the following courses offered by the School of Business and Economics:

  • Economics
  • Business Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
  • Economics with Geography
  • Economics with Politics
  • Economics and Management
During the year you will undertake core modules in Economics, Business and Psychology with Sociology, and either Applicable Mathematics or Statistical Mathematics. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a member the University, with full access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments. Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.

Course details

Modules

When you come to study a foundation year, you will have a number of core modules and the option to choose one optional module. The modules you choose, will determine your pathway once you've completed this course so it's worth speaking to your tutor.

Assessment method

Foundation modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.


Unistats information

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89%
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL1FY
Institution code L79
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
Access to HE Diploma For mature students, Pass Access Course with 60 credits overall to include 45 at level 3.
Scottish Advanced Higher Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
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. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required, including Maths.

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information. 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. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation/economics-for-elite-athletes/

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Economics with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete Pathway) at Loughborough University - UCAS