Economics with a Foundation Year is designed for students performing at a very high standard in a 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. 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. 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. 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 heavily discounted gym membership in addition to access to our extensive sports and training facilities, where possible.