Loughborough University

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (43)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (41)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

History

Throughout its history Loughborough University has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today it is one of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

Education

Academic schools and departments

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts 
  • Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
  • Design
  • Design Innovation 
  • Digital Technologies 
  • Diplomacy and International Governance 
  • Geography and Environment
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • International Management 
  • International Relations, Politics and History 
  • Media and Creative Industries 
  • Materials
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics Education Centre
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics
  • Sport Business 
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences 

Research

As a university we are renowned for the relevance of our research. Our results help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives.

Our research strengths span the arts, humanities, social sciences, sport, science, design, engineering and mathematics.

We are proud that the results of the Research Exercise Framework 2021, published in 2022, show that 91% of our research was world-leading or internationally excellent. 

Career

Loughborough University's skills, guidance, placements and employment support is highly regarded by both students and employers.

Our experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff.   

Our dedicated staff help our students to:

  • Develop and articulate skills, employability and the Loughborough Graduate Attributes
  • Make well-informed career-decisions with the support of our advice and guidance
  • Search and apply successfully for placements and work experience
  • Meet employers and network effectivly to secure graduate opportunities

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
231 -5
2021
226 -4
2020
222
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
351
2021
351
2020
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501
2020
501 200
2019
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
580 -23
2020
557
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The welfare of our students is very important to us and we offer a range of welfare and academic services, including our Counselling Service, Disability Office and Mental Health Support Team, International Student Advice and Support Service, Centre for Faith and Spirituality and medical facilities.

Support is available via our Academic Language Support Service, which offers skills workshops, courses and online resources to help improve your academic English language skills; Careers Network; Mathematics Learning Support Centre; and IT Services.

Housing services

We know how important it is to have a safe and secure place to live and study. Our Accommodation Team is dedicated to helping students to finding a place, whether on or off campus. There are two postgraduate halls on campus and one close by, and we also offer advice on finding accommodation off campus.

Library services

The University Library provides a range of services to support you, including an inter-library loan services, access to over 100 databases and 30,000 electronic journals, flexible study spaces and free training opportunities. There is 24/7 access during revision and exam periods.

ICT services

Our services include software tools, online learning and teaching facilities, and access to the internet and email. We also have open access computer suites across campus, which are usually available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most IT facilities are available 24 hours a day.

Medical services

The University has an on-campus medical centre which provides a range of GP and nurse appointments. Lifestyle checks and advice on all health-related issues are also available on a completely confidential basis.

Student Life

Campus life

Between them, our Loughborough and London campuses are home to more than 18,500 students from over 145 different countries.

  • Loughborough Campus

Our superb 440-acre Loughborough campus is located in the heart of the country with excellent national and international travel links. Green spaces, world-class sports venues and excellent academic facilities combine to make our campus a safe, welcoming place with a real sense of community.

  • London campus

Based on Queen Elizabeth Park, our dedicated postgraduate campus in London is home to seven institutes and brings together influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators

Sports facilities

We are proud to have been voted University of the Year for Sport (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), but our constant focus is on ensuring every student and member of staff has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of ability or interest.

Whether you want to try something new or are dedicated to your chosen sport, there are always lots of opportunities to get involved.

It’s your passion and ambition that creates the atmosphere of determination on campus and contributes to our renowned student experience. We hope you enjoy being part of sport at Loughborough. 

Student clubs

Loughborough Students’ Union has over 100 societies offering the chance to meet like-minded people from across the world and get involved in everything from arts to video gaming. There are also over 55 sports clubs in the Athletic Union.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Motivates me to do well and provides a lot of support

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Raheel Farooqui rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is very well managed, and highly student friendly . The welfare of the students is taken into consideration very seriously, the modules and subjects are well designed and upto industry relevant standards.

Great university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing atmosphere and teaching environment with perfect work/life balance

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