Loughborough University

4.3 out of 5 (55 ratings / 49 reviews) Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
Loughborough University is proud of its long history as an institution of further and higher education. Thanks to the vision of its founding father, Dr Herbert Schofield, it has been able to grow and develop into one of the country‚Äôs top universities. 

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (46)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (41)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



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.


Academic schools and departments

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
  • Arts, English and Drama
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Foundation studies
  • Geography and Environment
  • Materials
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics Education Centre
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Studies


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.

Many of these individual strengths cluster around themes and we call these enduring world-class research areas our Beacons:


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

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Academic Language Support Service, as well as the Online Writing Centre offer support and a wealth of resoures for both home and international students who want to make the transition between ordinary English and the academic language expected from you in your work at University. ‌

Housing services

We know it is really important to feel at home and have a space of your own to study, that's why we have a team based on campus who are dedicated to helping you find a place to live. Whether you are thinking about coming to study here, are a current student or just going to be visiting, we can help you with you accommodation options.

At Loughborough we have 17 different halls of residence which offer undergraduate, postgraduate, catered and self-catered options for you to choose from. All of our halls offer a safe environment and are renowned for being the best place to start your university life. 

Library services

The University Library is central to the student and staff experience. We place great emphasis on providing excellent customer service, a range of reader / study environments, easy access to a large variety of information resources, and development of readers’ information literacy and academic and research skills.

ICT services

IT Services supports research, learning, teaching and administration, providing a variety of communications and information technology facilities.

All University staff, undergraduates and postgraduate students have access to our services.

Most IT facilities are available 24 hours a day.

Medical services

The Health and Safety Service provides advice and guidance to Schools and Professional Support Service Sections. This covers all aspects of health and safety matters on campus, including occupational safety, fire, radiological protection, hazardous waste, emergency procedures and insurance issues arising from incidents which are occupationally related.

Student Life

Campus life

Loughborough campus

  • The superb 440 acre single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, offering great facilities for every aspect of student life, with plenty of open space, gardens and sports areas, interspersed with academic buildings and student accommodation.
  • We have a wide variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars across the campus, with food from takeaway snacks to high-class restaurants.

London campus

  • Loughborough University London is an inspiring postgraduate campus that enhances our existing world-class partnerships and excellence in research, to deliver an industry-focused learning experience that is second to none.

Sports facilities

We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for sport at Loughborough, 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. From Ultimate Frisbee, Equestrian and Sub Aqua AU Clubs to performance Rugby, Cricket and Football, Hall sports and societies, there’s something for everyone.

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 150 Societies offering everything from Hot Air Ballooning to Surfing. With over 55 sports clubs in the Athletic Union, there is a sports activity for everyone.

Clubs and Societies are a great way to get involved at Loughborough and make new friends – particularly the international societies which attract membership from around the world.

All clubs and societies are run by students – the Union provides financial assistance, training and support to ensure success.

Student Reviews

Loughborough University
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

Course good for career switch
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good faculty. Excellent campus and amenities. The course structure is planned for beginners with next to no coding experience which can be good for some but the university needs to introduce some more complex subject matters as well. All in all the course provides you with all the necessary tools for an entry-level career.

Loughborough, England, United Kingdom

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