About Loughborough University
Loughborough is an internationally-renowned university, located right in the heart of the UK. Our research and teaching is integrated at every opportunity to provide the highest quality learning experience. With superb links to industry, commerce and the professions and our long history of internationally acclaimed ‘research that matters’, we aim to provide you with the best university experience bar none.
You can now also study in London at our dedicated postgraduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Research opportunities currently available
Loughborough is a research-intensive university, and our research students work alongside stand-out academics, at the fore-front of their disciplines. We focus on an interdisciplinary approach to research, which is driven by society’s need to address real-world issues.
As a PhD student at Loughborough University, we want you to feel part of the research team, and feel supported and motivated by this network. We provide comprehensive training so that PhD, EngD, MPhil and MRes students can hone their research skills, but also benefit from practical guidance related to identifying skills, coping with the demands of their research project, be they academic or pastoral, and maximising their employability.
Diverse master’s degree programmes
With an array of master’s degrees across seventeen academic schools and departments, we offer an excellent choice for anyone looking to pursue their studies and further their career. A number of programmes are available on a full- or part-time basis, and some modules are offered as week-long programmes to allow more flexible study.
An award-winning student experience
Courses taught by some of the world’s best academics in their subject areas; a huge range of clubs and societies and opportunities to get involved in sport and the arts, and a really friendly and supportive environment combine to enable our students to be the very best they can be.
A beautiful location
Our superb 438-acre Loughborough University campus is home to students and staff from over 100 countries. Green spaces, world-class sports venues and excellent academic facilities combine to make our single-site campus a safe, welcoming place with a real sense of community.
How to apply
Applications for taught or research programmes are made using our online application form, and are welcomed all year round. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references, which can all be submitted online.
Fees and funding
The two costs of a taught postgraduate course are tuition fees and your accommodation and day-to-day living costs. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services, and vary between courses.
A range of department-specific bursaries and scholarships are available to postgraduate students, and more information can be found on our website, along with details of the other types of funding available.
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