Entry requirements

Start Dates: 1 October, 1 January, 1 April, 1 July

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Loughborough Design School is home to around 60 PhD students and over 110 staff who are proud to be part of a very friendly and collegiate environment. We are based in a purpose built £21m building opened in 2011.

Our expertise and teaching is built on the design principles of aesthetics, technology and understanding the user.

The School has a wealth of state-of-the-art facilities including a variety of software, workshops and laboratories including research facilities such as eye-tracking, driving simulators, additive manufacturing machines and ergonomics testing and facilities.

Our academic staff are internationally renowned experts in their fields. These staff bring a diverse mix of specialisms and backgrounds to the School which our PhD students benefit from immensely. The Design School is all about using design to change the world for the better.

Research groups

  • Design Ergonomics Research Group
  • Design Practice Research Group
  • Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre
  • Human Factors in Complex Systems Research Group
  • Sustainable Design Research Group
  • User Centred Design Research Group
  • Design for Digital Fabrication Research Group
  • Behavioural Safety Research Group
  • Transport Collision Research Group

Department specialisms

Research groups Design Ergonomics Research Group Design Practice Research Group Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre Human Factors in Complex Systems Research Group Sustainable Design Research Group User Centred Design Research Group Design for Digital Fabrication Research Group Behavioural Safety Research Group Transport Collision Research Group

Information for international students

There are a number of international students taking higher degrees by research in the department.

Fees and funding

EPSRC, industrial sponsors, and university.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Office
Email
pgresearch@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1509 228292