Department profile

Science at Loughborough

Loughborough University
2017/18 edition

About Science at Loughborough

Loughborough University offers the following science disciplines: chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, and physics.


The Department of Chemistry offers popular and industry-relevant opportunities, enabling students to develop multidisciplinary skills. Access to our facilities, including a full range of analytical and spectroscopic instrumentation, a worldclass mass spectrometry suite, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, laser spectroscopy and a dedicated bio-lab will allow you to gain experience of the latest techniques.

Our programmes

MSc Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science

MSc Analytical Chemistry

MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is a lively community within a stimulating learning and working environment. We regularly welcome visiting lecturers and researchers who contribute to the intellectual and social life of the Department, and our facilities offer the best all-round experience for learning, enhancing employability and expanding skills.

Our programmes

MSc Advanced Computer Science

MSc Internet Computing and Network Security


Our Mathematics Department has a long history of innovation in teaching, and we have a firm research base with strengths in both pure and applied mathematics. The programmes on offer reflect our strengths, and in some cases represent established collaborative training ventures with industrial partners.

Our programmes

MSc Industrial Mathematical Modelling

MSc Mathematical Finance

Mathematics Education Centre

One of the largest groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK, Loughborough’s Mathematics Education Centre has an international reputation for research and practice in teaching and learning mathematics. 85% of its research rated was 'internationally recognised' or higher in the REF 2014. The teacher training course at Loughborough has been judged on three occasions to be an ‘outstanding’ course by Ofsted and has had excellent reports from External Examiners.

PGCE/MSc Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)


Our Physics programmes and research opportunities are delivered by recognised experts, and enable you to acquire specialist knowledge of topics at the cutting edge of contemporary physics. Our research is focused on condensed matter and quantum physics. Our aim is to equip students with key skills they need for employment in industry, public service or academic research.

Our programmes

MSc Advanced Physics

MSc Physics of Materials