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Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Top reasons to study here

  • Enhance your professional development by taking advantage of career support services
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities for hands-on experience with industry-scale equipment
  • Renowned for delivering a life-changing student experience, both academically and socially

History

Throughout its history, Loughborough has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today, it is one of the country's leading universities. It boasts two campuses in the East Midlands and London. Students are able to progress from their undergraduate courses in Loughborough to postgraduate studies at both locations.

Education

Schools and academic departments

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
  • Business School
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
  • Design and Creative Arts
  • English
  • Foundation studies
  • Geography and Environment
  • International Relations, Politics and History
  • Materials
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Teacher Education
  • Loughborough University London

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 Excellence 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 dedicated staff offer services and opportunities, including:

  • One-to-one advice and coaching, virtually and in person
  • Presentations, workshops and online tools to support career planning, job search and personal development
  • Self-help resources on CVs and applications
  • Interview coaching and mock assessment centres
  • Help to secure placements, internships and graduate roles and access to thousands of vacancies
  • Dedicated experts to support students in all things enterprise and innovation
  • Ready Set Loughborough and Personal Best – exclusive skills development programmes for Loughborough students

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
224 -12
2024
212 44
2023
256
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
2025
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2024
251 100
2023
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
2024
-
2023
601 100
2022
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
2025
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2024
-
2023
526
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.

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 Team, Disability Support Team, Mental Health Support Team, International Student Support Services, Centre for Faith and Spirituality and medical facilities. Support is available via our Student Services, Academic Language Support Services, which offers skills workshops, courses and online resources to help improve your academic English language skills, the Careers Network, the 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 Student Accommodation Centre is dedicated to helping students in 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 service, 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.

Campus life

We are home to around 18,000 students from over 130 different countries.

  • Loughborough campus

Our 523-acre single-site campus has plenty of open spaces and gardens, including edible fruit trails, as well as fantastic sport and sector-leading facilities. There is something for everyone and it's all conveniently located on campus.  

  • London campus

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

Sports facilities

Loughborough is home to the country’s largest concentration of world-class facilities across a wide range of sports. As a Loughborough student, you can access everything from high performance training venues to free recreational areas.

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.

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