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Loughborough University

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Here at Loughborough we take pride in offering an award-winning student experience and creating a community that you can be proud to be a part of.

  • 1st for Student Experience Survey 2018 (Times Higher Education)
  • 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018
  • 7th in the Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Best Sporting University in the world Global QS higher education league 2018
  • Five star plus rating for excellence QS Stars

We are passionate about creating an exceptional student experience for our students with every opportunity to achieve their full potential - professionally, intellectually and socially. The postgraduate experience at Loughborough has a strong community spirit which creates something truly special and distinctive amongst UK universities.
Our approach in delivering the highest level of teaching and learning is quite simple; we put our students, graduates and staff are at the heart of all we do, and they’re the key to our ongoing success. This positive impact of this approach is highlighted by our achievements.  

Outstanding opportunities - With a wide-ranging choice of exciting master’s and research degrees at our Loughborough and London campuses. Including engineering and technology; sport science, sport business/technology; art; design; digital technology; enterprise/business; the sciences; social sciences; media; diplomacy; humanities.
Typical entry requirements are a 2:1 (or 2:2) or above depending on the degree, or equivalent overseas qualification.
Research excellence - We are involved in creating outstanding research which is generating globally important work that is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, making it not only cutting-edge, but relevant too.
Teaching and learning - Our teaching and learning offers academic excellence in a broad range of disciplines, from sport and exercise science to engineering, business and the arts, and was recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our campus - Our superb 440 acre single-site campus is Loughborough’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 offer incredible facilities to more than 16,500 students from over 100 different countries. Find out more about the facilities on our Loughborough campus.

Our reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms our position as the number one university for sport.

Our Students' Union is one of the very best in the country and is one of the only unions to be owned and managed by students.
Postgraduate Open Events - Experience our outstanding campus, explore your potential school and find out more about what Loughborough has to offer by coming along to one of our events. Book your place now.

Can’t visit the campus – join us for a web chat. You can speak to our postgraduate community about any aspect of life at Loughborough.
Talk to us Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
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University Highlights

Total students - 15,991


International students - 3,864


Total faculty staff - 1,406


Total students - 15,991


International students - 3,864


Total faculty staff - 1,406



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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