- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.18 / 5.00
- 2.95 / 4.00
- 0.88 / 1.00
- 85.1 / 100.0
- 80.7 / 100.0
- 93.4 / 100.0
Loughborough University is based on a fantastic 440-acre single-site campus at the heart of the UK. All undergraduate courses offer the option to include a year in industry as part of the degree. The award-winning student experience is renowned and there are endless opportunities to get involved in at Loughborough Students' Union.
- Applicants are normally expected to have at least 3 A levels and in many cases specific subjects are required. Typical offers for A level applicants range from A*AA–BBB depending on the chosen course.
- General Studies is not normally accepted, although there are a small number of courses that will accept it where it complements other subjects taken.
- The university accepts a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- Students are provided with an exceptional learning environment that integrates teaching, research and enterprise.
- Assessment varies depending on degree course but is usually conducted through a combination of exams, coursework and assessed tutorials or tests.
- Loughborough courses offer a range of core and optional modules that allow students to tailor their degree to individual interest.
- Option to incorporate a year in industry on every undergraduate degree course.
- Options to undertake international study exchanges or overseas work placements via the Erasmus Programme.
Student Services and Facilities
- The recently refurbished Pilkington Library offers a range of services to support student learning, including 24/7 opening during revision periods and a huge variety of study spaces.
- Free PC clinic offering support and advice for students' personal computers.
- Various facilities available across campus include a shop, hairdressers, pharmacy, dentist and optician as well as social spaces.
- The Disability Office offers support for students with a wide range of disabilities.
- The university provides support and tuition for students with specific learning differences and those who face barriers with their ability to study as a result of mental health issues.
- There is also a counselling service where students can talk in confidence with a professionally trained member of staff.
- Award-winning Loughborough Students' Union, owned and run completely by students provides a range of services.
- Over 100 different clubs and societies on offer as well as opportunities to get involved in community projects, fundraising, campaigns, weekly events and loads more.
- Within the union building there are places to eat, drink and socialise, including a large-capacity nightclub.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The university's Careers Network source and advertise part-time jobs, both on and off campus.
- Part-time work on campus includes roles as student ambassadors or within one of the many catering outlets.
- Loughborough University Careers Network provide a wide range of services and support to students and graduates including advice on developing employability, guidance on career options and help applying for placements.
- Regular workshops are held to help with the development of skills needed in CV and application writing.
- The university hosts the UK's largest annual Careers Fair along with hundreds of other employer events.
- The university’s Employability Award can also help students gain recognition for personal and skills development, through work and other extra-curricular activities.
16,948 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 75%
- Postgraduate 25%
Mode of study
- Full Time 90%
- Part Time 10%
Where students come from
- UK 79%
- EU 5%
- Other 16%
- Male 62%
- Female 38%
- Founded in 1909 as a small technical institute.
- Renamed Loughborough University in 1996.
- In 2015 Loughborough opened a 2nd postgraduate campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
- Lord Sebastian Coe – Olympic athlete, Chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and former Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
- Rosalind Ayres – actor.
- Paula Radcliffe – Olympic athlete.
- Sir Clive Woodward – manager of the England Rugby World Cup winning team, former Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association (BOA).
- Tom Karen – designer.
- Bridget Riley – artist.
- Lisa Rogers – TV presenter.
- Sir Peter Bonfield – businessman.
- Sir John Gains – engineer.
- Sir Frank Gibb – engineer.