• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.18 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.95 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.88 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    85.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    80.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    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.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Teaching Methods

  • 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.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Course Flexibility

  • 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.

Disability Services

  • 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.

Students' Union

  • 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.

Careers Guidance

  • 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.

Student Mix

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%

Student gender

  • 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.

Notable Alumni

  • 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.

Further Details

Address Loughborough University
Epinal Way
LE11 3TU
UCAS Code L79