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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is in the top ten UK universities (Complete University Guide 2020). Its research has impact, with the university awarded seven Queen's Anniversary prizes in recognition of its world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford has more. The university offers a range of master's degrees across a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,205 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Domicile

  • UK 45%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 47%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 80 1045 1120
Sports Science 130 230 360
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 70 195 260
Mechanical Engineering 95 155 250
Art & Design 85 150 235
Education 0 205 205
Communication & Media Studies 15 175 190
Materials Technology 40 130 170
Politics 25 85 110
Mathematics 40 60 100
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 55 40 100
Accounting & Finance 0 95 95
Other 0 90 90
Civil Engineering 40 45 85
General Engineering 25 60 85
Chemistry 40 40 80
Building 0 75 75
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 10 65 75
Computer Science 25 45 70
Chemical Engineering 50 20 70
Librarianship & Information Management 5 50 60
Psychology 5 45 45
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 45 5 45
Geography & Environmental Science 30 10 40
Marketing 0 40 40
Economics 5 30 35
Physics & Astronomy 20 10 30
English 10 15 25
Sociology 15 0 15
Medical Technology 0 10 10
Anatomy & Physiology 0 10 10
Architecture 0 10 10
History 5 0 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 5 5
Social Policy 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,750
Mixed -
Laboratory 9,500
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Loughborough University master's scholarships range from 10% to 100% towards the cost of tuition fees, with funding also available for talented arts students and athletes.
  • The university's PhD studentships typically cover the full cost of fees and may also include a tax-free stipend for living costs. In some cases, additional funding will be provided for research support expenses.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Loughborough has four self-catered halls of residence available to postgraduate students, either on or a short walk from campus.
  • Postgraduate students who receive full acceptance onto their course and apply for accommodation prior to the specified deadline will be given priority when university halls accommodation is allocated.
  • Although halls accommodation is not guaranteed, the university promises to help postgraduates secure accommodation, either with the university or by referral to an off-campus approved provider.