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Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford has more.

  • University of the Year 2019 (Times and Sunday Times University Guide)
  • 1st for Student Experience Survey 2018 (Times Higher Education)
  • 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019
  • University of the Year 2018 (WhatUni Student Choice Awards)
  • 7th Complete University Guide 2019
  • Best University in the world for sports-related subjects (Global QS higher education league 2019)


Located in the centre of the UK, our superb 440-acre, single-site Loughborough campus offers great features for every aspect of student life. With stunning gardens and open spaces, the most advanced sports facilities in the country and incredible opportunities to get involved in social activities, volunteering and the arts. We are also in an ideal location for travel – East Midlands Airport is only 20 minutes away, offering cheap, easy access to destinations across Europe and beyond.

Loughborough University students on Postgraduate Search say:

“I really love Loughborough. As an international student, they've made me feel right at home. Everyone is so friendly and I get the sense that staff members truly want you to be successful.”

“Awesome! Fun! Exciting! From the teachers to the friends I’ve made, to facilities, I give it a 11.5/10.”

“Fantastic! Exactly what I expect from a top-notch university and great quality of life support services for both students and faculty. My supervisors are really good and provide excellent guidance.”

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About the Loughborough University

Loughborough University has 19 academic schools and departments supporting a total of 16,000 students. It has always been at the forefront of numerous fields such as engineering and technology, business studies, and the humanities. The University offers over 130 taught programmes and an array of research degrees at the postgraduate level.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

33% Part Time
67% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

12,935 Undergraduate
4,195 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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