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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.

In 2019, Loughborough University was nominated in a total of nine WhatUni Student Choice Awards, winning the Accommodation award and ranking top 3 in five other categories. It also won the prestigious University of the Year Whatuni Student Choice Award in 2018.

Loughborough University’s achievements spread far and wide and they have cemented their place in the UK top ten.

  • University of the Year 2018 (WhatUni Student Choice Awards)
  • 7th Complete University Guide 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:

“As an international, it's been fantastic. I can't ask for better. The floor I'm on has a good blend of internationals as well so I don't feel like an alien here. I get amazing support from my supervisors, and I've been provided every opportunity to succeed. I'd whole heartedly recommend this university for PhD studies - assuming the supervisor/student fit is good.”

“I’ve had the absolute time of my life so far, the year has gone so quickly and I’ve met so many like-minded and amazing people here. I can’t wait to come back for a second year and I never want the experience to end!”

“Been here 5 years and love it!.”

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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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

26% Part Time
74% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

13,125 Undergraduate
4,205 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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