International applicants

Postgraduate Research

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Loughborough consolidated its position in the premier league of research universities. It is ranked 14th in the UK and 9th among universities in England for research intensity.

All our Academic Schools offer research degrees, MPhil or PhD.  It is essential to develop a research proposal and include this with your application. This should set out the area and topic you wish to research and give some indication of how you intend to carry it out. It is also advisable that you identify a potential research supervisor. You can find detailed information about research groups and the research interests of individual members of staff on our departmental websites. This should help to give you some insight into whether the department is likely to be able to support your research ambitions. 

The Loughborough PhD Experience

Find out what support Loughborough University offers for their PhD students and why they enjoy their Loughborough experience.