Postgraduate study

Teaching excellence. Discover why you'll be learning from the best when you choose Loughborough University.

Learn from the best

If you choose to study with us, you'll experience first-hand our exceptional learning environment, which is moulded by our passion for innovation, research and enterprise. As a result, we have consistently scored highly for teaching quality in all of the government’s External Subject Reviews and national league tables. We have been awarded gold for teaching quality by the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and we are among the UK’s top 10 universities according to the Complete University Guide 2018.

As a world-class institution for teaching and research we attract outstanding academics from all over the world. Many of our academics are experts in their chosen field of research, which means you'll learn from those who are at the forefront of their discipline. Needless to say, as one of our postgraduate students you'll benefit from the expertise and infectious passion of our academics.

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

As one of our postgraduate students, you can enjoy purpose-built teaching facilities including lecture theatres, flexible seminar space, dedicated 24/7 computer suites and private study areas. We have also invested in state-of-the-art research laboratories and additional learning and teaching spaces.

We have enhanced our teaching facilities to create a network of informal learning zones where students can work in groups or socialise, for example, the University Library has a student learning area with café facilities.

You will also benefit from access to specialist equipment and facilities in our state-of-the-art research areas. WiFi is available across campus in all major teaching and learning centres, academic and student support departments, cafés and the Students’ Union.

A flexible approach to study

Nearly all of our programmes are available on a full or part-time basis, and some modules are offered as week-long programmes to enable you to study more flexibly.

A number of our courses can be studied by either full distance-learning, with no compulsory on-campus attendance, or partial distance-learning which requires short periods of on-campus attendance. These are highlighted in the programme listings.

We also offer a a number of short courses, many of which are tailor-made for businesses. When completed as a week-long module, these can be used towards postgraduate qualifications. For further information, please contact the relevant school or department.

Realise your enterprise ambitions

If you're interested in starting your own business we can provide you with the resources, insight and industry expertise you need to bring your business ideas to life. We can provide you with plenty of opportunities to engage in enterprise education and activities, spanning competitions, forums, training and workshops.

We can also support your business aspirations with a range of practical services and facilities – including The Studio, a unique two-year support package for graduates taking their first steps in business.

Studio members have access to the University’s specialist facilities and expertise as well as academic library and IT services. As a Studio member, you will be based in a fully serviced office space and follow a tailored training and mentoring programme.

Our Student Enterprise Manager is always on hand to help you identify, protect and exploit the commercial potential of your work. A number of Loughborough’s spin-out success stories started life as ideas developed as part of student projects or research.

Further information is available on our Student and Graduate Enterprise website.

Study at a leading university

Loughborough has consistently scored highly for teaching quality in all of the Government’s External Subject Reviews and national league tables.

We were recently awarded the highest rating of 'Gold' in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2014).

We were rated top three by the Quality Assurance Agency for teaching quality and, since the introduction of the National Student Survey in 2005, Loughborough has always been placed among the top universities in the UK.