Postgraduate study2015 Prospectus

Taught programmes

Dedicated facilities for postgraduate students

Full-time, part-time and distance learning options

Sustainability modules in all schools and departments

Opportunities for enterprising students

Awarded 5* for teaching and learning environment

QS Stars University Ratings 2014

Quality teaching

The University provides students with an exceptional learning environment enhanced by the integration of teaching, research and enterprise.

Academic staff

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. This means that our postgraduate students can work alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and are at the forefront of current research.

To support the cutting–edge work across all schools and departments, the University has a first-rate team of staff who support both learning and research.

To learn more about the academic staff in your particular area of interest, please visit the relevant School or Department website.

Inspiring enterprising students

We provide students with plenty of opportunities to engage in enterprise education and activities, spanning competitions, forums, training and workshops.

We also support their 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. They are also 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 students identify, protect and exploit the commercial potential of their work. What’s more, a number of the University’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.

Facility investment

Our postgraduate students 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.

Students 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.

Full-time, part-time and distance-learning options

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

A number of 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.

The University also offers a number of short courses, many 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.

National Student Survey

Since the introduction of the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2005, Loughborough has always been placed amongst the top five universities in the UK. The survey itself seeks to measure the satisfaction levels of final year undergraduate students with regard to their degree programme and is therefore regarded as a good indicator of what it is like to study at Loughborough.

Quality Assurance Agency Assessment

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) works with higher education institutions to define, maintain and improve academic standards and the quality of higher education in the UK.

The most recent QAA Institutional Review (2012) confirmed that the quality and standard of provision at the University meets UK expectations.

It praised a number of features, including the activities of the Careers and Employability Centre, the Loughborough Skills Matrix for postgraduate research students and the comprehensive provision of, and support for, placement learning opportunities.