Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Our research and impact

From its earliest days Loughborough has produced research that matters, driven not only by the highest levels of intellectual curiosity and achievement, but also by the need for solutions to immediate problems in social, economic, and industrial practice.

The key to great teaching

One of the top 10 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough is renowned for the relevance of its academic work. Driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, we stand on the front-line of new knowledge and understanding.
 
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Loughborough’s outstanding reputation for research was confirmed. We ranked 14th in the UK and 9th in England for research intensity in the Times Higher Education Magazine, consolidating its position as a pioneer amongst research-led universities.

Queen’s Anniversary Prizes

In acknowledgement of our massive contribution towards relevant research, Loughborough has received seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. This is an esteemed biannual award that recognises outstanding educational achievement in areas of service and benefit to the nation.

Working with business

We have formed long-standing relationships with business, industry and the public sector through which we jointly strive to tackle real-world challenges.

Opportunities for students

Loughborough’s students benefit from a vibrant research culture in which they are taught by academics at the forefront of their disciplines. Student engagement with current research activity is prevalent across the University, enabling them to derive specialist skills and knowledge from top quality research practice.

The Animation Academy sits in the School of the Arts, English and Drama and is dedicated to advancing the British animation legacy and cultural heritage.

The Animation Academy

The Animation Academy

Researchers in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering aim to reduce the risk of derailment in railway track switches using a breakthrough technology developed at Loughborough. REPOINT is a failsafe switch that passively defaults to a safe state in case of incomplete track switching, providing a novel and innovative solution to an age-old problem.

REPOINT

REPOINT

Researchers at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are utilising a perspective of sports biomechanics and motor control to investigate gymnast technique. You can find out more information here.

Gymnastics Research

Gymnastics Research

Loughborough’s internationally renowned Centre is heavily involved in research, in addition to providing sport science support to a number of GB squads. Our mission is to improve knowledge about Paralympic sport and to promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in disability sport and physical activity.

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport