Our courses

Our range of undergraduate courses champion ‘learning through doing’ and aim to cultivate the highest quality graduate designers.

Our School’s unique focus is upon the key design principles of aesthetics, technology, and understanding the user and their environment. Students are inspired to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge via emphasis on creative practical work that is underpinned by the latest theory and cutting-edge research. There are so many great reasons to study a Design course at Loughborough – here are just a few of them…

Our excellent reputation

We are ranked 2nd in the UK for Design and Craft subjects (Guardian University Guide 2020) and among the world Top 25 for Art and Design (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020.)

Integrated employability opportunities

Not only do students benefit from first-class teaching, they are exposed to a huge variety of opportunities to improve their employability via our long-standing industry links. From working on real-life industry project briefs, partaking in renowned competitions, attending guest lectures and completing year-long work placements, it is no surprise that our graduates are so employable. Companies where our students have recently completed placements include Adidas, Bentley, Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, Mondelez, Priestman Goode and lots more.

The Design Degree Show

Final year students can showcase their work at our widely anticipated annual Degree Show, which attracts employers and designers from across the UK. Some students also have the opportunity to exhibit at New Designers in London – the UK’s most prevalent design exhibition. Both present invaluable opportunities to network with nationwide employers and industry specialists – below are some inspirational examples of previous work.

Our community

Ask any of our current students what it is like to study Design at Loughborough – they will without a doubt mention the incredible community spirit that exists within our School. Every student is given the space and support needed to develop creatively and there is just something about our environment that cultivates deep friendship and mutual respect. Whether you’re working on a group project or individually, your peers will have your back every step of the way.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Design courses are housed in a bespoke £21M Design building, with access to state-of-the-art workshops and learning facilities. These include studios, specialist technology and prototyping, laboratories, display areas, and high specification computer facilities. Our specialist CAD/CAM facility includes 3 axis CNC milling machines, industry standard 3D printers, laser cutters, and water jet cutting. We are also proud to offer cutting-edge research facilities and expertise in 3D scanning, motion capture, eye-tracking, and driving simulation.