Department of Materials

International students

The department of Materials is a truly international community of staff and students from over 15 different countries.

Two of the most important aspects of the department for international students are the friendly atmosphere and helpful attitude of all the staff and other students, “everyone feels part of the family!”

International students are welcomed on all of our courses, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD research. Approximately 30% of our students are from outside the UK, as are about 40% of our highly regarded academic team.

Sicong Du - Materials postgraduate student

A thriving international community

Approximately 30% of our students are international

Study with us because

  • Top Ranking Courses 

    Ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

  • Oustanding Employability 

    98% of Loughborough materials graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating of which 98% of those employed were in professional, managerial or graduate level roles, in addition materials graduates were earning an average starting salary of £26,500 (DLHE figures for 2017 graduates).

  • A great place to study 

    Ranked TOP 10 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in Materials – National Student Survey 2019, Materials and Minerals subject area.

  • Unrivalled industry links 

    We send 15% more engineering students on engineering placements than any other UK institution (HESA UG Student Record 2016/17: Engineering & Technology).