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We hope you enjoyed visiting Loughborough University and finding out more about Physics. We have gathered some additional information here that may be helpful to you.

Course structure

An at-a-glance look at what you can expect from your Physics degree.

Placements and careers

At Loughborough we strive to develop in our students knowledge and practical abilities, including interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as advanced analytical and problem-solving abilities, that are valued in the workplace.

Foundation Studies

Find out more about our Foundation Studies programme.


Foundation Studies FAQs

As a Foundation student can I apply for a room in University accommodation?

Yes, Foundation students are treated in exactly the same way as any first year student. If you have a confirmed place you will be able to register your online account and reserve a room from mid-June. There are deadline for guaranteed accommodation. Find out more about your options and any deadlines for applications visit our accomodation webpages.

I saw that Loughborough University runs a Business degree with a Foundation Year? I have an offer to study [Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics/Chemistry/ Natural Sciences] with a Foundation Year. But I have an A-level in Business Studies. Can I swap?

No, I am afraid only students with elite athlete status can take this particular Foundation pathway. It is not open to students in general.

What If I have changed my mind?

If you have an offer to study [Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics/Chemistry/ Natural Sciences] with a Foundation Year, then there is some room to swap to another Foundation pathway. Please contact the Foundation team via email (using who will be able to advise further.

If you have an offer for direct entry into [Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics/Chemistry/ Natural Sciences] you cannot simply swap to a Foundation pathway unless you fulfill our eligibility criteria.

I have an offer for direct entry into [Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics/Chemistry/ Natural Sciences]. What happens if I don't achieve the grades I need? Can I take the Foundation Year instead?

Since you have an offer for direct entry into [Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics/Chemistry/ Natural Sciences] you cannot simply swap to study these subjects with a Foundation year. You must also satisfy our eligibility criteria. If your underachievement is due to an external factor (extenuating circumstance) then we might be able to consider your application. Please contact the Foundation team via email (using and explain your situation a bit more. There might be something we can do once we know more about you and your change of circumstance.


For more information about our accommodation options and 360° tours of halls of residence visit the Loughborough University accommodation pages.

Student support

From academic writing and mathematics learning support to counselling support and mental health services, Loughborough University provides a network of support services to help ensure your time at university is happy, healthy and productive. You will find a helpful directory of our student support services here.

Loughborough life

Loughborough is a busy market town and provides everything you could need as a student and much more, with a great choice in restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Find out more about Loughborough life on the Love Loughborough website.

Students' Union

Loughborough Students' Union is the beating heart of the University's award-winning student experience, supporting your academic life but also your social life through a range of activities, clubs, societies and services to get involved in. Get the lowdown on LSU by visiting the website.


From Anime and Architecture to Vegetarianism and Virtual Reality, and everything in between, there is so much to do at Loughborough University with a dazzling array of Students' Union societies to join. Find your family at Loughborough University by checking out the list of societies on the LSU website.

Here are a just a handful that might be of specific interest to our science students:

Fighting Robots


Engineers Without Borders

Virtual Reality


Loughborough Marrow


Did you know Loughborough University is home to the largest concentration of sporting facilities across an amazing array of sports? Did you know Loughborough has been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for a staggering 40 consecutive years? Loughborough can offer a sporting experience that is hard to beat, whether you are an elite athlete or play sport for fun. Find out about sport at Loughborough University from gym memberships to sports clubs on the Loughborough Sport website.

Volunteering and fundraising

Loughborough can offer you many opportunities to get involved in projects both at home and abroad, supporting good causes through charity fundraising or action projects in the local community and beyond. Find out the award-winning Loughborough Rag which has raised an impressive £17 million for charity since 1979 and then explore the wide variety of Action projects you can become part of.


Loughborough University enjoys a lively arts scene, including live theatre, poetry, music, cinema and visual arts - and there are also arts scholarships available for gifted artists. For more information and to check out our cultural calendar visit the LU Arts webpages.