Postgraduate taught applicants

Options to begin your studies in 2020-21

We have admitted a cohort of postgraduate students to our full range of master’s programmes at our Loughborough and London campuses this October. As well as offering face-to-face teaching on campus, many of our master's students have also had the option to study online for the duration of the first semester before joining us on campus in time for semester 2.

We are also offering a January 2021 start date for a range of programmes across both of our campuses to give you increased flexibility over starting your studies.

Master's programmes starting in January 2021 will run for 13 months, ending in February 2022. In order for a January start to be made possible, we may be required to make some adjustments to the ordering of modules for these programmes. Revised programme specifications for courses starting in January 2021 can be found here.

Student accommodation

If you’re looking to apply for University accommodation in Loughborough, please continue to check for separate communications from the Student Accommodation Centre. For the latest updates from the accommodation team, please visit the accommodation announcements page. More information about moving into your accommodation will be emailed to you once your room has been confirmed.

If you’re looking for accommodation in London, our recommended providers can provide housing for single students, couples and students with families. For more information, please see our London accommodation options on the Loughborough University London website.

Teaching and learning on campus

We are pleased to provide you with further details of how we will deliver the different teaching and learning methods within your master’s degree. We hope this update, along with our existing statement of intent, helps you to make an informed decision about how you wish to study with us in semester one. If you do have any questions, you are welcome to email us at any time.

Adapting our plans

We recognise that the current situation is evolving rapidly. As a result, our plans have been developed so that we are able to easily adapt in line with the latest government advice whilst ensuring your health and safety and that of our campus community. We are not planning to make further changes to our programmes next year but invite you to look through our terms and conditions of study for 2020/21.

We are taking great care with our preparations and we very much hope that this is evident from the communications we have sent you to date and that you are happy with our plans for 2020/21. We will take your completion of our online registration system as your consent to the adjustments we have made.

Frequently asked questions

When is the deadline to accept my offer?

If you have applied for entry in January 2021, you must accept your offer and submit all documents necessary to meet the conditions of your offer by 23 November 2020.

I am planning to start in January, but my university will only issue me with an uncertified online transcript, will this be acceptable?

No unfortunately we cannot accept uncertified online transcript or screen-shots of final marks. We can accept a pdf copy of your transcript which has been securely certified by your university, a document emailed to us directly from your university, or alternatively many universities have secure portals through which we can verify your result. In these cases we will need you to give permission for Loughborough University to verify your result.

What is the latest date I can submit my final degree results?

If have applied for entry in January 2021, you must accept your offer and submit all documents necessary to meet the conditions of your offer by 23 November 2020.

How can I defer my offer to January 2021 and when is the latest date to do it?

Some of our programmes are available with a January 2021 start. If you have already received an offer for the academic year 2020/21 and wish to defer your entry to January 2021, please contact us by email to request this. If you have not already applied to the University, you can submit a new application for January 2021 through our Application Portal. Guidance on submitting an application can be found here. The latest date to apply for a programme with a January start date is 23 November 2020.