About the School

We are proud to be one of the UK's leading centres of excellence for teaching and research across scientific disciplines.

The School of Science at Loughborough University comprises the following departments:

  • Chemistry (including Natural Sciences)
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics

With state-of-the-art facilities, expert teaching and a wide range of study options across undergraduate, postgraduate and research level, we are committed to providing a first-class learning experience for all our students and doctoral researchers by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to excel in their future careers and achieve their ambitions.

Our expert academics form part of an active research community that is helping to shape the world of tomorrow by conducting cutting edge multidisciplinary research and collaborating with industry. This places them at the forefront of their respective fields and provides our students with exclusive insights to the latest discoveries.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2021), our academic departments achieved the following:

Chemistry: 85% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Computer Science: 100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Education: 100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Mathematical Sciences: 100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Physics: 91% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.


The School is also home to the Mathematics Learning Support Centre which provides students from across the University with a range of services and facilities to support their learning of mathematics and statistics.

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity, implementing numerous initiatives so that all students and staff can reach their full potential.

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