School of Science

About the School

Outstanding facilities

Continued extensive investment in the student learning environment and research facilities makes Loughborough an excellent place to pursue your academic aspirations, research interests and career goals - with the University's newly opened state-of-the-art STEMLab further expanding our ability to offer world class facilities across disciplines.

At Loughborough, you will be able to access excellent resources that include:

  • 24/7 access to state-of-the-art computer labs, including designated MSc spaces
  • Labs for analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry
  • Specialist labs for radiochemistry, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology and molecular pharmacology
  • Robotics labs
  • Specialist facilities and equipment, including spectrometers, radio telescopes and our very own campus observatory
  • The award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre
  • The recently refurbished Pilkington Library
  • IT support, including a PC clinic

As a Loughborough student you will also benefit from everything the University’s 440-acre green campus has to offer – including unrivalled sports facilities, an award-winning Students’ Union, and amenities and support services that cater for all aspects of student life.

Our brand new state-of-the-art STEMLab is a hub for the University's Science and Engineering students, providing a truly student-focused laboratory learning environment.

Today, Loughborough University is one of the UK's leading centres of excellence for teaching STEM subjects - with a proven track record in supplying industry with high-calibre, highly motivated graduates. The demand for STEM skills across sectors is huge, and only expected to grow. STEMLab represents a £17 million investment in ensuring Loughborough University can meet the demands of industries and the demand from students for innovative courses in STEM subjects.

As well as providing new labs for chemistry and physics, STEMLab boasts an "Ideas Factory" - a dedicated space allowing students to interact and collaborate, sharing ideas and contributing to interdisciplinary discussions.

In addition to STEMLab, a further projected investment of around £10 million to create laboratories in the refurbished Sir David Davies Building will bring further expansive teaching space for students in 2018.

For more information about this exciting development visit:

Take a virtual tour of some of our new labs for physics, chemistry and biochemistry.