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Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in STEM subjects – with a track record in supplying industry with high calibre, highly motivated graduates, and a vibrant international research culture.
The School of Science brings together the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and the Mathematics Education Centre, and boasts state-of- the-art facilities and an active research community. We are renowned for the relevance of our research work which is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues. Loughborough scientists are actively engaged in cutting edge theoretical and applied research that is shaping the future and transforming the world through technological advances and scientific discovery. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) each of the academic departments had at least 85% of their research ranked as ‘internationally recognised’.
These are a few recent research highlights from within the School of Science:
- Revolutionising the way emergency services across the world tackle life-threatening incidents
- Could physics be the answer to understanding the destructive growth of toxic algae?
- Loughborough secures new grant to develop self-learning machines
- Atomic-level microscopes will allow scientists to unlock the deeper mysteries of the natural world
Extensive investment in the student learning environment and research facilities makes Loughborough an excellent place to pursue academic aspirations, research interests and career goals and applications are invited for a number of funded studentships in the School of Science.
As members of the Doctoral College, all postgraduate research students benefit from the full programme of Doctoral College events, such as such as the Annual Research Conference, the Summer Showcase, Three Minute Thesis competitions and regular Café Academique seminar series. Our full programme of activities is designed to enhance research culture, networking skills and promote multi-disciplinary thinking and creativity.
In addition, the Doctoral College offers an extensive training and development programme, mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. Training sessions include face-to face workshops, online and blended learning. To complement structured learning, students are also encouraged to undertake researcher-led initiatives, peer to peer support, and to apply for competitive funding for skills and CV enhancement. You will have the opportunity to undertake training in teaching skills and use these skills to teach undergraduate students. You will also have access to a dedicated postgraduate research careers consultant, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Details of available studentships are published in our online prospectus.