What to do before you apply

Before you apply, we recommend that you follow the steps below. If you have any questions, don't forget that the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office and International Office are here to help you throughout your applicant journey.

Find your perfect programme

We offer over 100 postgraduate programmes in a wide range of subject areas across our two inspiring postgraduate campuses. Take a look through the list of programmes on our postgraduate prospectus to try and find the right one for you.

Some questions that you might want to consider include:

  • What modules will I study?
  • What careers have graduates from this course gone on to do?
  • How will this programme support my personal and professional development?

Take care to pay attention to the entry requirements – most of our programmes will require you to have an honours degree in a relevant qualification, while some will require work experience too.

Learn more about the University

Come along to one of our postgraduate events to speak to our academic staff and ask any specific questions which you may have about studying at Loughborough University. You’ll also have an opportunity to speak to students who are currently studying at master’s degree level, and meet staff from our support services who can give you more advice on submitting your application.

If you are unable to attend our campus-based events then there are still ways for you to come and explore our amazing campuses, for instance you can take a self-guided tour of Loughborough or book a guided tour at our London campus.

If you cannot visit the campus you can join us for a web chat, where our staff and students will be on hand to answer your questions. Or alternatively you can take a virtual tour of the Loughborough campus or the London campus.

If you're living outside of the UK, you will be pleased to know that our friendly International Office team regularly visit other countries to speak to future students. Find out more on the International website.

Check the English language requirements

All international students are required to meet a minimum standard of English language ability, and some departments require a higher minimum level. See our list of Standard English language requirements for more information.

Make sure you have your finances sorted

Taking on a postgraduate programme is incredibly rewarding, but it is a big commitment. It's important to ensure that you have the funds to pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Take a look at our fees and funding section to find out more about tuition fees and sources of financial support available.

Are you from outside of the UK?

In order to come to the UK to study you will need to apply for Entry Clearance under the Tier 4 (General) Student category. The application will need to meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We suggest you read the most up to date version Home Office Policy Guidance before you make your application as refusals can be time-consuming and expensive. You can find further information here.

Check that you are eligible to study in the UK under a Tier 4 visa

In accordance with Tier 4 Immigration Policy, a university may only sponsor a student on a second course at the same level in the UK if there is clear academic progression. Please visit our Tier 4 information webpage for more information.