Our passionate academics will help you to develop the specialist skills and knowledge you need for an exciting future career in academia or industry.

By studying a PhD with us, you will receive guidance and support from a minimum of two academic supervisors who are best placed to inform your research. You will collaborate with industry, as well as public and private sector organisations to expand your knowledge and enhance your research. You will also have access to our extensive doctoral training programme, which will prepare you for the next step in your career journey.

In most cases, our studentships cover the full cost of tuition fees for up to 3 years. In addition, UK nationals will also receive an annual, tax-free stipend of over £15,000 to support with travel and/or living costs during their studies. Not all projects are open to non-UK nationals, so please check the advert details carefully before submitting an application.

UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR

In the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020

TOP 10 RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND

Research Excellence Framework 2014

SEVEN QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES

for Higher and Further Education

TOP 10 IN EVERY UK LEAGUE TABLE

and a Five Stars Plus institution in the International QS Stars Scheme 2020

The Loughborough Doctoral Experience - Q&A

Hear current doctoral researchers Wolé, Chidinma and Cheng as they answer your questions about the Loughborough doctoral experience.