At Loughborough Design School we want to share our world-leading knowledge. Our expertise and teaching is built on the design principles of aesthetics, technology and understanding the user.
Why choose to study design with us?
We have a leading reputation
This is reflected in every single one of our degrees
Ergonomics and Human Factors
Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety
Integrated Industrial Design
User Experience Design
...and research degrees
Social Innovation through Digital Manufacturing PhD
Funding status Self funded
Application deadline: 1 July 2020
We have strong research links within industry
We have particularly close links with Adidas, Health and Safety Executive, Department of Health, National Health Service, Age UK, IBM, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Ministry of Defence, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Transport for London, O2, and the Department for Transport.
We're passionate about design - and it shows in the quality of our teaching
Our expertise and teaching is built on the design principles of aesthetics, technology and understanding the user. Our postgraduate taught programmes and range of research opportunities are designed to help you develop your critical awareness, nurture innovative ideas and truly understand the role of design in the world around you. You can see some examples of the work undertaken by our students in our Design School gallery.
User Experience Design MA
User Experience Design was an industry that I wanted to explore further. For me, I wanted to feel well-equipped with the specific skills to make an excellent UX designer before considering a job in the field.
We have a thriving research community
We have a thriving PhD community and our areas of research encompass a wide variety of areas. These range from our Design Ergonomics Research Group to our Transport Safety Research Group. Find out more about our design research.
I feel that the atmosphere of the Design School is to continually contribute high levels of novel knowledge; this motivates my fellow research students and me to push boundaries in our respective areas.
You'll have access to a wide range of excellent facilities
Based in a £21 million state-of-the-art building, we have a wealth of facilities, including a fully equipped ergonomics laboratory. Our practical and theoretical teaching and research spaces ensure a professional and inspirational experience.
Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout your studies and fully-equip you for your future endeavours. The postgraduate community Loughborough has over 4000 students, and you will be part of a friendly and inclusive environment with comprehensive support systems.
Our facilities include a variety of software, workshops and laboratories including research facilities such as eye-tracking, driving simulators, additive manufacturing machines and ergonomics testing facilities.