Institute for Digital Technologies

The Institute for Digital Technologies offers teaching and research excellence across all major areas of digital technology.

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Digital Technologies at Loughborough

The programmes in the Institute for Digital Technologies are shaped by the principles and discoveries of our current research, and students are encouraged to participate in development projects and industry-focused work experience opportunities where possible.

London is one of the top cities in the world for developing the latest advances in technology, business, finance and creative media, and offers a unique learning environment for anyone who shares a passion for digital technologies.

Research degrees

In addition to our exciting range of taught programmes, there are also a variety of funded and unfunded opportunities to join the Institute for Digital Technologies as a doctoral researcher. You can develop your own unique research proposal or browse our current list of PhD opportunities – either way, we’d love to hear from you.

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Research and teaching

By pursuing postgraduate research, students will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real life problem-solving. Our aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together to research world-leading digital technology applications and solutions.

PhD students within the Institute for Digital Technologies are provided with unrivalled access to industry partners and participate in large-scale national and international collaborative projects. With access to extensive software and equipment, as well as a dedicated research facility complete with hot desks, kitchen and social area, it is easy to see why the Institute boasts an exceptional postgraduate research experience.

Links with industry

The Institute for Digital Technologies is committed to building strong collaborations with academics, researchers and industrial organisations. Some of these collaborators include British Telecom, BT Sport, PTV Group, Chelsea Football Club, Huawei Technologies, Ogilvy Health and many others.

Each programme offers teaching from the most influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators to expose students to the latest theories and developments from across the discipline.


Based on our London campus, you will have access to all the facilities within our building, plus opportunities to learn outside the campus throughout your studies with us.

Career opportunities

Whether you choose to undertake a master's or a PhD with the Institute for Digital Technologies, you will complete your postgraduate programme with the knowledge and skills required to secure a wide variety of desirable roles in the digital and technological industries. Workshops and activities offered as part of your programme will also enable you to receive the necessary skills and knowledge to set up your own start-up venture if desired.

Our students

Both Cyber Security and Data Analytics and pertinent issues in the global computing space. With the ever growing ubiquity of computers and data, these areas are bound to continue to be of great importance.

Adeoluwa Cyber Security and Data Analytics MSc

I really enjoyed the practice-based experience. You do not simply just learn about things, but you actively do it yourself and find out how to solve real life problems.

Micro Digital Innovation Management MSc