Loughborough University is one of the country's leading universities. We are highly regarded and proud of our many achievements. It is a fantastic place to study and work, boasting unrivalled sporting achievement, internationally acclaimed research and outstanding teaching quality.
  • #367 Ranking
  • 118 Bachelors
  • Public Institution Type



In 1909 a small Technical Institute in the centre of Loughborough was established, which provided local facilities for further education and offered courses in technical subjects, science and art. Land was also acquired on the Burleigh Estate, enabling the early development of the University as it stands today.


We offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate study in a range of different subject areas:

  • Foundation
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Erasmus+ and International Exchange
  • Study Abroad


Our research contributes at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding, helping business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and, ultimately, help to improve the quality of people’s lives across the globe.

Committed to excellence and impact we provide an environment where our academics and postgraduate researchers can excel. Through inspiring innovation, creating curious, critical thinkers and challenging inventiveness. We are constantly questioning, testing and learning. It is characteristics like these, which are the reason we are gaining momentum and presence on the international stage and increasingly being recognised for the quality of our work.


  • 94% of Loughborough undergraduates who completed their degree in 2014 were in employment or undertaking further study six months after graduating (as a percentage of those available for work and study).
  • Of those in full-time employment, 89.5% were in managerial or professional roles.
  • The median salary for undergraduates who completed their degree in 2014 was £24,000.
  • Of the postgraduates graduating from taught programmes in 2014, 92% were in employment and/or further study.
  • 94% of the University’s postgraduate research students were in employment and/or undertaking further study six months after graduating.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (35)
Engineering & Technology (31)
Business & Management (25)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (22)
Arts, Design & Architecture (17)
Humanities (13)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (11)
Computer Science & IT (9)
Law (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Bachelor at Loughborough University!


Student services

The Information team are the first line of support for students, graduates and staff accessing the services in the Bridgeman building at Loughborough University. We offer a welcoming and accessible means of engaging with the wider service through sign-posting, appointment booking, information provision and where appropriate advice.

Housing services

Loughborough University is committed to giving every student a distinctive and high quality Loughborough experience, which will result in a positive life long relationship with the University. Within the Halls of Residence, the community spirit is unrivalled by any UK University. Where you live and who you live with at the University will create some of the best memories of your University career.

Each Hall has a vibrant community with its own distinctive character offering you a safe and secure environment in which to live, study and enjoy. Our Halls of Residence vary in style and size. Most residences are on campus, but all are conveniently situated for the campus and the town centre.

Library services

Our first ever library was opened in 1911, in one room of the building in Loughborough town that housed the original Loughborough Technical Institute. In 2013, the Library had a major refurbishment which included incorporating Level 4.

It has:

  • over 500,000 books
  • 90,000 bound serials
  • 30,000 e- journals

Its has 87 members of staff; 55 full-time equivalents (32 full-time; 55 part-time).

ICT services

Loughborough University's wireless network is available to staff, students, academic visitors to the campus and to some conference delegates.

Medical services

The Medical Centre is a NHS practice providing a range of services.

Registration with the Medical Centre can only be accepted from students and their immediate family who live locally, whether on campus on within a three mile radius. A University nurse is available for advice/treatment for all students during term time.

Student Life

Campus life

Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire and being centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air.

Facilities include lecture theatres, laboratories, a major library and extensive IT network, an Arts Centre, two theatres, conference centre, accommodation, restaurants, a bank, shops, a health centre and Loughborough Students' Union, which is owned and run by our students.

Sports facilities

Set on the largest single site green campus in the UK we are proud of our welcoming and friendly home. We continue to invest and expand the amenities available and are home to the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

Our sporting facilities are available for the enthusiastic amateur as well as elite performers. They include an indoor athletics centre and outdoor stadium, sports halls and all-weather pitches, a 50 metre swimming pool, squash, badminton and netball courts, an indoor tennis centre and outdoor courts, and state of the art fitness centres.

Student clubs

As well as attending one of our many events, there are several other opportunities for you to reconnect with fellow alumni and the University.

We have over 30 overseas groups co-ordinated in country by our alumni ambassadors. In addition we have groups who regularly organise reunions, both in the UK and overseas.

If you are interested in getting involved in groups that can help to advise the University on future development and strategy, the Alumni Advisory Board and School of Business and Economics Strategic Advisory Board may be of interest to you.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Loughborough, England, United Kingdom