Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Postgraduate study 2014 prospectus

Taught programmes

  • Lecturer in front of students

    A top three university for teaching quality assessments

  • Students walking around inside the Stewart Mason Building

    Dedicated facilities for postgraduate students

  • Lecture in progress in a lecture theatre

    Full-time, part-time and distance learning options

  • Students walking past the Wolfson building

    Sustainability modules in all schools and departments

  • Marina Pickles, Student Enterprise Manager presents certificate to Emily Wainwright

    Opportunities for enterprising students

Quality Teaching

Loughborough University provides students with an exceptional learning environment enhanced by the integration of teaching, research and enterprise.

Academic staff

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. This means that our postgraduate students can work alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and are at the forefront of current research.

To support the cutting–edge work across all schools and departments, the University has a first-rate team of staff who support both learning and research. 

To learn more about the academic staff in your particular area of interest see the department website.

Inspiring enterprising students

We aim to provide a practical environment to encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills and ideas.

We offer opportunities to engage in enterprise education and activities, as well as practical services and facilities, including The Studio - an enterprise incubator, providing the business skills, knowledge and expertise necessary for young entrepreneurs to take their ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace.

Our Student Enterprise Manager is always on hand to help students identify, protect and exploit the commercial potential of their work. A number of the University’s spin-out success stories started life as ideas developed as part of student projects or research.

For further information visit our Student and Graduate Enterprise website.

Facility investment

Our postgraduate students enjoy purpose-built teaching facilities including lecture theatres, flexible seminar space, dedicated 24/7 computer suites and private study areas.

We have also invested in state-of-the-art research laboratories and additional learning and teaching spaces.

We have enhanced our teaching facilities to create a network of informal learning zones where students can work in groups or socialise, for example, the University Library has a student learning area with cafe facilities.

Students also benefit from access to specialist equipment and facilities in our state-of-the-art research areas. WiFi is available across campus in all major teaching and learning centres, academic and student support departments, cafes and the Students’ Union.

Full-time, part-time and distance-learning options

Nearly all of our programmes are available on a full or part-time basis, and some modules are offered as week-long programmes to allow more flexible study.

A number of courses can be studied by either full distance-learning, with no compulsory on-campus attendance, or partial distance-learning which requires short periods of on-campus attendance. These are highlighted in the programme listings.

The University also offers a number of short courses, many tailor-made for businesses. When completed as a week-long module, these can be used towards postgraduate qualifications. For further information contact the relevant school or department.

National Student Survey

Since the introduction of the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2005, Loughborough has always been placed amongst the top universities in the UK.

The survey itself seeks to measure the satisfaction levels of final year undergraduate students with regard to their degree programme and is therefore regarded as a good indicator of what it is like to study at Loughborough.

Quality Assurance Agency Assessment

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) works with higher education institutions to define, maintain and improve academic standards and the quality of higher education in the UK.

The most recent QAA Institutional Audit (2008) awarded the University the highest possible commendation.

It praised a number of features, including the prioritisation of students in the institutional culture, and the thorough approach to the promotion and management of industrial links and placement opportunities to enhance the educational experience of students as well as their future employability.