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Loughborough University

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Loughborough University is proud of its long history as an institution of further and higher education.

Our outstanding research is generating globally important work that is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, making it not only cutting-edge, but relevant too - ultimately, helping to improve the quality of people’s lives. You could be a part of this.

The Loughborough doctoral experience offers a vibrant and supportive research community. We seek to provide all our research students with a supportive and exciting environment by creating new working cultures, emphasising transferable skills, and forging lasting links with industry.

Our achievements spread far and wide, we have cemented our place in UK top ten.

  • University of the Year 2019 (Times and Sunday Times University Guide)
  • 5th The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • 1st for Student Experience Survey 2018 (Times Higher Education)
  • 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020
  • University of the Year 2018 (WhatUni Student Choice Awards)
  • 7th Complete University Guide 2019
  • Best University in the world for sports-related subjects (Global QS higher education league 2019)

Our reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms our position as the number one university for sport. Loughborough University is also famously known for offering a life-changing student experience, in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 Loughborough came first in the country. Since the inception of the survey in 2006 Loughborough has topped the table eight times, and come top five no less than 11 times.

The Careers Network offers a specific service to research students, which allows greater focus on the skills researchers can offer employers. Loughborough is home to the UK’s largest Recruitment Fair, which is held on campus each year.

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Doctoral College: you will benefit from the extensive doctoral training and development programme and a suite of activities designed to provide practical and pastoral support at every stage of the PhD process. Including a dedicated space for teaching, meetings, private study and social occasions.

Matching you with your research passion - browse our research degrees. We have with funded and self-funded opportunities research at Loughborough is organised into 17 schools and departments, we are home to over 10 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

Two campuses – Our superb 440 acre single-site campus is one of our glorious assets, together with offering great facilities to more than 16,500 students from over 100 different countries.

Loughborough University London is an inspiring postgraduate campus that enhances our existing world-class partnerships and excellence in research, to deliver an industry-focused learning experience that is second to none. Find out more Loughborough University London website.

Funding for PhD study – A research degree is a long term commitment. For you to focus on your studies, it is important to ensure your funding is in place for the duration of your degree. You may self-fund or obtain funding to support your studies.

Receive our printed prospectus, or view it on-line now to ensure you are fully informed and learn more about Loughborough.

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Telephone: +44 (0)1509 222834

Postgraduate Open Events - Experience our outstanding campus, explore your potential school and find out more about what Loughborough has to offer by coming along to one of our events. Book your place now.

Can’t visit the campus – join us for a web chat. You can speak to our postgraduate community about any aspect of life at Loughborough - book a reminder here.

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