Loughborough University

United Kingdom

Established in 1966, Loughborough University of Technology (renamed Loughborough University in 1996) is based in the town of Loughborough, which in turn is located within the city of Leicestershire in England. Its history dates back to 1901, when it was set up as the Loughborough Institute of Technology.

Loughborough University has received 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, and was ranked #11 of a 119 institutions in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016 and #13 in the Sunday Times University Guide 2015. The institution was also the only university to have been voted England's Best Student Experience for six consecutive years in the Times Higher Education league table.

Subject Strengths: Sports Science, Business and Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Art & Design, Engineering, Information Services.

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Loughborough's campus is on a single site in Leicestershire's largest town, and spans 438 acres. The Loughborough campus is home to one of the UK's biggest independently owned Student Unions, with weekly events such as Hey Ewe and Friday Night Disco proving popular with students.

Nearby Leicester and Nottingham are also easily accessible from the university, so students who are missing city life won't have to travel too far. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1909
Student
Population
13677
Staff
Population
924
Male to Female
Ratio
62 : 38
International
Students
22%
Social
Strengths
Media & Communications
The Times, Communication and Media Studies
1st
Sports Science
QS, Sports-related Subjects
1st
Surveying & Planning
CUG, Building
1st
Accounting & Finance
Guardian, Accounting and finance
2nd
Materials Engineering
Guardian, Engineering: materials and mineral
2nd
Material Science
The Times, Materials Technology
3rd
Visual Arts
Guardian, Fashion and textiles
3rd
Business Studies
CUG, Business & Management Studies
4th
Chemistry
Guardian, Chemistry
4th
Computer Science
Guardian, Computer science and information systems
4th
Geography
Guardian, Geography and environmental studies
4th
Logistics
CUG, Business & Management Studies
4th
Performing Arts
CUG, Art & Design
4th
Product Design
CUG, Art & Design
4th
Social Work & Policy
Guardian, Social policy and administration
4th
Mechanical Engineering
Guardian, Engineering: mechanical
5th
Politics
Guardian, Politics
5th
Aeronautical Engineering
QS, Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
6th
Architecture
QS, Architecture
6th
Biological Science
The Times, Anatomy and Physiology
6th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
Santander International Postgraduate Scholarship
£5000 for tuition
9 available
Undergraduate International Scholarships
Up to 25% for tuition
More than 50 available
Postgraduate Scholarships
Up to 25% for tuition
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
Undergraduate International Bursary
10% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Postgraduate Bursary
10% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Lord Sebastian Coe KBE Olympic Gold Medallist & Chairman of London Olympics
Seb is one of Britain's greatest athletes who won back to back Olympic gold medals in the 1500m in 1980 and 1984 In 2006, Lord Coe was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He also played a leading role in winning the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games and became the Chairman of the London Olympics Committee. Seb studied economics and social history at Loughborough University.

Lim Swee Say Singapore Cabinet Minister
Lim Swee Say is a member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore, he has been a Cabinet Minister in the Prime Minister's Office since 2004 and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) since 2007. He was awarded a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship Electronics, computer and systems engineering at Loughborough, graduating in 1976.

Xin Hui Aw Yong BSc Sport & Exercise Science Student
“I wanted to go to a university which has a strong Sports Science department rather than choosing a university based on its general prestige and reputation. I am interested in many aspects of sport such as nutrition, biomechanics, and physiology, so I asked my teacher for recommendations and did my own research. It eventually came down to Loughborough University, the University of Bath, and the University of Birmingham, but I chose Loughborough due to its location and its ranking for Sports Science."
Student Life
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Loughborough University Overview

"A video review of Loughborough University's achievements and activities during the 2012-2013 academic year. "

Living in Loughborough

"Find out what it is like to live in Loughborough as a student, through the eyes of Eti, one of our third year students."

My Loughborough

"Loughborough students explain what the University means to them! "