Loughborough University it was founded in 1909 as a small technical institute and in 1966 became Loughborough University of Technology, the UK’s first technological university and was subsequently renamed Loughborough University in 1996. Land acquisitions in 2003, 2006 and 2010 have made Loughborough one of the country’s largest single-site campuses, with over 438 acres of land. In autumn 2015, the university opened their second campus, Loughborough University in London, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offering postgraduate teaching, research and enterprise opportunities. Loughborough ranks particularly highly for engineering and technology and is noted for its sports-related courses and achievements. In 2013, the university won its seventh Queen’s Anniversary Prize, awarded in recognition of its impact through research and skills development in High Value Manufacturing to create economic growth. The university is also rated five star for excellence by Quacquarelli Symonds through QS Star Scheme.
The University has 21 academic departments and over 40 research institutes, divided between ten schools since the university’s new school structure was implemented for the academic year 2011/12. Previous to this, the departments and research institutes were split between three faculties:
- Social Science & Humanities
Check their website to see the full list of the courses.
GCSE minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent UK qualification. Some courses may require a higher level of achievement. Applicants are normally expected to have at least 3 A levels and in many cases specific subjects are required. General Studies is not normally accepted, although there are a small number of courses that will accept it where it complements other subjects taken.
They accept a wide range of alternative qualifications. BBB to A*AA A-level grades or equivalent, depending on the course.
For more information on entry requirements please see the Loughborough University website.
In the National Student Survey 2015, Loughborough was placed in the top 5 – one of thei best ever results. The Students’ Union was also highly ranked, finishing 3rd in the country. Loughborough is the UK’s premier university for sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, Loughborough had the largest concentration of world-leading research in sport and exercise sciences, and 6 other subject areas featured in their national subject top 10.
91% of Loughborough students said they were satisfied overall with the quality of their course in the 2015 National Student Survey, with their students placing us in the country’s top 5. They were rated top 3 for teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency. Students are taught by leaders in their field, who are at the forefront of current research. Every undergraduate course offers a year-long placement option.
Their experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff including:
- Advice and guidance on career options
- Developing skills and employability
- Preparing and applying for placements and work experience
- Meeting employers and finding graduate opportunities