Loughborough University,Epinal Way,Loughborough,Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Overview of Loughborough University
Loughborough University is ranking 4th in The Guardian university league table and 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Yet another milestone in the history of the university is the employability factor, 94% of its students are employed after graduation or have gone in for further studies.
Set across a 440-acre campus, this University was once the Loughborough Mechanical institute and was renamed in 1996 as the Loughborough University.
One of the many accolades conferred on the university is Gold for its teaching. The University is the only one to receive the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding applied research not once but seven times.
Warm, friendly and welcoming, this university is a home away from home for more than 18,400 students from over 140 countries.
Loughborough University Courses
The university offers 530 courses at undergrad, postgraduate and research level. The departments and schools
- Aeronautical and Automotive engineering
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Business and Economics
- Chemical Engineering
- Communication and media
- Computer Science
- Creative Arts
- Foundation Studies
- Geography and Environment
- Mathematical Studies
- Mathematics Education Centre
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Politics and International Studies
- Social and Policy Studies
- Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences
- Teacher Education
Loughborough University Scholarships
Self-funded international applicants are automatically considered for a Loughborough University International Scholarship. There is a discount of 25% of tuition fees for the first year of study. Students with predicted grades which is equivalent to A*AA to AAA in all three levels will receive the scholarship and be notified by mail.
Loughborough University Rankings
- Q.S. Ranking 2020- 222
- The Complete University Guide 2020-8
- The Guardian 2020- 4
- The Times Higher Education- 351-400
- U.S. News and World Report 2020- 557
- Shanghai Ranking 2019- 701-800
Loughborough University Entry Requirements
For international students, whether your first language is English or not, the English language qualification is necessary at Loughborough University. The entry requirements may vary based on the course that you have chosen. The IELTS and the SELT’s are accepted by the UKVI. Apart from the IELTS and SELTs, the university accepts other test scores like TOEFL and PTE. The entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 with an overall of 6.0 in each component
TOEFL: overall 92, nothing less than 22 in each test
PTE: 62 with no score less than 55
In case a student does not meet the requirements, the university offers pre-sessional English Language Courses as an alternative to satisfy the requirements.
Loughborough, situated in the largest town in the country of Leicestershire, is a busy market town with a vibrant history. Students living and studying in Loughborough will never be bored as they get to explore cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby and visit some of the tourist attractions like Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre. The town provides students with plenty of open space, gardens shopping and entertainment.
As a student, you will fall in love with the atmosphere of the campus. The university offers more than 170 sports clubs, cafes and restaurants, libraries and societies for its students. Apart from this, the university is known for its sustainability and received the highest possible Platinum Award in the national EcoCampus scheme.
The university offers 16 halls of residence to its students out of which seven are catered, six self-catered and three halls are in partnership with a service provider. Accommodation in the university halls is guaranteed to undergraduate international students for two years.
The seven catered halls are- Cayley Hall – is situated at the heart of the campus, with 329 bedrooms. This hall is located close to lecture theatres, sporting facilities and the University Library.
David Collett hall- situated in the west park on campus and has 323 bedrooms. It is close to the engineering departments and the library.
Elvyn Richards – this hall is located in the famous student village. And is owned by UPP and managed by the campus services of the university and has 406 bedrooms.
Faraday hall– this lies in the village area of the campus, and consist of 27 accommodation blocks of two and three storeys.
Royce – located in the student village, it has 19 accommodation blocks of two and three storeys with 373 bedrooms.
Towers hall– this hall offers the best views on campus. It has a dining room and a standard room.
Self -Catered Halls
The six self -catered halls are-
Butler Court– the students have a great social life and are located in the East part of the campus. This hall consists of 269 bedrooms for its students. Claudia Parsons- is situated at the heart of the campus and close to lecture theatres, sporting facilities and the Student’s Union.
Falkner Eggington– is the largest self-catered hall on campus and is situated in the central part of the campus.
Harry French– this hall is ideal for students for its scenic beauty and is located east of the campus. This hall is owned and managed by the university partners and Unite students. Hazlerigg- Rutland – this is a brand-new home in the student village and it offers excellent facilities and is ideally located.
Robert Bakewell– situated in the student village this hall is only a 5 -minute walk from, the library and to the EHB bar and a 10- minute walk to the Student’s Union. Telford Hall– is just two- minutes from the University Library. This hall is a friendly and welcoming hall with a sporting legacy.
Holt Hall- is one of the longest-running halls in the university and is a 10-minute walk from the centre of campus and 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre.
William Morris- also known as ‘Bill Mo’ is 200 metres from the campus and is situated across the road to the Students Union.
A student can select a wide range of privately owned accommodation in Loughborough. The residence type includes studio apartments, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments as well as shared apartments. The average rent is over 600 to 800 pounds/month.
- John Taylor Bellfounders is the largest bell foundry located in Loughborough.
- The University of Loughborough had a nine-hole golf course.
- The university had one of the first legal student radio stations.
- The town is home to five museums. Charnwood Museum is considered as the largest museum.