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Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London is an inspiring postgraduate campus based on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. The campus combines influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and intellectual innovators to drive forward creativity and deliver the highest quality of teaching in the following disciplines:

  • Design Innovation
  • Digital Technologies
  • Diplomacy and International Governance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Media and Creative Industries
  • Sport Business

Innovative Curriculum

From inspiring research collaborations to live projects between students and industry, Loughborough is transforming the way universities and organisations interact with each other, closing the gap between industry and academia.

As part of your curriculum, you will benefit from inspiring guest lectures and events, and research-led teaching. Students can get involved in a range of collaborative activities. The whole campus in-curriculum opportunity is Loughborough's Collaborate programme consisting of the following pathways:

  • The Collaborative Project – students from all seven institutes work in small teams on a brief posed by an external organisation
  • The Collaborative Dissertation – individual students from all disciplines have the option to apply to work on a research question that has been developed by an external organisation or they have personally sourced, for their dissertation thesis. This can happen while the student is placed inside the organisation (internship-based) or remotely (project-based).

Industry-focused recruitment workshops and networking events are hosted throughout the year, and feature representatives from a range of local, national and international employers and businesses. Together these events provide you with countless opportunities to meet top employers and gain expert advice on reaching your career goals.

Inspiring Research

Loughborough University London continues Loughborough's success as one of the country's top research-led institutions, with real-life applications that benefit local and international communities.

Collaborations with leading businesses and organisations, as well as multi-national corporations and international governing bodies ensure that the university's research is informed by sociocultural and commercial movements and ideas.


  • 1st in the world for sport-related subjects according to the QS World University Rankings 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • University of the Year, WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020
  • 1st in the UK for employer-student connections, QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
  • Awarded 5 Stars for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalization, Facilities, Innovation, Inclusiveness, and Library and Information Management, QS Stars 2020
  • Ranked 5th, the Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables' 2020
  • 6th in the Complete University Guide 2021
  • 7th in the Guardian University League table 2021


Loughborough University London is part of an exciting community of organisations, creatives and educational providers located inside Here East. Their unique location provides a stimulating environment for students and staff to ask questions, challenge ideas and collaborate with a wide range of inspiring industry partners.

Following the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Park has quickly become a popular urban destination, bursting with shops, eateries and public activity zones. New and existing businesses, start-ups and creative innovators are also investing in this exciting, new area.

London is bursting with character and diversity, from busy, urban centres lined with international leaders of industry and commerce, to relaxed, alternative streets, filled with bustling markets and tasty street food outlets.


The University works closely with a number of experienced, reputable organisations that specialise in providing student accommodation, including:

  • Unite Stratford One - Located just 10 minutes from the campus, Unite Stratford One offers single en-suite rooms with shared living/kitchen areas, as well as studio apartments with private kitchen/living areas.
  • Student.com - Offers a search platform allowing you to easily compare a range of different accommodation options in London.


Loughborough University London operates inside a 9,000 meter² collaborative learning space, providing state of the art equipment and materials to ensure research, teaching and creativity can thrive.

The purpose-built lecture theatres and seminar rooms are fitted with the highest quality audio and visual equipment to ensure every student can enjoy a truly immersive and stimulating learning experience.

The campus offers a range of versatile workspaces to cater for independent study, group activities and collaborative project work.

The university holds over 150 laptops for students to use on campus, including Apple MacBook Pros and Dell Latitude. High-powered CAD computers, a wide format printer and a cutting-edge 3D printer can be found in our Collaborative Project space and are free for students to use, with full training available if required.

Library and resources

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers access to over 7,000 print items, as well as 300,000 million e-books, journals and research papers on request.

Students can choose from over 602,000 print items from Loughborough’s Pilkington Library which can be delivered to Loughborough University London for free.

For more information about applying to Loughborough University London, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.

Student population: approximately 1,000 postgraduate taught and research students (2019-20)

Number of international students: around 800 students from over 35 countries undertaking postgraduate programmes at Loughborough University London (2019-2020)

City population: estimated 8.9 million

Location: London

Closest airports: London City Airport, Heathrow Airport

Date of establishment: 2015

Areas of expertise: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business.

Cost of Tuition per year: ask your Across the Pond advisor for details

Accommodation cost: starting cost for the 2020-21 academic year: £225.91 per week

An Introduction to Loughborough University London

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