Loughborough University London continues Loughborough's success as one of the country's top research-led universities; bringing benefit to local and international communities through applied research and sociocultural, interdisciplinary thinking.

As part of an established research-led university, Loughborough University London places significant emphasis on developing a pioneering research portfolio realised through its very unique and exciting six highly specialised institutes.

Through pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, research students will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real-life problem solving. The aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together to research world leading inventions.

We are thus actively on the pursuit for recruiting new postgraduate research students, who wish to be in a leading position in a wide range of research areas not only by becoming experts in the latest state-of-the-art research topics, but also shaping and developing the future of research yet to be realised in those areas.

Having five specialised institutes and one expert academy in one place also creates a great opportunity for working on multi-disciplinary research projects involving various combinations of digital technologies, design innovation, creative media, sports, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.

Professor Ahmet Kondoz, Associate Dean for Research

Research has the ability to provide individuals, businesses and organisations with the right resources to transform an idea into a reality. What's more, any product that exists in a rapidly changing world requires research to continue and develop its success.

Students who choose to undertake a research programme with us will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of industry centered problem solving. Presentation of research findings at key national and international conferences will be an important part of your training. You will be actively encouraged to engage with research communities across the globe and you will become part of a talented research community within the University.

Digital Technologies

Everything we do as humans in the 21st Century, from relaxing to socialising and from working to travelling, requires a relationship with digital technology.

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Design Innovation

Design research at Loughborough University London is dedicated to ensuring new and existing products are of the highest benefit to their end user.

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Enterprise Development

Research plays a key role in understanding business success, providing individuals and businesses with insights and resources to transform an innovative idea into a successful product or service, making new (or existing) enterprises more successful.

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Sport Business

The Institute for Sport Business is an interdisciplinary research group incorporating internationally recognised researchers interested in the business of sport.

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Media and Creative Industries

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries has four key research areas: Infrastructure, Labour, Output and Audiences.

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Diplomacy and International Governance

Research is at the heart of the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance. Active research underpins our ability to deliver an outstanding teaching experience at the forefront of our discipline. 

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