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

Why is research important?

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.

Our research and impact

Institute for Design Innovation

The Institute for Design Innovation sees Design research as an integral part of creating new products and systems. Design research at Loughborough University London is dedicated to ensuring new and existing products are of the highest benefit to their end user.

Institute for 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. The Institute for Digital Technologies offers excellence in research and postgraduate teaching across all major areas of digital technologies, including interactive 3D media, advanced 5G systems, big multi-media data, smart living and cybersecurity.

Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Research plays a key role in understanding and modelling business success. It has the ability to provide individuals and businesses with the right resources to transform an idea into a reality and a venture into a profitable service. Research at the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development focuses on the intersection between the entrepreneurial strategy of an organisation and the resulting organisational behaviour.

Institute for Sport Business

The Institute for Sport Business has a research focus on the rapid growth of the sport industry, in an age of significant social, economic and technological change. To address this focus, the Institute is currently conducting research surrounding sport integrity and governance, sport media and digital technology, as well as Sport Communities.

Institute for Media and Creative Industries

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries is committed to discovering, interpreting and critically assessing the inner workings and infrastructures of the media and the creative industries, whilst developing a deeper understanding of the composition and conduct of an audience, particularly in the wake of cultural composition.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its research areas. These areas deal with national and global issues and their relevance to diplomatic practice, international security, trade and finance and communication.

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