Options to start a master’s programme in 2020/21

In this most challenging of years, we understand the need to provide reassurance and flexibility to our postgraduate applicants. For the next academic year, Loughborough University is offering a flexible range of admissions options, all of which maintain the highest level of academic rigour within our master’s portfolio.

Start your studies in September 2020

We intend to admit a cohort of postgraduate students to our full range of master’s programmes at our Loughborough and London campuses in autumn 2020.

As well as our usual face-to-face teaching on campus, the majority of programmes will also provide Semester 1 modules online so you can start your studies remotely if you are unable to join us in person. Lecture material will be delivered through our virtual learning environment, and there will be interactive tutorials/seminars and a range of other opportunities to interact with staff and other students on your programme.

This will ensure that those who cannot travel are still able to begin their course as planned in September 2020 and join us on campus when they are able to do so. We hope that this will be particularly reassuring to international students who may have concerns about when travel restrictions will be lifted.

If you choose to begin your studies online you will need to have arrived on campus before the start of the second semester (February 2021). If this later turns out not to be possible, you will be allowed to pause your studies and complete your course on campus the following academic year.

Choose a January 2021 start

We will also be offering a number of Loughborough master’s programmes with a January 2021 start date across our two campuses.

 The programmes with a January 2021 start date option for Loughborough University London are:

If you are interested in studying with us from January 2021, please note that we will provide more details about this option by the end of May. As well as updating our guidance about the application process, we will write to those applicants holding offers for programmes where this is an option.

The courses will run for 13 months through to the end of January 2022. You should note that we may need to make some adjustments to the order with which modules are completed, but in doing so will ensure that you are in a position to succeed with your studies. Detailed programme specifications for courses starting in January 2021 will be available by the end of May.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in studying one of the programmes with a January start date. How do I apply/defer my offer?

We will provide more details about the option to start a course in January 2021 by the end of May. This will include information about how to apply for these programmes. If you are holding an offer for a master’s that will be available with a January start we will write to you to advise what steps you need to take should you wish to defer to January 2021.

How do these arrangements impact on my accommodation options?

We understand that our applicants will be at various stages of applying for accommodation and that you may have questions about how these changes will affect your specific situation. For more information and advice, please contact our Student Accommodation Centre or look at their website.

What precautions are Loughborough University taking to ensure the health and safety of students on campus?

Next academic year, we will continue to support our students in every possible way. We will of course comply with social distancing requirements, ensure hand wash stations and hand gel dispensers are available across our campuses, and intensify our cleaning regimes. We continue to invest heavily in the services available for the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.