PhD opportunities

Our PhD students are supported to make original discoveries, and use applied research and sociocultural, innovative ideas to benefit local and international communities.

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As a PhD student with us, you will become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class academics. 

Our research areas

PhD opportunities are available across all of our Institutes, which includes the following disciplines:

What's included

  • Supervisors who are available to provide academic and pastoral support when required
  • 24-hour access to a dedicated research hub on campus, complete with hot desks, meeting rooms and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area
  • 24 hour access to our stunning library, with over 7,500 print items, as well as 1.2 million e-books, journals and research papers on request
  • Access to 609,000 print items from Loughborough’s Pilkington Library, which can be delivered to the campus free of change
  • Inter-library loan funding
  • Free printing and photocopying
  • Access to over 150 laptops for use on campus, including Apple MacBook Pros and Toshiba Portégé ultrabooks
  • High-powered CAD computers
  • A wide format printer suitable for high-quality poster printing
  • A 3D printer, with full training available if required