Loughborough University

Loughborough University


Students join a lively community of research students and staff, becoming an integral part of the School's research culture. Conference and symposia attendance is encouraged as is the development of joint publications with the student's Supervisor. These activities are partially supported by a dedicated fund, open to all research students on a year-by-year basis. Each Research student works under the supervision of 1 or more Supervisors, who belong to 1 of School's Research Discipline Groups, Research Interest Groups or (trans-disciplinary) Research Centres.

Entry requirements

Honours degree equivalent of British 2.1 minimum, with a preference for Master's degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65 per cent) or 1st Class Honours equivalent. Applicants must provide a research proposal that fits with the research interests of staff in the School, and 2 satisfactory academic references.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

The School of Business and Economics advertises a number of fully funded PhD studentships throughout the year through the website. These studentships are each linked to a specific title and subject matter and come with their own deadline.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Research Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 228276