Academic Courses at Loughborough University


Loughborough University is widely regarded as the UK’s premier academic institution for teaching, research and development within Sport. Loughborough University also has an envied reputation for education and research in a wide range of other arts and humanities, social science and science disciplines and particularly for Engineering and Technology. Its high academic standards are recognised by the government’s independent assessment procedures for both research and teaching quality. Unsurprisingly, the University has some of the country’s finest sports facilities, on an attractive green campus, close to the University town of Loughborough.

Remember that entry to all MCCUs requires that applicants satisfy the entry requirements of the courses they wish to study. Click here to go to the Loughborough University’s on-line academic programme and admissions information. Specific queries about the courses which applicants wish to study should be directed to the Admissions Dept or to individual Academic Departments. Queries about the entry requirements for the Loughborough MCCU and integrating these with the Academic requirements may be made to Loughborough’s Cricket Performance Manager, who also acts as an Academic Mentor to the MCCU squad.

Loughborough University is particularly well regarded by major employers and is regularly within the top ten institutions nationally for graduate employment. In support of its students, Loughborough has a range of highly regarded support services, including its Students Union, Student Counselling Service, Careers Advisory Service, and the country’s largest Sports Scholarship Scheme.


Admissions Office,
Loughborough University,
LE11 3TU





Loughborough University offers a wide range of courses across a broad spectrum of subjects from Business, Sciences, Engineering, European Studies, Computer Sciences, Sports Studies as well as Foundation Degree programmes in a variety of areas.

We are aware that a large number of students wish to study sport at Loughborough, and that for some students the entry requirements may well be outside their reach. As a result Loughborough University in partnership with Loughborough College has developed several Foundation Degree programmes in a range of sports related subjects.

These courses are validated by Loughborough University, although to apply to study these programmes, you will need to apply through UCAS to Loughborough College.

The specific courses include:-

            Foundation Degree in Sports Science (C600)
            Foundation Degree in Sports Science, Sports Development and Management
            Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching (CX61)

he above courses are initially for a period of 2 years with two options for the final year
  of study. 
      1)   Apply to transfer to University School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
      2)   Apply to the BSc (Hons) In Applied Sports Science (Top-Up-Degree) at the
            College (C601)

To apply for option 1) you need to achieve an average of 55% in Year 1 of your studies
  and 65% in Year 2 across your modules when applying to the School of Sport and
  Exercise Science to complete the Degree programme at the University. Several students
  have successfully transferred to the University’s Degree programme. Alternatively you can
  continue at Loughborough College, option 2) on the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Science
  known as the Top-Up Degree with an average of 55% in your second year modules.

  At the end of your course of study at Loughborough College you will receive a recognised
  BSc (Hons) qualification validated by Loughborough University.

   For many years Loughborough College students have been integrated as part of the 
  Loughborough Students Union. Therefore students enrolled on the above courses are
  eligible to join the Athletic Union clubs and currently these courses also allow students to
  represent the Loughborough University sports teams in BUSA competitions and at the
  World Student Games
  We have had several students who have represented the University teams from these
  courses, including:-
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Athletics), EuropeanU23 100m Champion (2009), World Championships 4x100m Relay Bronze (2009).
Lloyd Gumbs (Athletics), European U23 400m Hurdles Champion (2009).
Charlie Matthews (Rugby), England U20 Squad (2010).
Martin Rooney (Athletics), Olympic 400m finalist (2008), World Championships
          Silver Medallist 4x400m Re      lay (2009).
Liam Tancock (Swimming), World Champion, 50m Backstroke (2009).
If you would like to find out more about these courses, log on to (click on courses) or contact:

Margaret Folwell                                       
Performance Sport Administrators           
Sports Development Centre                    
Sir John Beckwith Centre for Sport          
Loughborough University                        
LE11 3TU                                                                     

Elaine Locke
Team Leader Higher Education Sport
Loughborough College
Radmoor Road              
LE11 3BT
Tel: 01509 515411