Loughborough University

School Of Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to Loughborough University's School of Science, home to the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and the Mathematics Education Centre.

Today, Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in STEM – with a proven track record in supplying industry with high calibre, highly motivated graduates, and a vibrant international research culture.

Bringing together the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and the Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough’s School of Science boasts state-of-the-art facilities, an active research community and a range of options for undergraduate study, postgraduate study and research – all based on the University’s expansive green campus.

As a student within the School of Science, you will be taught by internationally respected academics, many of whom are active in multidisciplinary research and collaborations with industry, and at the forefront of their fields.

You will also become part of a research-intensive university with a reputation for innovation and endeavour in science and technology.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) each of the academic department has at least 85% of their research ranked as "internationally recognised". In addition to carrying out research in their respective disciplines, staff in the School of Science are engaged in multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other academic Schools and departments across the campus - from Engineering to Arts, English and Drama - creating an exciting and truly stimulating research environment.

On top of the high-quality teaching offered by each department, the School is also home to the Maths Learning Support Centre which provides students with a range of services and facilities designed to support students in their learning of mathematics and statistics.

The School is committed to the Athena SWAN principles, actively seeking to attract, support and promote women in STEM, irrespective of position.

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Programs

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MSc

Msc in Advanced Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

Our Advanced Computer Science MSc programme has been developed with input from the UK and international organisations to equip students with the cutting-edge practical skills sought by employers. [+]

Our Advanced Computer Science MSc programme has been developed with input from the UK and international organisations to equip students with the cutting-edge practical skills sought by employers.

The fast-paced field of computer science - and the needs of industries and organisations that are driven by technological development - creates a demand for highly-skilled individuals possessing the advanced skills and knowledge with which our MSc programme is designed to equip you.

Developed with input from the UK and international organisations, ensuring commercial relevance, and drawing on the Department's research strengths, the Advanced Computer Science MSc will appeal to students seeking to build on the first degree in Computer Science (or a comparable discipline involving programming and networking).... [-]


MSc in Advanced Physics

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Advanced Physics MSc programme aims to equip you with key skills you need for employment in industry, public service or academic research. [+]

Our Advanced Physics MSc programme aims to equip you with key skills you need for employment in industry, public service or academic research.

Reflecting the research strengths and specialisms of Loughborough's Department of Physics, the Advanced Physics MSc programme combines compulsory modules in superconductivity and nanoscience with options that include quantum computing and solid state physics.

The aim of the Advanced Physics MSc is to equip you with key skills needed for employment in industry, public service or academic research. You will explore very diverse modules which will allow you to apply and communicate your knowledge of Materials Science via the development of an individual project essay, in which you will consider a particular aspect of physics and gain experience in conducting a piece of original applied research.... [-]


Msc in Analytical Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis. [+]

Our Analytical Chemistry MSc programme is designed to provide comprehensive training in analytical chemistry and its implementation in a variety of fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental analysis.

Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances. Their skills are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology. Analytical chemists can specialise in areas as varied as toxicology, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

What does an analytical chemist do?

Analytical chemists analyse samples using a range of techniques such as electro-chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, and spectroscopy. They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.... [-]


Msc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc is designed to help you develop the mathematical modelling skills and techniques increasingly highly sought after within industry and commerce. [+]

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc is designed to help you develop the mathematical modelling skills and techniques increasingly highly sought after within industry and commerce.

The Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc enables you to explore mathematical models of real-world processes and their formulation, with a strong emphasis on how these techniques can be applied in industry.

A key feature of the Industrial Mathematical Modelling programme is working in small groups to solve real-life problems using mathematical models, such as estimating the loss of heat from a warehouse. Another unique aspect is our Advanced Reliability module, designed to show how statistics can be applied to industrial problems to support the development of strategies for the replacement of engineering parts before they break.... [-]


MSc in Internet Computing and Network Security

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, our Internet Security and Network Computing MSc provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance, modelling, simulation and programming, as well as wireless networks. [+]

Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, our Internet Security and Network Computing MSc provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance, modeling, simulation and programming, as well as wireless networks.

The internet forms a paradigm shift in the way the world operates and communicates. This has huge significance for the future, and a solid understanding of internet technology can lead on to an ever-increasing variety of stimulating careers.

At Loughborough University, our department of Computer Science has a reputation for innovative research and industry engagement, with leading UK and international companies providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice and additional teaching resources - ensuring what we teach is geared to meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving science. The department has a dynamic, active and internationally renowned research culture with academic staff and researchers currently researching all aspects of networking and communications from mathematical theory to the creation and operation of networked systems.... [-]


MSc in Mathematical Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

The depth of the mathematics taught in our Mathematical Finance MSc programme should equip you with the skills needed to succeed within the finance sector. It will also enable you to pursue a research career in stochastic analysis, financial mathematics and other relevant areas. [+]

The depth of the mathematics taught in our Mathematical Finance MSc programme should equip you with the skills needed to succeed within the finance sector. It will also enable you to pursue a research career in stochastic analysis, financial mathematics and other relevant areas.

Our Mathematical Finance MSc programme is designed to provide you with the strong mathematical skills, computational techniques and finance background necessary to work in the finance sector. It could also open up careers in investment banking, hedge funds, insurance companies and the finance departments of large corporations.

Drawing on the expertise within our department of Mathematical Sciences, you will undertake core modules in stochastic analysis and measure theory, while also choosing optional modules covering wide-ranging topics of interest, including corporate finance, functional analysis and asset management.... [-]


MSc in Physics of Materials

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Loughborough University has a long history of internationally recognised research in the study and development of new materials, and our Physics of Materials MSc provides you with the opportunity to work with expert researchers in the field. Our Physics of Materials MSc is a research-focused comprehensive programme designed to equip you with the advanced theoretical and mathematical skills of a professional physicist. [+]

Loughborough University has a long history of internationally recognised research in the study and development of new materials, and our Physics of Materials MSc provides you with the opportunity to work with expert researchers in the field. Our Physics of Materials MSc is a research-focused comprehensive programme designed to equip you with the advanced theoretical and mathematical skills of a professional physicist.

The ability to create new materials that are stronger, lighter, or perform better, is the key to advancements in all areas of science, technology and engineering. This cutting-edge postgraduate degree programme gives you the chance to explore, with our expert researchers, the physics of new materials, their preparation and characterisation, at a University that is internationally recognised for its contributions to the fields of physics and materials science.... [-]