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Loughborough University ranked 34th in the United Kingdom and 332nd in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 44 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Loughborough University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 39,828 publications and 1,239,242 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 130 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#332 of 14,131 In the World
#125 of 2,785 In Europe
#34 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#28 of 131 In England
#4 of 1,025 For Construction Management
#8 of 1,029 For Engineering Management
#10 of 1,005 For Architectural Engineering
#387 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#352 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 41 other topics

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Engineering

Loughborough University ranked 12th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 182nd in the World with 13,387 publications made and 329,313 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 123 In the United Kingdom
#42 of 1,123 In Europe
#182 of 4,624 In the World

Loughborough University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 147 94
1992 80 29
1993 116 68
1994 181 127
1995 164 57
1996 236 194
1997 244 249
1998 257 318
1999 286 584
2000 309 494
2001 266 528
2002 275 559
2003 300 800
2004 312 952
2005 382 861
2006 416 929
2007 415 1081
2008 483 953
2009 592 1614
2010 631 1422
2011 508 1159
2012 641 1805
2013 578 1440
2014 584 1758
2015 586 1611
2016 541 1820
2017 535 1990
2018 479 1576
2019 483 1589
2020 514 1113
2021 517 731
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Construction Management 1 1 4
Engineering Management 1 2 8
Architectural Engineering 1 6 10
Product and Industrial Design 2 3 13
Systems Engineering 3 8 24
Aviation 4 6 25
Mechanical Engineering 4 7 28
Transportation Engineering 3 6 32
Technical Drawing 2 5 36
Automotive Engineering 2 12 44
Nuclear Engineering 2 12 49
Operations Research 10 15 56
Civil Engineering 8 28 64
Reliability and Quality Engineering 4 15 75
Aerospace Engineering 9 22 90
Human-Computer Interaction 14 38 104
Applied/Engineering Physics 11 30 113
Electrical Engineering 9 27 113
Agricultural Engineering 6 30 121
Acoustical Engineering 14 31 123
Marine Engineering 21 44 126
Structural Engineering 10 32 131
Architecture 16 49 132
Biochemical Engineering 19 64 148
Metallurgical Engineering 11 35 151
Industrial Engineering 14 60 161
Automation and Control engineering 9 38 174
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 23 79 188
Optical Engineering 20 56 189
Renewable Energy Engineering 18 65 192
Electronic Engineering 18 56 211
Firefighting and Fire Science 22 74 247
Materials Science 15 61 256
Computer Engineering 18 76 260
Environmental Engineering 18 78 266
Telecommunications 28 88 273
Geotechnical Engineering 21 73 301
Computer Networking 18 84 315
Petroleum Engineering 24 83 329
Remote Sensing 30 131 342
Biomedical Engineering 23 119 351
Chemical Engineering 19 83 373
Nanotechnology 30 139 417
Robotics 30 145 440
Mining Engineering 35 143 441
Biotechnology 41 178 482
Landscape Architecture 87 461 1531

Chemistry

Loughborough University ranked 27th for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 361st in the World with 7,519 publications made and 198,715 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 108 In the United Kingdom
#120 of 977 In Europe
#361 of 4,317 In the World

Loughborough University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 80 38
1992 81 37
1993 73 72
1994 80 56
1995 98 91
1996 129 251
1997 146 153
1998 143 171
1999 135 233
2000 178 302
2001 186 345
2002 159 385
2003 179 493
2004 187 416
2005 224 548
2006 238 618
2007 244 698
2008 226 598
2009 305 931
2010 343 795
2011 254 703
2012 297 813
2013 265 640
2014 282 1046
2015 317 905
2016 280 990
2017 285 1211
2018 277 969
2019 281 1088
2020 308 753
2021 297 434
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Biochemical Engineering 19 64 148
Pharmacy 18 75 183
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 23 79 188
Materials Science 15 61 256
Organic Chemistry 24 109 282
Chemical Engineering 19 83 373
Inorganic Chemistry 23 125 407
Nanotechnology 30 139 417
Radiochemistry 21 126 560
Nutrition and Food Science 32 194 616
Computational Chemistry 42 272 650
Physical chemistry 39 267 667
Environmental Chemistry 51 276 747
Petrology and Geochemistry 47 261 796
Biochemistry 54 286 802

Physics

Loughborough University ranked 23rd for Physics in the United Kingdom and 302nd in the World with 7,462 publications made and 183,235 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Acoustical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 106 In the United Kingdom
#105 of 969 In Europe
#302 of 4,082 In the World

Loughborough University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 72 49
1992 51 22
1993 50 24
1994 74 53
1995 78 54
1996 113 120
1997 128 122
1998 134 159
1999 156 247
2000 172 233
2001 158 312
2002 141 293
2003 173 700
2004 186 367
2005 222 431
2006 259 607
2007 232 539
2008 266 570
2009 366 1120
2010 357 954
2011 288 684
2012 323 762
2013 295 603
2014 302 1007
2015 306 762
2016 287 944
2017 299 1198
2018 296 957
2019 299 988
2020 330 750
2021 308 397
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Applied/Engineering Physics 11 30 113
Acoustical Engineering 14 31 123
Optical Engineering 20 56 189
Materials Science 15 61 256
Theoretical Physics 23 126 260
Condensed Matter Physics 23 134 318
Quantum and Particle physics 29 190 402
Atomic and Molecular physics 31 189 411
Nanotechnology 30 139 417
Medical Physics 33 169 418
Biophysics 42 213 581

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Loughborough University ranked 30th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 151st in the World with 7,353 publications made and 294,877 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Demography, Sports / Exercise science.

Rank Ranking
#30 of 142 In the United Kingdom
#48 of 1,147 In Europe
#151 of 5,073 In the World

Loughborough University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 125
1992 29 6
1993 35 21
1994 52 35
1995 26 99
1996 96 452
1997 107 168
1998 102 237
1999 125 453
2000 130 482
2001 140 492
2002 135 407
2003 146 775
2004 165 804
2005 181 929
2006 173 901
2007 242 1138
2008 289 1107
2009 297 1769
2010 299 1317
2011 334 1157
2012 399 1624
2013 352 1549
2014 360 1351
2015 357 971
2016 379 1310
2017 329 1117
2018 396 1021
2019 394 991
2020 409 1215
2021 499 780

Business

Loughborough University ranked 11th for Business in the United Kingdom and 76th in the World with 5,310 publications made and 202,567 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management, Management, Construction Management.

Rank Ranking
#11 of 130 In the United Kingdom
#17 of 1,011 In Europe
#76 of 4,001 In the World

Loughborough University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 36 51
1992 21 7
1993 45 21
1994 43 48
1995 27 70
1996 82 94
1997 98 129
1998 106 209
1999 104 279
2000 111 383
2001 99 630
2002 108 371
2003 132 636
2004 138 591
2005 179 826
2006 162 604
2007 209 896
2008 241 772
2009 241 877
2010 265 835
2011 225 689
2012 300 1179
2013 268 706
2014 258 780
2015 278 918
2016 282 1032
2017 206 807
2018 174 484
2019 173 450
2020 192 816
2021 231 779

Computer Science

Loughborough University ranked 26th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 269th in the World with 4,980 publications made and 142,219 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Networking.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 129 In the United Kingdom
#91 of 1,051 In Europe
#269 of 4,392 In the World

Loughborough University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 53 22
1992 31 61
1993 50 38
1994 52 65
1995 63 74
1996 85 205
1997 104 89
1998 68 42
1999 78 143
2000 96 254
2001 81 228
2002 95 246
2003 114 388
2004 98 479
2005 143 498
2006 144 455
2007 154 407
2008 198 497
2009 230 861
2010 299 465
2011 222 538
2012 270 469
2013 252 670
2014 237 668
2015 209 713
2016 190 709
2017 179 477
2018 188 541
2019 193 710
2020 240 1166
2021 261 1045

Medicine

Loughborough University ranked 34th for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 474th in the World with 4,795 publications made and 214,413 citations received. Main research topics: Physical Therapy, Sports / Exercise science, Health Science, Sports Medicine, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#34 of 133 In the United Kingdom
#167 of 1,018 In Europe
#474 of 4,739 In the World

Loughborough University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 26
1992 22 28
1993 18 39
1994 29 28
1995 28 76
1996 56 111
1997 57 124
1998 63 196
1999 60 275
2000 86 249
2001 74 317
2002 68 225
2003 111 655
2004 94 526
2005 79 336
2006 113 594
2007 139 890
2008 177 822
2009 203 1293
2010 214 1018
2011 220 1666
2012 230 962
2013 245 1105
2014 250 1218
2015 269 1230
2016 274 1502
2017 232 848
2018 251 848
2019 257 837
2020 267 975
2021 371 538
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 1 3 13
Sports Medicine 8 25 102
Physical Therapy 21 46 147
Pharmacy 18 75 183
Gerontology 29 61 239
Audiology 22 102 250
Occupational Therapy 36 101 292
Public Health 35 82 307
Social Work 64 99 329
Healthcare Management (MHA) 49 109 332
Biomedical Engineering 23 119 351
Clinical Psychology 37 103 352
Health Science 43 138 389
Medical Physics 33 169 418
Nursing 81 144 439
Pharmacology 31 139 441
Psychiatry 52 157 450
Optometry 42 156 455
Anatomy and Physiology 36 177 502
Family medicine 55 150 502
Respiratory Therapy 32 188 523
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 48 185 549
Anesthesiology 35 199 632
Sonography and Ultrasound 40 225 642
Epidemiology 42 224 643
Pediatrics 41 215 662
Ophthalmology 39 224 691
Critical Care Nursing 60 262 710
Cardiology 38 252 713
Forensic Science 65 240 716
Immunology 40 244 725
Orthodontics 40 231 746
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 76 245 748
Surgery 43 242 773
Pathology 55 317 1021
Oncology and Cancer research 55 323 1102

Psychology

Loughborough University ranked 30th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 253rd in the World with 2,619 publications made and 162,121 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#30 of 135 In the United Kingdom
#74 of 833 In Europe
#253 of 3,654 In the World

Loughborough University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 36
1992 9 21
1993 12 11
1994 11 26
1995 12 27
1996 51 284
1997 37 99
1998 20 123
1999 31 104
2000 50 286
2001 51 351
2002 47 244
2003 62 398
2004 59 386
2005 57 518
2006 67 340
2007 79 390
2008 90 452
2009 93 1008
2010 126 860
2011 146 1147
2012 161 830
2013 160 1210
2014 145 837
2015 150 842
2016 140 582
2017 134 627
2018 103 355
2019 117 369
2020 107 358
2021 165 154
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 9 18 109
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 25 39 125
Education Majors 24 32 137
Social Psychology 24 39 164
Sexology 32 43 192
Special Education 38 64 228
Child Psychology 39 83 290
Occupational Therapy 36 101 292
Cognitive Science 42 124 293
Social Work 64 99 329
Clinical Psychology 37 103 352
Psychiatry 52 157 450
Neuroscience 48 252 658

Economics

Loughborough University ranked 34th for Economics in the United Kingdom and 185th in the World with 2,077 publications made and 58,014 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#34 of 118 In the United Kingdom
#67 of 790 In Europe
#185 of 3,039 In the World

Loughborough University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 14
1992 9 1
1993 8 4
1994 13 12
1995 1 0
1996 29 56
1997 31 35
1998 29 46
1999 20 61
2000 28 86
2001 39 64
2002 37 79
2003 52 78
2004 53 163
2005 48 191
2006 62 253
2007 69 227
2008 100 324
2009 102 192
2010 94 392
2011 106 197
2012 89 297
2013 106 264
2014 104 275
2015 97 228
2016 123 305
2017 96 408
2018 82 642
2019 93 260
2020 104 202
2021 132 115
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Environmental Economics 9 30 72
International Relations and Diplomacy 31 47 121
Political Economy 34 48 124
International Trade 21 46 143
Finance 17 33 146
International Economics 21 69 181
Development Studies 34 55 196
Investment Banking and Stock trading 25 59 200
Agricultural Economics 25 74 274
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 39 115 281
Actuarial Science 39 100 302

Mathematics

Loughborough University ranked 28th for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 271st in the World with 1,919 publications made and 47,457 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Statistics.

Rank Ranking
#28 of 115 In the United Kingdom
#83 of 816 In Europe
#271 of 3,376 In the World

Loughborough University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 27
1992 10 14
1993 15 9
1994 32 19
1995 14 6
1996 50 80
1997 37 64
1998 34 106
1999 22 49
2000 36 112
2001 30 94
2002 40 72
2003 44 71
2004 40 78
2005 35 78
2006 41 102
2007 48 102
2008 80 160
2009 80 268
2010 66 165
2011 85 147
2012 90 297
2013 85 157
2014 83 162
2015 85 169
2016 95 328
2017 85 182
2018 77 262
2019 73 234
2020 77 131
2021 78 89
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Operations Research 10 15 56
Math Teachers 17 31 183
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 39 115 281
Actuarial Science 39 100 302
Statistics 36 120 332
Applied Mathematics 33 157 401
Blockchain and Cryptography 39 223 636

Art & Design

Loughborough University ranked 20th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 88th in the World with 1,535 publications made and 53,297 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Art History, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 134 In the United Kingdom
#24 of 723 In Europe
#88 of 2,700 In the World

Loughborough University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 31
1992 7 11
1993 9 11
1994 14 1
1995 11 2
1996 30 207
1997 37 27
1998 24 17
1999 34 69
2000 25 51
2001 27 137
2002 33 71
2003 43 116
2004 39 155
2005 43 133
2006 44 372
2007 41 140
2008 69 180
2009 68 224
2010 54 110
2011 80 198
2012 85 359
2013 67 389
2014 69 183
2015 75 237
2016 66 179
2017 72 101
2018 61 60
2019 71 97
2020 83 115
2021 63 35
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Photography 1 2 9
Fashion Design 4 4 16
Aesthetics 18 19 44
Creative Writing 19 20 63
UX/UI Desgin 8 24 66
Multimedia 11 26 90
Illustration and Concept Art 12 37 93
Art History 29 35 97
Graphic Design 9 24 97
Architecture 16 49 132
Entertainment Industry Business 26 38 143
Game Design and Development 22 55 169
Cinematography 50 74 180
Performing arts 43 70 180
Literature 36 64 186
Computer Graphics 24 75 244
Animation 33 90 262
Music 53 128 342
Singing and Vocal Performance 48 138 383
Interior Design 42 161 525
Painting and Drawing 67 248 588
Sculpture 67 248 588
Landscape Architecture 87 461 1531

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Non-core subjects for Loughborough University

Speciality United Kingdom Europe World Rank
Animal Science 18 66 194
Environmental Management 25 69 214
Hydrology and Water resources management 24 71 224
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 22 77 234
Earth science and Geophysics 34 137 346
Oceanography 34 127 347
Geography and Cartography 36 126 363
Geology 34 154 396
Environmental Science 39 153 418
Paleontology 51 241 660
Ecology 56 263 700
Agricultural Science 47 219 752
Biology 51 261 792
Microbiology 62 326 1026
Molecular Biology 58 334 1092
Genetics 60 371 1171
Botany 63 374 1352