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Important announcement: online study options available for master’s students in January 2021

22 December 2020

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On 19 December 2020, the British government announced tougher COVID restrictions for London and the surrounding areas.  It is important to note that education remains exempt from the new restrictions and the national situation will be reviewed again on 30 December 2020.  However, Loughborough University is fully aware that you are due to join us in person from January 2021, you are making your travel plans during the next 2-3 weeks, and you require clarity regarding the study situation in the UK.

Loughborough University confirms the following for students who are currently studying online, or who intend to begin their studies in January 2021, on a master’s programme at our London campus:

  • Loughborough University London campus will allow studies to be undertaken IN-PERSON or ONLINE between January 2021 and June 2021 (situation from June 2021 onwards to be reviewed).

Please note: our Loughborough campus programmes remain IN-PERSON teaching but we will review in the first week of January 2021 whether an ONLINE study option may be offered between January 2021 and June 2021

To confirm, all master’s students who are due to arrive at our London campus in January 2021 now have the choice to study in-person or online (a final decision regarding possible online options at the Loughborough campus will be made first week January 2021).  The University continues to be of the view that in-person study offers the best possible education.  However, we also understand that you may have concerns about travelling to the UK at the current time and Loughborough is renowned for our student experience: we want you to be fully reassured which is why we are making online study provision available, should you wish to take this option.  The tuition fee will remain the same, whether you study in-person or online.

If you do choose to study online from January 2021 onwards, you are welcome to join us in-person at any date between January and June 2021.  If you do undertake your studies online during this time period, and hold a Student/Tier 4 visa, UK Government guidelines require you to take up your place in person at the University as soon as circumstances allow.

Loughborough University has implemented a range of measures to enable campus-based teaching and learning to continue in a safe way across both campuses. Student safety remains our number one priority and we are confident our safety measures have been effective in keeping students safe whilst enabling high quality teaching and learning to continue. 

Today is the last working day at Loughborough University before the Christmas holidays begin here in the UK.  The University will open again from Monday 4 January 2021.  We will send further information during the first week in January regarding online master’s programme options and the registration process. For more information about travelling to the UK and preparing for the start of term, please visit our Before you Arrive webpages.

It has been a challenging year for all of us – we look forward to a fresh start and bright futures for all of us in 2021. 

Merry Christmas to you from all at Loughborough University.

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