Why study here

It's a huge decision to make but we're here to explain why the University of Leicester is a fantastic option for you

Internationally recognised

Founded in 1921, the University of Leicester has been providing world-changing research and internationally recognised teaching for over 100 years. 

Studying at the University of Leicester will not only provide you with a world-class education, but increase your employment prospects, and provide support throughout your studies on a modern and welcoming campus.

UK and global rankings

The University of Leicester is a globally ranked institution, offering you a high quality of education. THE World University Ranking places Leicester 19th for impact rating in 2021 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks Leicester 37th in the UK.  

The University is proud to be one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, leading in academic breakthroughs, yet distinctive for the genuine connection with students and graduates. You will learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, who are shaping global conversations and changing lives.  

Creating citizens of change

The University of Leicester never stands still – striving for academic excellence, innovation and international change.

Supercharging employment prospects 

The University of Leicester ranks in the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers, underlining the career-focused and ever-evolving teaching approach.

More than 94% of University of Leicester students are either working or continuing their studies within six months of graduating**. The University’s award-winning Careers Development Service provides personalised advice and support, with employability embedded into every degree and plentiful opportunities for work experience. 

The University of Leicester helps students develop their employability through various schemes, including an increased focus on Skills Employers Value, The Festival of Careers, and The Leicester Award.  

* Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, 2019  

** Latest DLHE survey 

Campus and facilities

See why the campus and facilities are loved by students who study at the University of Leicester.