University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence, through the creation of world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.

High Employability 

Six months after graduation more than 94% of Leicester students are either working or continuing their studies.

The University’s award-winning Career Development Service provides personalized advice and support, with employability embedded into every degree and plentiful opportunities for work experience.

Research Focused

The University is proud to be one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; leading in the excellence of the research, yet distinctive for the genuine connection with the teaching approach.

Highly Ranked

The University of Leicester has a long-standing history of performing highly in both UK and worldwide rankings:

  • 166th in the world - Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2020
  • 22nd-28th in the UK and 201st-300th in the world - Shanghai Ranking
  • 34th - Complete University Guide 2019
  • 38th - Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Student Union

The University has spent millions on completely redesigning the Students’ Union building at the heart of the campus. As well as great food and helpful student support services, the Students’ Union has more than 250 clubs and societies catering for many diverse interests, sports, academic subjects and nationalities.

Access Through the Global Study Centre

The embedded Global Study Centre, operated by Navitas, will welcome its first students in September 2019 and provide tailored pathways into undergraduate degree programmes, as well as a true University of Leicester student experience.