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Discover why you should study at the University of Leicester

The University of Leicester offers a stimulating and innovative learning environment. You will get the support you need to develop the skills graduate employers are looking for.

Outstanding reputation

Study at a university that is well respected in the UK and around the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17 place Leicester in the top 1% of universities in the world. And the University is ranked 25th in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

High-quality learning experience

Leicester blends high-quality research into its exceptional and inspirational teaching. The stimulating and innovative learning environment helps you absorb knowledge from leading academics. Study alongside respected researchers making groundbreaking discoveries. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 judged 75% of the University’s research as internationally excellent.

Investment in your success

The University of Leicester has spent £145 million on campus improvement since 2008. It has also invested £42 million in the new Centre for Medicine. It is the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by a UK university in the last decade. And it has plans for further campus development.

Commitment to your career

Leicester gives you a wide choice of degree options to suit your career aspirations. Choose a single degree, a joint degree or a major/minor degree. The Association of Graduate Recruiters 2015 recognised Leicester as having the best initiative in the UK for preparing students for the world of work.

Fantastic student experience

Leicester is a vibrant and friendly city. It is also the most affordable university destination in Britain (HSBC, 2014 and 2015). On campus the Students’ Union provides all the clubs and societies, advice and support you need to enjoy a fulfilling student life.

Our students

Student Aldo
The University has amazing facilities and great location in England - together with the academic quality here, I am sure to do well in my studies.

Aldo from Mexico

International Foundation Year - Economics and Management, progressed to BA Management Studies