International students in the engineering department at the University of Leicester

Find the perfect degree for you

Choose from the University of Leicester's flexible degrees. Your studies will be tailored to your interests, academic strengths and career aspirations.

When you progress to the University you will study one or two subjects from a wide range of disciplines. This gives you a greater chance of choosing a degree that is perfect for you.

For more information, visit the University of Leicester website.

Single Honours Degree 100%

Specialise in one subject and immerse yourself in something you are passionate about. You will study one subject in depth for the duration of your degree, allowing you to focus your time on an are you are interested in. This is a great option for students who have clear and defined career goals.

  • You will have a chance to gain depth of understanding and mastery of a particular area.
  • Depending on your course you may be able to gain professional accreditation and recognition. This can be vital to your long-term career path.
  • You will be fully prepared for many positions because of the focus and specialisation a single honours degree gives you.

Joint Honours Degrees 50% + 50%

You will split your time equally between two subjects, with each subject being worth half of your degree. During a Joint Honours Degree, you can study two complementary subjects to a high level to create a degree that covers both of your interests. An example of two subjects that may go together include English and History.

  • You will have the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and understanding. What you learn in one subject can complement and enhance what you learn in the other.
  • You will be able to expand your career opportunities. You will do this by developing your ability to think differently, and across different disciplines.
  • You will stand out from the competition by possessing multi-disciplinary skills. And you will show that you can be flexible and versatile.

Major/Minor Honours Degrees 75% + 25%

Create your own degree to suit your interests and ambitions. This type of degree is perfectly suited to students who have a clear and distinct career path in mind, and want their degree to ensure they gain all the skills necessary to get there. You will study a core area, called a 'major', in depth. You will also spend less time exploring a second subject, called a 'minor'.

  • You can boost your career options by studying one subject with professional applications. Or you can try something completely new that has always interested you.
  • You will have the opportunity to diversify and widen your skills. This will help you enhance your career and further education prospects.
  • Showing you have a range of skills, flexibility and versatility will give you a competitive edge in the global job market.

Our students

Student Haroun
The tutors are always there when you need help. They encourage students to focus on their studies and prepare them to face the exams.

Haroun from Tanzania

International Foundation Year - Engineering and Technology, progressed to BEng Aerospace Engineering