University of Leicester
Established in 1921, the University of Leicester is a highly regarded research-driven institution in the heart of the UK, with a 100-year heritage in delivering top-quality education.
Powered by world-class research, the University of Leicester delivers research-inspired education across the Sciences, Humanities, Law, Medicine, the Arts and Business, with staff and students collaborating to create, share and apply knowledge to change the world. We are a world-leading, diverse and inclusive university based in the UK’s most multicultural city.
The Student Population
Study Mode %
Full Time 88%
Part Time 12%
Study Level Headcount
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Study and Research Opportunities
The University of Leicester cultivates a rich and varied landscape of postgraduate learning opportunities, with many world-leading research groups and specialised academic study programmes to suit students from all over the world.
The University is committed to the long-term future of its research output and has new and established links with the wider research community. Leicester offers peer-reviewed work experience opportunities and promotes information exchange with many entities seeking to progress the knowledge base and practical skills foundation.
Leicester’s teaching staff are enthusiastic, highly qualified, and extensively experienced. Many have worked and taught overseas, and give postgraduate students access to their expertise and professional connections. Student researchers benefit from Leicester’s wealth of academic resources and superb facilities, and upon graduation join their growing ranks of leading professional alumni.
Facilities and Accommodation
We've invested over £500 million into our campus to make our facilities the best they can be for our students. During term time, the David Wilson Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for students to make use of the millions of books, archives and resources. And there's a café on the ground floor to quench those study time cravings!
Choose from two university-managed accommodation locations. Enjoy the vast green spaces The Village has to offer, only a 10-minute bus journey to main campus on our free shuttlebus, or The City which has had a £150 million investment to include more rooms for students, a variety of study spaces, and Freeman's Kitchen and Bar.
We have two sports centres, located in the heart of main campus and at The Village, with a range of facilities including a fully equipped gym, pools and sauna, pitches and course, and fitness classes.
Life in Leicester
Our Students' Union is home to over 150 societies that you can join. Continue your passion or learn something new; whatever your level, you'll meet likeminded individuals and build a support network whilst studying at Leicester.
As a city, Leicester is a vibrant multi-cultural city that doesn't stop. Famously diverse, the city is home to a number of cultural festivals including the largest Diwali celebrations outside India and a wonderfully colourful Caribbean Carnival. There's always something to do in Leicester, whether you're looking for a fun day out with your friends and family playing mini golf, going to the cinema, getting brunch, or going out at the host of bars and clubs located across the city, you'll never get bored.
Sophie Calverley, Marketing Support Officer
University of Leicester
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