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University of Leicester


University of Leicester is a well-known research university located in East Midlands in England. Nowadays university gains popularity among in-country and foreign students because of wide and flexible course selection and great research opportunities in various fields of study.

Studying at Leicester can be very fulfilling and a passport to a successful life and career. University is recognised across the world for the quality of teaching and student experience. Students and staff at the heart of the University - this is one of the main principles of LU.

Why choose the University of Leicester?

Consistently ranked one of the top universities in the UK 

•Consistently highly ranked for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey since 2005

•Successfully combines high quality research with excellent inspirational teaching in an academic community that includes students

•Compact campus with a friendly community feel, only minutes away from the city centre. Located in a culturally diverse city of Leicester with great transport links to London (63 minutes) and Birmingham


The University is consistently highly ranked in UK league tables and is also in the top 1% of universities in the world.

  • top 1% of universities in the world by Times Higher Education World rankings 2015-2016
  • 24th in the Complete University Guide 2016
  • 93% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of finishing their degree
  • Leicester was named runner-up University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014.
  • Leicester is ranked in the top 100 of the world’s most international universities by Times Higher Education (THE), achieving 72nd position in THE’s prestigious Top 100 List.

Preparation Programmes

The International Study Centre offers degree preparation programmes for students wanting to study at the University of Leicester. The International Foundation Year leads to the first year, and International Year One to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree. Class sizes are limited so that you receive individual attention from expert tutors. By the end of the year you will be well prepared for undergraduate study. You will study in St Georges Tower which has been newly renovated to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities, and a high quality learning experience. It is in a fantastic location in the heart of Leicester, only 20 minutes’ walk away from the University of Leicester campus.

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Academic specialism

5th Physics Guardian University Guide 2016The University successfully combines high quality research with exceptional and inspirational teaching. From the invention of genetic fingerprinting to pioneering space exploration, the University's research plays an important role in changing the world.

75% of researches was judged to be internationally excellent with wide-ranging impacts on society, health culture,and the environment. 

  • Strengths stretch across the five faculties: Arts, Science, Social Science, Law and Biological Sciences.
  • World-class reputation for work in Cardiovascular Medicine, Physics and Space Science, Economics, Engineering, Law, English, Historical Studies, Archaeology, Mathematics, and across the biological sciences.
  • Anatomy & Physiology ranked 3rd in the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • Physics ranked 5th in the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • Forensic Science & Archaeology ranked 10th  in the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • Politics ranked 18th in the   Guardian University Guide 2016


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Leicester University is is located in the City of Leicester in the heart of England just only 1 hour and a half by train from London