University of Leicester

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Ranked amongst top 1% of universities in the world by Times Higher Education

Preparing students for success beyond the classroom

Located a short walk away from the centre of Leicester city and next to the sprawling space of Victoria Park, the University of Leicester is known for the high quality of its teaching. Apart from academics, there is an equal emphasis placed on the development of students’ life skills, and the campus offers a rich student experience conducive to personal growth.

Schools/faculties and courses

Note: All courses are covered by the Aviva Scholarship, with the exception of Medicine (MBChB).

Facts about the university

The school’s Department of Genetics discovered genetic fingerprinting in 1984

Only university to win Times Higher Awards in 7 consecutive years

Home to Europe's biggest university-based space research group

93% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months (since 2016)

Hear from our students

The campus is really great and I love it. I do medical biochemistry so research is a very key part of our department. Most of our professors are doing current research when they’re not conducting lectures.

picture of Justine, undergraduate student, Medical Biochemistry Justine, undergraduate student, Medical Biochemistry
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