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University of Leicester

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

The University of Leicester is rich with history. Founded by local citizens as a memorial to those who served in the First World War, the University’s motto Ut vitam habeant (so that they may have life), stands as a reminder of that story and the university’s legacy. Granted its Royal Charter in 1957, the University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research universities and consistently makes discoveries that have a positive worldwide impact.

The University of Leicester also has a rich history of innovation and success. One such innovation was the invention of DNA Fingerprinting by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys in 1984. First used as evidence in 1987, DNA Fingerprinting continues to be used within criminal justice systems around the world, as well as being used in health care research and the diagnosis and development of cures for inherited disorders.

In 2012 the university made global news after embarking on one of the most extraordinary archaeological projects of modern times. Collaborating with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, the university set out to locate the possible final resting place of King Richard III. Remarkably, the university not only located the King’s final resting place, which had remained unknown for over 500 years, but also discovered and identified his remains, which were later interred in Leicester Cathedral after a ceremonious procession that began on the university’s campus.

Located in the centre of England, Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK, reflected in the fact that the city hosts the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India, and one of the biggest Caribbean Carnivals in the UK. Leicester is close to a number of international airports, and only an hour and 5 minutes from London by train.

It's not only the city of Leicester that embraces diversity, the University of Leicester has over 300 degree courses to choose from and welcomes over 4,000 international students from over 150 countries.

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What's new

What's new

Space Park Leicester receives GBP 13.75 million meteoric boost from Government

In July 2019, the University of Leicester announced that its new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly GBP 14 million in funding through Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).

METEOR will be a key part of Space Park Leicester, a new, world-leading research, innovation and teaching hub that is due to open in late 2020.

University of Leicester ranked 37th in the world in the THE University Impact Rankings 2019

The University of Leicester ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education’s University Rankings 2019, out of over 500 institutions from 75 countries worldwide. The ranking, which places Leicester 8th in the UK, highlights the university’s commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through teaching, research and knowledge transfer.

New Vice-Chancellor welcomed to the University of Leicester

The university has welcomed Professor Nishan Canagarajah as its new President and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Canagarajah is internationally recognised for his research on signal processing and has led a number of successful international research partnerships.

Professor Canagarajah said, “I am both honoured and delighted to take up this role at the University of Leicester. The university has a strong reputation for its international research, its commitment to widening participation and its pioneering approach to teaching. I am really looking forward to joining such a vibrant, diverse and inclusive university and city and working with colleagues to make Leicester a partner of choice for students and staff, to enhance our reputation across the world and to further build our strong research and civic partnerships”.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Learning at Leicester is progressive, thoughtful and research-driven. Teaching at the university is led by real-world experts and research is conducted by staff and students covering many subjects and areas of study that influence change, both nationally and globally.

The university’s academics and teaching staff discovered DNA Fingerprinting, identified better diabetes treatments and researched alternatives to antibiotics to fight and kill bacteria. They have also completed Britain’s largest ever study on hate crime victimisation and are currently deep into investigations about the origins and implications of the Anthropocene, a potentially new geological time interval.

The standards of teaching at the university are extremely high, with Leicester having received the highest form of national recognition for a UK academic or vocational institution, the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, on three occasions.

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College structure

College structure

The university is divided into three colleges:

  • The College of Life Sciences
  • The College of Science and Engineering
  • The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

The College of Life Sciences consists of:

  • Leicester Medical School
  • The School of Allied Health Professions
  • The School of Biological Sciences
  • The School of Psychology

The College of Science and Engineering consists of:

  • The School of Chemistry
  • The School of Engineering
  • The School of Geography, Geology and the Built Environment
  • The School of Informatics
  • The School of Mathematics
  • The School of Physics and Astronomy

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities consists of:

  • Leicester Law School
  • University of Leicester School of Business
  • American Studies
  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • The School of Arts
  • The School of Criminology
  • The School of Education
  • The School of History, Politics and International Relations
  • The School of Media, Communications and Sociology
  • Museum Studies

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Each degree course at Leicester has its own specific entry and language requirements. In order to study at the University of Leicester a student’s written and spoken English must be good enough for students to understand, and benefit from, their degree course.

Students can demonstrate their English language ability in one of the following ways:

Education in English

A secondary/high school or university qualification in English can be recognised from a country approved by the university to demonstrate a medium proficiency of English.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

This is the most commonly used and recognised English language proficiency test for higher education. Every degree at the University of Leicester requires a minimum IELTS score which varies between courses. You can find the required IELTS score for each course in the entry requirements section on the course page for that subject.

Other tests and English qualifications

The University of Leicester also outlines a section of equivalent English proficiency tests and qualifications that are recognised by the university.

English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)

If you do not currently meet the English language requirements there is also the option to take a pre-sessional English course at the university’s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU).

The ELTU offers a wide range of English Language and Study Skills courses to help students develop the English skills needed for academic study. The length of pre-sessional course ranges from six to 40 weeks depending on a student’s existing level of English language.

The ELTU is accredited by the British Council and is an authorised centre for the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations.

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Facilities

Facilities

Sports

The University of Leicester has a wide range of sports facilities for students who wish to keep fit, train for competitive sports or wind down after a busy day studying. There are two sports centres at the university, one located near to The Village accommodation and the other located on campus itself.

Both sports centres have a wide range of gym equipment, swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, and there are a range of membership packages to suit each student’s budget. Members can also benefit from a range of fitness classes, such as Zumba, boxing and yoga.

The university has a variety of sports clubs and societies, from trampolining to mountaineering as well as football and netball, with a range of courts, grass playing fields and artificial pitches for students to keep active.

Accommodation

The University of Leicester has a range of accommodation available to suit every need and budget. Each student room is fitted with a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. Accommodation fees include utility bills, basic contents insurance and high-speed WiFi. University accommodation consists of The Village and The City locations.

The Village within the city, only a short bus ride from campus, consists of eight halls of residence, each with its own distinctive features and room types. Rooms are located within properties ranging from Edwardian villas to modern student halls, and are surrounded by lots of green spaces, including the university’s Botanic Garden. The Village Hub is a space for students to relax and unwind, with a Village Pub serving food as well as a cinema room and additional study spaces.

The City accommodation is located a short walk from campus and within close proximity to the city centre and train station. In both The Village and The City rooms vary in shape and size with a choice of single bedrooms to studio flats. Meal plans are also available for students living in The Village accommodation.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Leicester has a variety of scholarships available to international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Undergraduate scholarships

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is available for all international (non-EU) students beginning a full-time, campus-based undergraduate degree. The scholarship is worth ten per cent of the relevant tuition fees and is automatically applied as a fee reduction to all eligible students.

College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international (non-EU) students from eligible countries beginning a full-time, campus-based undergraduate degree within one of the departments of the College of Science and Engineering. The scholarship is based on merit and is worth between 22-28 per cent of the relevant tuition fees and is automatically applied as a fee reduction to all eligible students.

Postgraduate Scholarships

President’s Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is available for international (non-EU) students beginning a full-time, campus-based postgraduate degree. The scholarship is worth GBP 3,500 and is applied as a fee reduction. There are 35 President’s Postgraduate Scholarships available each year and students who wish to be eligible for this scholarship need to apply by the deadline stated on the scholarship’s webpage.

College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international (non-EU) students from eligible countries beginning a full-time, campus-based postgraduate degree within one of the departments of the College of Science and Engineering. The scholarship is based on merit and is worth between 22-28 per cent of the relevant tuition fees and is automatically applied as a fee reduction to all eligible students.

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The University was founded as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK?s leading universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education. Every year the university welcomes new students from across the globe, more than 4,000 international students from 110 countries study with them.

The university offers an enormous range of courses, more than 300 courses, for students that excites, challenges and prepares them for their dream job. The degree offered at Leicester can lead to jobs in hundreds of industries all over the world. Leicester is one of the UK?s top universities for postgraduate studies. The courses are as far-reaching and flexible as students want them to be, and everything they do is underpinned by intensive research.

The University of Leicester is compact campus that contains a wide range of twentieth century architecture, though the oldest building dates from 1837. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. The skyline of Leicester University is punctuated by three distinctive, towering buildings from the 1960s namely the Engineering Building, the Attenborough Tower and the Charles Wilson Building.
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