University of Leicester

Rank 201
Established 1921
Famous for

History, Astronomy, Physics

Fees £14,740.00 - £18,855.00

Overview

The University of Leicester is located at the heart of the UK, in the East Midlands and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled from over 144 different countries. The University of Leicester is ranked the 26th best university in the UK (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2024). Over the past few years, It has invested over £500 million in its facilities. 

Leicester is well known for the strength of its research, ranking in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings 2021. Some of the most famous research discoveries include its Archaeology department discovering the remains of Richard III back in 2012 and the department of Physics and Astronomy hosting Europe’s largest university-based space research facility.

Services

The International Office can provide support on issues such as visas, employment, finance and cultural adjustment. In-sessional and pre-sessional English classes are available for all international students who want or need to improve their English level before or during their degree. There are also a variety of student-led groups and activities for a range of nationalities as well as opportunities to make new friends through common interests.

Rankings

  • 34th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 48th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 285th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 26th UK University in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2024

Highlights of the REF 2021 for the University of Leicester include:

  • Research in Clinical Medicine, History, and Sports and Exercise Science is 2nd in the UK, Museum Studies 3rd, Archaeology 5th, Media 7th and English 11th
  • Archaeology and Biological Sciences research is top in the UK for impact, with Clinical Medicine, Sports Science and Sociology all top for research outputs
  • 89% of the university's research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Courses

Accommodation

The University of Leicester guarantees university accommodation for students who firmly accept an offer and apply by the September deadline. All of the rooms are self-catered, and there is a wide range to choose from, including studio flats and shared flats, studio apartments, and shared rooms are available. Many second and third-year students also choose to live in halls, but most live in and around the city. The accommodation office can assist students who wish to live outside halls in private rented accommodation.

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