University of Leicester


  • Location: City

About us

Powered by world-class research, the University of Leicester delivers inspirational 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 University of Leicester is a top 30 UK university (Complete University Guide 2023) and in the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers (THE World Rankings 2021)

Our students are Citizens of Change, unconfined by academic boundaries. The innovative approach you will take towards your studies brings together the sciences and the arts to inform the latest conversations and provide solutions to the most complex of issues. You will be given the space and support in which to be creative and develop both personally and professionally.

100 Years of Inspiring Change

In this film we hear from Professor Ken Pounds and his discovery of stellar black holes and super massive black hole. Dr Jo Appleby tells us what it meant to her to be working on the bones of King Richard III. Professor Sir Alec Jeffrey discusses what it was like working at Leicester when he discovered DNA fingerprinting. Professor Neil Chakraborti tells us about the amazing impact his research has on victims of hate, and how The Centre for Hate Studies is changing people’s lives.

What makes us different

  • We are one of the only two crowdfunded universities in the world. In the academic year 2021/22 we celebrated 100 years since our first students started. Current students, alumni, current and former staff and the local community came together to mark this moment, to reflect on our past, and look ahead. The future is ours to change.
  • 75% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent with wide-ranging impacts on society, health culture,and the environment. That Leicester also entered a substantial proportion of academics (84%) to the REF demonstrates that our academics are continuing to develop and build upon our world-leading research.
  • The University is ranked 23rd out of 766 universities in the world - and 4th in the UK - in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking for Sustainability.

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Course locations

Main Site

University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH