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 (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2024), recently been rated Gold overall in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023, and a top 20 UK university for career prospects (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023).

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.

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Become a Citizen of Change at the University of Leicester

Join a university and city built for change that can help you push boundaries, inspire change and forge a better future. Take a look around our campus or visit us on an Open Day. Change is here. So why aren't you?

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 185th in the world and 37th in the UK in the 2024 QS World University Rankings: Sustainability, demonstrating commitment to a more sustainable existence.  
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The community is really inclusive. That means the lecturers and the students are really approachable and they’re really nice.

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Course locations

Main Site

University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH