Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
11,505 6,315 36% 12:9

 

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park.

The university established itself as a research-led university , reflecting its belief that through research and education, the university would act as a beacon of hope for the future.

Granted its Royal Charter in 1957 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 famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting, its space research and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.

The university offers over 350 degree programmes across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities. Its ethos emphasises a cross-disciplinary approach, innovation and collaboration.

Based in the city of the same name, Leicester has a youthful feel and boasts the largest number of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands region. Leicester itself, a lively, multicultural city with great facilities and transport links, and it's no wonder everyone is so pleased to be there.Although it’s the tenth largest city in the UK, it has an abundance of green spaces making it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.

 

Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the UK and its university lays claim to a long-standing record on social inclusiveness. The appeal might lie in the friendly and compact campus, a 10-minute walk from one end to the other, providing you don't get sidetracked by any of the on-campus facilities. Victoria Park next door is a convenient and popular place to relax when the weather is good. Its main campus, which backs onto 69 acres of park land, is often referred to as the university’s ‘back garden'.

Celebrating diversity among  staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of daily life of the university.

 

Notable Alumni

·        Paul Bateman – Chief Executive of J P Morgan Asset Management.

·        Natalie Bennett – leader of the Green Party and former editor of the Guardian Weekly.

·        Professor David Blanchflower CBE – economist and former member of Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

·        Danielle Brown – paralympian gold medallist in archery and holder of various archery world records.

·        Heather Couper CBE – astronomer and TV presenter, with an asteroid named in her honour.

·        Professor Sir Liam Donaldson – former Chief Medical Officer and principal advisor to the government on health matters.

·        Phelan Hill – coxswain of the British eight. A multiple medal winner, including bronze in the 2012 Olympics for the men’s eight and gold in the 2013 World Cup Series in Sydney and Eton Dorney.

·        Atifete Jahjaga – first female President of the Republic of Kosovo, the first non-partisan candidate, the first female head of state in the modern Balkans and the youngest to be elected to the office. Served as Deputy Director of the Kosovo Police, holding the rank of Major General, the highest among women in Southeastern Europe.

·        John Kennedy OBE – music mogul and founding member of Band Aid and Live Aid.

·        Bob Mortimer – comedian and actor, best known for his double act with Vic Reeves.

 

 

In order to study at the University of Leicester, your written and spoken English must be good enough that you will fully understand, and benefit from, your degree course

    IELTS: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education. Every degree page on our website specifies a minimum IELTS score.

·        IELTS Requirements:
UG: • overall band of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill
PG: • overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill

Listening 5.5

Reading 5.5

Speaking 5.5

Writing 5.5

 

Entry requirements

Foundation

If you have graduated from High School with the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE or another recognised state exam board, with an overall percentage less than 75/80 (depending on which subject you wish to study) you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

·        If you have completed the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE, or another recognised state exam board, with at least 75% overall, you may be considered for admission to a first year Bachelors degree. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects.

·        If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see inidvidual course pages for entry requirements.

·        If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at an Indian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules.

 

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from an Indian University with a First class classification and an average of at least 60/75% (depending on the subject that you wish to study), you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree, usually in a related subject area, with a First class classification and a minimum average of 60/75% (offers may vary depending on the intended subject of study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1) from a recognised Indian university.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences

§  B.A.Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (BA/Diploma/Certificate)

§  B.Sc.Applied Psychology

§  B.A.Archaeology (BA/Diploma/Certificate)

§  B.A.European Studies

§  B.A.Geography

§  B.A.Human Geography

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Economics and Management

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Society and Culture

§  B.A.International Relations

§  B.A.Media and Communication

§  B.A.Politics

§  B.Sc.Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience

§  B.A.Sociology

Humanities

§  B.A.American Studies

§  B.A.Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (BA/Diploma/Certificate)

§  B.A.Contemporary History

§  B.A.English

§  B.A.French and Italian

§  B.A.French and Spanish

§  B.A.History

§  B.A.Italian and Spanish

§  B.A.Modern Language Studies

§  B.A.Translation and Interpreting

Business & Management

§  B.Sc.Human Resource Management (DipHE, CertHE)

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Economics and Management

 Pre-BachelorInternational Year One in Management Studies

§  BachelorLeadership - Continuing Professional Development Course (CPD)

§  B.A.Management Studies

§  B.Sc.Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

§  B.A.Biological Sciences

§  B.A.Chemistry

§  B.Eng.Engineering

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Science

§  B.Sc.Mathematics

§  B.Sc.Physics

Arts, Design & Architecture

§  BachelorEconomics

§  B.A.Film Studies and the Visual Arts

§  B.A.History of Art

Computer Science & IT

§  B.Sc.Computer Science

§  B.Sc.Computing

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Science

Law

§  B.A.Criminology

§  L.L.B.Law

§  L.L.B.Law and Criminology

Engineering & Technology

§  B.Eng.Engineering

§  Pre-BachelorInternational Foundation Year in Engineering and Technology

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

§  B.Sc.Geology

Medicine & Health

§  B.Sc.Medical Biochemistry

 

 

 

POST GRADUATE COURSES

 

Social Sciences

§  Postgraduate CertificateArchaeology

§  M.A.Archaeology and Heritage

 M.A.Archaeology and Heritage MA/PGDip/PGCert

§  M.Sc.Criminology

§  M.A.Diplomatic Studies

§  M.A.Diplomatic Studies MA

§  M.Sc.Economics

 M.Sc.Financial Economics

§  M.Sc.Financial Risk Management

§  M.Sc.Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

§  M.A.Globalization and Communications

§  M.A.Heritage and Interpretation MA/MSc/PGDip

§  M.A.Historical Archaeology MA/PGDip/PGCert

§  M.A.Intelligence and Security MA

§  M.A.International Relations and World Order MA

§  M.A.International Security MA

§  M.A.Mass Communications

§  M.Sc.Occupational Psychology MSc

§  M.A.Politics in the European Union MA

§  M.Sc.Psychological Research Methods

§  M.Sc.Psychology of Work MSc/PGDip

§  M.Sc.Security and Risk Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

§  M.Sc.Social Research

§  M.Sc.Terrorism, Security and Policing

§  M.A.The Classical Mediterranean (MA/PGDip/PGCert)

§  M.A.The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA

Business & Management

§  M.Sc.Accounting and Finance

§  M.Sc.Actuarial Science MSc/PGDip

§  M.Sc.Banking and International Finance

§  M.Sc.Business Analysis and Finance

§  M.Sc.Finance MSc

§  M.Sc.Financial Economics

§  M.Sc.Financial Risk Management

§  M.Sc.Human Resource Management and Training

§  M.Sc.Management, Finance and Accounting

§  M.Sc.Marketing

§  M.Sc.Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

§  M.Sc.Security and Risk Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

§  M.B.A.The Leicester MBA (Distance Learning)

Computer Science & IT

§  M.Sc.Advanced Computational Methods

§  M.Sc.Advanced Computer Science MSc/PGCert

§  M.Sc.Advanced Distributed Systems

§  M.Sc.Advanced Software Engineering MSc/PGCert

§  M.Sc.Agile Software Engineering Techniques

§  M.Sc.Bioinformatics

§  M.Sc.Environmental Informatics

§  M.Sc.Financial Mathematics and Computation

§  M.Sc.Geographical Information Systems

§  M.Sc.Information and Communications Engineering

§  M.Sc.Software Engineering for Financial Services

§  M.Sc.Software Engineering for Financial Services

§  M.Sc.Web Applications and Services MSc/PGCert

Humanities

§  M.A.Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

§  M.A.Country House: Art, History and Literature

§  M.A.English Language and Linguistics

§  M.A.English Local History and Family History

§  M.A.English Studies

§  M.A.History

§  M.A.Modern Literature (and Creative Writing)

§  M.A.Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries MA/MSc/PGDip/PGCert

§  M.A.TESOL

§  M.A.Urban History

§  M.A.Victorian Studies

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

§  M.Sc.Actuarial Science MSc/PGDip

§  M.Sc.Advanced Control and Dynamics

§  M.Sc.Bioinformatics

§  M.Sc.Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

§  M.Sc.Chemical Research (Biological Chemistry)

§  M.Sc.Chemical Research (Green Chemistry)

§  M.Sc.Financial Mathematics and Computation

§  M.Sc.Molecular Genetics

§  M.Sc.Social Research

Law

§  M.A.Diplomatic Studies

§  M.A.Diplomatic Studies MA

§  L.L.M.Employment Law LLM/PGDip

§  M.Sc.Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc

§  M.A.Human Rights and Global Ethics MA

§  L.L.M.International Commercial Law

§  L.L.M.Master of Law

§  L.L.M.Public International Law

Education & Training

§  Postgraduate CertificateAction Research PGCert

§  M.Sc.Educational Leadership MSc

§  Postgraduate CertificateEffective Middle Leadership PGCert

§  M.A.International Education MA

§  Postgraduate CertificateLearning Technologies PGCert

§  M.A.TESOL

§  M.A.The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA

Applied Sciences & Professions

§  M.A.Art Museum and Gallery Studies

§  M.Sc.Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

§  M.Sc.Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc

§  M.A.Museum Studies MA/MSc/PGDip

§  M.Sc.Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

§  M.A.Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries MA/MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Engineering & Technology

§  M.Sc.Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering

§  M.Sc.Advanced Engineering

§  M.Sc.Advanced Mechanical Engineering

§  M.Sc.Embedded Systems and Control

§  M.Sc.Information and Communications Engineering

Arts, Design & Architecture

§  M.A.Art Museum and Gallery Studies

§  M.A.Film and Film Cultures

§  M.A.Heritage and Interpretation MA/MSc/PGDip

§  M.A.The Country House MA/PGDip/PGCert

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

§  M.Sc.Environmental Informatics

§  M.Sc.Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Medicine & Health

§  M.Sc.Diabetes

§  M.Sc.Infection and Immunity

Journalism & Media

§  M.A.New Media and Society MA/PGDip (distance Learning)

 

PhD Programmes

 

Social Sciences

§  Ph.D.Archaeology and Ancient History

§  Ph.D.Politics and International Relations

§  Ph.D.Sociology

Education & Training

§  Ph.D.Education

Humanities

§  Ph.D.Archaeology and Ancient History

Journalism & Media

§  Ph.D.Media and Communication

Law

§  Ph.D.Law

Accommodation for International Students

·        New undergraduate international students are guaranteed a room in university-managed accommodation provided that they apply by the specified deadline in the year in which their degree begins.

·        Students can choose from catered halls of residence or self-catered accommodation, with a range of rooms from standard single rooms to en-suite (own bathroom) and deluxe. Halls of Residence have free broadband internet access in study bedrooms.

·        Accommodation ranges from 5–20 minute’s walk from the campus. Oadby Student Village is located 3.5km from the campus and has a shuttle bus provided during term-time – this site primarily accommodates 1st year students.

·        International students are spread throughout the sites, rather than clustered together.

·        During Christmas and Easter only 1 catered residence remains open for students who wish to stay during the vacations; self-catered accommodation remains open throughout. Summer vacation accommodation is also available.

 

Accommodation costs in Leicester

You can choose from the following living options:

  • Student village self-catered, shared or single rooms (beginning from 3,900 GBP/year - cheapest option)
  • University residences
  • Private or shared rented apartments - 3,300 GBP/year (single); or 4,700 GBP/year (shared)
  • Home-stay – living with a local family

International scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships which international students are eligible to apply for.

 The university offers four kinds of undergraduate scholarship, ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 over three years. Some awards are means-tested, others are subject specific or targeted at academically excellent students.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You should check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, either from your government or other organisations.

Almost all scholarships, including those offered by the University, offer only partial funding support, usually in the form of a contribution to fees. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and competition from well-qualified students is fierce. You also need to plan ahead, so that you can meet the deadlines for scholarship applications. Please note that you cannot apply for University scholarships until you have been offered a place.

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Quick Facts


INSTITUYION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1921

CAMPUSURBAN PARKLAND

FEES

Full-time UG & PG Fees 15,000 GBP to 19,000 GBP according to your course.

COST OF LIVING

Living in Leicester is relatively affordable for living in a city in UK. Universities recommend a total of 7,500 – 7,800 GBP for yearly living expenses (around 700 GBP/month). Also, you should be prepared to pay about 180 GBP/month for food.

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.le.ac.uk


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


The Complete University Guide 2018 : 30

World University Rankings 2017 :172

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 43

 


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