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 the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities.
The University of Leicester was the THE University of the Year 2008-9. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester’s ability to “evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good”.
Nearly 23,000 students from 150 countries study with us and we are one of the UK’s largest providers of distance learning education.
Leicester was ranked top after Oxbridge in the 2011 National Student Survey amongst 120 mainstream public universities in the UK. Leicester's levels of student satisfaction have been consistently in the top-10 since the annual survey commenced in 2005. Leicester also has one of the strongest student completion rates.
Our graduates are prized by employers and progress into careers as varied as medicine, engineering, financial services, law, computing, sales and marketing, scientific research, public service and teaching.
The University welcomes disabled staff, students and visitors. We are committed to continually improving access to education, employment, and facilities across the University.