Campus: Multiple sites
Location: City
Nearest Airport: Birminghan International
Nearest Station: Leicester railway station

Times Ranking: 14
Guardian Ranking: 32

Average PGT fee: £16495
Annual living costs: £9180
Scholarship Available: No

Entry Requirements
National Universities: -
Private Universities: -
Usual GPA requirement: -

Student Numbers
UG: 11030
PGR: -
PGT: 6965
International: 2024

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About University of Leicester

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through world changing research and inspirational teaching. The University is ranked 21st out of 766 universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking, placing it in the top 3%. Of our 14,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the European Union, from more than 70 different countries.

Ideally located in the centre of England, Leicester is the perfect base from which to visit other nearby cities, including Nottingham and Birmingham, and is just 160km (or one hour train journey) from London.

The University occupies an attractive campus close to the city centre and offers a wide range of catered and self-catered University-managed accommodation to suit all tastes. The campus includes a state-of-the-art library, restaurants, sport and health club, and student services centre. Our newly-redeveloped Students’ Union includes a 1,750-capacity entertainment venue, shops, cafes, and a bank.

Popular Courses:

Banking & Finance
Media & Communications
Museum Studies

Full list of available course areas:

Architecture/Civil Engineering
Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering/ Material Science
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
International Relations/Politics
Linguistics/ Languages
Mechanical Engineering
Social Sciences
Sociology/ Social Work

University of Leicester Rankings

24th in the UK (and 166th in the world) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
27th-34th in the UK (and 301st-400th in the world) in the Shanghai Ranking
31st in the UK (and 242nd in the world) in the QS World University Rankings
-38th in the Complete University Guide 2021
-41st in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 (paywall protected)
-84th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
-Awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
-76th in the Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities in Europe

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