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The University of Leicester

Leicester, Leicester

Contact The University of Leicester

Phone 0116 252 2522
Fax 0116 252 2200
Web www.le.ac.uk
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89% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£8,106 Max Fee
£6,705 Average Uni Accomodation
£5,564 Private Accomodation
88% Go on to work or study
61% Employed after 6 months
£20,979 Average Salary
394 Average UCAS Points
198 Lowest UCAS Points
6% 1st Class Degree

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About The University of Leicester

  • The University of Leicester is a research-led university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria park, a popular place that is enjoyed by residents. The university has established itself as a leading provider of great teaching and research.
 

Background and History

Originally founded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921, the university was granted its royal charter in 1957. Since then the university has been awarding degrees to students and providing great teaching and research.

Location and Accessibility

Conveniently accessible from most of the country, the city is well served by public transport links. There are direct rail services to all parts of the country, and the city is well served by the M1 and M69 motorways.

Car: The University's postcode is LE1 7RH. All campus access is via University Road.

NB: There is no visitor parking available on campus.

Bus: Leicester is served by a wide range of coach services, mostly operated by National Express. In addition, there are direct coach links to Leicester from cities which do not have direct rail links, such as Manchester and Coventry. A coach from Leicester to London takes about three hours. National Express coaches stop at St Margaret's Bus Station, on the other side of the city from the University. The no.48 bus, operated by Arriva, leaves every 15 minutes and takes about ten minutes to reach the University.

Train: Leicester is just 69 minutes direct from London by train. Leicester Railway Station is within walking distance of the University (15 minutes).

What's on Offer

Renowned for teaching excellence, the university offers its contingent of students a large range of academic courses. Types of qualification offered at Undergraduate level include BA, BSc, BEng, LLB and qualifications at The Leicester Medical school. Postgraduate courses include: MA, MSc, MBA, MEng, PG Dip Entry.

Entry Requirements

The university typically makes prospective undergraduates offers ranging from BBB - AAB at A level, with a few exceptions (i.e. AAA Medicine, Law).

Accommodation at The University of Leicester

University Accommodation

The university guarantees accommodation for first-years. However, costs will vary significantly depending on the package chosen. Rooms vary from basic to top-of-the-range en-suites, and prices vary accordingly.  

Private Accommodation

The University's Students' Union provides support for students seeking privately rented accommodation through SULETSa lettings agency jointly owned and run with the city's other major university, De Montfort University.

Courses & Fees

Faculties and Departments

The University of Leicester is home to two prestigious national Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (in Genetics and Geographical Information Science) and plays an important role in a third (Physics). The university has a great reputation across all of its academic departments and is made up of four main faculties: the College of Arts, Humanities and Law, the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Social Science.  

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending on the course of study and whether you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Fees for international students are also likely to be higher than those for UK/EU students. For further information it is advisable to contact the university directly or visit their website.  

Financial Support

For detailed financial information and to see whether you may be eligible for support throughout your degree, please visit the university's website.

Facilities at The University of Leicester

Academic Facilities

The University of Leicester has an award-winning library with group study rooms, wireless connectivity and subject librarians. The new David Wilson Library is open 24 hours from 9.00am Sunday until midnight Friday. Along with 24hr access, there is also a bookshop and a cafe.  

Other on-site Amenities

The university invested more than £10m in its sports facilities at Manor Road (the student village) and into the main campus. Students can also enjoy the use of two swimming pools, a huge new gym, steam rooms and a sauna.  

Social and Medical Care

The Percy Gee student union building provides great facilities for students and societies, as well as an impressive new music venue in the O2 Academy Leicester. More information can be found on the university's website.  

What's on in the Area

Leicester is home to a rich history and heritage, including its exciting connections to King Richard III, cosmopolitan city life, cultures and traditions and a sporting vibe (Leicester Tigers RFC).This is a great place to study as it isn't too large a city but still has lots of interesting things to discover.

Moving On

Graduates are well placed to embark on whatever career they desire upon graduation from the University of Leicester.

Did you know?

Leicester was ranked joint first in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction amongst mainstream universities in England. It was second only to Cambridge in 2008 and again joint first in 2009. Leicester is an inclusive university and it actively recruits students from state schools and lower socio-economic groups.

Is Leicester the place for you?

Leicester prides itself on the phrase Elite without being Elitist, enjoying the fact that it is not trying to be pretentious in its set-up. If you would like to study in a vibrant city, in a down-to-earth environment, maybe Leicester is the place for you.
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BA (Hons) American Studies

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

American Studies course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) American Studies

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

American Studies course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Ancient History and Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and History

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Ancient History and History course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Ancient History course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Classical Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Part Time

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Part Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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DipHE Ancient History and Classical Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Part Time

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Part Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Part Time

Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Part Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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DipHE Archaeology

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Part Time

Archaeology course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Part Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Medical Biosciences (Biochemistry)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Medical Biosciences (Biochemistry) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Medical Biosciences (Genetics)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Medical Biosciences (Genetics) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Biological Sciences course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Biological Sciences course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Biological Sciences

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Biological Sciences course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Medical Biosciences (Physiology)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Medical Biosciences (Physiology) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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MBiolSci (Hons) Medical Biosciences (Microbiology)

Leicester, Leicester
Type: Full Time

Medical Biosciences (Microbiology) course is provided by The University of Leicester and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Leicester website to find out more information and how to apply.

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