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University of Leicester

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.

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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 p..

University of Leicester
University of Leicester
University of Leicester
URBAN PARKLAND
Estd
1921
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN PARKLAND
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
January/February/March 2023

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.

Key statistics

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 emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach, innovation and collaboration.

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

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.

Post Graduate

Aerospace Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
£21,000
Duration
 12-28 months 

Post Graduate

Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc
Tution Fees
£21,000
Duration
 12-28 months 

Under Graduate

Human Geography BA
Tution Fees
£18,000
Duration
 3-4 years 

Post Graduate

Media, Culture and Society MA
Tution Fees
£19,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

History (Local History) MA
Tution Fees
£16,850
Duration
 1-2 years 

Under Graduate

Law with Criminology LLB
Tution Fees
£17,000
Duration
 3-4 years 

Under Graduate

Physics with Space Science MPhys
Tution Fees
£21,750
Duration
 4-5 years 

Under Graduate

Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc
Tution Fees
£21,750
Duration
 3-4 years 

Post Graduate

Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc
Tution Fees
£16,850
Duration
 1 year full-time 

Post Graduate

TESOL MA
Tution Fees
£19,000
Duration
 1-2 years, full- or part-time 

Post Graduate

Chemistry MSc
Tution Fees
£21,000
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Intercalated BSc (Psychology)
Tution Fees
£17,450
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

PGCE Secondary (School Direct)
Tution Fees
£16,850
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Quality and Safety in Healthcare MSc, PGDip, PGCer..
Tution Fees
£21,750
Duration
 1-2 years, full 

Post Graduate

International Business and Corporate Law LLM
Tution Fees
£17,000
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

Media and Public Relations MA
Tution Fees
£19,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Mathematics MMath
Tution Fees
£21,750
Duration
 4-5 years 

Under Graduate

Geology with Palaeontology BSc
Tution Fees
£21,750
Duration
 3-4 years 

Under Graduate

Criminology BSc
Tution Fees
£17,500
Duration
 3-4 years 

Under Graduate

Media, Society and Culture BA
Tution Fees
£17,500
Duration
 3-4 years 
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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: Overall 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5 (for General courses)
 Overall 6.5 with no bands less than 5.5 (for Business and few other courses)
 Overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0 (for Punjab and Haryana students)
• PTE: Overall 58 with no bands less than 51 (for General courses)
 Overall 61 with no bands less than 51 (for Business courses and few other courses)
• TOEFL: Overall 90

WAIVERS:
• Class 12th State board: 80
• Class 12th CBSE/ISC: 75

 

DIRECT ENGLISH WAIVERS GIVEN TO UNIVERSITIES:
• Anna University
• University of Delhi
• University of Madras
• Mumbai University
• Pune University
• Bangalore University
• IIM
• IIT

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.

UG (Through UCAS):
• Overall 80% in Standard 12th
• Profiles accepted from 2020 onwards

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

Overall 60% and above in Bachelor’s
• Academic Gap up to 10 years (if student has valid work experience with proper gap
justification)

 

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

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
2 Weeks 1 Week 2 days

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 organization. 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.

Some key facts of University of Leicester

  • In September 2007, the University of Leicester emerged as the top University in the Midlands for the second successive year for student satisfaction. 91% of full-time first degree students at Leicester were satisfied with their course. 

  • Leicester is a world famous research university. DNA Genetic Fingerprinting was invented by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys.

  • The University has ownership of 216 properties

  • The University of Leicester is one of the older universities in the country. Founded in 1921 with nine students, the fledgling college gained full degree-awarding powers in 1957 when it was granted its Royal Charter.

  • The site for the University was given by a local textile manufacturer, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for those who gave their lives in the First World War. This is reflected in the University motto 'Ut Vitam Habeant' - that they may have life.

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