The University of Leicester was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the future. Their aim was that sacrifices made in war should be commemorated through education and research that would change the world for the better.
  • #168 Ranking
  • 50 Bachelors
  • 14500 Students


We are delivering this ambition.

We have launched a new strategic plan, which sets out our vision to pioneer a distinctive new elite of research-intensive universities. Take a look at the Strategic Plan webpages to find out how we intend to do this.

ut vitam habeant, ‘so that they may have life’

Our values reflect our motto. To do justice to the hopes and the expectations of those on whose shoulders we now stand, we strive to make a difference in everything that we do.

Today our University is a lively, energetic and global community, in which dedicated and talented people are anticipating, working towards and helping to shape the future.

We are committed both to undertaking research that saves, improves and enriches lives, and to fostering a teaching and learning environment that transforms the prospects of our students and those they will go on to influence. Find out about some of our greatest discoveries.

We envision being a University which is open to talent, not privilege and accessible to everyone with the ability to benefit from higher education.

Bachelor's programmes

Law (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Medicine & Health (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Bachelor at University of Leicester!


  • Campus
Our compact campus offers the best of both worlds. It’s small enough that you'll always see a friendly face but big enough to make new friends. Packed with excellent facilities and services our campus is within easy reach of one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.
  • Disability support
Our AccessAbility Centre provides support for any student at the University who needs help because of dyslexia (or any other specific learning difficulty), a disability of any sort or a long term condition. We will help you with whatever special arrangements, adjustments or support you need in order to study, succeed and graduate – and take part in all aspects of student life. You can contact us, in confidence, at any time before or during your course; the more notice you give us about starting here at Leicester, the better prepared we will be to help you once you arrive.
  • Counselling and Wellbeing
Our Student Counselling Service offers a wide range of free and confidential services to any students who need them – including individual counselling, therapeutic group sessions, a well-stocked resource library and workshops covering issues such as exam stress. We encourage you to get in contact with us before you arrive so that we can make preparations in advance, however you can, of course, access the service at any time during your time at Leicester.
  • Student Learning Development
Student Learning Development provides a wide range of resources and opportunities for students to develop their academic and employability skills. You can also use make use of online tutorials and information resources, themed workshops and one-to-one study consultations.
  • Healthy Living
A healthy and balanced life may not be traditionally associated with university, but good health is very important to balance out the inevitable late nights and intense studying. Our Healthy Living Service is here to direct and refer you to appropriate health care services at times of ill health. We work closely with our local NHS Health Centre which is just a few minutes’ walk from campus and which is specifically geared up to deal with students, including extra-long opening hours during term time. We will make it easy for you to access GP and healthcare services during your time in Leicester.

It's worth noting that the medication for some conditions may be different in this country and some medications used in other countries may not be available here. You should register with the Victoria Park Health Centre and make an appointment to see a doctor very soon after you arrive to discuss the management of your condition. Bring along information from your current doctor about your diagnosis and current medication. If you are taking medication you should bring enough to last at least 12 weeks.

  • Chaplaincy
Whatever your faith – or even if you have none – our Chaplaincy is a place to meet new friends, to relax, pray and discuss things that matter to you. Our Chaplains provide support, advice and counsel and are always happy to discuss matters of faith with any of our students. We have World Faiths Advisers for Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist students. Muslim students have prayer rooms set aside for their needs on campus. The Chaplaincy is a base for faith-related student societies and discussion groups and also organises the University’s celebrations of Easter and Christmas.
  • Childcare
Staff or students with pre-school children can use our on-campus day nursery. Children are accepted from three months to five years at the nursery, which is open weekdays from 8.00am to 6.00pm throughout the year.
  • Care Leavers
The University is keen to assist and support young people who have been in local authority care. If you are under 25, you may qualify for an annual Care Leavers' Bursary of £2,000 for each year of your undergraduate course. Our Student Welfare Service can provide you with information and advice before you come to Leicester and support while you are with us.
  • Sports Societies
Whether you have played before or there is a new sport you’d like to try, our Students’ Union has more than 30 sports societies welcoming students at any level. Sports range from Trampolining to Tae Kwon-Do and Kabaddi to Kayaking. If your sport isn’t represented we’d love you to start your own society and we’ll give you all the support you need.
  • Students' Union
Our award winning Students’ Union is the social hub of the campus, both during the day and after the sun goes down.

Between lectures you can pick up a coffee at our very own Starbucks and then drink it with your friends on the sofas in the Square. This is your living room on campus, the spacious central meeting area of the Percy Gee Building. While you’re there, why not stock up on stationary in the Union branch of Ryman’s or organise your finances with the help of advisers in the onsite Santander bank.

Student Life

How Distance Learning works

Studying at a distance doesn't mean that we will leave you to it. Our experience in this kind of delivery means that you can expect a strong network of support.

You will need to think about where and when you are going to study, and how regular study time will fit into your life. You will also need to prepare a place or places that will provide you with the most comfortable and convenient environment to study. This could be at home, at your place of work or in a study centre provided by one of our distance learning agents.

Interaction with lecturers and students

A dedicated programme team of academic tutors and administrative staff will be your main point of contact throughout your studies. They will be able to provide a wide range of support should you have any queries ranging from your progress on the course, to the content of an individual module. We encourage you to keep in regular contact with your programme team and dont hesitate to get in contact with us should you have any concerns at any point.

In addition you will benefit from studying alongside a diverse network of fellow students and will be able to enter regular debate and discussion about programme topics through forums via the Universitys VLE, Blackboard. We also encourage students to make use of social networking sites and students are known to set up LinkedIn and Facebook groups.


  • The University of Leicester is consistently ranked in the top 20 of all UK national league tables (21st in the Guardian University Guide, 19th in the Complete University Guide, 20th The Times and Sunday Times).
  • Leicester was named runner-up University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014.
  • The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings and the THE World University Rankings.
  • The University has won Times Higher Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2013 for Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative. It is the only university to win awards in seven consecutive years.
  • Research by THE and Opinion Panel published in February 2011 rated Leicester third best in England (after Oxford and Cambridge) for the quality of lecturing staff.
  • Leicesters Quality Related research funding (QR) is the 19th highest of Britains 120 universities.
  • The University of Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UKs top 20 universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Leicester, England, United Kingdom

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