College of Science and Engineering

Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering.

The College comprises seven research-led departments: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy. Together, these departments teach approximately 20% of campus-based undergraduate students, undertaking diverse programmes of study, from human geography through a range of laboratory-based subjects to engineering. They also generate more than a third of the University’s research income.

Although each department has a distinct identity, there are a number of major interdisciplinary research activities, typified by centres in Space ResearchClimate Change Research, Mathematical/Computational Modelling and Advanced Microscopy. Researchers within the College have international reputations and collaborations with researchers throughout the world, making it an exciting environment for both research and teaching.

Our students benefit from following best practice, working alongside leaders in their fields. Approximately a quarter of our undergraduates go on to study for a higher degree. Our graduates are much sought after by employers - either by going directly into employment in the broad area of their degree subject or pursuing successful careers in diverse areas such as education, commerce, IT and the public sector.

I hope the information in these web pages proves useful to you. If you require any further information I would be delighted to hear from you.RSS Symbol

Professor Martin Barstow
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College

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International Space Engineering Conference

The University will be hosting the 9th Annual NASA/ESA Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS) conference in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre between 14-18 July 2014. The international event, which is being organised by Professor Tanya Vladimirova brings together leading researchers to exchange experiences and share new ideas in the field. For more information about the programme and registration please click here

Contact Details

College of Science and Engineering
Physics Building
University of Leicester
Tel: 0116 252 3497
Fax: tba