Why choose Leicester?
The University of Leicester is a leading UK University with a proud past and an exciting future. We have been named University of the Year 2008/09 by the Times Higher Education in the higher education sectors's most prestigious and keenly contested awards.
A major player
The University is one of the largest providers of distance learning education in the UK, with over 8,000 students studying our programmes many of which are relevant to their employment.
Research that changes the world
We are a major research University. Our most famous discovery is DNA genetic fingerprinting and pioneering space research but our strengths stretch across our many varied Departments. We have a world class reputation for our work in Cardiovascular Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, Economics, Engineering, Law, English, Historical Studies, Archaeology, Mathematics and across the Biological Sciences.
Teaching that inspires
Every University will tell you it is great at teaching students but at Leicester we can point to real evidence of our quality. Since 1998 14 independent assessments of our teaching quality, by Department, have been carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency. These reports have all rated our provision as excellent and we are proud of this achievement.