Why Study With Us?

We discovered DNA fingerprinting and Richard III and we are ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world.

At Leicester, we’re continually striving to use our academic expertise to increase our understanding of the world, so that we might change it for the better. And we’ve made many important discoveries along the way, from the technique of DNA fingerprinting, to unearthing a lost city from an ancient civilisation in Libya – an astonishing find that could re-write history.

High Quality Academic Reputation

You’ll probably have already made a few discoveries of your own by now; like picking up on Leicester’s high-quality academic reputation. We’re proud to be a fixture in the top 20 of all major national league tables and ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by both the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. In 2013 Leicester was the highest climbing UK university in the THE World Rankings, moving up 35 places to 161st in the table. What this means for you is that by choosing Leicester you'll be choosing an experience that will make more of you - giving you the opportunity to get a high-quality degree here and a much better start out there.

Inspirational Teaching

And because Leicester believes that teaching is most inspirational when it is delivered by passionate academics engaged in world-changing research, the people at the forefront of this voyage of discovery are the ones who will be guiding you on your own personal journey. This is what makes the Leicester learning experience unique.

Our Discoveries

We’ve brought together just a few of the many amazing discoveries that have been made at Leicester to show you how we’ve made our mark.

How will you make yours?

Open Days & Visits

We do not currently organise University-wide open days for prospective postgraduate researchers.

To enquire about departmental open days and visits, please contact the relevant School/Department.

Take a look at our campus video tour and interactive photo gallery for an idea of what our campus is like.



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Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road