One of the UK's Leading Research Universities

The University of Leicester is one of the UK's leading universities, committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.

Achievements and Awards

Our Standing

  • 29th in the Complete University Guide 2018
  • 34th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • 43rd in the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Leicester was named runner-up University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014.

Our Research

Leicester is ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings. The Power ranking takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. Research power is important because it gives a strong indication of a combination of world-class research, international impact, critical mass and sustainability.

75% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent with wide-ranging impacts on society, health culture, and the environment. That Leicester also entered a substantial proportion of academics - 84% - to the REF demonstrates that our academics are continuing to develop and build upon our world-leading research.

Our Research Discoveries

At the University of Leicester we’ve made some pretty impressive discoveries in our time – from leading the search for King Richard III, to developing revolutionary medical techniques, and inventing DNA fingerprinting.

Across all our disciplines we’re conducting research right at the cutting edge. We believe that universities have a unique and critical role in advancing knowledge and helping to overcome major challenges faced by society.

We're seeking the sharpest minds, the next wave of innovators to join us in pushing the boundaries of understanding. As a research student at Leicester you will have the chance to conduct world class research and put your mark on the world.

We’ve brought together 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?

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