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University of Leicester

Living in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom offers many attractions, which makes studying abroad and living in the UK more interesting.

The British people are friendly and peaceful.

There are beautiful sceneries, historical buildings, world-class musicals and concerts, latest fashion designs plus all the modern conveniences.

There are many Pathway programmes, specially designed to help international students; from English enhancement to Foundation programmes, which articulate into Bachelor Degree programmes.

The general quality of tertiary education in the UK is comparatively high. The average total cost for study and living in the UK is approximately British Pound 25,000 a year.

Studying in University of Leicester

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About University of Leicester

Our Achievements 

The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain’s top-15 leading universities.

Our Standing 

The University of Leicester was the University of the Year 2008-9. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester’s ability to “evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good”. Leicester was, said the judges, “elite without being elitist”.

We’re highly ranked, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including:

  • 17th in the Guardian (and 12th, 15th and 14th in previous 3 tables)
  • 19th in the Times Higher Table of Tables
  • 17th in The Times (and 15th, 14th, 14th in the previous 3 tables).
  • Leicester is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by both the QS World University Rankings 2011, Taiwan World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.

The University of Leicester has won Times Higher Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and most recently in 2011 for its work in innovation and technology. It is the only university to win five consecutive awards.

Founded in 1921 University of Leicester received our Royal Charter in 1957.

University of Leicester is a member of the 1994 Group of internationally renowned universities engaged in leading-edge research and high-quality teaching.

High-quality research and teaching

  • University of Leicester is ranked top after Oxbridge in the 2011 National Student Survey amongst 120 mainstream public universities in the UK. Leicester’s levels of student satisfaction have been consistently in the top-10 since the annual survey commenced in 2005.
  • The UK University Guide states “The introduction of [the National Student Survey] measure has helped to consolidate the positions of Oxbridge, St Andrews, Leicester, Loughborough and Exeter as first-class universities.’
  • The Times states ” University of Leicester has been enjoying a period of unprecedented success… Consistently among the leaders in the National Student Survey, it has become a fixture in the top 20 of The Times League Table”
  • 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.
  • The research conducted by the University has the strongest impact of any Midlands university measured by citations per academic. Our citation levels place us amongst the top 1% of universities in the world are the 7th highest in England (QS World University Ranking – September 5th, 2011).
  • Leicester’s Quality Related research funding (QR) is the 19th highest of Britain’s 120 universities.
  • It was here that DNA Genetic Fingerprinting was invented by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys.
  • Leicester has one of the highest proportions of staff who are research active in the UK, with approximately 93% of staff submitted for the national 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Of these, Leicester has 87% of research activity deemed by the RAE to be producing internationally significant research.
  • Leicester is home to the department with the greatest concentration of world-class research of any department of any discipline in the UK – in our Department of Museum Studies

Inclusive and accessible – a diverse University

  • Of the UK’s top-20 leading universities, as ranked by the Times Good University Guide, only one meets its government benchmarks for inclusivity for students from state schools and lower socio-economic groups. That university is Leicester.
  • Leicester has one of the strongest student completion rates – 91% of our students leave the sector with an award according to government performance indicators.
  • The University won the 2009/10 THE Award for Outstanding Student Support.
  • A University of 23,000 students, our turnover is in excess £230m per annum. Our turnover has a secondary knock-on effect of £350m into the regional economy. Our students’ spending contributes a further £140m directly and indirectly into the economy. In total, the University contributes well over £700m of activity annually to the economy.
  • The University directly employs over 3,500 people and indirectly supports the employment of just under 3,000 others

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