United Kingdom

top General Information


Street:University Road


Post Code:LE1 7RH


Other Sites

Also 3 Teaching Hospitals

Institution Funding



Founded 1921 as University College, acquired present status and title 1957

Academic Year

September to June (September-January; February-June)

Admission Requirements

General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Vocational Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with passes in 5 approved subjects of which 2 must be at Advanced ('A') level, or equivalent, or passes in 4 subjects of which at least 3 must be at 'A' level, or equivalent. Also International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, and a wide variety of international qualifications. Those whose first language is not English and who has not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately prior to the commencement of the course are required to have a recognized English language qualification e.g., British Council IELTS-6.5



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Nishan Canagarajah

Job title:President and Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Martyn Riddleston

Job title:Chief Operating Officer

International Relations Officer : Danielle Fitzgerald

Job title:Director of Future Students Office

top Divisions

College : Arts, Humanities and Law

Fields of study:American Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, English, French, Geography, German, Heritage Preservation, History, Italian, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation

College : Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Physiology, Psychology, Surgery

College : Science and Engineering

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Physics

College : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Education, Management, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Surgery

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Law, Management, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Social Sciences

Master of Philosophy


Fields of study:Adult Education, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Cardiology, Chemistry, Civil Security, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Immunology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Modern Languages, Oncology, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies, Writing

Main Press

University of Leicester Press

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Male:704

Full Time Female:531

Full Time Total:1235

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Male:583

Full Time Female:404

Full Time Total:987


Statistics Year:2018-2019




Foreign Male:3792

Foreign Female:4251

Foreign Total:8043


Students with Disabilities:2202

Updated on 24-07-2020