University of Leicester

At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are.
Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester has a proud history of ambitious projects that lead to amazing discoveries. This is where genetic fingerprinting was invented in 1984 and home of the team who found King Richard III. In our second century, we will continue to aspire to be the very best in everything that we do.

At Leicester we`re proud to do things a bit differently. We believe that our world-changing research produces high quality teaching and will inspire you to go further. At Leicester we`re all about pushing boundaries from our revolutionary discoveries in DNA fingerprinting, to unearthing ancient civilisations. But this is not just about what we do – this is about you. We`re passionate about giving you the chance to find your own way and make your own discoveries. At Leicester you`ll be taught by leading academics at the cutting edge of their disciplines. By sharing their enthusiasm you`ll be immersed in a stimulating and innovative learning environment. Great things happen when passionate, inspiring academics get the opportunity to teach bright, committed high-flyers. You?ll graduate with an extra dimension; a degree from a leading institution and a sharpness of mind that will take you far. Our students are consistently amongst the most satisfied in the country. Leicester has been ranked in the top 20 of the National Student Survey every year since it began in 2005. Leicester is consistently ranked in the top 20 UK Universities by The Times and Guardian. We are also ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2013 and THE World University Rankings.

Foundation year: 1957
Short name: UOL
Type: Public
Students: 14460
Faculty: 1120
Faculty/Students Ratio: 13:1
Region: Europe
Location: Leicester, England