About University of Leicester

by / Tuesday, 02 December 2014 / Published in University Of Leicester

University of Leicester

About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester was founded in 1921 and gained its Royal Charter in 1957. Leicester is now a well-known research-led university and is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK by several national newspapers, including The Times, and in the top 2% of universities in the world by the ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings 2011-12.

The University occupies an attractive campus close to the centre of Leicester, a multicultural city of 300,000 people. The city of Leicester is located 160km north of London, a journey of 70 minutes by train.

The University of Leicester is based in the city of Leicester, just 160km – or 70 minutes’ train journey – from London. Leicester is highly ranked, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables and within the top 2% of universities in the world.

The University of Leicester was named ‘University of the Year 2008-2009’ by the leading magazine Times Higher Education, and in 2009-2010 won the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Student Support. Leicester also offers a wide range of catered and self-catered University-managed accommodation to suit all tastes.

All of courses are highly ranked and include subjects such as Engineering, Management, Medicine, Law, Economics, Biological Sciences, English and Computer Science.

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Leicester has climbed to 13th in the Guardian University Guide – making it the top University in the East Midlands      

Following are the details about this tremendous success :

  • Leicester ranks 13th out of 119 institution
  • Leicester is the top-ranking university in the East Midlands
  • Almost two-thirds of our departments (14) are in the UK top 10 for their disciplines
  • 16 departments have risen in ranking

The University of Leicester has climbed six places in the Guardian University Guide to 13th. The University of Leicester is now the top-ranking institution in the East Midlands and one of only two from the region to appear amongst the top 20.

14 of the University’s departments feature in the UK’s top-10 for their subjects.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess said: “We are very pleased to see Leicester continue to rise in the national league tables. At a time when students have much choice in the type of course and institution available to them, Leicester students can be assured of a top quality, world-class, education and experience as the league tables testify.”

Deputy Registrar Richard Taylor added: “This is the best ever league-table showing for our departments and we have informed prospective students about the success. We are pleased that two of our students also feature in the ‘Top Tips for Choosing University’ section of the Guardian Guide.”

Students can access the top tips here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jun/03/top-tips-for-choosing-university
In the report, The Guardian states: “Leicester puts up a consistently strong academic performance across all its subject areas. It’s understandably proud of its most famous research achievement: the development of DNA genetic fingerprinting. Add in Leicester itself, a lively, multicultural city with great facilities and transport links, and it’s no wonder everyone is so pleased to be there.”

The Guardian University Guide 2014 features 119 institutions. Leicester’s rise has seen the University pass a range of institutions including York, Loughborough, Bristol and Edinburgh. It is the fifth year that the newspaper has placed the University in its top 20.

Subjects ranked in the top 10 are: Physics, Psychology, Chemistry, Management, Archaeology, Geology, Media and Communications, Biological Sciences, Criminology, American Studies, Engineering, Sociology, Medicine and Modern Languages.

The league table success follows a rise for the University of Leicester in the Complete University Guide earlier this year, in which Leicester climbed four places to 16th.

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    Dear Emilie
    University of Leicester admits students on the basis of IB scores. If students have not studies from an English speaking country, it is advisable to appear for IELTS or TOEFL. SAT is not required. You will get detailed entry criteria at — http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/english
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