University of Leicester


University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom



Competitive For

Business, Creative Arts, Engineering


30th, World rank: 201


The University was founded as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local businessman, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University’s motto Ut vitam habeant – ‘so that they may have life’.

University of Leicester 1Students were first admitted to the college in 1921, sitting examinations for external degrees awarded of the University of London. In 1927 the institution became University College, Leicester; 30 years later the college was granted its Royal Charter. This gave it the status of a University with the right to award its own degrees.

Accounting BSc
Accounting and Finance BSc
Aerospace Engineering BEng
Ancient History and History BA
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc
Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
Chemistry BSc
Computer Science BSc
Contemporary History BA
Data Science BSc
Economics and Accounting BSc
Economics and Business BSc
Film Studies BA
Accounting and Finance MSc
Advanced Computer Science MSc, PGCert, by distance learning
Advanced Distributed Systems MSc, PGDip
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
Advanced Software Engineering MSc, PGDip
Aerospace Engineering MSc
Archaeology MA, PGDip
Bioinformatics MSc
Business Analysis and Finance MSc
Cloud Computing MSc, PGDip
Creative Writing MA
Criminology in Practice MSc
Digital Media and Society MA
English Studies MA


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