leicester

University of Leicester


  • The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by THE World University Rankings, THE also places Leicester as one of the best universities in Europe for its teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook.
  • Leicester continues to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings and is rated 5 stars for excellence.
  • 25th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Leicester has been cited amongst the global elite and ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK – at number 28 – and at 254 in the world by U.S. News’ third edition of its annual Best Global Universities.
  • 8 out of 10 of Leicester’s distance learners would recommend their programme of study to others.
  • 9 out of 10 of Leicester’s MBA students would recommend the Leicester MBA.
  • The University has won Times Higher Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2013 for Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative. It is the only university to win awards in seven consecutive years.
  • The Association of Graduate Recruiters has recognised the University of Leicester as the best institution in the UK for its best initiative to prepare students for the world of work.
  • The University of Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.

Undergraduate Programmes

The University of Leicester is one of the UK's leading research and teaching universities with over 25 years' experience of offering high quality distance learning courses. It is one of the UK's largest providers of distance learning courses with nearly 2,000 new distance learners joining them each year. Leicester's courses are internationally renowned and their students come from 206 culturally diverse countries, many of whom are supported by their extensive network of partners across the world.

In 2014/15 one in four distance learners studying with Leicester's School of Business were recruited by Stafford.

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