University of Leicester

University of Leicester

United Kingdom
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About the University

Leicester University is a research university located in the heart of England.

It offers over 350 courses, in a range of subjects and in 2021 ranked 37th in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times University Rankings. 

The university also has specialist research groups in the fields of astrophysics, biochemistry and genetics. The techniques used in genetic fingerprinting were invented and developed at Leicester University in the

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Guardian Academic Rankings

Campus Life

With 25 halls of residence varying from historic buildings to modern developments, the university has a broad and varied offering. Both undergraduates and postgraduates have plenty of choice. The university also offers both catered and self-catered accommodation, as well as shared and en-suite rooms. 

Facilities at the University of Leicester are exceptional, with the library having one of the largest local history collections in the country. The university also has a range of teaching and learning spaces, a selection of specialist laboratories and classrooms and sports facilities accessible to all. 


Student life

The university's Students' Union has three student media groups, including a student newspaper and radio station. It is also award-winning, and home to the UK's only on-campus O2 Academy. 

With over 200 clubs and societies covering sports, performance, media, cultures and faiths, politics and campaigning, there is something for everyone.

Moreover, Leicester is a diverse and welcoming city with a vibrant nightlife and plenty of

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