University of Leicester


  • Founded in 1921 and gained its Royal Charter in 1957, Leicester is one of Britain's older universities.
  • The University site was donated in order to create a living memorial for those who gave their lives during World War One.
  • The University has an international reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research.
  • The University is famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.

Location and Transport

  • Leicester is situated in the heart of England, close to the M1 and M69 motorways.
  • Leicester is the most affordable University destination in Britain for both first and second-year students, based on 2014 research from HSBC.
  • Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK. The city centre combines heritage and history with culture, shopping, music, nightlife and sport.
  • Leicester is well served by public transport including trains to London every 30 minutes.The railway station is close to the campus. East Midlands Airport is 30km (19 miles) from the city with buses running every 30 minutes.