- #168 Ranking
- 6 PhDs
- 14500 Students
We have launched a new strategic plan, which sets out our vision to pioneer a distinctive new elite of research-intensive universities. Take a look at the Strategic Plan webpages to find out how we intend to do this.
Our values reflect our motto. To do justice to the hopes and the expectations of those on whose shoulders we now stand, we strive to make a difference in everything that we do.
Today our University is a lively, energetic and global community, in which dedicated and talented people are anticipating, working towards and helping to shape the future.
We are committed both to undertaking research that saves, improves and enriches lives, and to fostering a teaching and learning environment that transforms the prospects of our students and those they will go on to influence. Find out about some of our greatest discoveries.
We envision being a University which is open to talent, not privilege and accessible to everyone with the ability to benefit from higher education.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at University of Leicester!
It's worth noting that the medication for some conditions may be different in this country and some medications used in other countries may not be available here. You should register with the Victoria Park Health Centre and make an appointment to see a doctor very soon after you arrive to discuss the management of your condition. Bring along information from your current doctor about your diagnosis and current medication. If you are taking medication you should bring enough to last at least 12 weeks.
Between lectures you can pick up a coffee at our very own Starbucks and then drink it with your friends on the sofas in the Square. This is your living room on campus, the spacious central meeting area of the Percy Gee Building. While you’re there, why not stock up on stationary in the Union branch of Ryman’s or organise your finances with the help of advisers in the onsite Santander bank.
How Distance Learning works
Studying at a distance doesn't mean that we will leave you to it. Our experience in this kind of delivery means that you can expect a strong network of support.
You will need to think about where and when you are going to study, and how regular study time will fit into your life. You will also need to prepare a place or places that will provide you with the most comfortable and convenient environment to study. This could be at home, at your place of work or in a study centre provided by one of our distance learning agents.
Interaction with lecturers and students
A dedicated programme team of academic tutors and administrative staff will be your main point of contact throughout your studies. They will be able to provide a wide range of support should you have any queries ranging from your progress on the course, to the content of an individual module. We encourage you to keep in regular contact with your programme team and dont hesitate to get in contact with us should you have any concerns at any point.
In addition you will benefit from studying alongside a diverse network of fellow students and will be able to enter regular debate and discussion about programme topics through forums via the Universitys VLE, Blackboard. We also encourage students to make use of social networking sites and students are known to set up LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.