University of Leicester

Leicester - United Kingdom


We think a university should be about empowering people to explore; through passionate, dedicated teaching and innovative, world-changing research. By embracing the fact that every journey is personal, the University has achieved some remarkable results.

At Leicester we think that high quality research and excellent teaching are not only complementary, they’re inseparable. We are constantly finding new ways of being a leading university, and have done so since we were founded as a University College in 1921. 

We are the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards. In awarding us 'University of the Year', Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”. 

We were proud to be described as elite. But we were equally as proud to be described as a university that is inclusive and accessible in its academic culture. We've achieved success through our distinctive work which is characterised by the following approach:

An inclusive and accessible culture

Our commitment to an inclusive and accessible culture not only opens the doors to the very best, no matter their background, it even shapes the very way we look at and discover the world around us. Leicester is the most inclusive of Britain's top 20 leading universities with the greatest proportions of students from under-represented groups.

A personal, supportive experience for those who use our services

The University of Leicester was founded as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War and our motto means “So that they may have life”. We seek to do this by providing a supportive and personal environment for those who use our services and an experience that our students tell us is second to none.

A commitment to high quality, innovation and rigorous academic standards

We are dedicated to finding new ways of doing old things and bringing new perspectives to established ideas, without compromising on quality and while maintaining our high rankings.

A belief that teaching and research are synergistic

We believe that teaching is inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in world changing research - and that our research is stronger when delivered in an academic community that includes students - students who question and probe us every day.



Undergraduate subjects:

American Studies

Archaeology and Ancient History

Biological and Medical Sciences


Computer Science





Film Studies




History of Art


Management Studies


Media and Communication

Medical and Biological Sciences


Modern Languages

Natural Sciences

Physics and Astronomy


Politics and International Relations



Postgraduate subjects:

Archaeology and Ancient History


Biological Sciences

Business and Management

Cancer Studies


Computer Science







Finance and Economics



English Requirements

English Language Requirements by Department

Subject English Language Requirement* Additional requirements
American Studies IELTS 6.5  
Archaeology and Ancient History IELTS 6.5  
Biological Sciences IELTS 6.5  
Chemistry IELTS 6.0  
Communications and Media IELTS 6.5  
Computer Science IELTS 6.0  
Criminology IELTS 6.5  
Economics IELTS 6.5  
Education IELTS 6.5 At least 6.0 in each component score for MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL and MA TESOL
Engineering IELTS 6.0  
English IELTS 6.5  
Film Studies and Visual Arts IELTS 6.5  
Geography IELTS 6.5 At least 6.0 in each component score
Geosciences IELTS 6.0  
Health Sciences IELTS 6.5  
History IELTS 6.5  
History of Art IELTS 6.5  
Law IELTS 7.0  
Management IELTS 6.5 MA Global Financial Markets requires IELTS 7.0 overall
Mathematics IELTS 6.0  
Medical Sciences IELTS 6.5  
Medicine IELTS 7.5 At least 7.0 in each component score
Modern Languages IELTS 6.5  
Museum Studies IELTS 6.5  
Physics and Astronomy IELTS 6.0  
Politics and International Relations IELTS 6.5  
Psychology IELTS 6.5  
Sociology IELTS 6.5  

English Language Equivalencies

5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5


Taken within the past two years.

TOEFL 70 80 90 100 110
Pearson 46 54 61 68 68
Cambridge CPE Grade C Grade C Grade C Grade C Grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade C Grade C Grade C Grade B Grade B
TEEP 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5
OIBEC Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
ESOL (Skills for Life) Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2
Qualifications GCSE English Language C C C B B
Cambridge O level C C C B B
Cambridge International GCSE C C C B B
International Baccalaureate 4 in SL EL 4 in SL EL 4 in SL EL 5 in SL EL 5 in SL EL
European Baccalaureate 80% in EL 80% in EL 80% in EL 90% in EL 90% in EL
Indian National Board Standard XII 70% 70% 70% 80% 80%
Indian State Board Standard XII 80% 80% 80% 90% 90%
Malaysian English Language GCE-O (Syllabus 1119) C C C B B
WASSCE English C6 C6 C6 C4 C4
Sri Lankan O level in English Credit Credit Credit Distinction Distinction
HKDSE English Language Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 5
HKAL English Language C C C B A


The following scholarships are available:

Chevening Scholarships

Open scholarships 

Closed scholarships

Departmental scholarships

Santander scholarships 2014

Fees Discounts

Study Abroad scholarships and awards

Tution Fee

Undergraduate (Bachelors) Programmes 2014-15-15

Arts, Education & Social Sciences GBP 13,395* Includes: Archaeology; Criminology; Economics; Geography (BA); Management; Mathematics;Media & Communication; Politics & International Relations; Translation and Interpreting
Law GBP 13,395* LLB; LLB/Maîtrise in English & French Law
  GBP 13,955* BSc in: Geography
Laboratory-Based Science & Engineering GBP 16,525* Includes: Biosciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Medicine (Years 1 & 2); Physics; Psychology
Clinical Medicine GBP 30,820 Medicine (Years 3, 4 & 5)

Taught Postgraduate (Masters) Programmes 2014-15

Arts, Education & Social Sciences GBP 12,920 Includes: Archaeology; Criminology; Economics (not specialist degrees); Politics & International Relations MSc in: Medical Statistics; Pain Management MRes in: Research Translational Management
  GBP 13,395 Geography; Translation Studies
  GBP 13,955 Economics (specialist degrees - except Financial Economics)
  GBP 14,540 International Communications and Culture; Media & Communication; Museum Studies
  GBP 15,170 Financial Economics; Global Financial Markets; Human Resource Management and Training
Law GBP 13,395 LLM
Science & Engineering GBP 15,995 Includes: Biosciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics; Medicine; Psychology
Computer Science with Industry GBP 16,595 All Computer Science MSc degrees with industrial placement
Business & Management GBP 17,900 Accounting; Finance; Management; Marketing
MBA GBP 19,970 Master of Business Administration (MBA)