Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester is a public research university in Leicester, England. Genetic fingerprinting was invented at the University of Leicester.
The university comprises of three colleges: College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; College of Life Sciences; and College of Science and Engineering. The university is held in high regard for the quality of its teaching. Leicester's most popular courses include Genetics, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Museum Studies, Economics, Historical Studies, Law, Management, Physics, and Astronomy.
The total student population at the university is over 17,800 of which more than 11,500 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1.
The undergraduate students at the University of Leicester can choose 1 of 3 options: single honors degrees (with focus on one subject), joint honors degrees (which splits time equally between two related subject areas such as English and history), and major-minor degrees. There are a wide range of combinations available from subject areas across the academic spectrum, providing students with greater flexibility and a broader knowledge base. Many courses offer modules from other related departments to add depth to studies.
The university has partnered with Study Group to provide International Foundation Year Program and International Year One program. The International Foundation Year develops the English language and the academic skills needed to succeed in an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. Once the student complete the program and achieve the required grades, then the student can enter the first year of their chosen undergraduate degree at University of Leicester. The International Year One is designed to help international students to prepare for second-year entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
* GoToUniversity has partnered for the International Foundation Year and International Year One Program by University Of Leicester and provides free counseling and application services for those programs.
Notable Alumni: Khurshid Ahmad (Islamic scholar), Alan Bryman (social scientist), Heather Couper (Astronomer and television presenter), Arthur Humphreys (Inaugural Professor of English and first Dean of the Faculty of Arts), Jyrki Katainen (Prime Minister of Finland).
University of Leicester Programs
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International Foundation Year – Economics and Management; Society and Culture €15,160
International Foundation Year – Engineering and Technology; Sciences €16,130
International Year One- £15,500
Out-of-state: Science degrees: £18,855 per year, Non-science degrees: £15,290 per year, Medical: £18,855 per year
Graduate: Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
All courses: January 15th , Medical courses: October 15th
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.
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