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CLEARING 0116 373 6000

If you have already received your results, would like further advice, or have any questions at all about Clearing and Adjustment, 0116 373 6000 (open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm) or please email If you expect to receive your results on A-level results day, a complete list of courses with vacancies will be available on our Clearing site from 6.30am. A list of our current vacancies is below.

Why Leicester?

Find out more about preparing you for career success

Whatever career you’re aiming for, we know the job market won’t be getting any less competitive. This is why we’ll start helping you prepare from the first week you arrive in Leicester. We work hard to help make sure you get as much work experience as possible, whether that’s short-term placements, a full year in industry, or an internship (or all three!) to ensure that when you bid farewell to Leicester you will be exactly the sort of graduate that employers are looking for.

Find out more about proud history and heritage

DNA fingerprinting, black holes, English local history, mass communication and, of course, the discovery of Richard III: the University of Leicester has an enviable history of globally important research. Our researchers are at the forefront of their fields and are actively influencing change and shaping debate globally. You will learn from these people who change lives, shape our conversations and provide new ways to understand the world.

Find out more about a flexible curriculum

We offer a broad range of globally relevant degrees that can lead to a successful career. We will help you to prepare for employment in a changing world with our up-to-date courses. Alongside our single honours, joint honours and foundation degrees, you can choose from a wide range of Major/Minor combinations. Major/Minor degrees enable you to study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject).

Find out more about a true student city

Leicester is perfect for students. As the country’s tenth largest city, Leicester has a great range of shops, museums, music venues and festivals and an impressive sporting legacy. Located in the centre of England it has great transport links and is just 70 minutes from London. According to research from HSBC, the city of Leicester was the most affordable University destination in Britain for both first and second-year students in 2014 and 2015, meaning your money will go further.

Find out more about scholarships

When you get a place at Leicester through Clearing you may be eligible for our undergraduate scholarships. We offer an attractive range of scholarships and discounts which can help to offset the cost of your education.

Facts and figures

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    Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world

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    95% of students in employment (or further study) 6 months after graduation

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    Guaranteed place in University-allocated accommodation if you apply before 1 September 2017

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    Leicester was named the most affordable university destination in Britain in 2014 and 2015

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    £145 million in campus improvements since 2008

Entry requirements

These entry requirements are listed as a guide. Please contact if you have taken an alternative qualification and we will be happy to provide you with further information.

Subject A-level Requirement
American Studies ABB-BBB
Archaeology and Ancient History ABB-BBB
Biological Sciences ABB
Chemistry ABB
Computer Science ABB-BBB
Criminology ABB
Economics ABB
Engineering AAB-ABB
English ABB
Film Studies and Visual Arts BBB
Geography ABB
Geosciences AAB-ABB
Subject A-level Requirement
History ABB
History of Art BBB
Management ABB
Mathematics AAB
Media and Communication ABB
Modern Languages ABB
Physics AAB-ABB
Politics and International Relations BBB
Psychology AAB
Sociology ABB

Photos and videos

Stamford Hall

Students' Union

Fielding Johnson Building

Students say how they feel about studying here

Oadby student village

Studying at Leicester

John Foster halls

Rattray lecture theatre

David Wilson library

Diwali celebrations - Leicester city centre

Caribbean festival