University of Leicester

About the University of Leicester

The University was established initially in 1921 as Leicestershire and Rutland University College, and was granted its Royal Charter in 1957. The University of Leicester aims to push boundaries and discover ways to improve and change the world for the better. Its world-changing research encourages high-quality teaching - this will inspire you to go further.

At Leicester you'll be working alongside leading academics at the cutting edge of their disciplines. You'll become immersed in a stimulating and innovative learning environment, which will enable you to realise your potential and to compete alongside the very best.


Distance Learning at Leicester

The University of Leicester is one of the UK's largest providers of distance learning education, with over 8,000 people studying thereby distance learning at postgraduate level.

With 20 years' experience of offering high-quality distance learning courses you will benefit from studying with a University that has a huge amount of expertise. More than 25,000 students have graduated from Leicester's distance learning courses, making it part of the University's core educational provision.

Distance learning means studying at home in your own time and space, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. The courses are flexible, high quality and focused on you and your needs. You can apply your new knowledge and insights into your working life immediately. Many students choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations, which is just one of the ways in which your studies will also benefit your employer.