University of Leicester

  • Times UK Ranking 25
  • CUG UK Ranking 32
  • QS World Ranking 237
Leicester
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    14,105

  • Estimated Living Cost

    12,200

  • IELTS

    6.5

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    72.1

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    88.0

  • International Student

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The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by the Times Higher Education.The University of Leicester is also the only university ever to have won a Times Higher Education award in seven consecutive years. In 2016, the university ranked 24th in the The Complete University Guide and 32nd in the The Guardian. Recent REF 2014, the University of Leicester ranked 49th among 126 universities.The 2012 QS World University Rankings also placed Leicester eighth in the UK for research citations. The university is most famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III. The university was founded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the university was donated by a local textile manufacturer, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for those who lost their lives in First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut Vitam Habeant –"so that they may have life". Students were first admitted to the college in 1921. In 1927, after it became University College, Leicester, students sat the examinations for external degrees of the University of London. In 1957 the college was granted its Royal Charter, and has since then had the status of a university with the right to award its own degrees. Leicester University won the first ever series of University Challenge, in 1963.

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MA Archaeology
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Duration: 12 Months
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This MA programme provides students with a full theoretical and practical foundation for independent research in archaeology and develops a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of different forms of archaeological evidence. Students can develop their knowledge and research skills through a variety of taught modules, culminating in a Dissertation. You can also choose to take a 120-credit Diploma in Archaeology rather than the full MA. This comprises four modules, but omits the dissertation. There may also be scope to take a 90-credit dissertation plus three modules (including two core options).

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,105
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MA Archaeology of the Roman World
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This established and highly regarded postgraduate programme provides you with a unique, interdisciplinary programme for understanding the Roman Empire in the wider context of its neighbouring societies. Crossing traditional academic boundaries (e.g. between Roman studies and prehistory, and between archaeology and ancient history) this programme is taught by a concentration of specialists that is exceptional in the UK. Contributing staff are active in research ranging from Roman-period economies, societies and religions to warfare. Besides a detailed grounding in research skills, the course comprises extensive analysis of settlement and cultural systems. Options allow students to specialise in key aspects of Roman-era and related studies.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,105
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MA The Classical Mediterranean
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This programme offers an intensive and challenging forum for tracing, debating and interpreting the archaeology and history of the Classical Mediterranean world across the Greek and Roman periods (approx 7th Century BC to 5th Century AD), as well as investigating its reception in the modern world. The course moves away from traditional art-historical and structuralist approaches, and from traditional narratives of emergent and developing powers in the Classical Mediterranean, to question the ways in which we reconstruct the classical past, to identify the interplay and debate between sources (physical and written), and to interrogate current understandings and perceptions of Greek and Roman societies across the span of the Mediterranean. Our integrated exploration of texts and material culture within a range of spatial and landscape contexts enables far fuller recognition of the societies and economies that shaped classical antiquity. Specific goals are to provide you with a high level of competence in the cultures of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean, by exploring chosen specialist subjects, to: Develop methodological expertise in critical use of source materials. Identify current theoretical approaches used in Greek and Roman studies. Enable you to reflect critically on the economic, social, political, cultural, artistic and religious developments and interactions between the various regions and powers of the Classical Mediterranean. Develop your ability to conduct independent research. Build your awareness of the potential of interdisciplinary research.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,105
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Bioinformatics
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Bioinformatics is a major growth area in research and industry; hence qualified bioinformaticians are in high demand. The MSc in Bioinformatics is a one-year full-time course for biological sciences graduates which will equip you with the theoretical and practical analytical skills necessary for a career in this multi-disciplinary field. Bioinformatics is a very practical subject and from day one of the course you will start working on your Linux laptop to develop your own bioinformatics toolkit. Ownership of the laptop is transferred to you, free of charge, on successful completion of the course.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: January
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MSc Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
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Discoveries in cell and molecular biology underpin most of what is known about the development of cancer. Analysis of alterations in diverse cell functions including cell communication, cell division, cell metabolism, cell movement, genetic modifications and changes in gene expression are central to our understanding of the disease and ultimately its treatment. Cancer Research UK logoOur MSc in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB) will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about the contemporary approaches to cancer research from some of the leading researchers in the country within the newly designated Cancer Research UK centre at Leicester. This is a practically-orientated, full-time Masters Degree comprising four months of intensive, taught laboratory work supplemented with lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars. This is followed by a eight-month, independent laboratory research project; you will be able to choose a cancer or molecular/cell biology project in an area that you find particularly interesting. During your project you will have the opportunity to apply the theory and practical training which you acquired in the taught phase of the course. While developing your understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques in cancer research, you will also learn how to critically analyse research data and articles and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes. This Masters Degree will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical training in those aspects of cell biology, molecular genetics and histopathology which are required to understand the current approaches to cancer research. This training will provide you with an ideal platform for pursuing further research at PhD level or for a career in medical biosciences or a related field.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer
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Duration: 12 Months
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Launched in 2014, this exciting course is designed to equip future scientists and clinicians with the fundamental knowledge to make a difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. Run and delivered by the same team that trained more than 300 graduates over 20 years on our previous Masters Degree in this field (Msc in Molecular Pathology and Toxicology), this new postgraduate course will enable you to gain a mechanistic understanding of cancer biology and use it to analyse risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of cancer. Building on a foundation in cancer cell biology, the translational element of the course will consider the design of treatment modalities, including: radiotherapy mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs therapy resistance biomarker discovery and use cancer chemoprevention anti-cancer target discovery and validation clinical trials imaging cancer epidemiology biostatistics A key component of the course will be a six-month laboratory research project, which will give you an opportunity to study one of these areas in more depth. The research experience gained during this project is particularly valued by employers in industry and by potential PhD supervisors. The MSc in Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer will train you in advanced molecular and cellular biology skills, which can be applied to research into cancer diagnosis and therapy, considered useful at higher education facilities and by industry. This is achieved by advanced level instruction and education into the theoretical aspects of molecular pathology and cell biology within the context of cancer, as well as providing you with the laboratory and analytical skills that can then be put into practice in the research project phase of the course and which is particularly valued by future employers.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Biomedical Engineering
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Duration: 12 Months
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Biomedical engineering is a scientific discipline that advances knowledge in chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine, and improves human health through multidisciplinary research that integrates the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Over the last few years there has been a major paradigm shift in both Europe and the United States, away from traditional schemes of health care towards health care systems which are much more dependent on technology. This is true in terms of diagnosis, treatment and health care system integration. The skills and training you gain on this course will allow you to apply engineering principles and materials technology to healthcare, to understand the design and manufacture of medical equipment, and to consider ethical principles that underpin medical engineering, regulatory issues and governance.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £18,045
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: October
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MSc Molecular Genetics
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Duration: 12 Months
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To provide instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics as applied in modern research. The course offers practical experience of experimental techniques and provides a framework to develop your skills to plan research and devise strategies to achieve specific goals. The course is suitable for students who want employment in molecular or biomedical research or the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. The course is also an excellent preparation for entry to PhD programmes.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Chronic Disease and Immunity
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The World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease Study has shown that non-communicable chronic disease accounts for ~ 60% of deaths globally. Major contributors include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease. Inflammation is the central driving force in much of this burden of chronic degenerative disease. This MSc course is therefore designed to integrate current cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular and cellular biology and immunology and use this to demonstrate: The fundamental processes of inflammation The molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease progression that are driven by inflammation The course is carefully integrated and combines up-to-date practical and theoretical teaching methods to prepare students for careers in postgraduate biomedical research, medicine, and the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Infection and Immunity
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The MSc course is designed to integrate current cutting-edge research knowledge and expertise of important infectious diseases and their relationship to the immune system. The course is integrative and cohesive and combines up-to-date practical and theoretical based teaching methods to prepare students for careers in medicine, postgraduate research and opportunities in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £17,465
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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