University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom

Living in Leicester
Important Dates
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Welcome to Leicester, an exciting cosmopolitan city with a proud history stretching back 2000 years! Leicester is brimming with things to see and do, with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Shopping Centre and the National Space Centre; a fantastic calendar of events and festivals; renowned museums and galleries; a range of cuisines; areas of natural beauty; and ancient heritage. A modern city, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, Leicester offers something of interest for all ages.  


Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily reachable to explore. Our central location in the Midlands makes Leicester accessible from all directions. It takes just 62 minutes to come to Leicester on a fast, direct train from London.



At the University of Leicester, courses are referred to as "modules." Please consult the module lists and reading lists for detailed information about module availability and descriptions. Modules are taught fully in English in a variety of subject areas, including the following:

  • American Studies
  • Archaeology & Ancient History
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Language & Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management Studies*
  • Mathematics
  • Media & Communication
  • Modern Languages (French, Italian, Spanish & Translation Studies)
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

*Note: It is very difficult to get permission to take Management classes at Leicester.

Living in Leicester

The University of Leicester has several options for campus housing, ranging from residence-style catered houses (includes 14 meals per week) to apartment-style self-catered housing (no meals included). Students who live in self-catered housing are responsible for purchasing all food. Halls are grouped as either Oadby Student Village (OSV) or City Living. The OSV is approximately a 40 minute walk from the main campus, so many students choose to buy a bus pass. Shops and a supermarket are nearby, and students can enjoy the University’s botanical garden. City Living halls are approximately a 10 minute walk from the main campus. All halls offer social events for students throughout the year. 

Important Dates
Academic Year     Early May Mid-September Mid-May
Fall Early May Mid-September Mid-December
Spring Early October Early January Mid-May

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time, degree-seeking student at Kent State
  • Any major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher

Program Contact

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor
Phone: 330-672-3067

Schedule an Advising Appointment

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