The University of Leicester is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research and development in the field of DNA Genetic Technology. This week, the University Admission Officer came to Meisha Academy by Haileybury(MAH) to share information with our students in an in-depth communication session.
As a tribute to servicemen who gave their lives fighting in the First World War, well-known British textile manufacturer Thomas Fielding Johnson established the university in 1921. The university is located in Leicester, the capital of Leicestershire, 160km north of London (about an hour and a half by train). Four international airports are situated in locations directly accessible from the campus.
As a well-known British university, University of Leicester enjoys a splendid international reputation. Perhaps the most celebrated innovation pioneered at the university is the invention of DNA finger printing technology. This breakthrough enabled faculty to confirm the remains of King Charles III. Its scientific research achievements in Museum Research have catapulted the university to first place in the UK, and its major of media ranks 43rd in the world according to 2019 QS. University of Leicester provides students with opportunities to gain extracurricular experience. Students can apply for an one-year overseas exchange study or internship free of charge at the undergraduate level.
MAH students can take A-Level courses from 11th grade and apply for their preferred British universities through the British university application system, UCAS. According to admission officers at Leicester, some majors at the University of Leicester require applicants to score ABB in A-Level and 6.5 points in IELTS. Admission officers remind students that for application to a British university, in addition to A-level and IELTS results, recommendation letters and personal statements in English are also required.