The University has been globally recognised for its research in Genetic Fingerprinting.
The University has specialised research centres, including the precision medicine institute, institute for cultural and media economics, institute for advanced studies, institute for structural and chemical biology and institute for space and earth observation.
- The University is among the top 20 universities in the U.K. for maintaining international excellence standards. The 18 storey Attenborough Towers of the campus of the University is home to the college of social sciences and has also undergone extensive renovation.
- The University edifies its students through various site visits and workshops. The University carries out development initiatives to drive inaptitude for evolving technologies for the students.The campus is undergoing a 300 million GBP(INR 28,48,75,86,675) campus redevelopment program.
- Some University Of Leicester scholarships up to 2000 GBP(INR 1,89,917) are available to the Indian students who start a postgraduate or an undergraduate degree at the University. Some of the external scholarships available at the University are Commonwealth shared scholarship, Fulbright scholarship, Aviva scholarship, Chevening scholarship, and BUDI scholarship (Indonesia).