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The University of Leicester is a research-intensive university in the middle of a bustling city environment. It was formed as a university college in the aftermath of the First World War and gained full university status in the 1950s.
The University offers wide range of academic subjects and is world-renowned for its expertise in chemistry and biological science (the technique of genetic fingerprinting was invented at Leicester) and it has one of the worlds largest space research centres. It undertakes significant research, particularly in engineering, with major industrial partners. The University also has its own well established medical school.
In addition to STEM subjects, the university offers a wide range of social science, humanities, law, management and languages.