Faculties and institutes

Arts, Design and Humanities

Our new Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities is home to research staff with international reputations in a wide range of creative and scholarly fields, covering Architecture, Arts, Design, Fashion and Textiles, and Humanities.

One of the key features of the faculty’s research culture is a commitment to the genuine integration of practice and theory in the arts, blending traditional disciplines of critical enquiry and analysis with practice-based research and creative work employing cutting-edge technology. 

Business and Law

Business and Law has a thriving research community with many staff recognised as international leaders in their fields.

In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, more than 70 per cent of the faculty’s submitted research was recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with 25 per cent of the submission ranked as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

Key areas in Leicester Business School include local governance, health policy, comparative housing, human resource management, organisational behaviour, small ethnic-minority business and entrepreneurship.

Health and Life Sciences

Health and Life Sciences has a very strong research base with the majority of academic staff involved
in investigative or consultancy activity. In the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, 30 per cent of the faculty’s work was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

The breadth of academic activity creates a diverse and interesting spread of research specialisms with a consistent focus on delivering tangible improvements to healthcare, society and individuals’ lives. 


Research in Technology goes hand-in-hand with business collaboration. Many projects are undertaken in direct partnership with industry, or aim to improve industrial technology and practice through consultancy and knowledge transfer.

The Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, demonstrated the superb quality of research with 45 per cent of all work submitted was classified as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.
Key areas include medical diagnostics, robotics, satellite mapping, home security, ‘glasses-free’ 3D television, aircraft manufacturing and safety, mobile communication and alternative energy.

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Mission and vision

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