Postgraduate study in Leicester
The University of Leicester ranks first in the UK for postgraduate study in media and communications and also excels in archaeology and ancient history. De Montfort University is highly regarded for its English language teaching and architecture courses. Loughborough University was named The Times Higher Education Supplement's 'University of the Year' 2008-09 and ranks number one in the UK for art and design and number two for sports studies. It also excels in building and civil engineering, and media and communication.
Finding a job after postgraduate study in Leicester
Leicester is known as a city of variety: in population, culture and entertainment, and there are also a variety of different job sectors which prove consistently popular with job-hunters.
Several nationwide and global firms have based their offices in Leicester, including companies such as Alliance and Leicester and British Gas, all of whom have a long history of running successful graduate recruitment programmes in a range of sectors, including sales and marketing, engineering, human resources and finance.
The food and drink industry is also important to Leicester's economy - graduates can try for a tasty job at the Walkers Crisps factory or at the nearby Coors brewery.