Postgraduate Open Evening

Students sitting on benches outside the David Wilson Library on Leicester campus.

Postgraduate Open Evening

Wednesday 20 March 2024, 4.00pm-7.00pm (GMT)

Join us in the Percy Gee Building for our Postgraduate Open Evening to find out how a Master's degree from the University of Leicester can boost your employment potential and develop your skills and knowledge.

We’re proud to be a top 30 UK university (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) and a top 30 university in the UK for research (according to analysis by Times Higher Education 2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Learn more about the opportunities we offer our postgraduate students, both on campus and by distance learning. Discover why we’re ranked 6th nationally for postgraduate study, as voted for by students themselves (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023), as well as being awarded gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Open Evening programme and travel

Subject and courses information

Meet our academic staff and students, and explore the wide range of courses we offer both on-campus and online.

  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Film
  • Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • History
  • Law
  • Media and Communication
  • Modern Languages
  • Museum Studies
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Population Health Sciences
  • Psychology and Vision Sciences

Live talks

Attend live talks where we’ll cover the keys topics including how to fund your Masters and careers opportunities after graduation.

Central talks 

  • Welcome talk: 5.30pm 
  • Funding your Masters for UK students: 4.15pm and 6.00pm 
  • Where will your Masters take you?: 4.45pm and 6.30pm 

Subject talks

  • Environmental Sciences talk: 4.15pm 
  • Criminology subject talk: 5.00pm 
  • Data Science subject talk: 6.15pm 

Campus tours

Take a guided tour with our student ambassadors, see our facilities and get a feel for life on campus.

Campus tours

Tours leave from the registration desk at 4.15pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm (each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes). 

Open buildings

We’ll also open a few of our specific subject buildings. If these subjects are of interest, feel free to visit at the following times:

  • Biological Sciences laboratories: 4.00pm – 5.00pm 
  • Law building: 4.30pm – 6.00pm 
  • Museum Studies building: 5.00pm – 5.30pm (building tour) and 5.30pm - 6.00pm (programme welcome)

Information Fair

Drop-in to our Information Fair to find out more about careers, finance, accommodation, admissions, wellbeing, visit Leicester, distance learning, the Students' Union, international student support and postgraduate research from our expert staff.

Getting here and parking

Getting to Leicester and to the rest of the UK is made easy by the city’s excellent rail and road connections. Visit our travel page for details of how to get here.

If you are driving, parking for the event will be capped at £2.50 in our Freemen’s Common Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP). To take advantage of this offer, you must pre-book your parking.

If parking is not pre-booked, standard parking prices will apply on the day.

See section below for our 30% coach travel discount with National Express.

30% coach travel discount

We have teamed up with National Express to offer 30% off coach travel to this event.

National Express have hundreds of stops throughout the country and offer generous luggage allowance and budget-friendly ticket prices. Leicester is about three hours from London by coach, about two hours from Sheffield, and about 70 minutes from Birmingham - all direct services.

You can claim 30% off a return ticket to Leicester, travelling on the day or on one day either side if you plan to stay overnight. Simply select your journey and your chosen Open Day date from the journey planner. Your discount will be applied during checkout.

Claim your discount

Terms and conditions

  • Redeemable from any location to Leicester St Margaret’s Bus Station.
  • Only valid for travel to a University of Leicester Open Day on any of the dates stated on National Express offer page, which include 19 March 2024 - 21 March 2024
  • Maximum of one person per booking.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including Coachcards. Offer cannot be used on third party services. All tickets are issued and all passengers are carried subject to National Express' General Conditions of Carriage. Read the full National Express terms and conditions.

Book your place

We look forward to meeting you at the event taking place on our University of Leicester campus.

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