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University of Leeds

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Leeds, GB, Leeds United Kingdom

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# =82QS World University Rankings

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328Undergraduate programs

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335Postgraduate programs

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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the largest Universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 different countries.

A member of the Russell Group, Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Leeds is the top 35 most international university in the world in 2020 according to the Times Higher Education and we have been welcoming international students for over 100 years.

The University of Leeds is the Top 5 most targeted university by graduate recruiters in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research). Work placements, live projects and fieldwork opportunities through your course can allow you to build your experience and boost your employability.

Leeds is a lively and multicultural city in the centre of the UK, with the University campus just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Leeds is well connected nationally and internationally with excellent transport links by road, rail and air. We have everything you would expect from the UK’s third-largest and fastest-growing city and we are surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Leeds is also the 2nd largest business centre in the UK after London and one of the most popular student cities in the UK.

Leeds is a great place to live and we have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus. University accommodation, both catered and self-catered, is guaranteed for students paying international fees who apply before the deadline.

We are investing millions of pounds each year into our campus facilities to ensure that students enjoy a first-class environment – from brand new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the largest and most impressive libraries in the UK. The Edge is our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and one of the largest fitness suites of any UK university.

Award-winning Leeds University Union is one of the best and most active students’ unions in the country. With more than 300 student-led clubs and societies, there is something for everyone whatever your interest.

About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the largest Universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 different countries.

A member of the Russell Group, Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Leeds is the top 35 most international university in the world in 2020 according to the Times Higher Education and we have been welcoming international students for over 100 years.

The University of Leeds is the Top 5 most targeted university by graduate recruiters in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research). Work placements, live projects and fieldwork opportunities through your course can allow you to build your experience and boost your employability.

Leeds is a lively and multicultural city in the centre of the UK, with the University campus just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Leeds is well connected nationally and internationally with excellent transport links by road, rail and air. We have everything you would expect from the UK’s third-largest and fastest-growing city and we are surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Leeds is also the 2nd largest business centre in the UK after London and one of the most popular student cities in the UK.

Leeds is a great place to live and we have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus. University accommodation, both catered and self-catered, is guaranteed for students paying international fees who apply before the deadline.

We are investing millions of pounds each year into our campus facilities to ensure that students enjoy a first-class environment – from brand new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the largest and most impressive libraries in the UK. The Edge is our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and one of the largest fitness suites of any UK university.

Award-winning Leeds University Union is one of the best and most active students’ unions in the country. With more than 300 student-led clubs and societies, there is something for everyone whatever your interest.

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Be part of a prestigious,research-intensive Russell Group university, where you’ll gain skills that willbe invaluable for years to come.

You’ll get the chance to takepart in research and take advantage of life-changing opportunities. You’llbenefit from some of the best university facilities on offer and you’ll besupported every step of the way. All on one campus, and in the heart of athriving, friendly and multi-cultural city.

A University of Leeds degreeoffers you much more than just academic excellence. You’ll be part of aprestigious, research-intensive Russell Group university, where you’ll gainskills that will be invaluable to you, personally and professionally, for yearsto come and you’ll be supported every step of the way.

We’re one of the UK’s leadinguniversities, ranked in the top 10 by the Times and The Sunday Times GoodUniversity Guide 2018. We’re first choice for more than 34,000 students fromover 150 different countries and located in the heart of a thriving, friendlyand multi-cultural city.

Every year more than 7,000international students, including exchange students, choose to study with us,making our University campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in theUK. If you’re an international student, you’re guaranteed Universityaccommodation for the duration of your studies. 

We’re acclaimed worldwide forthe quality of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our staffhave been awarded the highest number of National Teaching Fellowships in UKhigher education and we’re also proud to have achieved a Gold rating in the2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible, bothrecognising the excellent student education at the University of Leeds.

We’re one of the UK’s topresearch universities with a thriving research community, meaning your coursewill be up to date with the latest developments, and designed and taught bystaff who are experts in their field. We’re also continually investing in thebest facilities to support you in your studies, from brand new laboratories andlecture theatres to our impressive libraries. Our single-site campus, one ofthe largest in the UK, is just a short walk from the city centre. Leeds is athriving, friendly and multi-cultural city, with one of the largest studentcommunities in the country, making it an exciting place to live and learn. Wehave one of the best students’ unions in the UK, offering over 300 clubs andsocieties, and an award-winning student newspaper, TV and radio station.

Most of our courses offer youthe chance to study abroad or you could get valuable real-world experience anddevelop your skills by spending a year working in industry. You could evenstart your own business with the help of Spark, our business start-up supportteam.

Go to courses.leeds.ac.ukfor all subject combinations and full entry requirements.

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Ours is one of the largestsingle campus universities in the UK (98 acres) just one mile from the city centre. Leedsis a vibrant city renowned as a centre for arts, sports, leisure, entertainmentand nightlife. With over 200,000 students living within the city boundaries,there is a real student focus, making it an exciting place to live and learn.

There are a wide range of co-curricularopportunities to take advantage of, from volunteering locally or abroad toperforming in student productions or joining sports teams. Leeds UniversityUnion has over 300 clubs and societies, so students can further their interestsor try something completely new. 

We have over 2,600 postgraduateresearchers, and 2016-17 we secured research awards totalling £167 million. We have been awarded 26 National TeachingFellowships (given to academics in recognition of their imaginative andinnovative learning and teaching methods). That’s more than any other institutionin England, Northern Ireland and Wales – reflecting the excellence of ourteaching. Interdisciplinary research is promoted through our manyfaculties, research centres and institutes.

Leeds ispart of the Worldwide Universities Network, which brings together 22 research-intensiveuniversities to collaborate on research, postgraduate degree programmes andcontinuing professional development. There is a thriving study abroad programmefor our undergraduate students and the university has links with over 400 universitiesaround the world.

In 2017the University achieved a Gold rating in the new Teaching Excellence Framework(TEF), the highest award possible. An independent panel judged that theUniversity delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomesfor its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.”

Studentsvoted Leeds in the top three universities in the UK in the 2018 Times HigherEducation Student Experience Survey, scoring particularly highly on theUniversity’s campus environment, facilities and extra-curricular activities.

Leeds isranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Inthe 2017 National Student Survey, 89% of final year Leeds students said theywere either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of theircourse.

The University’s teaching is research-based and you will betaught and supervised by academic staff who are as passionate about the subjectas you are. Our taught postgraduate courses are informed and constantlyupdated by new research. The level and breadth of expertise available alsoprovides a wide choice of opportunities for interdisciplinary working, for bothtaught and research students. According to the Research Excellence Framework, 2014,we’re a top 10 university for research power in the UK with over 80% of ourresearch receiving the top rating of 4 stars ('world-leading') or 3 stars('internationally excellent').

As one ofthe largest research-intensive universities in the UK, the University of Leedsengages in world-class research across an exceptionally diverse range ofdisciplines. Join us and you will become part of a community that stimulates,challenges and supports you to deliver research in an environment that suitsyou. 

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University information

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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

University of Leeds is one of the top public universities in Leeds, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=82 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #94
  • 2014
    #=97
  • 2015
    #97
  • 2016
    #=87
  • 2017
    #93
  • 2018
    #101
  • 2019
    #=93
  • 2020
    #93
  • 2021
    #91
  • 2022
    #92
  • 2023
    #86
  • 2024
    #75
  • 2025
    #=82

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