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University of Leeds

Leeds,
United Kingdom View map
United Kingdom
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Public
Very High
32,312
Yes
3,217
8,803

Postgraduate Overview

Ours is one of the largest single campus universities in the UK (98 acres) just one mile from the city centre. Leeds is a vibrant city renowned as a centre for arts, sports, leisure, entertainment and 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-curricular opportunities to take advantage of, from volunteering locally or abroad to performing in student productions or joining sports teams. Leeds University Union has over 300 clubs and societies, so students can further their interests or try something completely new. 

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

Leeds is part of the Worldwide Universities Network, which brings together 22 research-intensive universities to collaborate on research, postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professional development. There is a thriving study abroad programme for our undergraduate students and the university has links with over 400 universities around the world.

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

Students voted Leeds in the top three universities in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, scoring particularly highly on the University’s campus environment, facilities and extra-curricular activities.

Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. In the 2017 National Student Survey, 89% of final year Leeds students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

The University’s teaching is research-based and you will be taught and supervised by academic staff who are as passionate about the subject as you are. Our taught postgraduate courses are informed and constantly updated by new research. The level and breadth of expertise available also provides a wide choice of opportunities for interdisciplinary working, for both taught 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 our research receiving the top rating of 4 stars ('world-leading') or 3 stars ('internationally excellent').

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

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University Highlights

Total students - 32,312

24%
76%

International students - 8,803

45%
55%

Total faculty staff - 3,217

993
2224

Total students - 32,312

24%
76%

International students - 8,803

45%
55%

Total faculty staff - 3,217

2224
993

Scholarships

Yes
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