About the University

Leeds is a top 10 university for research in the UK (Research Assessment Exercise 2008) and is ranked in the world top 50 in the subject areas of English, Geography, Education, Communication and Media and Earth Sciences (QS World rankings 2013). The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities and offers more than 560 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate courses – one of the widest ranges in the UK – with around 30,000 students.

Our vision is to make Leeds one of the world’s top universities; a place that, through our research and our graduates, will have a major impact on global society. We strive to create, advance and disseminate knowledge as well as developing outstanding graduates.

We nurture talent, develop potential and expose our students to a wide range of opportunities giving an outstanding student experience. Our students are taught by, and have access to inspirational academics who are actively involved in cutting-edge research. We believe that integrating research and teaching dramatically enriches the curriculum and creates an atmosphere buzzing with ideas.

Our research power and the funding this attracts, enables us to invest in world-class facilities and attract high-quality staff who are experts in their subject – our staff have been awarded more National Teaching Fellowships than any other English university.

We are continually investing in our facilities - including a new undergraduate library opening in 2015 to add to one of the largest and most impressive libraries in the UK. Our flagship sport and fitness facility with gym and pool provides excellent opportunities for students to keep healthy and active.

With students from 141 countries the campus is a vibrant and truly international. And our single-site campus is just a short walk from the city centre making Leeds the perfect place to live and learn.