Studying in Leeds, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

Leeds at a glance

The fastest growing and third largest city in England, Leeds was voted one of the best university destinations in UK. Leeds draws many international students as the local top universities are acknowledged for research power, creative teaching style, interested in training students to become experts in their chosen field. Enjoy the vibrant night life, the cosmopolitan atmosphere and have a great study abroad experience!


Studying in Leeds

Universities in Leeds cover the whole palette of degree levels: Bachelor and Master degrees, UK PhD programmes, MBAs, postgraduate research programmes, and more.

Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study. IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson and Cambridge advanced are the accepted tests. Take a foundation programme to gain access to top English undergraduate courses.

You can choose between the following subject areas: arts, biological sciences, business and management, law, computer science, engineering, medicine, communications, media, visual arts, food sciences, public relations, design, criminology, sport sciences, architecture, construction management and others.

Several university short courses are available, mostly dedicated to teaching and writing fields and you can also apply for online (distance) degree courses in: events management, web applications development, biomedical and health care ethics, psychology, travel business management, computer security, or geographical information systems.


Career opportunities in Leeds

Leeds is the country's fourth largest urban economy, having as major sectors: banking and related financial services, insurance, retail (including luxury goods market), public administration, education and health.

Leeds is home to big companies like: Yorkshire Bank, Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS Group, Leeds Building Society and Northern Foods. Capita Group, KPMG, Direct Line, Aviva, Yorkshire Building Society, BT Group, Telefónica Europe, Activision.

International students can experience real projects and challenges in the many internship opportunities available in local companies.


Leeds city life

Leeds is a fascinating and vibrant city, combining beautiful, natural landscapes with urban attractions and a rich night life. Leeds has a little something for everyone, so you will surely not get bored here.

Most popular cultural attractions in Leeds are:

  • Leeds Town Hall
  • Leeds City Museum
  • Abbey House Museum
  • Kirkstall Abbey
  • Armley Mills
  • Tower Works
  • Leeds Art Gallery

Walk around the city's parks: Roundhay and Temple Newsam and along Millennium Square, right in the centre of the city, where you will always have something interesting to see or do, like fairs, exhibitions and more. Check out Trinity Leeds shopping centre for some nice fashion stores.

Highly interesting and recommended is for you to see a play at the City Varieties Music Hall, which hosted performances by Charlie Chaplin and Harry Houdini. You can also watch nice dance performances at Phoenix Dance Theatre, and Northern Ballet Theatre.

Have fun and enjoy one of the many festivals Leeds organises, such as Leeds Carnival, or the Leeds International Film Festival, the largest film festival in England outside London.

Leeds is one of the UK's hotspots for nightlife, so you have a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, as well as a multitude of venues for live music to choose from when you go out at night.

International atmosphere in Leeds

Apart from the international environment covered by the multicultural student population, Leeds is home to several ethnic communities: Irish, Polish, Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Chinese), and a small number of Africans.

Leeds is extremely open towards foreigners and different cultures and this fact is marked by the many events the city hosts which positively welcome cultural coexistence.

Weather Leeds

In Leeds, summers are usually mild, with moderate rainfall and winters are chilly, cloudy with occasional snow and frost, although these may occur in either of the four seasons. July is the warmest month, with a mean temperature of 16 °C (61 °F), with sometimes the average daytime temperatures exceeding 25.0 °C (77.0 °F). January is the coldest month, with a mean temperature of 3 °C (37 °F).


Accommodation costs in Leeds

Accommodation options in Leeds include:

  • Student residences – prices range around 490 GBP/month for self-catered or around 680 GBP/month with catered option included.
  • Apartment –for a one bedroom studio apartment you would pay on average 530 GBP/month.
  • Home stay –prices start from 450 GBP/month with half board included.
  • Hostel –rooms in a hostel have rates starting from 20 GBP/night.

Living costs in Leeds

Leeds is one of the least expensive cities you can live in U.K. Generally, you won’t have to make big compromises when managing your monthly budget. Between 750 and 800 GBP should be enough for all monthly expenditures (accommodation, food bills, moderate social activities, public transportation and books or other learning materials).

A meal in a budget restaurant costs between 9 and 12 GBP, while for your supermarket food bills you would spend around 120 GBP/month. A student bus pass costs 43 GBP/month and you should remember to use the ISIC card that offers you great deals in several places like restaurants, museum, stores etc.

Universities in Leeds

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

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Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the UK with 32,000 students from all over the world studying a Leeds Beckett qualification in the UK and overseas. We offer quality teaching in an exciting learning environment and an unforgettable student experience. With more than 125 undergraduate programmes for you to choose from, we’re sure we have the course for you.

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Leeds Trinity University is a public university in the town of Horsforth, West Yorkshire, England, which offers foundation and undergraduate degrees, as well as postgraduate qualifications. Previously known as Leeds Trinity & All Saints, the institution became a university college in 2009 after gaining the right to award its own degrees, and was granted full university status in December 2012.

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Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, law, health, psychology and criminology. University of Essex Online students benefit from gaining a globally-recognised qualification, academic and pastoral support plus the flexibility to fit studies around work, family and other commitments.

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