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University of Leeds

4.3 out of 5 (122 ratings / 75 reviews) Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (56)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to t­he nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.

In 1831 a group of young m­en established the Leeds School ­of Medicine which meant that medical students no longer had to go to Scotland, London or overseas to stu­dy.


  • Undergraduate
  • Masters courses
  • Research degrees


The Universitys research community is committed to adhering to high ethical standards and the Universitys values in order to ensure the integrity of our innovative and high quality research.

No matter how specific your research we have facilities for you. This includes some unusual specialist ones, like our two computerised simulators.


Not only are we committed to giving you the best possible education, we help with employability too. Our award-winning Careers Centre supports you in finding work during and after your course, as well as giving you skills for the future.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The International Student Information Point in the Michael Sadler Building to collect a welcome pack and sign up for a welcome talk. Our welcome team will be available to help answer any questions you may have.

The International Student Orientation sessions, on 15 and 16 September, provide essential information about a range of topics and the support and opportunities available to help you get the most out of your time in Leeds.

Housing services

At the University of Leeds we understand the importance of finding the right living environment to help you settle in, study effectively and enjoy a good social life. In our accommodation, you can experience a real home away from home.

Library services

Library in the UK, with more than 4,000 study places if you need somewhere quiet to work.

On the main campus our three libraries, the Brotherton Library, Edward Boyle Library and the newly refurbished Health Sciences Library, provide a variety of different working environments. They all house IT clusters too, alongside access to the University wireless network if you want to work on your laptop.

ICT services

Email, file storage and a fast internet connection are the least you can expect from IT facilities at the University of Leeds our first class facilities are some of the most extensive of any UK university.

Medical services

The Health & Safety Service work in partnership with staff and the trade unions to help minimise significant risks in your work, whilst supporting the achievements of excellence in research, teaching and students’ academic activities.

Student Life

Campus life

There is so much going on on campus and you're only a ten-minute walk away from a lively, cosmopolitan city, so you have the best of both worlds. Leeds has a well-deserved reputation for being a great student city as it is compact and has a good mix of culture, pubs, bars, eateries and shops. It has all you would expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside.

Sports facilities

We are continually investing in our sports facilities both on and off campus whether youre interested in rowing, ultimate Frisbee or climbing youll find what youre looking for.

Our high quality facilities include our flagship £12.2m fitness centre The Edge, located on our city centre campus. The Edge boasts a 25m eight-lane swimming pool with a movable floor and we have swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as a sauna and steam room so you can relax after a workout.

Student clubs

Leeds University Union (LUU) is a democracy, giving students the power to create change. When you register at the University, you automatically become a member of LUU, entitling you to vote in elections, put forward motions, attend Union Council and vote at referenda.


Leeds University Business School has confirmed its place among the elite after receiving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Student Reviews

Leeds 4 Life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Challenging, engaging, breath-taking, unpredictable. Despite all the downsides, it's something I definitely won't regret having done!

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Starting from school to BSc biotechnology to acceptance in University of Leeds. A splendid journey indeed..

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was great! I made so many new friends, and had a great time!

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