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The University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, and consistently ranked in the UK Top 20. It is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, and renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. It remains one of the most popular choices for students, and attracts one of the highest number of applications among all UK universities. The university is located on a single-site campus, just a short walk from Leeds’ vibrant city centre.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #15 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • #16 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022
  • #20 in the Complete University Guide 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • Over 26,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • Under 10,000

Year founded

  • 1904

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  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • There are 8 faculties, including Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health, Biological Sciences, Business, Environment, Maths and Physical Sciences, and the university offers over 500 undergraduate courses.
  • The university is one of employers’ favourite recruiting grounds according to the 2018 High Fliers graduate market survey.
  • In the National Student Survey 2018, 88% of final year Leeds students said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the course - five points above the national average.
Areas of recognition

The 2022 Times Higher Education World subject rankings place Leeds in the Top 100 for Life Sciences, Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Law and Education globally.

Within the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 Leeds is ranked 1st in the UK for Radiography, 3rd for Criminology, 4th for Communication and Media, 5th for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, 5th for East and South Asian Studies, 5th for Italian, 7th for Accounting and Finance, 7th for Food Science, 8th for Creative Writing, 8th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 8th for Mechanical Engineering, 8th for Middle Eastern and African studies, 8th for Social Policy, 9th for Business, Management and Marketing, 9th for Civil Engineering, 9th for Music, 9th for Russian, 9th for Sociology, 9th for Sports Science, 9th for Theology and Religious Studies, 10th for Anatomy and Physiology, 10th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, 10th for Geology, 10th for Town and country planning and landscape, and 10th for Law.


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