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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


  • #11 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • #11 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • #14 in the Complete University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • over 27,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • over 10,000

Year founded

  • 1904

  • 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 2019 Times Higher Education World subject rankings place Leeds in the Top 100 for Life Sciences and Arts/Humanities globally.

Within the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 Leeds is ranked 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance, and Food Science, 3rd for Communication and Media Studies, 4th for Subjects Allied to Medicine, 5th for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, 6th for Business Studies and Computer Science, 7th for Criminology and Dentistry, 8th for Economics and Pharmacology/Pharmacy, 9th for Chemical Engineering and 10th for both Law and Linguistics.

Kings alumni at University of Leeds

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