University of Leeds

Leeds is the largest city in the county of West Yorkshire, on the south bank of the River Aire, England, and the most populous in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Leeds is the cultural, financial, and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area, the UK’s fourth-most populous urban area.

On the south bank of the River Aire, the Royal Armouries houses the national collection of arms and artillery. Across the river, the redeveloped industrial area around Call Lane is well-known for bars and live music venues under converted railway arches. Leeds Kirk gate Market features hundreds of indoor and outdoor stalls.

Leeds is a city at the heart of the action, bursting with life and cultural energy. A vibrant creative community, with award-winning national theatre and dance companies, a world-class arena, and a thriving independent food scene you won’t find anywhere else. A renowned retail destination, where big brands meet Victorian arcades. And a welcoming host for international sporting events, colorful carnivals, and a packed calendar of festivals and events. A skyline filled with astonishing architecture, and a destination easily reached by road, rail, and air.

In 2021, the global world ranking of the University of Leeds is No.91.

The University is a member of the prestigious Russell group of Universities. It has a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest award possible.

The University of Leeds became University of the Year 2017 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The university has risen to 13th place overall in the UK, which reflects impressive results in student experience, high entry standards, services and facilities, and graduate prospects.

The University, the fifth-largest university, is a public research university. The university has 36,250 students and has consistently been ranked within the top 5 in the UK for the number of applications received. It was established in 1874 and initially known as Yorkshire College of Science. In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII. 

Leeds is a great place to live and the campus is only a short walk from the city center. You can find everything on one campus. Leeds University Union is at the heart of our campus and the students’ social lives with over 300 clubs and societies to choose from.

When you choose Leeds, you will study among inspirational academics who are creating knowledge that matters. You will have their support as you learn and develop throughout your studies.

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