The University of Leeds is a redbrick university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK & renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. Today, the University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
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. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. Teaching staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK.
With over 30,000 students – 5,000 of them international, from more than 100 countries – the university prides itself on being a multicultural and international institution.
Leeds University Union offers over 250 clubs and societies and its students' union was the first in the UK to be awarded ‘excellent’ status by the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of its Quality Students' Unions accreditation scheme.
A recent £520m has been invested into transforming its campus, which includes state-of-the-art sport and well-being facilities, a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.
Facts and figures
•We're in the top 100 universities in the world | QS World University Rankings 2019
•Our staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university
•Named the University of the Year 2017 | The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
•We're a member of the Russell Group of universities
•Twice winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize
•We're a top 10 university for research power in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework