We provide students with an outstanding education through our research-based curriculum and pioneering approach to teaching. The University educates high quality students from all backgrounds and from across the world. Under the guidance of leading academics, students are helped to become independent, critical thinkers. They are encouraged to broaden their intellectual horizons and make the most of a wealth of co-curricular activities. This equips them to succeed in a competitive global employment market and to make a difference to the world around them. We are constantly introducing new, innovative ways of doing things in student education, pioneering the use of technology and developing new approaches to learning and teaching.

An outstanding education

Our research-based curriculum develops critical thinking skills and broadens intellectual horizons.

An outstanding education

Widening participation

We support people with the potential to benefit from higher education.

Widening participation

International opportunities

Leeds is a global university with students from over 140 countries.

International opportunities

Investing and innovating in education

We're investing in staff, our campus and pioneering use of technology in education.

Investing and innovating in education

University of the Year

Leeds' success is founded on 'an enlightened approach to education and outstanding experience'.

University of the Year

Facts and figures

  1. 1University of the Year | The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  2. 290% of final year Leeds students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course. National Student Survey, 2016
  3. 3The University appears in the top 100 of the QS world rankings 2016
  1. 492% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months
  2. 5The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2017, has ranked Leeds as the 5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters

Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

Leeds aims to be an international leader in the development of exciting and innovative teaching practice. The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is a community of research and innovation with the aim of establishing the University of Leeds as a sector leader in teaching practice and scholarship.

The benefits of research-based learning

Undergraduate research and leadership scholar Kelsie Root explains the benefits of being involved in research.

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