Research based learning Whichever subject our students choose to study, research is at the heart of their learning so they are close to breakthroughs that are having a real impact in the world.

Our students work alongside academics and get involved in the research happening on campus. In some subjects, research placements are available from the start of the course.

Resources such as the Marks & Spencer Company Archive, based on our campus, and our galleries, along with our expertise in areas including data and robotics provide a unique research-intensive environment from which our students can benefit.

The University of the Year judges described the final year research-based project as the centrepiece of students' academic activities, and particularly praised Leeds for "getting the student learning experience spot on” and “prioritising students' needs first to last”.

We want to develop people with independent, critical minds who know how to solve problems and who have strong communication skills. They recognise their own worth and are able to make a difference in the world

Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands