Choosing Leeds

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Choosing Leeds There are plenty of reasons why you should choose Leeds to start the rest of your life

We are a world top 100 university and a UK top 10 institution for research power. Here are some more reasons why Leeds offers an inspiring experience. 

A degree from Leeds means more

You will be taught by highly respected academics who are experts in their fields. You will have an array of facilities at your fingertips and access to more than 2.8 million library resources. Explore our course profiles to  discover more about the subject areas we teach and the experience of studying here.

We are one of only 24 UK universities that make up the prestigious research-intensive Russell Group.

At Leeds you will have the opportunity to get a great degree from a well-respected university, and with our expertise in teaching and training students you will become an independent, critical thinker. You will also grow as a person, acquiring skills that will continue to be of benefit long after you graduate.

Our innovative Leeds for Life scheme will help you prepare for your future and make the most of your time at the University.

Joining our vibrant community

During your time here you will meet new people and gain independence. You will have access to our award winning students’ union, which has more than 350 clubs and societies for you to choose from.

We have a truly cosmopolitan campus with an international student population of more than 5,000 drawn from 145 countries and staff of 99 different nationalities. You will find a real sense of community among our 33,000 students.

We work hard to help you feel at home here and offer a network of specialist support

Investing in your future

By 2015/16 we will have spent more than £100m on new buildings and refurbishment to create an environment to pursue excellence in research and teaching, with a further £200m of expenditure in the pipeline.

We have the most playing field space of any university in the UK – the equivalent of 50 international size rugby pitches.

Our new gym and pool The Edge, which has more fitness facilities than any other UK university, is just one example of recent developments. Plans are also underway for a new undergraduate library, with 1,000 study spaces.

The campus

The University is on a single campus, just ten minutes’ walk from the bustling Leeds city centre. It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new reflecting its 100 years history.

Leeds is renowned for its shopping, arts, sport, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside, with cultural and historical places of interest nearby.


The University is home to the International Pianoforte Competition and is part of a groundbreaking collaboration with Opera North. We have a unique partnership with Marks & Spencer – the company’s entire corporate archive is based on campus. +44 (0)113 343 2336