University of Leeds
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1904
Address: University of Leeds, EC Stoner Building, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Introduction

As one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK, the University of Leeds engages in world-class research across an exceptionally diverse range of disciplines. Join us and you will become part of a community that stimulates, challenges and supports you to deliver research in an environment that suits you. Established in 1904, we are part of the prestigious Russell Group – the 24 leading research universities in the UK, and are well known throughout the world for our quality of teaching and research. We have more than 34,000 students from 150 countries, and our total international student population exceeds 7,000. Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. In the 2017 National Student Survey, 89% of final year Leeds students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course. Students voted Leeds in the top three universities in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, scoring particularly highly on the University’s campus environment, facilities and extra-curricular activities. In 2017 the University achieved a Gold rating in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible. An independent panel judged that the University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.” Leeds is part of the Worldwide Universities Network, which brings together 22 research-intensive universities to collaborate on research, postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professional development. There is a thriving study abroad programme for our undergraduate students and the university has links with over 400 universities around the world. Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of our strategy; courses are taught by staff who are passionate about their subject and engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice. Our teaching programmes are underpinned by this research - meaning students have the opportunity to learn about the research process and experience how new knowledge is created. We have over 2,600 postgraduate researchers, and 2016-17 we secured research awards totalling £167 million. We have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships (given to academics in recognition of their imaginative and innovative learning and teaching methods). That’s more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales – reflecting the excellence of our teaching. Interdisciplinary research is promoted through our many faculties, research centres and institutes. We have one of the UK’s best students’ unions. Ours was the first students' union in the UK to be awarded Excellent status by the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of its Quality Students' Unions accreditation scheme. Leeds University Union was also the first in the country to receive two gold standard awards for the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative. There are a wide range of co-curricular opportunities to take advantage of, from volunteering locally or abroad to performing in student productions or joining sports teams. Leeds University Union has over 300 clubs and societies, so students can further their interests or try something completely new. Ours is one of the largest single campus universities in the UK (98 acres) just one mile from the city centre. Leeds is a vibrant city renowned as a centre for arts, sports, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It has everything you would expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. With over 200,000 students living within the city boundaries, there is a real student focus, making it an exciting place to live and learn.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
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2017
101-150
2018
101-150
2019
101-150
2020
101-150
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Geography
11
Transportation Science & Technology
18
Earth Sciences
21
Business Administration
22
Atmospheric Science
25
Nursing
25
Ecology
51-75
Environmental Science & Engineering
51-75
Key Statistics
32024
Total Enrollment
8755(27.3%)
International Students
24574
Undergraduate Enrollment
3997(16.3%)
International Students
7450
Graduate Enrollment
4758(63.9%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting and Finance
Actuarial Mathematics
Adult Nursing
Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Architectural Engineering
Art and Design
Artificial Intelligence
Art History with Museum Studies
Audiology
Automotive Engineering
Aviation Technology and Management
Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology
Bmus Music (Performance)
Broadcast Journalism
Chemical and Energy Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Chemical and Minerals Engineering
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry with Colour Science
Chemistry
Childhood Studies
Child Nursing
Cinema and Photography
Cities and Social Justice
Citizenship and Belonging
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil & Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering with Project Management
Classics
Climate Change
Clinical Physiology
Communications
Computer Science
Computer Science with Mathematics
Counselling Diagnostic Imaging
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Cultural Studies
Design and Technology Management
Earth Sciences
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Ecology and Global Change
Economics and Politics
Economics International Business
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Nanotechnology Engineering
Electronic Communications Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Energy Engineering
English, Language and Education
English Language
English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature Modules
English Language Modules
English Literature and Theatre Studies
English Literature and Theatre Studies Modules
Environmental
Fashion Design
Fine Art
Food Science
Food Studies and Nutrition
French
Genetics
Geography and Politics
Geography and Social Policy
Geography and Sociology
German
Graphic and Communication Design
History
History Of Art
Human Physiology
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Social Policy and Sociology
International Development
International Health and Primary Care
International Relations
Italian
Law
Linguistics and Phonetics
Management
Managing Performance
Marketing
Mathematical Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics with Finance
Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics and Robotics
Mechatronics and Robotics
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Engineering
Medical Imaging
Medical Microbiology
Medical Sciences
Medicinal Chemistry
Mental Health
Microbiology
Microbiology with Immunology
Microbiology with Virology
Midwifery
Music
Music, Multimedia and Electronics
Neuroscience
New Media
Nutrition
Performance Design
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Politics
Politics and Parliamentary Studies
Politics and Social Policy
Politics and Sociology
Product Design
River Basin Processes and Management
Russian and Slavonic Studies
Social Policy
Social Policy and Crime
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology and International Relations
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
Spatial Analysis and Policy
Sport and Exercise Sciences
Sports Science and Physiology
Textile Design
Theatre & Performance
Theology and Religious Studies
Translation Studies
Work and Employment Relations
World Cinemas
Zoology
Graduate Programs
Accounting and Finance
Advanced Computer Science
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Textile and Performance Clothing
Advertising and Design
Advertising and Design Website
Algebra, Geometry and Integrable Systems
Analysis
Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Applied Psychology Of Music
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Artificial Intelligence
Art Gallery and Museum Studies
Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluids
Automotive Engineering
Banking, Finance and Business
Biodiversity and Conservation
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioscience
Biotechnology
Broadband Wireless & Optical Communications
Chemical Engineering
Cities and Social Justice
Citizenship and Belonging
Classics
Climate and Atmospheric Science
Clinical Embryology
Colour Science
Communications Engineering
Communications Studies
Composition
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computing and Management
Counselling
Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology and Criminal Law
Cultural Studies
Culture, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property
Democracy
Design
Development
Diagnostic Imaging
Disability
Earth Science
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Global Change
Economics
Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy Systems
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Embedded Systems Engineering
Energy and Environment
Engineering Project Management
English Language
English Literature and Culture
Environmental Engineering & Project Management
European Law
Family and The Lifecourse
Fine Art
Fire and Explosion Engineering
Food Science and Nutrition
French
German
History Of Art
Human Disease and Therapy
Infection and Immunity
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
International and Human Rights Law
International Business
International Communications
International Health
International Journalism
Italian
Labour Markets and Care
Lifestyle, Ageing and Reproductive Health
Linguistics and Phonetics
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Biology and Medicine
Mathematical Logic
Mathematics and Computer Science
Media Industries
Medical Engineering
Medical Imaging
Medieval, European, Modern British, and International History
Mental Health and Behavioural Sciencesfamily Therapy
Midwifery
Modern Languages and Cultures
Musicology
Music Technology Grad. Diploma In Music
Nanotechnology & Advanced Electronic Devices
Nursing
Nutrition, Obesity and Health
Oilfield Corrosion Engineering
Organic Chemistry
Performance
Performance, Culture & Context
Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering
Pharmacy
Philosophy (Incorporating History & Philosophy Of Science)
Physical Chemistry
Plant Science and Biotechnology
Political Communications
Polymers and Industrial Mathematics
Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies
Primary Care
Probability Stochastic Modelling and Financial Mathematics
Public Health
Race and Resistance
Racism and Ethnicity
River Basin Processes and Management
Russian and Slavonic Studies
Security
Social Work
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
Spatial Analysis and Policy
Statistical Epidemiology
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Sustainability
Textile Innovation and Branding
Theatre/Dance/Performance
Theatre Studies
Theology and Religious Studies
Translation Studies
Tribology and Engineering Interfaces
Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering
Wider World History
Work and Employment Relations
World Cinemas
World Cinema
Writing For Performance & Publication