University profile

University of Leeds

2017/18 edition

About University of Leeds

University of Leeds – inspiring minds

Established in 1904, a world top-100 university for academic reputation and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a popular choice with over 9,000 postgraduate students from 151 countries studying at the University each year.

Teaching excellence

At Leeds you will be part of a dynamic postgraduate community with access to inspirational teaching, informed by the latest world-leading research breakthroughs and discoveries.

Research expertise

Inside Leeds building

Ranked in the top 10 of the UK for research impact and power, our research leads the way in many fields from searching for a cure for Ebola, building the next generation of robotics systems to developing global climate change solutions. 80% of all research undertaken at Leeds is classed as ‘world leading’ or internationally excellent’, going beyond academic impact to areas such as the economy, public policy, society and culture.

Our size and research expertise means we offer a wide range of over .

Inspirational teaching

We want to inspire you to be part of the next generation of highly skilled, critical thinkers – shaping the world around you in years to come. At Leeds you will be who share your subject passion, encouraging, challenging and aiding you to discover.

The university has been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other institute in England, and was recently awarded a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.

Industry-relevant education

Students at Leeds

Our courses reflect the needs of business with many staff being practitioners and consultants in their associated fields – bringing industry thinking into your learning. The university has long established industry collaborations including M&S, Land Rover, Unilever and Proctor and Gamble, further acting as placement providers in addition to research partnerships.

World-class facilities to support your learning

Our size means we can offer you the very best facilities. is one of the UK’s leading academic research libraries. We hold over 2.8million printed items, extensive online resources and our Special Collections are recognised as collections of outstanding international importance by the Arts Council. .

Campus and city life


Leeds has all you can expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Our single site campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from , giving you all the benefits of studying at a campus university and living close to a lively cosmopolitan city.

Wider opportunities

Along with gaining in-depth subject knowledge from your studies, you will also develop high-level transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, helping you stand out in the job market.

Being a researcher at Leeds will mean you can undertake specific courses to develop skills for your individual research needs. You are also able to demonstrate learned skills with opportunities to attend conferences and present at the annual postgraduate research showcase.

Our dedicated offers access to plenty of resources and support to help you plan your next move, alongside the opportunity to undertake an internship to develop valuable industry experience

Fees and funding

Our postgraduate students benefit from around £10m of funding from the University and externally. Postgraduate scholarships are available to international, UK and EU students; we recommend you take a look at our to see the latest opportunities available to you.

If you are a graduate of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% tuition fee bursary for postgraduate study (terms and conditions apply).

How to apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our postgraduate programmes is to .

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Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 2336

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