Academic Ranking of World Universities

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

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.



Total Enrollment:28199
           International Students:4849(17%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:22911
           International Students:1951(9%)
Graduate Enrollment:5288
           International Students:2898(55%)

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
           Automotive Engineering
           Aviation Technology and Management
           Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies
           Biological Sciences
           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 with Analytical Chemistry
           Chemistry with Colour Science
           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
           Climate Change
           Clinical Physiology
           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
           Fashion Design
           Fine Art
           Food Science
           Food Studies and Nutrition
           Geography and Politics
           Geography and Social Policy
           Geography and Sociology
           Graphic and Communication Design
           History Of Art
           Human Physiology
           Information Technology
           Interdisciplinary Social Policy and Sociology
           International Development
           International Health and Primary Care
           International Relations
           Linguistics and Phonetics
           Managing Performance
           Mathematical Studies
           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 with Immunology
           Microbiology with Virology
           Music, Multimedia and Electronics
           New Media
           Performance Design
           Petroleum Engineering
           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 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
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
           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
           Broadband Wireless & Optical Communications
           Chemical Engineering
           Cities and Social Justice
           Citizenship and Belonging
           Climate and Atmospheric Science
           Clinical Embryology
           Colour Science
           Communications Engineering
           Communications Studies
           Computational Fluid Dynamics
           Computing and Management
           Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology and Criminal Law
           Cultural Studies
           Culture, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
           Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property
           Diagnostic Imaging
           Earth Science
           East Asian Studies
           Ecology and Global Change
           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
           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
           Labour Markets and Care
           Lifestyle, Ageing and Reproductive Health
           Linguistics and Phonetics
           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
           Modern Languages and Cultures 
           Music Technology Grad. Diploma In Music
           Nanotechnology & Advanced Electronic Devices
           Nutrition, Obesity and Health
           Oilfield Corrosion Engineering
           Organic Chemistry
           Performance, Culture & Context
           Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering
           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
           Social Work
           Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
           Spatial Analysis and Policy 
           Statistical Epidemiology
           Structural Engineering
           Textile Innovation and Branding
           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

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