The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Leeds is a world top 100 University and is renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.
The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
The Leeds Curriculum reflects our identity as a member of the research-intensive Russell Group of UK universities by translating our research excellence into a cutting-edge education for students. Leeds students are inspired by academics who are the leaders in their chosen subject. But most importantly, Leeds students are helped to develop the skills and academic knowledge they need to undertake research for themselves. And all Leeds’ students engage in research first-hand when they design and produce their independent final-year project, supervised and supported by specialists in the field. Our Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship programme provides opportunity for students from all faculties to work with established research groups over two summers to develop their research and leadership skills.
Our dedication to improving the student experience is demonstrated through Leeds being ranked in the top 10 UK universities for the quality of its student experience in the Times Higher Education student experience survey for the sixth consecutive year.