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University of Leeds

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The University of Leeds is ranked 11th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2020, and among the world top 100 according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. It is also part of the prestigious Russell Group – a collection of 24 research intensive universities in the UK.

The institution is well known for its high student satisfaction rate, with 89% of final year students saying they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their degree. The university also ranks 3rd in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Campus facilities were rated second best in the UK according to the same survey, reinforced by the fact that the university has invested over GBP 120 million in two new buildings in recent years alone. The Sir William Henry Bragg Building is to be completed in Autumn 2020, and will house new engineering and physical sciences facilities, and the well-stocked, modern, Laidlaw Library is the newest addition to the university's suite of five libraries.

Sport facilities at the institution are world-class, with the Edge, a state-of-the-art fitness complex, holding a 25m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, climbing wall and a number of sports halls which are used for a variety of different activities.

The university takes great pride in providing a multicultural campus for its students and welcomes those from overseas. In fact, more than 9,000 international students come from over 170 different countries around the world to study at the University of Leeds.

Leeds University Students' Union (LUU) is one of the most active in the UK. It was the first in the UK to be awarded an ‘Excellent' status by the National Union of Students, and offers over 300 clubs and societies for students to get involved in.

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What's new

What's new

At Leeds, students are challenged to explore, question and discover. For more information, students can refer to the university's postgraduate Virtual Open Days.

From 30 November, University of Leeds is hosting a week of exciting live events. For students interested in studying a master's or a research degree, this will be a great opportunity to find out how to become a specialist in a subject area and build a career. Prospective students can register their interest through the university website.

Leeds is a world top 100 university (QS World Rankings 2021) and is a great place to live and learn. There will be a packed programme of live events, ranging from subject sessions to funding and how to apply.

The university is offering the opportunity to chat live with members of staff and postgraduate students who will answer questions and share their experiences. This will demonstrate how students work directly with experts in their field to pursue what they're passionate about. Students can also get a feel for campus by taking a 360 virtual tour.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

At the University of Leeds, students can look forward to studying among inspirational academics, highly skilled critical thinkers and experts who nurture a passion for their subjects. The university has been awarded a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), with a total of 26 National Teaching Fellowships awarded to the staff.

Students at the University of Leeds are trained to become independent critical and analytical thinkers. They will also learn to become self-motivated learners who know how to define problems and seek solutions.

Teaching consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, with time also allocated for private study, project work and laboratory work. As a member of the Russell Group, research is at the heart of all learning on campus. Students can expect to learn about discoveries and breakthroughs, sometimes even before they have been published, by active researchers who disseminate and incorporate these findings within their teaching.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements


The university recognises a wide range of international qualifications. Some degrees require prior study of particular subjects, especially within the sciences, engineering and languages. All students must also demonstrate suitable proficiency in the English Language. Students who do not meet the required academic requirements for direct entry may want to consider one of the foundation year options.


For the taught master's programmes, students will normally be required to have obtained a first-degree equivalent to a 2:1 degree in the UK. The university also considers evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience for some of the postgraduate programmes. Students must also meet the university's English Language requirements.


The university normally requires students to hold a first-class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to their proposed field of research. Students must also meet the university's English Language requirements.

Further information about entry requirements can be found on the course finder pages.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Leeds offers a number of attractive scholarships for international students, ranging from partial fee awards maintenance grants and other allowances. Scholarships are awarded at both university-level and school-level and it is recommended that students make enquiries and apply as soon as possible for these. Students often need an offer of a place before they are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Scholarships available include, but are not limited to, the following:

Undergraduate scholarships

The International Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship

This grants GBP 2,000 per year up to a maximum of four years subject to satisfactory progression.

Biological Sciences Dean's Excellence Scholarship

This grants GBP 5,000 per year up to a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory progression.

School of Psychology Head of School Excellence Scholarship

This grants GBP 4,000 a year up to a maximum of four years, subject to satisfactory progression.

School of Law International Scholarship

This grants GBP 2,500 tuition fee reduction. This is for year one only, there is a scholarship available in years two and three subject to academic achievement.

Postgraduate scholarships

The university offers a range of postgraduate funding for both master's and research students. These awards vary in value and are offered on a subject-by-subject basis.

Students are encouraged to visit the university's website for more information and details of country-specific criteria.

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The University of Leeds is committed to providing, maintaining and upgrading the best possible facilities to support students in their studies.


The university's five libraries are open through the week during term time and cater to a variety of student needs. Students can access all the books and online materials they need for their course, along with an amazing collection of rare books and manuscripts that can be used for individual and group research. The libraries also offer rooms for group work, with interactive presentation equipment.

IT Support

Students also have access to more than 1,800 personal computers across the university's computer labs, most of which are open round the clock. Other features of IT support include free, high-speed Wi-Fi, a range of free or reduced cost software, and secure access to resources with the Desktop Anywhere service. The National Student Survey consistently ranks the university highly for access to IT resources.

Language Centre

The specialist Language Centre helps students learn and master new languages, with a stock of learning materials in more than 45 languages. Students have access to an extensive collection of foreign films and documentaries and more than 50 TV channels in over 20 languages. International students can prepare for study in the UK with the university's pre-sessional English language courses, which are available before the course start date. Once they've started their degree, they can get academic English language development through part-time classes and workshops alongside their studies.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

A degree from the University of Leeds will provide students with the edge they seek to pursue the career of their choice. The university's Career Centre, which offers a daily drop-in service and grants one-to-one appointments, helps students find and apply for jobs, along with offering access to events and exclusive job opportunities. The Centre helps students work out effective employment strategies which will put them one step ahead in a competitive job market.

Leeds graduates are highly sought after by leading employers, including Accenture, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever and many others who regularly visit the campus for the purposes of recruitment.

Postgraduate study

Those who go onto postgraduate study will join a community of over 10,000 students, possibly working alongside internationally recognised research teams. University of Leeds graduates may be eligible to receive a 10% bursary towards their postgraduate fees.


University of Leeds supports students even after they graduate. The university's global network of alumni includes close to 270,000 people spread all over the world, providing students with lifelong careers advice from a wide network. Additionally, alumni will also have use of libraries and access to the university's Union facilities for up to five years after they graduate.

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The University of Leeds was established in 1904 and is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. They are renowned globally for the quality of their teaching and research. The strength of the university is academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines covered, 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.

Leeds offers a range of undergraduate courses, and masters and research degrees and strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by its values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.

The university has a state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes an eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university. The four libraries on the main campus provide a variety of working environments to suit students, and they?re open seven days a week during term time.

The University of Leeds single-site campus is one of the largest in the UK and is just a short walk from the centre of Leeds. Since everything is in one place, it is really easy to get around. The University is a creative community with a rich cultural life, offering many opportunities for students to get involved or immerse themselves in the arts.
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