Study at the University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a redbrick university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Officially founded in the early 20th century, the university’s origins can be traced back to the 19th century when the Yorkshire College of Science was established. It was one of the first colleges in the UK for students of all faiths and backgrounds, set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and Cambridge. Initially, the college focussed purely on scientific studies before eventually introducing Classics, History and Modern Literature. This led the Yorkshire College of Science to become the Yorkshire College and in 1904, King Edward VII granted Leeds its own Charter as an independent institution.
Today, the University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. Teaching staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK. With over 30,000 students – 5,000 of them international, from more than 100 countries – the university prides itself on being a multicultural and international institution. Its partnership with Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China was the first overseas school to be set up by the University of Leeds and offers students a unique UK-Chinese engineering curriculum.
- Established: 1831 (Leeds School of Medicine)
- Students: 36,250 (2018/19)
- Intl. Student Ratio: 30%
- Location: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire
- Campus: One
- TEF Ranking: Silver
- THE Ranking: 20th in the UK (160th in the World)