University of Leeds

University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK


 

University of Leeds

About the University

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are 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.

History

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.

In 1831 a group of young men established the Leeds School of Medicine which meant that medical students no longer had to go to Scotland, London or overseas to study.

The Yorkshire College of Science was founded around 40 years later largely as a result of concerns by the wool and textile industries that the rapid development of new technologies in Europe posed a threat to the local cloth trade.

Campus

Our campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre

We have committed more than £520m to a transformative campus development programme

The Edge is our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university

The students' union has more than 300 clubs and societies

Accommodation

Living in University accommodation is a great way to experience student life, make new friends and feel part of our student community. We have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus.

Interesting Facts

The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Ed Sheeran have all played at the University Refectory

A number of musicians have studied at the University including Alt-J, LIttle Boots, Corinne Bailey Rae, and members of Gang of Four, The Wedding Present, Bastille, The Mekons, Sisters of Mercy and the Kaiser Chiefs.

Six of our spin-out companies are market listed with a value of over £500 million and employing over 700 people

36% of our academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry with an estimated contract value of £59m
Our ‘Spark' initiative offers business start-up support and we run an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1904

Times Ranking: 153

Guardian Ranking: 14

Independent Ranking: 0

Tuition Fee: $ $ $ $

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: 3.1 - 3.5

Student / faculty ratio: 13:1

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate


Popular Courses

Business
Management
Engineering
Law
Medicine
Dentistry
Communication
Design
TESOL


Location Details

University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Leeds

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