About University of Leeds
University of Leeds – inspiring minds
Established in 1904, a world top-100 university for academic reputation and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a popular choice with over 9,000 postgraduate students from 151 countries studying at the University each year.
At Leeds you will be part of a dynamic postgraduate community with access to inspirational teaching, informed by the latest world-leading research breakthroughs and discoveries.
Ranked in the top 10 of the UK for research impact and power, our research leads the way in many fields from searching for a cure for Ebola, building the next generation of robotics systems to developing global climate change solutions. 80% of all research undertaken at Leeds is classed as ‘world leading’ or internationally excellent’, going beyond academic impact to areas such as the economy, public policy, society and culture.
Our size and research expertise means we offer a wide range of over 300 specialist postgraduate courses.
We want to inspire you to be part of the next generation of highly skilled, critical thinkers – shaping the world around you in years to come. At Leeds you will be learning from experts who share your subject passion, encouraging, challenging and aiding you to discover.
The university has been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other institute in England, and was recently awarded a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.
Our courses reflect the needs of business with many staff being practitioners and consultants in their associated fields – bringing industry thinking into your learning. The university has long established industry collaborations including M&S, Land Rover, Unilever and Proctor and Gamble, further acting as placement providers in addition to research partnerships.
World-class facilities to support your learning
Our size means we can offer you the very best facilities. Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s leading academic research libraries. We hold over 2.8million printed items, plus extensive online resources and our Special Collections are recognised as collections of outstanding international importance by the Arts Council. See more.
Campus and city life
Leeds has all you can expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Our single site campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds city centre, giving you all the benefits of studying at a campus university and living close to a lively cosmopolitan city.
Along with gaining in-depth subject knowledge from your studies, you will also develop high-level transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, helping you stand out in the job market.
Being a researcher at Leeds will mean you can undertake specific courses to develop skills for your individual research needs. You are also able to demonstrate learned skills with opportunities to attend conferences and present at the annual postgraduate research showcase.
Our dedicated careers centre offers access to plenty of resources and support to help you plan your next move, alongside the opportunity to undertake an internship to develop valuable industry experience
Fees and funding
Our postgraduate students benefit from around £10m of funding from the University and externally. Postgraduate scholarships are available to international, UK and EU students; we recommend you take a look at our scholarship finder to see the latest opportunities available to you.
If you are a graduate of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% tuition fee bursary for postgraduate study (terms and conditions apply). Find out more.