The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine and was renamed Yorkshire College.

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.

  • Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
  • We were The Times and The Sunday Times’ University of the Year in 2017 and are currently ranked 15th in its Good University Guide 2021.
  • Our staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university.
  • We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.


Leeds is a massive student city, taking up most of the population. It is served by an international airport, a vibrant nightlife and a great city for shopping. Leeds also offers great transport links to other big cities via train.


The University have top courses in Law, Engineering and Biomedical Science. Click below to discover the wide range of courses the University of Leeds offer students.