University of Leeds

No. of international students 5795 2013 Ranking 37
Student : Staff ratio 6.2 2014 Ranking 34
Engineering Undergraduate Postgraduate
Business Management Undergraduate Postgraduate


Leeds is a top redbrick university – in fact, a top university of any colour brick – and one of the giants of the ┬ásystem. It has a student population of 33,000 from 142 countries, and remains popular with applicants. They are drawn by the excellent standards for teaching and research and the chance to live in Leeds itself. It is one of the largest single campus universities in the UK (98 acres) just one mile from the city centre. Degrees from Leeds are well respected by employers and universities worldwide. In the QS World University Rankings 2012, Leeds came 17th out of the UK universities.



As a large, student-friendly and dynamic city Leeds is a great place to study, and opportunities for going out and having fun are plentiful. There’s also some impressive civic architecture and it’s the regional centre for enjoying the arts. Leeds students have the benefit of a large single campus between the city centre and Headingly, where many undergraduates and postgraduates also live. There’s an active student union, with an award-winning student newspaper and radio station.