Life at Leeds

The UK's top city for finance outside of London

Leeds is an excellent place to study your MBA

Leeds city centre at night

The University of Leeds is one of the oldest in the UK

Our University libraries have over 2.8 million books

University of Leeds Parkinson Building at night

One of the UK's largest single campus universities

Leeds city centre is just one mile away from campus

View of the Western side of the University of Leeds campus.

The city

The University of Leeds is one of the largest single-campus universities in the UK. Located in the heart of the city, with a lively community of over 30,000 students, you can enjoy the buzz of campus life and still be just a 10-minute walk from the cosmopolitan centre of Leeds.

With a population of three-quarters of a million people, Leeds is home to people from 75 different nationalities. This gives the city a strong multicultural base, and makes Leeds an especially welcoming place for all origins and faiths.

City life

Leeds has a thriving nightlife, arts and cultural scene and over the years the city has become one of the UK's ultimate shopping destinations. The city is home to traditional markets and elegant shopping plazas.

Leeds is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and historic towns of York and Harrogate.


Travelling to and from Leeds is quick and easy. The city enjoys excellent transport links by road and rail to the UK's major cities, including London which is just two hours away by train. Leeds Bradford airport is just a few miles from the city centre and provides regular flights to the major international hubs. There is also a frequent direct train service to Manchester Airport, which takes less than an hour.

Dr Emilee Simmons: Full-time MBA at Leeds University Business School

Dr Emilee Simmons shares her experience of studying the full-time MBA programme at Leeds University Business School.