Postgraduate Student Life at Leeds

Discover what it means #ToBeLeeds

Find out more from our students and alumni about what it means #ToBeLeeds

UK Top 10 for Student Experience - seven years running

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

Students in conversation

Top UK city for finance outside London

An excellent place to study business

Leeds at night skyline

Leeds is a lively and exciting city

Shops, restaurants and entertainment

Leisure and shopping at the Trinity Centre in Leeds

An historic UK university

Our libraries have over 2.8 million books

Postgraduate study space at the Business School

Over 350 clubs and societies

Our Students' Union is the biggest in the UK

The University of Leeds is one of the largest single campus universities in the UK

Masters students share their experiences of living and studying at Leeds University Business School

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.

The city of Leeds

With a population of 750,000 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.

Leeds has thriving nightlife with over 300 bars and restaurants ranging from independently owned to nationwide chains, with many offering deals to suit all budgets. Home to major theatres, museums and galleries, Leeds is also a hub for arts and culture and has a busy events calendar. As the UK's 5th largest shopping destination, Leeds offers traditional markets - including one of Europe's largest covered markets - and elegant shopping plazas with high-end stores and everyday essentials.  

When you want a change from the city, you'll find breathtaking scenery in the Yorkshire countryside. The Yorkshire Dales (one of the UK's National Parks) are a 40-minute drive from campus, and you can reach Yorkshire’s coastline, steeped in heritage and beauty, in less than an hour. Frequent public transport throughout the city and beyond means you can explore all the region has to offer.

Watch the VisitLeeds video.

Millennium Square Leeds City Centre
Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds

Well-connected for travel

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.

Visiting Leeds

You can visit the city of Leeds and the Business School at one of our regular open days. This is also a chance to speak to current students about their experiences.

Related videos