Life at Leeds

A cosmopolitan city at the heart of the UK

Skyline of Leeds at night

A bustling campus

Students outside the Great Hall

A leading financial centre

Clarence Dock Bridge Leeds City Centre

Close to the English countryside

Harewood House Terrace

Make Leeds your home

Millennium Square Leeds City Centre

Rich in history, with a diverse economy, thriving cultural scene and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Leeds is ideally located in the very heart of the UK.

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

An introduction to Leeds University Business School

Our bustling campus is one of the most popular student destinations in the UK - with outstanding libraries and state-of-the-art sports facilities all on site, just a short walk from the city centre.

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.

When you want a change from the city, you'll find breathtaking scenery in the Yorkshire Dales, a 30 minute drive from campus. We are also less than two hours away from Yorkshire’s coastline, steeped in heritage and beauty.

Leeds University Union

Leeds University Union is here to represent you, whether to the University, the Council, the Government, community groups or the media, and provide you with a range of services to make your time with us a little easier and more enjoyable. As well as offering you the opportunity to join one of over 250 activities, clubs and societies, the Union is also a great source of support and advice.

Students having a drink in University accommodation


There are a range of accommodation options for postgraduate students at the University of Leeds. Find out more on the University's accomodation website.

Getting here

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. You may want to visit us at one of our Postgraduate open days.