Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Choosing Leeds

Students outside Leeds University Union

Leeds is a top red-brick university - in fact, a top university of any colour brick - and one of the giants of the higher education system. It has a student population of 33,000 from 142 countries.

The University of Leeds is one of the UK's top universities, world-famous for its teaching and research, and located in the heart of a vibrant, affordable and student friendly city. We are first choice for more than 30,000 students from over 130 different countries.

The University of Leeds is renowned for the quality of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our staff hail from over 100 different countries and have won prestigious national awards for quality and innovation in teaching. We have twelve National Teaching Fellows: more than any other university in England or Northern Ireland.

Established in 1904, the University is a member of Britain's Russell Group, representing Britain's foremost research-led universities, and a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a global research alliance of higher education institutions.

As part of the second largest university in the UK, the School of Politics and International Studies offers an exciting choice of undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from traditional to more modern pioneering subject areas. Our extremely wide choice of modules enables you to tailor your studies.

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