University of Leeds

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The University of Leeds is among the top ten universities for research power in the United Kingdom. It was one of the first colleges in the UK for students of all faiths and backgrounds, set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and Cambridge. Initially, the university focused purely on scientific studies before eventually introducing Classics, History, and Modern Literature. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate degree courses.

  • The University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
  • The teaching staff has been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK.