Our international reputation

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Our achievements

World rankings

  • 32nd in the world for English Language & Literature (QS World Rankings by Subject 2022)
  • 54th in the world for Arts and Humanities (QS World Rankings by Subject 2022)

University awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions.

According to the Research Excellence Framework 2021:

  • 100% of submitted impact case study work is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent", of which 88% was scored as "world-leading".
  • 100% of submitted research environment activity is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
  • 92% of submitted outputs are rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent".

Lilli Chung BA English Literature and Theatre Studies (International)

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Leeds has a great reputation both nationally and internationally, which makes me confident when looking for further study and career options. I know I’ve gained and developed many skills, so I have a wide range of fields I can consider.
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