Our reputation

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Our achievements

  • 21st in the UK for English (The Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Ranked 13th in the Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Top 10 most targeted by UK employers (The Graduate Market 2019)
  • 7th most targeted university by top UK employers (High Fliers Report 2020)
  • 86% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019

World rankings

  • 34th in the world for English Language & Literature (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019).
  • Recently climbed 20 places to be 67th in the world for Arts and Humanities (World University Rankings 2020)

University awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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 2014:

  • The University of Leeds is ranked 10th place for research power
  • Over 80% of our research has a top-quality rating of either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent.”