University of Leeds - Master's Degree

University of Leeds, located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is one of the largest universities in the UK. The University is divided into nine faculties: Arts; Biological Sciences; Business; Engineering; Environment; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Medicine and Health; Education, Social Sciences and Law; and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

  • Average Tution GBP 15,000

School Description

University of Leeds was officially established in 1904; however, it has a rich history that goes as far back as 1831, when a group of young men founded the Leeds School of Medicine. The school changed its name to Yorkshire College of Science in 1874; this was established in order to meet the needs of the time. Yorkshire College became one of the first colleges for students of all faiths and backgrounds. Initially the College put its full weight behind scientific studies, but in a few years added classics, modern literature and history to its repertoire, hence changing its name simply to Yorkshire College.

In 1884, the College combined with the School of Medicine, and later joined forces with Owens College Manchester and University College Liverpool to become the federal Victoria University. It wasn’t long, however, before each of the cities started to consider forming their own universities. Hence Leeds was established in 1904, when King Edward VII granted the University its own Charter as an independent institution. At this point in time seven out of eight of Leeds’ students came from Yorkshire. Now however, the University welcomes students from all over the world and currently has students and staff from over 100 countries. University of Leeds has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize on two occasions and has also been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships.

Some notable alumni include: Sir William Henry Bragg, discovered X-ray crystallography and shared Nobel Prize in Physics; Lord (George) Porter of Luddenham, shared the 1967 Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on high-speed, light-driven chemical reactions; Dr Hage Geingob, President of Namibia; Kamal Ahmed, BBC Economics Editor; Piers Sellers, NASA astronaut; Rebecca Gallantree, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist; and Wole Soyinka, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature.

Master Programs

  • University of Leeds
    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Finance

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Advanced Computer Science

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Information Systems and Information Management

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Teaching

    GBP 10,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    Civil Engineering

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

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    History of Art

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Fine Art

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Performing Arts

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Music

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Criminal Justice

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

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    Criminology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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    Mathematics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Epidemiology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors. Includes instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

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    Orthopaedics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the investigation, preservation, and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical methods. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Medicine

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Environmental Engineering

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Biology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Biotechnology

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Science

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Food Science

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Health Science

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Molecular Biology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Neuroscience

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Nutrition Science

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

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    Plant Science

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

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    Public Health

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    American Literature and Culture

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    Classics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    English Literature

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Communication and Media

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Cultural Studies

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Gender Studies

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    History

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Latin

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    International Relations

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Politics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Religious Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Theology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    Social Work

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Sociology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    French

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Sports

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Physical Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 133
  • Complete University Guide (UK) 14
  • QS Rankings (Global) 101
  • SchoolApply Ranking 97
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 104
  • The Guardian 14

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  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 92

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    University of Leeds’, state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, called ‘The Edge’, includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.

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          • 1997-2000, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

            A memorable learning experience!The quality of the teaching and the pleasure of the city of Leeds will always be remembered. It was a rich experience that I recommend anyone wishing to further their studies in the UK to have.

          • 2005-2010, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

            Studying at the University of LeedsThis University made me welcome as a mature student. It's good to be judged by my strengths.

          • 2013-2014, Master of Arts (M.A)

            The School of Media and Communication is a truly excellent place to study!I wholeheartedly recommend the University of Leeds if you are deciding where to obtain your degree. I studied MA Political Communication '14 and all the support from the whole School, its tutors and fellow course-mates was unrivalled. Enroll, enjoy, excel!