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 Tuition GBP 15,000
  • Acceptance Rate 26%
  • Students 30,975
  • International Students 9%
  • Campus Setting City

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

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Advanced Computer Science

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    American Literature and Culture

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Biology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Science

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Biotechnology

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

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    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Classics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Communication and Media

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Criminal Justice

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Criminology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Cultural Studies

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English Literature

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Environmental Engineering

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

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    Epidemiology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, statistical and practical knowledge of Epidemiology. The program offers courses that focus on the distribution, causes, and possible prevention and control, of diseases in populations; biostatistics; biochemistry; behavioral studies; health services research; and population studies.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Fine Art

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Food Science

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

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    French

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Gender Studies

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Health Science

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    History

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    History of Art

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Information Systems and Information Management

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    International Relations

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Latin

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Mathematics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Medicine

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Molecular Biology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Music

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Neuroscience

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Nutrition Science

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Orthopaedics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the practical knowledge of Orthopaedics. The program offers courses that focus on orthopaedics and trauma surgery and specializing in surgical medical technology and surgical biotechnology.

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    Performing Arts

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Philosophy

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Physical Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Plant Science

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Plant Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of experimental plant biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, and plant cell biology.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Politics

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Public Health

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Religious Education

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 19,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Sociology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Sports

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Teaching

    GBP 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

  • Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

    Theology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 134
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 13
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 93
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 72
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 101
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 10
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 92

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 92

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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.

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            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.

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            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!