Why choose Leeds?

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The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world and ranked in the top 20 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022) with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. 

Through links with businesses, public organisations, and research groups worldwide, the University of Leeds provides students with a superior combination of higher education and career access. Our team of high-profile academics create an exceptional study experience guided by industry-leading knowledge and research.

The University of Leeds has achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017), the highest rating that can be awarded by the independent panel. TEF judged that the University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.”

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“The reason I chose this course was based on the relevance, the time commitment for me, the University ranking and reputation. I wanted people to notice me as having a recognised qualification on my CV. I knew that the University of Leeds would present the course in a structured way compared with less familiar institutions.” – Ji Yoon, University of Leeds online student

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School of Computing

Our School of Computing is ranked in the top 15 for Computer Science in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2022).

Our specialist Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care focuses on the innovative technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It gives us strong research capability in this fast-paced discipline of AI.

Over 85% of the School’s research activity in Computer Science was classified as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

100% of the School’s research was deemed to have either “outstanding” or “very considerable” impact in the same exercise.

Schools of Engineering

Our Engineering Management Masters course is a result of an in-depth collaboration between high profile academics from four leading engineering schools:

School of Civil Engineering – 2nd in the UK and 44th in the world (Guardian University Guide 2022, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

School of Mechanical Engineering – 6th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2022).

School of Chemical and Process Engineering – Top 10 in the UK and top 100 globally (Complete University Guide 2022, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering – 8th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2022) and top 100 in the world for Engineering (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

Benefits of studying with Leeds


CMI’s qualifications sit on the RQF framework and are recognised by the European Credit Framework. You will benefit from:

  • Access to exclusive CMI networking events.
  • Attending lectures from top level CMI industry-expert members.
  • CMI Affiliate member status, giving you a host of additional benefits to support your development and employability.
  • Opportunity to fast-track into the next stage of training to become a Chartered Manager.

Alan Turing Institute

The School of Computing is one of only a handful of elite UK institutions which partner with the Alan Turing Institute – the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The institute is a hub for research across disciplines and locations, approaching real-world issues in science and society to be at the forefront of innovation today.

The Alan Turing Institute is a place for engagement, discussion and development of new ideas. Our partnership gives the School of Computing real-world research and societal issues to discover more about the field of AI.

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics brings together applied research groups and data scientists from all disciplines, opening new opportunities to understand health and human behaviour and casting light on the action required to tackle a wide range of social and environmental problems.

Connecting academic research with external partners in business, government and the third sector; LIDA is matching the internationally recognised capabilities of university research with the needs and opportunities of local organisations.

Robotics at Leeds

Robotics at Leeds is an interdisciplinary network driving innovation in robotics research. Our industrial partners, researchers and students can access a suite of technologies for robot design and construction that is among the most advanced in the world. Our national Robotics Facility is backed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the Government’s drive to improve Britain’s international competitiveness in robotics.

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