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 15 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2023) 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.

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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.”

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School of Computing

The School of Computing is ranked in the top 15 for Computer Science in the UK (Times Higher Education University Rankings by Subject, 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, giving us strong research capability in this fast-paced discipline.

At the School of Computing, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, 99% of the submitted computing research activity is rated as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, with 63% rated as “world-leading” (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).

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School of Design

Leeds School of Design is ranked 8th in the UK for Art and Design (Complete University Guide, 2023).

We’re an interdisciplinary School bringing together expertise from a range of design and technology specialisms. Creation and innovation are at the heart of both our teaching and research as we aim to develop new design ideas and provide solutions to issues faced in industry and society.

The school’s research submission achieved 100% ‘world leading’ status for the research environment (Research Excellence Framework, 2021). Our academic staff are also involved with several collaborative research centres including: Clothworkers’ Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare, LAND2, and water@leeds with the goal of bringing the highest tangible impact to society in four themes of culture, economy, environment, and health.

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School of Earth and Environment

The School of Earth and Environment is ranked in the global top 25 for Earth and Marine Sciences and in the top 40 for Environmental Studies (QS World University Rankings, 2022).

Our School is a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. 96% of our submitted research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).

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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 (Guardian University Guide, 2022) and 44th in the world (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 (Complete University Guide, 2022) and top 100 globally (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).

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Leeds University Business School

The Leeds University Business School is triple accredited and ranked 70th for Business and Management studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).

The Business School is ranked 10th in the UK for the Business, Management and Marketing subject area (The Guardian University Guide, 2022).

Benefits of studying with Leeds

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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