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Updated on Jan 17, 2024

University Ranking

Founded in 1904, the University of Leeds is among the top universities across the globe. According to US News & World Report, the University of Leeds is among the top universities in the UK. In its latest rankings for the year 2024, the university ranks 140 showcasing an improving trend from 2023. The University of Leeds THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking for 2024 is 129 in the world. As per the QS World University Ranking 2024, the university is ranked 75 globally. 

University of Leeds QS World Rankings 2024

As per QS World Rankings 2024, the University of Leeds is ranked 75 among the Global Universities. The ranking has greatly improved from 86 rank in 2023. The University of Leeds is ranked 10 as per QS National Rankings. The University of Leeds is ranked 15 as per QS European Universities Rankings

Ranking By 2022 2023 2024
QS World Universities Ranking 92 86 75

The University of Leeds THE- World Rankings 2024

As per THE Rankings 2024, the University of Leeds is ranked 129 among the Global Universities. The ranking has slightly dropped from a rank of 128 in 2023. The University of Leeds is ranked 15 as per THE-National Rankings.

Ranking By 2022 2023 2024

THE(Times Higher Education) Rankings 2024

127 128 129

University of Leeds US News and World Report 2024

As per US News and World Report 2024, the University of Leeds is ranked 140 among the Global Universities. The ranking has remained the same from a rank of 140 in 2023. The University of Leeds is ranked 15 as per US News and World Report- National Rankings.

Ranking By 2022 2023 2024

US News and World Report 2024

149 140 140

Also Read: University of Leeds Admissions 

University of Leeds Ranking 2024 FAQs

Q. Is University of Leeds good for international students?

A. Ranked at 75 in 2024 by QS, University of Leeds is ranked among the top universities in the UK. It was also ranked among the top 129 in the world by THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking in 2024. The university has been positioned well since 2021. Because of high ranking in the world as well as in the country, University of Leeds is good for international students to study in the UK.

Q. Is University of Leeds a top in UK?

A. According to major ranking bodies like THE (Times Higher Education), QS, and US News & World Report, University of Leeds is ranked among the top universities across the world and in turn in UK. According to THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2024, the university ranks 129 in the world. As per the QS World University Ranking 2024, the university ranks 75 in the world while US News & World Report Global Universities 2024 ranks the university at 140 in world, making it among the top universities in the UK. Students can also check the top University of Leeds Course and Fees.

Q. Is the University of Leeds world ranked?

A. According to major ranking bodies like THE (Times Higher Education), QS, etc., University of Leeds is ranked among the top universities in the world. According to THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking, University of Leeds world ranking was 129 in 2024.The university maintained its position among the top universities in the world since 2021. According to QS World University Ranking, the university ranks at 75 in the world in 2024, which is Improving from 86 in 2023

Q. Why University of Leeds is good for international students?

A. University of Leeds is widely known for its variety of courses and competitive tuition fees. International students can pursue their higher education at University of Leeds in most of these courses offered here. Being among the ranked universities in UK, University of Leeds, established in 1904, comes with experience and quality education. This university is ranked at 75 QS World University Ranking in 2024.

Q. What is the national rankings of University of Leeds?

A. University of Leeds is among the finest institutions of higher education in UK. The university is consistently ranked among the best universities UK. As per the THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2024,  University of Leeds is ranked 129, making it among the top universities in the country. Meanwhile, QS World University Ranking 2024, ranked University of Leeds 75

Rankings & Grading

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Overall University Grade
by Shiksha

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]

101-150101-150101-150101-150151-200NANA

QS - World University Ranking [2]

NANA9391928675

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]

NA153155160127128NA

The Complete University Guide - University Ranking UK [4]

NANA1416201622

The Guardian - University Rankings [5]

NA101118162027

US News & World Report - Global Universities [6]

NA158158152149140NA
  • ARWU (Shanghai Ranking)

    [1] The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities takes into account universities that have Fields Medalists, Highly Cited Researchers, Nobel Laureates, papers published to determine top universities in the world. We are going to understand the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Methodology.... Read More
  • QS

    [2] At QS World University Ranking, six simple metrics are taken into account that effectively capture university performances and a list of top-performing universities in the world are derived for a particular year. Check here QS University Rankings methodology and know about the parameters used in the process.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [3] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • The Complete University Guide

    [4] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
  • The Guardian

    [5] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More
  • US News & World Report

    [6] In this article, we will discuss US News' best global universities ranking methodology, so, you can understand the rankings better and compare schools on different parameters. The Best Global Universities rankings have ranked almost 1500 top educational institutions covering 86 countries. US News calculates the rankings based on 13 indicators.... Read More

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Course Ranking

The Guardian has also ranked the university among the best to pursue Accounting and Finance. The Guardian has also ranked the university among the top 10 for pursuing Business, Management & Marketing courses. According to Guardian Subjects Ranking 2023, Leeds ranks 10th in Business, 49th in Computer Science, 10th in Dentistry, 13th in Chemical Engineering, 4th in Civil Engineering, 8th in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 8th in Mechanical Engineering, 13th in Law, 19th in Medicine, etc. Read: University of Leeds Courses

Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the university at 97th for pursuing Business and Economics courses. Overall, the University of Leeds ranks 54th in the QS WUR Ranking by Subject 2023.

US News also declares the subject ranking for the University of Leeds and according to it, Leeds ranks 36th in Arts, 168th in Engineering, 72nd in Social Science, etc. The University of Leeds achieved many awards for its research work in engineering and other programs. This will Leeds a perfect choice to study Engineering in the UK for international students.

University of Leeds Subject Ranking 2024 FAQs

The global subject ranking for 2024 has not been released by various ranking bodies, here are various subject rankings by various ranking bodies for 2023. 

University of Leeds Subject Ranking 2023 FAQs

Q. What is University of Leeds MIM course ranking?

A. University of Leeds has a good ranking globally and within the country. The university excels in MIM, according to QS rankings from 2021 to 2023. These consistently high rankings reflect on the university’s overall performance and show that the university is highly reputed. Below table showcases University of Leeds MIM ranking:

QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings Ranking Year 

University of Leeds Ranking 

2023 

71-80 

2022 

71-80 

2021 

51-60 

Q. How has University of Leeds MIM performed in the past years?

A. The MIM course offered in various specializations at University of Leeds rank among the top courses globally. As per QS, University of Leeds MIM has been ranked under Accounting & Finance and QS - Nursing Rankings category at 101-150 and 37, respectively. Additionally, MA QS - Art & Design Rankings stood at 101-150. Below table showcases how have University of Leeds MIM courses performed in the past years: 

QS Ranking Category 

University of Leeds Ranking 2023 

University of Leeds Ranking 2022 

University of Leeds Ranking 2021 

Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 

71-80 

71-80 

51-60 

Accounting & Finance 

101-150 

51-100 

101-150 

QS - Nursing Rankings 

37 

47 

50 

Q. Where do University of Leeds LLM courses rank globally?

A. University of Leeds has demonstrated notable progress in recent years for LLM courses. As per QS - Law Rankings, the ranking stood at 51-100 in 2023 and 51-100 position in 2022. To study LLM course at University of Leeds, international students need to pay tuition fee (first year) of Pound Sterling 20000-24000.

Q. Which are the most popular majors offered at University of Leeds?

A. The University of Leeds renowned institution and it offers its students a wide range of intake terms for undergraduate and graduate courses. University of Leeds stands out with its academic programs with its diverse fields, as it has been ranked in below categories by QS, including Masters in Business Analytics Rankings, Accounting & Finance, QS - Nursing Rankings, QS - Law Rankings, QS - Art & Design Rankings, among others. 

Q. What is the Accounting & Finance ranking of University of Leeds for 2023?

A. Over the years, the University of University of Leeds has made good strides in Accounting & Finance in QS rankings.  In 2023, the Accounting & Finance ranking of University of Leeds was to 101-150. This ranking stood at 101-150 in 2021, in 2022 it moved to 51-100. These consistent ranking of University of Leeds showcases how good and reputed the Accounting & Finance courses are. 

Ranking for Business & Management Studies Courses

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

FT (Financial Times) - Master in Finance [7]

61NANANANANANA

FT (Financial Times) - Master in Management [7]

797868NANA98NA

QS - Global MBA [8]

NA151-200151-200121-130121-130111-120NA

QS - Masters in Business Analytics Rankings

NA4851-6051-6071-8071-80NA

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics [9]

NA101-12591656597NA

The Complete University Guide - Business and Management Studies UK [10]

NANA613131111

The Guardian - Business and Management [11]

NA1269101018

The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings

NA457131526
  • FT (Financial Times)

    [7] Financial Times is one of the most trusted names when it comes to looking for an MBA or business schools rankings. Candidates who consider compensation as a major factor while deciding a business school should go for Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. It also provides rankings for Masters in Management and Masters in Finance.... Read More
  • QS

    [8] The QS Global MBA Rankings use six benchmarks that are further divided into multiple indicators to capture university performances for a list of top-performing MBA universities.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [9] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • The Complete University Guide

    [10] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
  • The Guardian

    [11] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More

Ranking for Nursing Courses

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Nursing Rankings

51-7551-75382529NANA

QS - QS - Nursing Rankings

NA51-10045504737NA

The Complete University Guide - Nursing Rankings

NANA813897

    Ranking for Engineering Courses

    An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

    Ranked By201920202021202220232024

    QS - Engineering and Technology [12]

    149133129108100NA

    QS - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings

    101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering [13]

    126-150126-150101-12584101-125NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science [13]

    251-300151-175151-175101-125201-250NA

    The Complete University Guide - Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

    NA76767

    The Complete University Guide - Chemical Engineering Ranking [14]

    NA910101111

    The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering Ranking [14]

    NA2111998

    The Complete University Guide - Electrical and Electronic Engineering [14]

    NA47121017

    The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering Ranking [14]

    NA7911610

    The Guardian - Chemical Engineering [15]

    169191413NA

    The Guardian - Civil Engineering [15]

    223247

    The Guardian - Electronic and Electrical Engineering [15]

    8410888

    The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering [15]

    3646824
    • QS

      [12] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
    • THE (Times Higher Education)

      [13] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
    • The Complete University Guide

      [14] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
    • The Guardian

      [15] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More

    Ranking for Medicine & Health Sciences Courses

    An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

    Ranked By201920202021202220232024

    QS - Pharmacy & Pharmacology Rankings

    101-150101-150151-200101-150151-200NA

    QS - QS - Medicine Rankings

    51-10051-10051-100101-15051-100NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings

    126-150126-150176-200151-175126-150NA

    The Complete University Guide - Medicine Rankings

    NA1923222825

    The Guardian - Guardian Medicine Rankings

    141710121921

      Ranking for Law Courses

      An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

      Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

      ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking

      101-150101-150151-200151-200151-200NANA

      QS - QS - Law Rankings

      NA101-15051-10051-10051-10051-100NA

      THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings

      NA7986895255NA

      The Complete University Guide - Law Rankings

      NANA161412711

      The Guardian - Guardian Law Rankings

      NA1013991334

        Ranking for Mass Communication & Media Courses

        An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

        Ranked By201920202021202220232024

        QS - Communication and Media Studies Rankings

        2228322223NA

        The Complete University Guide - Communication and Media Studies Ranking

        NA22467

        The Guardian - Guardian Journalism Rankings

        281956712

        The Guardian - Guardian Media and Film Studies Rankings

        6973615

          Ranking for Humanities & Social Sciences Courses

          An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

          Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

          ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings

          101-15076-100101-150101-150101-150NANA

          ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Sociology Rankings

          76-10076-100101-15076-10076-100NANA

          QS - Politics & International Studies Rankings

          NA101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150NA

          QS - QS - Sociology Rankings

          NA101-15051-100101-15051-10051-100NA

          THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology Rankings

          NA201-250201-250176-200151-175151-175NA

          The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings

          NANA3231271616

          The Complete University Guide - Sociology Rankings

          NANA141491915

          The Guardian - Guardian Politics Rankings

          NA202120281922

          The Guardian - Guardian Sociology and Social Policy Rankings

          NA123413131814

            Ranking for Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing ) Courses

            An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

            Ranked By201920202021202220232024

            QS - Performing Arts Rankings

            51-10051-10051-10051-10051-100NA

            QS - QS - Art & Design Rankings

            101-15051-100101-150101-150101-150NA

            THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities Rankings

            8767739378NA

            The Complete University Guide - Art and Design Rankings

            NA55785

              Ranking for Science Courses

              An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

              Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

              ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings

              151-200201-300201-300201-300201-300NANA

              ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings

              401-500401-500NANANANANA

              QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings

              NA201-250201-250251-300201-250201-250NA

              QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings

              NA101-150151-200151-200151-200101-150NA

              QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings

              NA151-200151-200151-200151-200101-150NA

              THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings

              NA7997101-12596101-125NA

              The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings

              NANA2528202724

              The Complete University Guide - Computer Science [16]

              NANA69141523

              The Complete University Guide - Physics and Astronomy Ranking

              NANA1514322123

              The Guardian - Guardian Physics Rankings

              NA16512303737
              • The Complete University Guide

                [16] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More

              Ranking for Architecture & Planning Courses

              An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

              Ranked By20232024

              The Guardian - Guardian Architecture Rankings

              213

                Ranking for Accounting & Commerce Courses

                An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

                Ranked By201920202021202220232024

                QS - Accounting & Finance [17]

                101-150101-150101-15051-100101-150NA

                The Complete University Guide - Accounting and Finance Ranking [18]

                NA43546

                The Guardian - Accounting and Finance Rankings [19]

                3117914
                • QS

                  [17] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
                • The Complete University Guide

                  [18] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
                • The Guardian

                  [19] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More
                Location
                University CityLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
                Size of cityMedium
                Population of City8,00,000

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