Our renowned teaching and research is developing future decision-makers and industry leaders. We're conducting pivotal research all over the world – engaging with government, tackling global issues and trying to make a real difference. Working in some of the remotest places on Earth, or tackling urban development and cultural change closer to home, our academics are experts in their fields, bringing you closer to the latest research and pressing topics.
Enhancing your degree
Why study at Leeds?
Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking.
Flexible degrees: Enhance your learning by choosing to take a study abroad year or industry placement, which develops your independence and is attractive to employers.
Career prospects: Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers. 96% of UK based graduates from the School of Geography are in graduate level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20).
Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world.
Supporting your studies: We support you from the moment you arrive to help you adjust to studying at university, and you'll be guided through your course by your personal tutor. We’re proud to have been awarded Silver Athena SWAN status which shows our strong commitment to equality.
Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.
Find your place
One of the best ways to find out what it's like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.
"Studying human geography at Leeds will undoubtedly set you up for the future. I am speaking from first-hand experience, having successfully completed a Year in Industry with Procter and Gamble and received a full-time job offer for when I graduate."
Josh Anderson, BA Geography (Industrial)
"Several of the modules I studied across the School of Geography and the Institute for Transport Studies gave me a wider understanding of, and better perspective on, some of the challenges facing planning at the moment in the UK."
Charlotte Nimmo, BA Geography with Transport Studies
Online taster course
Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment is a free online course, delivered via FutureLearn, introducing you to the processes of the hydrosphere, the geosphere, and the biosphere and explore the impact of human activity and climate change on our planet.