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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

the United Kingdom

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Top reasons to study at Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

  • Ranked 44th in the world for Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • Ranked in the top 75 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • Ranked top 25 university in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023; Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 10 for employability in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022)
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 identified that more than 90% of University of Leeds research has an overall quality rating of “world leading” or “internationally excellent”
  • 6th most targeted university by largest number of employers in 2022-2023 (High Fliers Research)
  • One single campus 10-minute walk from the city centre
  • At £174 million, the University of Leeds’ ambitious Climate Plan represents the largest investment it has ever made
  • 14,000+ international students from 137 countries study at University of Leeds, making our campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK
  • We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities

About Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

Country the United Kingdom
City Leeds
Number of courses 78

About Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

We are the first choice for more than 39,000 students from over 140 countries and offer an exciting choice of over 500 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate courses.

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and are renowned globally for the quality of our research and teaching. We are ranked in the top 75 universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Inspiring knowledge and creating opportunities for students, our recent, major investments in our academic staff, research capabilities and campus makes Leeds a truly remarkable place.

Academic focus

The University is acclaimed worldwide for the quality of its teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our staff have been awarded one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellowships in higher education, reflecting the high quality of our teaching and our commitment to making it even better.

We are investing £150m in our people to further boost our research excellence, developing a vibrant PhD and postdoctoral community and attracting new senior researchers. We have the strength and facilities to contribute distinctive research to help tackle seven global challenges - cities, culture, energy, food, water, health and high value engineering.

Campus and facilities

The Edge, our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, named as Educational Facility of the Year at the National Fitness Awards 2023, features a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.

If you are an international student, university catered and self-catered accommodation is guaranteed for the duration of your studies and is available on campus, close to the city centre or further afield.

When you join the University of Leeds you join a vibrant student community. At its heart is Leeds University Union (LUU). With over 300 student societies dedicated to social, sporting, cultural, religious and international interests – from skydiving to student radio – it’s a great way to develop your interests, meet like-minded people and try out something new.

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Courses at Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

There are 78 courses listed from Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Student reviews of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

Find out what students say about Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds

Caroline Mwape Phiri-Lubwika - MA Applied and Professional Ethics (Online Learning)

What made you want to apply to your course and to Leeds?

I chose to study my course because you can apply it across different careers. I believe that each and every person needs to step up in terms of being professional in their work and in their careers; it is something very close to my heart.

I am a journalist by profession, and ethics is at the core of the media industry. I train upcoming journalists in Botswana and I also do children’s reporting, so issues of ethics are very pertinent; not only to me personally but to the profession that I stand for.

How would you describe your experience of studying at Leeds?

Studying online gave me the rare opportunity to study and take care of my family at the same time. It was good that I could concentrate on raising my family while also continuing with my professional work, I must say I gained all round!

I have studied online before - I did distance learning with the University of South Africa, where I did my BA in Communications Science - but this was at another level. What kept me going were the group discussions, which gave me an opportunity to interact with students from across the world, and the tutors coming in to give their opinion.

I decided to come to Leeds in person for my graduation and I was so excited because my dreams have turned into reality. It was so friendly and lovely that I felt like I’d been there before, even though it was my first visit to the campus.

Aakriti Jain - MA Global Fashion Management

What made you want to apply to your course and to Leeds? 

After working in fashion as a designer, I realised that I am more suited for the managerial side of this industry. I had all the knowledge and experience I needed to become a designer but I needed to learn more about how that organisation works. With that in mind I started looking for universities who were offering a fashion management course which will help me to gain and enhance the required skills. UK was always my first choice for pursuing my masters because of the successful and booming fashion industry here along with the cultural diversity. University of Leeds offers that exact course which I had been looking for. The combination of subjects that this course provides is extremely unique. It has the perfect blend of business and fashion studies. Other than the course that the University of Leeds offers, the city also has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere for students.

What aspects of the course do you enjoy the most?   

Here is the best part of this course, it is so well integrated and connected to all the subjects and you need to apply the knowledge gained from one subject into the other. You can literally see the various parts that you study coming together as one. It pushes you to think differently yet practically.

Ting Zeng - MA Linguistics and English Language Teaching

What made you want to apply to your course and to Leeds?

During the process of learning English and French I found many similarities and differences between these languages and my native language, Chinese. This made me curious about the amazing world of linguistics. In addition to this, my own experience of learning English has shown me that learning a language is not just about memorising vocabulary and grammar rules; it involves a systematic process. One field of linguistics, language acquisition, deals with this process, which increased my interest in studying English language learning from the perspective of linguistics, instead of from the perspective of education. Leeds is one of the few universities in the UK to have a course that combines these two areas.

What aspects of the course do you enjoy the most?  

My favourite part of my course is the way it gives you critical reading skills. The major difference between postgraduate and undergraduate study is that postgraduate courses require you to think deeply and broadly, so that you can design your own research project to investigate a new or old problem which hasn’t been solved. 

Developing these skills not only helped me to gain a lot of ideas about my essay and dissertation, but also enables me to read clearly, carefully and critically in my everyday life. When I am reading newspapers and magazines, for example, criticality helps me to avoid being misled by the words and opinions of others.

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