Our reputation

Ranked top 15 for Mathematics by all the major UK league tables

Our achievements

  • 12th in The Complete University Guide 2018
  • 14th in the Guardian university league tables 2018
  • 13th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • Top 150 university for Mathematics – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
  • 97% of our recent graduates were employed or studying within six months of graduating, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey
  • 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017
  • We achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest award possible
  • The University of Leeds was named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide

Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics for the quality of our research

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014.

Unit of assessment: Mathematical Sciences

  • 3.21 overall quality profile
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 86.7% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 85% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 81.3% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

The quality of our research and the funding it attracts means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. As a result, our students will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the forefront of their fields.