Where can I study?
There are main two universities in Leeds: University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University. University of Leeds is home to over 33,000 students and has over 1230 acres of land. The main campus at Leeds University is about a mile from the city centre and is near Headingley, a popular student residential area. Leeds University is a research-orientated university and is a member of the Russell Group. The university has a strong reputation in the fields of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Town and Country Planning, Food Science, English and Italian. The Times World University Rankings placed Leeds University 133rd in 2011.
Leeds Metropolitan University is the largest university in Leeds and has three campuses. Two of the campuses are located in Leeds while the third is located in India. The City Campus comprises of a number of buildings in Leeds city centre and includes the former home of BBC Leeds. Headingley Campus can be found in Beckett Park in Headingley and covers an area of 100 acres. Leeds Metropolitan University was the first university to set up a campus in the city of Bhopal in India. The campus provides courses in business management and offers students a chance to spend a semester in the UK.
The business property market in Leeds is considered to offer the best value in Europe. Properties to buy or rent are significantly cheaper than other parts of the UK, and this has led to Leeds becoming one of the largest centres for business, legal and financial services outside of London. Both Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University maintain good links with businesses and graduates can often find employment in the centre of Leeds after completion of studying.