About Leeds and the University

About the City of Leeds

Leeds is a vibrant multicultural city in West Yorkshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with a rich industrial history. Highlights for visitors include the Leeds Art Gallery, and the Henry Moore Institute, the City Museum, and further afield the National Museum of Mining, the National Sculpture Park, and the Hepworth Gallery.  Cultural events abound, with world class dance through the Northern Ballet, and music from Opera North, alongside impressive Victorian architecture in the Town Hall, City Museum and the beautiful City Library.

More detailed information on leisure and cultural activities can be found on the City Council’s website and at VisitLeeds.


About the School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is a community where, through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference in the world.

Our School is home to world leading scholars and inspirational teachers who are committed to exploring contemporary issues in their field and supporting our students to become highly employable graduates. It is such commitment which has allowed us to build an international reputation as a leading law school.  The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study.

Our research is organised into four leading research centres, the Centre for Business Law and Practice, the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education, and the Centre for Law and Social Justice.  Our research explores contemporary issues across the fields of law and criminal justice, informing policy and practice on a national and international level.  In addition to the School’s research centres, the N8 Policing Research Partnership is led from the School. This cross-institutional hub for research and innovation is a dynamic Northern Powerhouse in policing research and knowledge exchange which facilitates collaborations between universities, PCCs, police forces and partners across the north of England.


About the University of Leeds

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.

Find out more about our heritage, governance and values.

Browse our campus map here.