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School of Geography


The School of Geography at Leeds is one of the largest and most innovative teaching departments in the UK, home to over 600 single honours undergraduate students, 60 Masters students and 65 research postgraduate students. With excellent graduate employment statistics and teaching that is driven by the latest research, choosing to study geography at Leeds guarantees you will leave with the skills and attributes to secure your career path for life.


We seek to be at the forefront of internationally cutting-edge research, helping to tackle major social, political and environmental challenges associated with global change. Our internationally renowned research is conducted across our six research groups:

  • Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy
  • Cities and Social Justice
  • Citizenship and Belonging
  • Ecology and Global Change
  • River Basin Processes and Management
  • water@leeds


We work closely with a wide range of employers across commercial, industrial and public sectors. Our students benefit from:

  • Employer presentations, careers events, guest lectures
  • Work placement opportunities
  • External supervision of student projects
  • Graduate employment opportunities

Housing services

We offer an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus. You can choose from catered and self-catered accommodation and make your choice dependent on whether you feel comfortable living with smaller or larger groups of students.

  • Health and welfare
  • Safety
  • Help with student life
  • Part-time employment

Library services

Split over four buildings with over 2.8 million items, our library is one of the largest and finest in the country. The Edward Boyle library is our busiest with more than 47,300 visitors a week.

The library catalogue provides easy access to electronic resources including e-journals and e-books and you can reserve and renew your books online. Find out more about our libraries.

Campus life

There is so much going on on campus and you're only a ten-minute walk away from a lively, cosmopolitan city, so you have the best of both worlds. Leeds has a well-deserved reputation for being a great student city as it is compact and has a good mix of culture, pubs, bars, eateries and shops. It has all you would expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside.

Sports facilities

We've got fantastic facilities for all kinds of sports whether you want to participate for fun or at club and elite levels. Here's a taste of what you could get involved in:

  • Our annual Healthy Week - a great opportunity to try lots of new activities
  • Intra Mural (recreational sport) programme - one of the largest of any university or college
  • The University Union has over 60 sports clubs, ranging from sub aqua to basketball
  • You could volunteer in a sporting capacity in the local community

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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