Leeds Arts University

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Known the world over as a leading centre of learning, Leeds has three universities and several prestigious independent universities. With over 125,000 students, Leeds offers everything you could need or want—on and off campus!



Over the last 170 years, Leeds College of Art has contributed significantly to the development of art education in Britain, having pioneered new ways to teach and to structure qualifications.

In 1846, the Leeds Mechanics' Institute (which offered drawing classes) merged with the Literary Institute, creating Leeds School of Art.


The courses provide you with the opportunities to engage with the wider art world community and the chance to work with a wide range of materials within different disciplines.


Within the context of Leeds College of Art research is investigating; rediscovering or making a new contribution to knowledge in a chosen specialist field of study/practice that is open for scrutiny through peer review.

Scholarly activity is defined as surveying existing developments in the researchers’ field, these developments may be practiced- based or technical as well as academic or theoretical; acquiring knowledge in order to keep up to date with developments in a specific area.


While you’re a student at Leeds College of Art, you’ll have access to a career coach who specialises in advising people in the creative sector.

You’ll be able to book a one-to-one career-coaching session at any time. This might be because you:

  • Have no idea what to do when you graduate
  • Have too many ideas about to do when you graduate
  • Can’t decide between employment or being a freelancer (self-employed)
  • Would like a sounding-board just to talk through your ideas
  • Need some support turning your ideas into a plan of action.

Career coaches provide sound, constructive advice from a position of experience and of understanding the creative sector. So make the most of it!

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Student services

The International Office and Student Welfare Team offer information, advice, support and guidance on a variety of issues, including:

  • Immigration procedures
  • Travelling to the UK
  • Accommodation in Leeds
  • Financial matters
  • Police registration
  • Health and insurance
  • Working in the UK

Housing services

Here at Leeds Arts University most of our first year students choose to live in the student accommodation we supply. We offer Carlton Hill and Liberty Park, the benefits of which are:

  • You'll be living with other creative students from Leeds Arts University
  • You'll be living in shared flats, so you'll get to know more students from across all of our degree programmes
  • Our accommodation is well located so you can be sure you'll be getting the most out of Leeds from when you first arrive
  • We ensure the accommodation meets the high standards you expect
  • Accommodation is safe and secure
  • Rent costs are reasonable

Library services

The fabulous, state-of-the-art resources and libraries offer you the best possible opportunities for proving your talent and your potential. You’ll be able to produce work which meets or exceeds the demands of modern practice in art and design.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Leeds is one of the UK’s most prosperous and fastest-growing cities, with an employment rate above the national average (good news for students who’d like to remain in Leeds after graduation or looking for part-time work).
  • Leeds is one of the most popular locations for businesses in the creative industries, especially graphic design, advertising, film and new media. Many of these companies are eager for fresh new talent, so you’ll be exposed to some incredible opportunities while studying and after you graduate.

Sports facilities

Leeds is mad about sport, with a strong heritage in cricket, rugby and football. Rugby and cricket takes place at Headingley Stadium, and it’s a great way to spend a summer weekend with a picnic. But there are also all the gyms, swimming pools, sports clubs and exercise classes you could possibly need to help you stay healthy, make friends and burn off those amazing pub and restaurant experiences.

Student clubs

The Students' Union is the voice of our students across the College, the city and the nation. We are run by students, for students, to look after students’ interests.

The Students’ Union mission to help make sure every single student is represented throughout the College. Students in each course and programme elect their own Student Reps who provide a valuable link to College staff and management; enabling suggestions, opinions and the voice of students to be heard.

Each spring, we hold the Students’ Union Elections. Elected students from across the College make up the Students’ Union team, working together to improve the experience of student life here at College.

Leeds, England, United Kingdom