Postgraduate study in Leeds
The University of Leeds is especially recognised for research and is consistently top-ranked in the fields of electrical engineering, Italian, social work as well as town and country planning. More than 8000 postgraduate students from 145 countries currently attend the university. Its business school's MBA programme is ranked highly within European universities. Leeds Beckett University is considered one of the most sustainable universities in the UK, as well as a top quality centre for sports coaching. Its courses in IT, library management, sports-related studies and tourism are all rated excellent. The large student population ensures good facilities for studying and support throughout the city, so the library provision, the sports centres and the outdoor activities are all excellent for postgraduate study.
Courses in Leeds
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Finding a job after postgraduate study in Leeds
Once a renowned centre of fabric production, Leeds has established a reputation as one of the UK's principle professional cities. It is considered to be one of the most important financial and media centres outside London. The Bank of England, EY (Ernst & Young), Aviva, Kroll, BT and the BBC have offices here and one of the most striking pieces of architecture in the city, Quarry House, is home to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Leeds universities are among the most popular in the country, receiving the most applications year on year. As a place to live, Leeds offers a huge range of housing in vibrant environments and the city's students enjoy purpose-built and converted accommodation in a large number of convenient locations with excellent transport links. The same student population drives the nightlife but there are many affordable alternatives for entertainment, from the culture on hand in the form of theatres, music, opera, dance, film and arts events to the museums, galleries and parks within the city. That's before you start considering the festivals and parades – Big City Jazz, Leeds Pride and the Leeds West Indian Carnival are just three notable examples.
The city centre regeneration programme has encouraged some of the best-known international retail businesses to open outlets in the splendidly revamped Victorian arcades and wide boulevards. Sporting excellence is provided through the rugby club, cricket ground and football, with a number of top Olympians based in the area. A few miles outside the city environs there are numerous country houses and buildings of significant historic relevance and the surrounding countryside is rated some of the finest in the UK.