Our reputation

Faculty of Biological Sciences Building

Top 20 in the UK for Biosciences - Guardian University Guide 2020.

One of the world-leading faculty within the life sciences in terms of our research power, subject diversity and teaching excellence. All our courses are at the forefront of knowledge, so you'll be taught by leading experts with their teaching content reflecting the latest developments in the fields of biological sciences and sports and exercise sciences.

Our achievements

Student Satisfaction 

  • 100% student satisfaction for Microbiology – NSS 2019
  • 95% student satisfaction for Pharmacology – NSS 2019
  • 92% student satisfaction for Zoology – NSS 2019
  • 92% student satisfaction for Sports and Exercise Science – NSS 2019 

University awards

The University of Leeds is a Russell Group University whose reputation and achievements include:


Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

6th in the UK for research impact

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014

The quality of our research and the funding it attracts means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. As a result, you’ll be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the forefront of their fields – academics who share your passion for the subject.