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Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK, globally renowned for its excellence in teaching and quality of research. Our academic expertise and the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact worldwide.


The University of Leeds have partnered with Coursera and FutureLearn to deliver online courses to learners across the globe.

Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with these short online courses from the University of Leeds:

Courses on Coursera

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Courses on FutureLearn

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  • Discovering Science: Global Challenges
  • Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry
  • Environmental Challenges: Hierarchy in Property Rights
  • Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption
  • Exploring Anatomy: the Human Abdomen
  • Discovering Science
  • Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact
  • Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection
  • Environmental Challenges: Rights and Values in Ecosystem Services
  • Blended Learning Essentials: Developing Digital Skills
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Language and Culture
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Causes of Human Disease
  • Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice
  • Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment
  • Blended Learning Essentials
  • Innovation: the World's Greatest
  • Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating
  • Innovation: the Fashion Industry
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World Rankings

WURMP 2020
Information about the World University Rankings
World university rankings can be used as an indicator of a university's prospects and prestige. Ranking publishers use different performance indicators such as teaching quality, research quality or the ratio of staff to students to place higher education institutions in order of success and impact. Results across the different rankings will vary according to the measures used and the importance they place on the different performance indicators.

The rankings listed above are taken from three of the most trusted World University Rankings publishers with the addition of the first ever World University Rankings by MOOC Performance published by MoocLab.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings focus on 5 core areas: Teaching (30%); Research (30%); Citations (30%); International outlook (7.5%); and Industry Income (2.5%). See their methodology

QS World University Rankings (QS)
The QS World University Rankings evaluate universities based on Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5%). See their methodology

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks universities according to Quality of Education (30%), Quality of Faculty (40%), Research Output (20%), and Per Capita Performance (10%). See their methodology

World University Rankings by MOOC Performance (WURMP)
MoocLab's World University Rankings by MOOC Performance rank universities based on 5 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across the number of MOOCs provided (10%), the provision of learning pathways (15%), micro-credentials (20%), degrees (20%) and the institution's average world ranking (35%). See the methodology


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