Leeds Metropolitan University Profile

Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Met) is one of the largest and well-known universities in the UK with more than 35000 students. The university was founded in 1970 as Leeds Polytechnic from the amalgamation of four colleges. It has been named as the UK Centre for Coaching Excellence for the Olympics.

Ranking Profile:

- According to the Complete University Guide, it is rated 95th in 2008, 98th in 2009 and 97th in 2010.

- In The Sunday Times Online University Guide 2008, it is rated "Excellent" for the following subjects:
  • Allied Health Professions
  • Business & Management
  • Computing & Information Management
  • English
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport & Tourism
  • History
  • Nursing
-Leeds Met is the UK's "greenest", ranked Number One in the Green League 2007 (Published in The Times Higher, compiled by People & Planet).

- Scored highly in the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Subject Review, given 24 points out of 24 for Business, Management and Economics courses, 23 out of 24 for Childhood Studies and Subjects Allied to Medicine, and 22 out of 24 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and Tourism.

- Placed in the top 5 universities for the amount of electricity it uses on a renewable energy contract.

- 8th for Librarianship and Information Management, 31st for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and Tourism degree courses (Times 2009).

- 16th for General Engineering, 27th for Civil Engineering (Times 2008).

- 88th in the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) 2008.

- 61st nationally in The Push League Table 2008.

- 95th in the Daily Telegraph 2007.

- 101st in The Times Good University Guide 2009 and 2010.

* Recommended Reading: UK Universities Ranking Profile