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University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems)
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Fact Sheet:
Academic Requirement: Completion of 18 points, Considers WAM under 65 Duration: One Semester, Two Semesters
Level of Study: Undergraduate Course Languages: English
Disciplines Available: Accounting, Anthropology and Sociology, Asian Studies, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Business, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics and Ancient History, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English and Cultural Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, European Studies and Other Languages, Exercise and Health, Finance, Fine Arts, French Studies, Geography, German Studies, Health Science, History, Human Resource Management, Italian Studies, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Microbiology and Immunology, Music, Nanoscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Sport Science, Work and Employment Relations Traffic Light Status: Green Green Light
Program Type: Exchange Program UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 24 Points, 48 Points
Program Description:

About the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds has been named UK 'University of the Year 2017' by The Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide.

The University of Leeds campus is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. By 2015/16 the university will have spent more than £100m on new buildings and refurbishment to create an environment to pursue excellence in research and teaching, with a further £200m of expenditure in the pipeline. The Edge is a state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.

Leeds has been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales – reflecting the excellence of their teaching. The University continues to appear in the top 100 of the QS world rankings in 2014 – one of only 19 UK universities. Leeds is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities as well as the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 16 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents. In the 2015 National Student Survey, 90% of Leeds students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course. The University has been ranked 1st out of 14 participating Russell Group universities for international student satisfaction with learning environment in the latest International Student Barometer survey.

The University of Leeds is affordable and student friendly due to being home to 41,000 graduates. It is situated in Yorkshire, Northern England and is a highly central location for travelling the UK. The train system is efficient and easy to use in the UK with major cities such as Edinburgh being 3 hours away, London 2 hours away and Manchester only 54 minutes away. The stunning town of York is only 22 minutes by train also. The city is famous for its array of shopping destinations, theatres, art, culture and nightlife. With that plus over 300 student societies, there is plenty to choose from to fit any interests. 

For further information about studying abroad at Leeds, please see here.

For a brochure about studying at Leeds, please see the following: University of Leeds Brochure 2017-2018.pdf

To read about other students' experiences studying abroad at the University of Leeds, check out this blog.

 
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Restrictions to UWA exchange students
  • Students must have a status of 'Good Standing' at UWA (this can be found in StudentConnect) and a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 60%.
  • A full semester load at University of Leeds is 60 UK Credits
  • Civil Engineering: Exchange students are not permitted to apply for postgraduate modules in the School of Civil Engineering. However, there is a selection of modules that are part of the 4-year undergraduate MEng degree that students can apply for. These modules are coded as postgraduate modules but they are in fact part of an undergraduate degree.
  • Business, History, Communication Studies, English, Law, Politics, Sociology and Social Policy, Foreign Language Teaching unit: Places in modules can be competitive - have plenty of back-up choices
  • The following schools teach the majority of their modules across the full academic year (semester 1&2) so consider your application carefully if you are applying for a single semester and are required to take modules in these subject areas:
    • Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE)
    • Design (Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing modules)
    • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
    • Geography (GEOG)
    • Healthcare (HECS)
    • Languages Cultures and Societies (ARAB, FREN, GERM, ITAL, SPPO)
    • Law (LAW)
    • Mechanical Engineering (MECH & PDES) 
  • Music: Only modules marked 'e' (elecetive) are available to exchange students. Other modules only available to music majors *Students must submit an audition CD with application.)
  • Psychology: Only students taking a majority of their credits in Psychology will be able to take non elective (non 'e') modules at Leeds.
  • For further guidance regarding what units you may take at Leeds, please see here
  • Please see the following links for a full list of unit restrictionsRestrictions and Guidance for Leeds Exchange Students.pdf and here

Full List of Available Modules for Incoming Study Abroad Students

  • In Leeds' Module Catalogue:
    • taught semester 1 – this module runs from September to January.
    • taught semester 2 – this module runs from January to June.
    • taught semester 1&2 – this module runs from September to June 
    • taught semester 1; semester 2 – this module is taught from September to January, and then again from January to June 

Dates
UWA Semester 2: Leeds Semester 1(from September)
UWA Semester 1: Leeds Semester 2 (from January)

*Please note dates are subject to change. For up-to-date academic calendar, please see here

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Accommodation
Currently, all exchange and study abroad applicants are guaranteed University accommodation if they apply prior to the deadline. Catered and self-catered accommodation is available and range to fit different budgets. Please note this is subject to change. For information about housing, please see here

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