The antecedents of the university were Leeds School of Medicine, founded in 1831, and Yorkshire College of Science, founded in 1874. These combined in 1884, eventually to form a constituent part of the federal Victoria University (founded 1887). The university received its charter in 1904.
Admission to first degree courses
Through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Acceptable levels of literacy are required for all degree programmes, together with specified requirements for individual degree programmes.
Art, Design, Media and Communication Biological, Biomedical and Sports Sciences Bioscience Biomedical, Biodiversity and Biotechnology Business, Management, Finance and Economics Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition Education, Sociology and Social Policy Engineering and Computing English, History and Humanities Geography, Environment and Earth Studies Languages, Cultures and Societies Law, Criminology and Politics Mathematics and Physics Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and Healthcare Modern Languages and Translation Studies Music, Theatre and Performance