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A small university with a big reputation, Leeds Trinity University is renowned for teaching excellence and producing highly employable graduates. The University is one the of the UK’s top 15 universities for teaching quality and student experience.

Leeds Trinity University is one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every undergraduate degree. That means you’ll graduate with up to three months’ degree-relevant experience, industry contacts and valuable employer references – without having to take a sandwich year out.

The University has 12 key subject areas across three Academic Schools and Institutes: The Institute of Childhood and Education, the School of Social and Health Sciences, and the School of Communications, Business and Law.

Students at Leeds Trinity get the best of both worlds – they get to live in one of the UK’s best student cities, with everything you need for university life on a single-site campus, including accommodation.

The University is renowned for its distinctive sense of community, where students receive the personal support they need – in and out of the classroom – to achieve their full potential.

Leeds Trinity was awarded Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, in recognition of its supportive educational culture, excellent use of technology and high-quality support for employability.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“I have loved my university experience so far and it was everything I expected, and I am so glad I came to this university. I hope it will only get better and I am excited for next year.”

“It has been one of the best experiences that I have had at a place of education. This is strongly due to the whole social aspect of uni and the bonds created over courses and more adult things than just gossip and being forced into the same place. This is also similar in my accommodation. Due to where I'm staying, this has made the whole experience even better, because the people I live with are compassionate, friendly and inviting.”

“My overall experience has been great so far, I've made good friends and I'm getting along really well with the course. The tutors are great, and I get along with the majority of the people that are on my course and those that are living in my hall.”

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

Experience matters, which is why Leeds Trinity builds professional work placements into every undergraduate degree. The University works with more than 3,000 employer partners across all sectors, regionally and nationally, giving you access to a huge range of potential degree-relevant work experience.

Placements are organised by Leeds Trinity’s myFuture team, who will allocate you your own placement adviser. They will work with you to find the perfect professional work placement for you, whether that’s in Leeds, across the UK, or even abroad. You’ll also receive plenty of support in preparing for your placement, making sure that you get the most out of the experience.

The myFuture team will also support you in finding and securing a graduate job, writing a successful CV and cover letter and preparing for interviews. You can take part in regular employability workshops, meet employers at careers fairs and search the myFuture database of part-time, volunteering and graduate-level opportunities.

For entrepreneurial students who dream of working for themselves or leading their own company, the Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre provides tailored support, business mentoring and facilities to help you explore and develop your ideas for business start-ups.

95% Graduates in job/further study.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“Compulsory work placement for level 4+5. Have a Careers office and they are always emailing opportunities and help with cv and also have annual work sessions during lectures. Guest employers lectures.”

“The uni makes a lot of effort to increase our career prospects by giving us a placement in all 3 academic years which we can use our skills and make contacts in the industry. We also have Journalism and Media week this week where lots of contacts from the industry come in and give us advice.”

“University increases employability by giving you different kinds of activities in your seminars. For example activities that will make you work within a team, so skills such as; communication, team working skills are used to help improve skills. Also individual skills such as; being independent, reading and motivation will improve as deadlines have to be met.”

Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

The teaching at Leeds Trinity is employability-focused and research-informed, delivered by inspiring lecturers with extensive industry experience. Class sizes are kept small, giving all students the chance to benefit from plenty of one-to-one support. And thanks to the lecturers’ industry connections, you’ll also get access to a regular programme of guest lecturers from a wide range of industries.

Alongside the professional work placements that enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in a real working environment, every undergraduate degree includes the option to go international. Depending on your degree, you could study abroad from a couple of weeks or up to a full year, giving you the chance to experience a new culture, develop a range of new skills and make international friends.

Many courses are professionally accredited, which means your studies are recognised by professional bodies for being relevant and responsive to the needs of today’s industry. Accreditations include The British Psychological Society and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Students praised the knowledge and experience of the lectures as well as the content of their courses and how easy it was to get help when they needed it.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“The thing I like most about my course is that all the books and resources are available online and everything has a set plan for the year and is very organised. There is nothing I don't like about my course, I feel like it is best suited for me.”

“It’s very independent which I like however you do have the option to get help in many ways. I don’t have any negatives.”

“Friendly and approachable lectures who are willing to give up loads of time to support students. Placement is really good and you have a wide range of schools in different areas.”

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

Leeds Trinity Students’ Union (LTSU) is led by a president, vice-president and team of student officers who have been elected to represent students’ interests and wellbeing. LTSU organises events and activities throughout the academic year, as well as overseeing sports clubs and societies.

LTSU also runs a student welfare service which provides confidential advice and support on health and wellbeing, as well as guidance for those looking to find accommodation away from campus.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“The Students' Union is very handy and approachable for the students of the uni, and personally I think that its a great addition/necessity for the university to make it more social with events and societies.”

“Amazing! so welcoming.”

“Very good provide excellent support and have a variety of society and clubs for everyone.”



All Leeds Trinity University’s accommodation is on campus, giving students the chance to get out of bed, grab breakfast and head to lectures within minutes.

Unlike many universities, Leeds Trinity owns all of its accommodation, which means you'll always be dealing directly with the University, not a third party.

There is a range of accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets, including en-suite rooms, self-catered or part-catered halls, or budget rooms with shared facilities.

Campus facilities include a launderette, courtyard, common room, lounge, dining room and bar, Trinity Fitness Sport Centre and gym, Amazon lockers and a student post room. There is also 24-hour security on-site each day, as well as a live-in resident mentor in each hall of residence.

All utility bills, personal possessions insurance, maintenance, security and Wi-Fi are included in the price of rent. Prices vary from £98 to £133 per week for 2020/21.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“Very nice there is everything there what is needed.”

“Very modern, en-suite bedrooms in a flat of 6 people.”

“My accommodation is ideal due to the nature of shared flats, with in my opinion, the right amount of people to be social, but not too crowded. Also, having an en-suite as well as living in self catered accommodation allows for independence, which I really like.”

Cost of living
Living costs This is the average annual cost of living for a student studying in the town where this uni is based.
Source: IDP Connect 2019


per annum


The University’s single-site campus provides you with everything you need for student life, all in one place.

The Andrew Kean Learning Centre is the base for studying on campus, offering a 24-hour IT study space, café and 24/7 opening at key points throughout the academic year. Whether you prefer to work independently, collaborate on a group assignment or study in silence, the Learning Centre provides you with place to work in a way that suits you.

Students are given the chance to work and learn in specialist facilities, including industry-standard TV and radio studios as part of the Media Centre, sport science laboratories, a mock law court and two photography studios, which feature an extensive dark room and tethered Macs.

The University is also investing in a new fitness suite, a Sports Therapy Suite and a Motion Capture Analysis Lab, which are due to open in the 2020/21 academic year.

The reviews praise the modern facilities and the library regularly receives positive mentions by students.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“I feel like my university is very up to date and the library has recently been extended meaning it’s a great place to study.”

“The uni seems to be equipped with everything someone will need. The facilities are all modern and easily accessible.”

“Really good, they have £200,000 sports development that has just been finished meaning all the sports facilities are top of the range.”

City life
City life

City life

As the UK’s third largest city and the home of tens of thousands of students, Leeds is the perfect city for student life. Whether you’re enjoying the nightlife in one of the city’s countless bars, watching some of the biggest names in music at the First Direct Arena, shopping until you drop at Trinity Leeds or visiting the home of Leeds United Football Club, Leeds has it all.

Leeds is also the city for graduate opportunities – it’s home to a lot of big employers and has jobs available in every area, including the rapidly growing digital sector.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“I love Leeds.”

“Good city, love it.”

“Good - lots of shops, bars, food places.”


Cost of living
Cost of a pint This is the average cost of a pint.
Source: IDP Connect 2019

£1.50 - £3.50

per pint
Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

Leeds Trinity Society Union (LTSU) runs a range of clubs and societies catering to lots of different interests – from dance and Disney to veganism and even board games.

Love to play sports? Then you can enjoy joining one (or more!) of the University’s teams, including cheerleading, football, hockey, netball and rugby.

If you can think there’s a club or society missing and you already know like-minded students who are interested, LTSU can also help you start your own.

Students said they’re pleased with the variety on offer and how much their societies do throughout the year.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“There is a society and club for everything you could imagine.”

“Part of the netball team and its inclusive and welcoming for all abilities.”

“They’re really welcoming 100%. The older students look after the first years and make them feel part of the team.”

Student support
Student support

Student support

Leeds Trinity is committed to giving students a truly personal university experience, which means you can access a wide range of support, tailored to you, at every stage of your university journey.

Leeds Trinity’s Student Support Services are the first port of call for students when they need information and guidance. You can benefit from student finance advice, counselling, and disability support services, as well as tailored academic support through the Learning Hub and Peer Learning Mentor scheme.

For students living on campus, live-in resident mentors are also on-hand to ensure students feel settled and supported when moving away from home.

Student reviewers spoke highly of the support available to them and regularly mention how accessible and useful their advice is.

Leeds Trinity University students on Whatuni say:

“Uni offers very good academic support especially with referencing. Also offer counselling when needed.”

“Academic - loads of support on hand with the learning hub and the lectures. Feedback is always on time and detailed. Personal - great support network. Individual tutors who follow your time at Uni to ensure you are okay and can support you. Really caring environment.”

“Fantastic, I feel so supported on my course and I know about help if I feel like I’m struggling.”



UK Students per Year: £9,250 for 2020/21 entry

International Students per Year: £11,500 – £12,500

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries, including:

Leeds Trinity Bursary
Students with a household income of £25,000 or less can receive £1,000 in their second year of study.

Academic Achievement Award
Students who achieve AAB at A-level (or the equivalent) over three awards will receive a £1,000 payment in their first year of study.

Foundation Year Progress Bursary
Students who successfully progress from their foundation year to Level 4 of their linked three-year Undergraduate Degree programme will receive a cash award of £1,000.

Care Leaver’s Bursary
Leeds Trinity offers a Care Leaver’s Bursary of £1,000 per year to students who are under the age of 25 with care leaver status.

Sanctuary Scholarship
One student who is seeking asylum will be able to progress on to higher education and have their tuition fees waived for the length of the course.

To see the full range of scholarships and bursaries available to students, or to find out more about the above, please visit the Leeds Trinity website.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

Leeds Trinity University has been providing outstanding, employability-focused education for over 50 years. The University has developed a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching, for which it has been ranked 12th out of all UK universities.

Leeds Trinity University was founded as two teacher training colleges in 1966. Although the University has diversified and expanded over the years to become one of the UK’s top universities for teaching quality, a commitment to developing outstanding teachers and education professionals has remained central to its activities.

The University’s business courses were recently ranked number one in the UK for value-added, which measures the effectiveness of Business teaching and the support offered to students. Students are taught by experienced practitioners who have held senior business, management and marketing positions for multi-national enterprises and international brands. Leeds Trinity’s Business courses are also ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching quality and 3rd in the UK for student experience.

English and Creative Writing
If you love to write, you’ll feel right at home at Leeds Trinity. Over the years, the University has been home to a diverse community of published and award-winning writers – staff, students and graduates alike – who have helped to cement the University’s reputation as a centre for creative writing excellence.

The University runs a popular monthly open mic night, an annual Writers’ Festival, and offers students plenty of opportunities to get published through a partnership with award-winning publisher, Indigo Dreams Publishing. Leeds Trinity’s English and Creative Writing courses were ranked in the top ten UK universities for teaching quality.

Whether you want to present the news or see your name in print, Leeds Trinity’s Journalism department has the facilities and expertise necessary to help you find your place in the industry. The professional work placements built into the course will give you the chance to put your skills to the test, while also making crucial contacts that will benefit you throughout your career.

Students will use an impressive range of industry-standard facilities including two TV studios, video editing suites, the live Journalism Centre and two radio studios, as well as having access to the latest photography and video equipment through the Media Centre.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary from course to course at Leeds Trinity, which will include GCSEs and A-level/BTECs, or their equivalents.

You can find out about the different courses available to study, as well as specific entry requirements, on the Leeds Trinity website.


Key stats

WUSCA ranking The overall ranking is decided by students from this institution rating them in a Whatuni review. This forms the basis of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA for short).

51st / 131

CUG ranking Source: Complete University Guide 2021

122nd / 130

Undergraduate students Source: HESA, 2019 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)


TEF score The Teaching Excellence Framework is how the standard of teaching at this institution is judged by an independent panel of experts. It's broken down into three levels; gold, silver and bronze, and looks at teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes.

  • Teaching quality
    12th in the UK
  • Student experience
    13th in the UK
  • Graduates in work or study
    95% within 6 months
  • Professional work placements
    100% of undergraduate courses
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