Rankings

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

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QS World University Rankings

The University is rated 96th in the world, joint 16th in the UK and second in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings - topuniversities.com


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

We're among the top 50 most international universities in the world, according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is ranked 48th in the world and 14th in the UK.

We're 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings


Research Excellence Framework

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2021 demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and confirm that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.

Research Excellence Framework 2021


A Russell Group university

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 92 per cent of our research and impact was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Russell Group


A top-rated student experience

Our Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK five years running by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).


Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.