Leeds Arts University

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Student Accommodation

  • Most first-year students choose to live in student accommodation, available at Carlton Hill and Liberty Park.
  • The shared flats are of a high standard, safe and secure; and well located with reasonable rent costs.
  • Neither Carlton Hill or Liberty Park are owned or managed by the university but they have excellent relationships with both accommodation suppliers, and a guaranteed number of rooms are allocated for Leeds Arts University students.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £5,334 to £6,380 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Leeds was named the UK’s Best Student City by The Independent (2016), and was ranked fifth on Lonely Planet's Best In Europe 2017 list. Leeds has also been named the UK's most female-friendly city. The safe and friendly feel, fantastic lifestyle and comparative affordability of Leeds make it the ideal place to live and learn, with residents enjoying a great quality of life.
  • Leeds is also one of the UK's fastest-growing and most prosperous cities, with an employment rate above the national average. Although Leeds is one of the biggest cities in Britain, there's also a smaller village feel in lots of areas, particularly where students live and shop – places like Headingley and Hyde Park.
  • Leeds has a thriving independent arts scene, lively music scene and numerous shops, restaurants and bars.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Leeds is renowned for its music scene and nightlife, with a huge range of live music in hundreds of venues around the city. The Leeds Arena hosts major artists and there is also the O2 Academy, the Wardrobe, Stylus, The HiFi Club, Nation of Shopkeepers, and more – including the charming Brudenell Social Club, voted Best Small Venue in the North East by NME.
  • Leeds is also an important centre for the arts in the north, with impressive collections of internationally-renowned work. There are a number of outstanding public spaces and arts organisations within easy reach, including The Tetley, Leeds City Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
  • Widely regarded as the shopping capital of the north, Leeds has everything from vintage boutiques to Harvey Nichols and hundreds of smaller independent stores. Victoria Quarter is home to Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and Paul Smith, but there are also plenty of great bargains at Kirkgate Market, where 800 traders sell everything from books to food and fashion. Shopping centres include Trinity Leeds and Victoria Gate.
  • Sporty students can enjoy the Leeds heritage of rugby, football and cricket and will find student-friendly gyms all over the city.


  • The main undergraduate campus is in the north of the city, within walking distance of the city centre.
  • Nearby buses run to student living areas such as Burley and Headingley, also within walking distance.
  • Leeds has good rail and motorway connections to the rest of the UK.
  • Leeds and Bradford airport has flights across the UK and Europe.