The Leeds Curriculum

The Leeds Curriculum ensures all students leave the University equipped with the relevant knowledge, understanding, and attributes to face the major global challenges of today. It is the learning experience all students should encounter during their time at Leeds.


Three icons with and text which says Your Course. Your Future. Our World.

The Leeds Curriculum focuses on three core pillars:

  • Your course: Academic focus around the discipline and/or programme identity of the course, to provide students with exposure to our internationally recognised research and innovation, including maximising the benefit of collaborations and partnerships with industry, the commercial and cultural sectors and professional bodies. 

  • Your future: Personalised opportunities to develop the relevant literacies, skills, competencies and breadth of understanding, which are rooted within the discipline and/or programme identity and are relevant to the needs and ambitions of the individual student. 

  • Our world: Open and authentic exposure to real-world examples that draw on the discipline and/or programme identity through research-based learning that addresses global challenges through empirical and inclusive enquiry. 


‘How Might We’ guides

You can find support in designing and delivering the programmes you teach, through a collection of ‘How Might We’ guides. These resources cover everything from authentic assessment to ensuring a sense of belonging and act as prompts for discussion in all aspects of our student education delivery.


Refreshing the Leeds Curriculum

In this video, Professor James Pickering describes how students and staff worked together to refresh the Leeds Curriculum as part of the Curriculum Redefined programme. 

Video transcript: Refreshing the Leeds Curriculum

Read more about the journey to refresh the Leeds Curriculum.