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Find your school's referencing style

Each school in the University requires students to use a specific style of referencing. Check the referencing style used in your school before you begin your assignments. Your work should also be marked using this guidance.

The University referencing policy (PDF) sets out the referencing requirements that all taught students and their tutors are expected to follow.

Full guidance on the Leeds styles is available by clicking on the links below. Where more than one style is listed you can choose either style, unless otherwise stated in your module handbook.

All cross-faculty modules with module codes beginning “LEED…” use the Leeds Harvard style.

What referencing style does my school use?

School Referencing style
Biological Sciences Leeds Harvard
Business Leeds Harvard
Centre for Molecular Nanoscience (CMNS) Leeds Numeric
Civil Engineering Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Chemical and Process Engineering Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Chemistry Leeds Numeric
Colour Science Leeds Numeric
Computing Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Design Leeds Harvard
Dentistry Leeds Harvard
Earth and Environment Leeds Harvard
Education Leeds Harvard
Electronic and Electrical Engineering IEEE
English Language modules Leeds Harvard
English Literature modules MHRA
Fine Art MHRA
Food Science and Nutrition Leeds Harvard
Geography Leeds Harvard
Healthcare Leeds Harvard
History MHRA
Languages, Cultures and Societies Leeds Harvard
Law Leeds Harvard
Law qualifying programmes OSCOLA
Lifelong Learning Centre Leeds Harvard
Mathematics Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Mechanical Engineering Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Media and Communication Leeds Harvard
Medicine Leeds Harvard or Vancouver
Music MHRA
Music, Psychology of APA
Performance and Cultural Industries Leeds Harvard
Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science Leeds Harvard
Physics and Astronomy Leeds Harvard or Leeds Numeric
Politics and International Studies Leeds Harvard
Psychology APA
Sociology and Social Policy Leeds Harvard
Transport Studies Leeds Harvard