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Leeds Beckett University

United Kingdom


Leeds Beckett University is a world-class university with a 5-Star Rating from QS World University Rankings, and is one of the Times Higher Education top 250 modern universities in the world.

One of the most popular universities in the UK, Leeds Beckett University welcomes over 23,000 students from 143 countries around the world. The institution is committed to providing a friendly environment for all international students, starting with a dedicated welcome week for overseas students when they arrive at the university.

Prospective students have a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from. With an ongoing investment of GBP 200 million in some of the UK's best academic facilities, students will be using state-of-the-art equipment so that they can graduate feeling prepared to take the next step towards their future career.

Leeds Beckett collaborates with thousands of regional, national and international businesses to ensure research and courses are contemporary, rich and relevant and meet the needs of students and present or future employers.

This, along with a dedicated careers service for students, has contributed to 91 percent of all graduates from Leeds Beckett being in work or further study within 15 months after completing their degrees (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).

Located in Leeds, a student-centred city, there are countless exciting activities for students to enjoy outside of their studies. What's more, London can be reached by train in two hours, so Leeds is a perfect base for those who are keen to visit other areas of the UK and Europe.

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Prospective Leeds Beckett students can now get a first-hand perspective of life at the university. Current students are happy to discuss courses, facilities and student life in the bustling city of Leeds. Talk to a student now to get a true idea of what life is like at Leeds Beckett.

New Building Developments

In 2020 the university's new GBP 45 million Carnegie School of Sport building was completed. This new facility is home to dedicated research laboratories, a 60-metre indoor athletics track, nutrition teaching kitchen, high performance strength and conditioning facility, human movement research laboratory, two environmental chambers and a Performance Analysis Lab in partnership with Catapult.

In 2021 the university's GBP 80 million School of Arts building opened. It is packed with the latest specialist facilities, including professional TV, film and music recording studios, a performance theatre and Dolby Atmos movie cinema.

Virtual Open Day

It is not always possible for international students to travel to university open days to see where they will study. Leeds Beckett University has a virtual campus tour allowing students to explore the two impressive campuses from the comfort of their own homes.

Global Village

The Leeds Beckett Global Village is made up of students and staff who are here to help international students settle into life in Leeds and make new friends. With an airport meet and greet service from when students first arrive, to a full schedule of welcome events during their first week, the Global Village is here to help students have a smooth and enjoyable arrival experience.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Teaching excellence is at the heart of academic practise at Leeds Beckett, and the university works hard to provide a superb learning experience, built upon the foundation of an extremely high standard of teaching. The university has a strategic plan to maintain and enhance the quality of their tuition, which is based on conducting leading research and enterprise, while fostering a diverse community of people and sustainable resourcing.

Leeds Beckett has been highly rated in recent national teaching assessments and continues to improve the quality of its service. Teaching staff make use of a variety of methods and modern technologies to ensure a versatile taught curriculum which offers many different types of learning. Students benefit from increased contact time with their tutors, which results in a more personalised learning experience.

Many courses are accredited by leading professional bodies, and students can rest assured that their tuition is informed by best practices. Their overall graduate employment rate of 91 percent is evidence of the success of their curriculum and highlights the preparation for employment which students receive.

93 percent of students in the university's School of Cultural Studies and Humanities were satisfied overall with the quality of their course, while the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management received an 83 percent overall satisfaction rating.

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Study options

Study options

Leeds Beckett University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as specialised courses for English language and university preparation. All programmes have a focus on making students highly attractive to future employers.

English and University preparation courses

Leeds Beckett has a variety of courses that help students improve their qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. The university's pre-sessional courses are completed before students start their course in September or January.

International Foundation Year

For students whose first language is not English, the International Foundation Year equips them with the necessary English language ability and subject-specific knowledge to study an undergraduate degree in the UK.

Pre-sessional courses

Successful completion of a pre-sessional course will meet the English language requirement of Leeds Beckett University for courses requiring IELTS 6.0 or 6.5, so students will not need to take an additional IELTS test.

Undergraduate degrees (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB)

Examples of this type of course include:

  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Filmmaking
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Postgraduate taught degrees (MBA, MA, MSc, MEng)

Examples of this type of course include:

  • MA International Business
  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MBA
  • MSc Information and Technology
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
  • MA International Political Economy
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate research degrees

Students can consider this type of course if they would like to conduct research in a specific area or would like to enhance their career prospects in a particular discipline.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements vary from course to course. Students are encouraged to refer to the course listing on the university website.

English language requirements

If a student's first language is not English, they will need to submit evidence of their English language ability. This is an important requirement and is essential if they are applying for a Student Visa. The most common qualification the university accepts is IELTS, but Pearson and TOEFL are also widely accepted English language qualifications. The following are the typical required scores for the tests (these may vary by course):

  • IELTS: 6.0 with no skill below 5.5
  • Pearson – PTE Academic: Total of 54 (minimum of 51 in all components)
  • ESOL Skills for Life: Level 1 (pass in all four components)
  • TOEFL iBT: Total of 79 to 89. Minimum for reading (18), listening (17) and speaking (20)

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The university's facilities include:

Library and Student IT Support

The university's two libraries on each campus provide 24/7 support by phone and chat, every day of the year.

Computing laboratories

From designing the latest computer games to developing innovative programmes, students will have the technology required to create new websites, mobile apps, 3D animation and more.

Clinical Skills Suite

The modern Clinical Skills Suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a variety of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms where a range of sessions can be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

Biomedical Science laboratories

This modern, purpose-built multidisciplinary space contains a range of the latest scientific testing equipment, walk-in cold and warm rooms and state-of-the-art IT.

Film studios, production offices and edit suites

Northern Film School gives students access to the latest production and editing software, so they can create and develop films, work with performers and bring their ideas to life.

Music studios

Leeds Beckett's specialist music studios give students the tools to write, produce and record music the way they want. It's an opportunity to hit the right notes in mixing their own tunes for music, games audio and TV.

Sports facilities

Carnegie Sports Centre offers an extensive range of high-quality sport and fitness facilities including tennis courts, fitness suites and a running track. Sport science students have access to specialist science laboratories and equipment including cardio-respiratory analysis, DXA bone scanner and an anti-gravity treadmill.

Performing arts

The performing arts facilities include black box rehearsal and performance studios, equipped with theatre lighting and sound systems, and access to professional dance studios at Northern Ballet's newly built Centre of Dance.

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Student support

Student support

The Student Advice team at Leeds Beckett provides advice and support for a range of areas such as employability, finance, disability, and wellbeing.

Student wellbeing

The Student Wellbeing Team offers a free and confidential service aimed at providing students with information and support to help them manage any difficulties they are experiencing.

Disability advice

The Disability Advice Team offers support, information and guidance on any disability related matters within the university.

Student money and advice

The Student Money Team administers the Hardship Funds and U.S./Canadian loans. Students can receive specialist advice about funding, budgeting, debt and welfare benefits.

Student Immigration Advice and Compliance

The Student Immigration Advice and Compliance team is available to provide help for international students throughout their stay at Leeds Beckett. The team can give advice for issues such as visas, immigration status, post-study working, pre-departure support and much more.

Scholarships and funding

Leeds Beckett University values the diversity that international students bring to the institution and therefore offer a variety of scholarships to eligible international students. Students can find out more about what is available on the Leeds Beckett International Scholarships page.

Alumni discount

A 10 percent discount of the tuition fees for the first year of study is available to eligible Leeds Beckett graduates who register for postgraduate study.

Fee status

Leeds Beckett course tuition fees vary according to the student's fee status. Students can contact the university with any related queries.

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International students

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