text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
video Bg

Leeds Beckett University

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

Formed almost 200 years ago, Leeds Beckett University has become one of the most popular institutions in the UK. Leeds Beckett boasts an overall five-star QS rating for employability, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation. The university holds an enviable employability stats.

One of the most popular universities in the UK, Leeds Beckett University has 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 pick from. With an ongoing investment of GBP 200 million in campus 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.

This, along with a dedicated careers service for students, has contributed to 88.7 per cent of all graduates from Leeds Beckett being in work or further study within 15 months after completing their degrees (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-19).

Leeds Beckett is held in high esteem all around the world and thanks to its strong links with industry, students do their work placements at local, regional and internationally-renowned organisations.

Located in Leeds, a student-centered 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.

Show more +Show less -
video Bg

What's new

Chat to a student

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

For international students, it is not always possible 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 entire campus from the comfort of their own homes. This allows students to see where they could be studying, view course facilities, accommodation and the library. The virtual tour is an immersive and comprehensive experience, giving students the best possible insight into life at the university.

Show more +Show less -
Teaching quality

Teaching quality

In its most recent assessment, Leeds Beckett University has achieved silver status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), an award recognised nation-wide for the quality of education.

Introduced by the UK government in 2017, TEF is a system that analyses the quality of education provided by universities across the UK. Leeds Beckett was awarded silver, which recognised the excellent student outcomes at the institution, including progression to employment and further study. Leeds Beckett performed especially well in the following areas:

  • Course design and assessment practices, where students can build their transferable and professional skills.
  • Engagement with professional practice, where students are given the chance to undertake live project briefs and placements.
  • Physical and digital learning resources.
  • Facilitating, recognising and rewarding outstanding teaching, where tutors are given high-quality support.

Show more +Show less -
Study options

Study options

Leeds Beckett University offers a wide range of English language, university preparation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 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 can be studied online 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.

5, 10 and 20 week pre-sessional

Successful completion of the 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 further improve their knowledge of a specific area or would like to enhance their career prospects in a particular discipline.

Show more +Show less -
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements vary from course to course. Students are encouraged to refer to the course listing on the online prospectus.

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 Tier 4 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 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)

Show more +Show less -
Facilities

Facilities

The university's facilities include:

24/7 library support

The university's libraries provide support 24-hours a day, throughout the year. Students can borrow laptops and camera equipment, print and photocopy, book a presentation room or attend free skills for learning workshops.

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.

Show more +Show less -
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, wellbeing and visas.

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 ten per cent 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.

Show more +Show less -
3073
International students

Average cost of living in United Kingdom

View full cost of living
801st  / 1250

THE World ranking

Join LBU
At LBU
LBU guarantee’s a place in their fantastic student accommodation
At LBU
Brand new Carnegie School of Sport building for specialised research
At LBU
Leeds is regarded as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK
Learn in an environment where creativity and technology meet
LBU have more than 40 sports clubs to join at all levels
New state-of-the-art School of Film, Music & Performing Arts building
At LBU
MapDefaultImage

Total average cost: £1355

  • £474
    Housing
  • £559
    Food
  • £88
    Daily life
  • £234
    Clothing
Calculate your cost of living
Submit your application now to the University of Manchester & get your scholarship up to £6,000!

Apply at the University of Manchester & get an appropriate discount against published tuition fees.

GB Cairo, Sheikh Zayed City, Alexandria, Egypt 1st Oct 2021 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Study Abroad Admission Days at IDP UAE offices

Get IDP experts’ support to find & apply to your dream university in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & New Zealand.

AU CA GB IE NZ US Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE 8th Jan 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Study Abroad Admission Days at IDP Oman office

Get IDP experts’ support to find & apply to your dream university in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & New Zealand.

AU CA GB IE NZ US Muscat, Oman 20th Jan 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Planning to study abroad? Meet IDP’s Sheikh Zayed office certified counsellors

Book you one-on-one session with our certified counsellors to start you study abroad journey.

AU CA GB IE NZ US Sheikh Zayed City, Egypt 23rd Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
“You are UKnique” - Gõ cửa ước mơ du học Anh 2022

Hãy cùng IDP bắt đầu kế hoạch du học cho năm 2022 bằng cách tham gia chương trình viết luận du học “You are UKnique”. Chắc chắn đây sẽ là bước khởi đầu cho một hành trình đáng nhớ và đầy tự hào của bạn với quyết định du học Anh trong giai đoạn bình thường mới đó.

Thời gian nhận bài viết: 1/4/2022 đến 30/6/2022

GB Can Tho, Da Nang, Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 1st Apr 2022 08:00 AM - 11:59 PM
AU GB NZ Seoul, Korea, Republic of 1st Jun 2022 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM GB Seoul, Korea, Republic of 2nd Jun 2022 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM IDP Professional Meet and Greet Virtual Webinar

We have a series of virtual talks prepared for you to determine the destination of your choice to fulfill your aspirations

AU CA GB NZ Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Malaysia 10th Jun 2022 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Study Abroad Application Week at IDP Saudi Arabia

Get IDP experts’ support to find & apply to your dream university in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & New Zealand.

AU CA GB IE NZ US Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Saudiarabia 19th Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Study Abroad Application Week at IDP Egypt

Get IDP experts’ support to find & apply to your dream university in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & New Zealand.

AU CA GB IE NZ US Cairo, Sheikh Zayed City, Alexandria, Egypt 19th Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
UK Application Week Kolkata 20th to 25th June 2022

Apply to top UK Universities and know about the post study stay permit and how to apply for the same.

GB Kolkata, India 20th Jun 2022 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Hurry!!! Attend Virtual Application Week - Apply to Study in the UK for 2022 Intake through Experts of IDP Kukatpally.

Hurry!!! Attend Virtual Application Week - Apply to Study in the UK for 2022 Intake through Experts of IDP Kukatpally.

GB Hyderabad Kukatpally, India 21st Jun 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
UCAS deadline countdown 2022 | Last Chance to Apply!

Last chance to apply! Get IDP experts’ support to find & apply to your dream university in UK.

GB Dubai, UAE 21st Jun 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Road to Tomorrow: IDP Philippines Study Abroad Roadshow Calamba 2022 AU CA GB Laguna, Pampanga, Philippines 25th Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Join Virtual Session on Study in Top UK Universities for Summer & Fall Intakes by IDP Kukatpally Expert Team

Join Virtual Session on Study in Top UK Universities for Fall Intakes by IDP Kukatpally Expert Team

GB Hyderabad Kukatpally, India 25th Jun 2022 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Road to Tomorrow: IDP Philippines Study Abroad Roadshow Angeles 2022 AU CA GB Baguio City, Pampanga, Philippines 26th Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM PhD Session - A guide to the Study Abroad Process (IDP Abu Dhabi)

Join IDP Experts to learn everything you need to know about pursuing a Doctorate Degree abroad. Our counsellors will guide you on what requirements are needed to plan for your future education

AU CA GB IE NZ US Abu Dhabi, UAE 27th Jun 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Visa Seminar-UK-Fall'22-Bangalore South GB Bangalore South, India 28th Jun 2022 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Study Abroad Q&A session for undergraduates

Connect with IDP experts to find answers to all your questions about university admission and application requirements, fees, visa &more!

AU CA GB US Cairo, Sheikh Zayed City, Alexandria, Egypt 29th Jun 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Study Abroad Q&A session for undergraduates

Connect with IDP experts to find answers to all your questions about university admission and application requirements, fees, visa &more!

AU CA GB US Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Saudiarabia 29th Jun 2022 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Liberal Arts: What matters to you?

Have you ever wondered if Liberal Arts is the right degree to pursue? Come join us in the “Liberal Arts: What Matters to You?” webinar session to find out more!

GB Singapore, Singapore 29th Jun 2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
The Road to Tomorrow: IDP Philippines Study Abroad Roadshow Iloilo 2022 AU CA GB Iloilo, Philippines 2nd Jul 2022 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM TOP UK University Fair GB Virtual event Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Thailand 3rd Jul 2022 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM Attend Oval-IDP Virtual Educational Exhibition!

Interact virtually with the experts from leading universities to find answers to all your questions about university admission and application requirements, fees, student visas & more!

GB Amman, Jordan 6th Jul 2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ngày hội tuyển sinh du học các nước tháng 7/2022

Nộp hồ sơ ngay - Rinh ngay học bổng

AU CA GB NZ US Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 9th Jul 2022 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Road to Tomorrow: IDP Philippines Study Abroad Roadshow Davao 2022 AU CA GB Davao City, Philippines 9th Jul 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM 英國、澳洲及加拿大升學講座:DSE 放榜日攻略 (Preparing for HKDSE Result Release - Study in the UK, Australia and Canada Seminar)

HKDSE 放榜已踏入最後階段,想放眼世界到外國升學?

IDP 教育將於 7月 9 日(星期六)舉行「英國、澳洲及加拿大升學講座:DSE 放榜日攻略」

立即登記預約!

AU CA GB Hong Kong, Hongkong 9th Jul 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ngày hội tuyển sinh du học trực tuyến các nước tháng 7/2022

Nộp hồ sơ ngay - Rinh ngay học bổng

AU CA GB NZ US Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 16th Jul 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IDP 教育海外升學聯招 2022 (Overseas Education Information & Application Day 2022)

一日完成 2022/23 年英國、澳洲、加拿大升學步驟!即場攞Offer !

IDP 教育將於 7 月 20 日(星期三、DSE 放榜日)及 7 月 23 日(星期六)舉辦「IDP 海外升學聯招」,為各位學生及家長提供全面的英國、澳洲及加拿大升學資訊,以及即場獲得海外大學及院校錄取的機會!立即登記預約!

AU CA GB Kowloon, Hongkong 20th Jul 2022 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Attend IDP's UK Biggest Education Virtual Fair in Colombo

Attend IDP's UK Biggest Education Virtual Fair in Colombo. E-meet all UK university representative.

GB Colombo, Srilanka 22nd Jul 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
GB Taipei, Taiwan 30th Jul 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM GB Taipei, Taiwan 13th Aug 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Attend UK Education Event - 20 Aug 2022 - Dhaka

Join IDP Bangladesh’s UK Roadshow 2022 on 20th August in Dhaka and explore your study options in the UK with excellent scholarship opportunities from Popular and Top-ranked universities in the UK.

GB Dhaka, Bangladesh 20th Aug 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
GB Taipei, Taiwan 20th Aug 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Attend UK Education Event - 21 Aug 2022 - Sylhet

Join IDP Bangladesh’s UK Roadshow 2022 on 21st August in Sylhet and explore your study options in the UK with excellent scholarship opportunities from Popular and Top-ranked universities in the UK.

GB Sylhet, Bangladesh 21st Aug 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
GB Taipei, Taiwan 27th Aug 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM GB Taipei, Taiwan 17th Sep 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM GB Taipei, Taiwan 24th Sep 2022 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

To find out more about the information shown here – read about How we collect and display course information. IDP assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. We always recommend that you speak to an IDP counsellor to get the latest and most accurate advice.

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list

Please select a level of study

Got any ideal countries in mind?