Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the UK with 32,000 students from all over the world studying a Leeds Beckett qualification in the UK and overseas. We offer quality teaching in an exciting learning environment and an unforgettable student experience. With more than 125 undergraduate programmes for you to choose from, we’re sure we have the course for you.
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Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the UK with 32,000 students from all over the world studying a Leeds Beckett qualification in the UK and overseas. We offer quality teaching in an exciting learning environment and an unforgettable student experience.

With more than 125 undergraduate programmes for you to choose from, we’re sure we have the course for you.

Employability

94.1% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. (Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14).

Our graduates have successfully secured jobs across the world. At Leeds Beckett University we understand that your academic studies are only part of what makes you attractive to potential employers. Therefore whilst you are studying with us we will provide many opportunities for you to enhance your employability in other ways:

  • Working while you study – if your visa allows, you may be able to work part-time in the UK. Our University’s Job Shop is a large student employment agency providing many hours of paid work to our students.
  • Gaining work experience – many courses offer the opportunity to complete a work placement, work on live projects, or carry out research for industry or voluntary organisations to help give you that extra competitive edge when you graduate.
  • Developing skills valued by employers – our academics have close links with industry to ensure you graduate with the latest skills and knowledge that your choice of career demands.
  • Accreditation – we offer many courses which are accredited by industry professional bodies. On completion of these degrees you will be able to gain membership of the relevant professional body.
  • Volunteering – We are committed to helping communities locally and around the world through volunteering projects which are a great opportunity for you to gain knowledge and experience while enhancing your CV. We also offer course-related volunteering opportunities. Please visit the website.
  • Careers Service – Our dedicated jobs and careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and find a job.
Rankings & Awards
  • Virtual Learning Environment ranked 1st in the world (Source: International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. The survey consists of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK).
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for online library and technology (Source: ISB, Summer 2015)
  • 92% of students say Leeds Beckett University is a good place to be (Source: ISB, Summer 2015)
Join Scholarships & Finance
  • We offer a 10% early payment discount, or a 10% alumni discount to eligible students.
  • Many of our masters (postgraduate) qualifications take just one year to complete, saving you money on tuition fees and living costs.
Visit our Location

One of the largest cities in England, Leeds has a population of 770,000 and is conveniently located in the centre of the UK, just over two hours by train from London. Leeds City Region is the UK's largest centre outside London for financial services with more than 30 national and international banks located in the city.

Thanks to its excellent transport links, it is a great place from which to explore England, the rest of the UK and Europe. Leeds is served by Leeds Bradford International Airport, with direct flights to 70 destinations across the UK and around the world.

Our university has two campuses, both in fantastic locations. Our city campus is located in the centre of Leeds and is the base for our award-winning buildings the Rose Bowl and Broadcasting Place (named “Best Tall Building in the World” by a Council for Global Architects, 2010). Our Headingley campus is just 3 miles / 4.8 kilometres away set in beautiful parkland with historic buildings dating from 1752.

Entry requirements

To be made an offer for an undergraduate programme, you will require the equivalent of UK A levels. It is possible to enter the second or third year of an undergraduate degree if you have suitable qualifications from the first or second year of study.

For taught postgraduate courses, you require the equivalent of a UK bachelor degree. However, we accept a wide range of qualifications and relevant work experience.

English language requirements

You require good verbal and written English language skills to benefit from your course. You will need to demonstrate your competency in English through a recognised English language test. The most commonly accepted ones are IELTS, Pearson Test of English Academic and Cambridge English Advanced (CAE).

Most courses at Leeds Beckett University require the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (for Postgraduate courses) and IELTS 5.0 (for Undergraduate courses) or equivalent, although this does vary by course. For the latest information, please check the

Student Profiles

Student Profile of Vivek Shah profile – Masters in Business Administration, India

“This University really is a great university! Ever since I arrived I have felt at home and comfortable. The support offered is excellent, and every need you could think of is met by the University. They even arrange trips for international students to show them different parts of the UK!”

Sabrina Foo, BA Public Relations Graduate, Malaysia

“Studying here is a dream come true for me! It is simply perfect, a brilliant place to be with excellent accommodation and transport facilities.”

Julian Meneses, Current Student, MSc Information Systems, Colombia

“The welcome programme was very useful. The staff guided me from start to finish and provided a great orientation day. In the evening there was a welcome party for international students and I got to talk to and make many new friends. Student life in Leeds is good fun; I have met people from all around the world.”

Abdullah Almutairi, Current student, BA Business & Management, Saudi Arabia

“This University was the obvious choice as it has a great reputation. The MBA was an excellent foundation for my career and has definitely helped me to gain a more senior level management position.”

Abhishek Ray, MBA Graduate, India

“The UK is well known for its multi-cultural diversity, outstanding facilities and excellent academic and career opportunities. This University has a good reputation for sport courses having been awarded the prestigious title of Coaching Centre for Excellence.”

Akriti Sharma, Current student, BSc Sport & Exercise Science, India

“I will recommend this University to all of my friends. The 24 hour library and the vast collection of online resources make it the best option for postgraduate students.”

Umair Arif, MSc Marketing Graduate, Pakistan

Courses

• Wide variety of Pre-sessional, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes

• One year internationally recognised masters qualifications

• Flexible start dates in January and September

• Free English language support and fee discounts for international students

• We gained 8 points of excellence in our last British Council inspection, placing us in the top 1.5% of British Council accredited Language Schools in the UK.

Leeds Beckett University offers world-class teaching across an incredible array of subjects and wonderful opportunities for developing your knowledge and skills. We focus on making you more attractive to future employers and our courses can make a real difference to your future career.

We offer a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including many distance learning courses. Most of our undergraduate degrees are three years and some include a one year work placement to make them ‘sandwich’ courses (four years). Most of our postgraduate programmes take 12 months to complete full-time or 15 months if you start your studies in January.

Leeds Beckett also offers a range of university preparation courses which will help you improve your academic qualifications and English language level to gain entry onto one of our undergraduate programmes. These courses are accredited by the British Council.

We gained 8 points of excellence in a recent British Council inspection, placing us in the top 1.5% of British Council accredited Language Schools in the UK.

English language courses start throughout the year. As a full-time international student at Leeds Beckett University you will be offered a free

Research

Courses

• Wide variety of Pre-sessional, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes

• One year internationally recognised masters qualifications

• Flexible start dates in January and September

• Free English language support and fee discounts for international students

• We gained 8 points of excellence in our last British Council inspection, placing us in the top 1.5% of British Council accredited Language Schools in the UK.

Leeds Beckett University offers world-class teaching across an incredible array of subjects and wonderful opportunities for developing your knowledge and skills. We focus on making you more attractive to future employers and our courses can make a real difference to your future career.

We offer a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including many distance learning courses. Most of our undergraduate degrees are three years and some include a one year work placement to make them ‘sandwich’ courses (four years). Most of our postgraduate programmes take 12 months to complete full-time or 15 months if you start your studies in January.

Leeds Beckett also offers a range of university preparation courses which will help you improve your academic qualifications and English language level to gain entry onto one of our undergraduate programmes. These courses are accredited by the British Council.

We gained 8 points of excellence in a recent British Council inspection, placing us in the top 1.5% of British Council accredited Language Schools in the UK.

English language courses start throughout the year. As a full-time international student at Leeds Beckett University you will be offered a free

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Leeds Beckett University!

Services

Across both of our award-winning campuses we have outstanding library, learning and sports facilities to help you make your time at Leeds Beckett University a productive and memorable one.

Our libraries are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. You can loan AV equipment such as laptops and digital cameras, TV studies and self-access video-editing suites are available for production work as well as video presentation studios.

You will also have access to a fantastic language resource area which enables you to spend time working on your English language skills out of class. One-to-one advice and support is available from our language advisors.

Leeds Beckett University has one of the best university sports complexes in the UK (so good the Chinese Olympic Track and Field team have chosen us as a base for their track and field team during the London 2012 Olympics). The amazing facilities include a gymnastic and tennis centre, squash courts, swimming pool, athletics track, floodlit synthetic turf pitches, dance studio and fitness suite. You can also join one of our many sports clubs, societies or exercise classes, which are a great way to have fun and socialise.

We also have a range of superb cafes, restaurants and shops on campus.

Student Life

Accommodation & Living in Leeds

At Leeds Beckett we offer some of the best university accommodation in the UK with 4,000 rooms available, all within easy travelling distance of our campuses. We offer a range of accommodation from single rooms to self-contained apartments. We guarantee a place in university accommodation for all our international students who apply within the booking period of 1 February to 31 July. A £200 deposit payment is required to secure your accommodation.

To apply for accommodation use our online application system when you have accepted our offer of a study place (or made us your firm choice if you are undergraduate). Typical rent is between £85 and £165 per week. Higher priced accommodation usually comprises en-suite facilities and some residences have gym facilities.

Leeds Beckett University has one of the best sports centres in the country and access to a huge range of top-class sports facilities and 41 sports clubs ranging from cricket to jiu jitsu. See here for more information. There are also 44 student societies to choose from including dance and film clubs, photography, faith-based societies and many more.

Email: accommodation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 113 812 5972

Welcoming you to Leeds

Our Meet and Greet Service and dedicated Welcome Programme will help you settle in. The University runs an International Social Network for international students to get involved in all social activities while you are with us. Introducing you to current students who will act as your mentors, inform you of all student clubs and societies, parties, trips and much more! Join us on

We also have an extensive network of student support services including the International Student Advice Service which will ensure you are fully supported throughout your studies. Over 70 languages are spoken in the city of Leeds and you will be able to find places of worship for all major faiths.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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