Leeds Beckett University
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.04 / 5.00
- 2.16 / 4.00
- 0.24 / 1.00
- 65.9 / 100.0
- 64.6 / 100.0
- 75.6 / 100.0
- Leeds Beckett is a modern, professional university with more than 25,000 students studying across its 2 campuses and a history in education that stretches back almost 200 years.
- The university offers more than 135 undergraduate courses and delivers groundbreaking research aimed at improving the lives of communities.
- Contributing an estimated £520 million to the economy, the university, based in the business capital of Yorkshire, works hand in hand with the businesses on its doorstep to ensure its degree programmes reflect the latest thinking and meet the needs of employers.
- Entry requirements vary depending on the course, with many courses requiring students to have studied specific subjects and qualifications. The university's UCAS point requirements range from 88–128 points.
- Some courses will require students to have experience in a relevant field or take part in an interview or audition before an offer is made. Please refer to the university website for details.
- Courses include full-time, part-time and online programmes, and the university offers September and January start dates.
- Many courses offer placements or work-related learning; the university engages with hundreds of employers every year and many courses are accredited by professional bodies.
- The Erasmus+ exchange programme offers students on various courses the opportunity to work or study abroad in Europe for 1 or 2 semesters.
Student Services and Facilities
- The Library is open 24/7, 365 days a year with access to thousands of online and printed resources, spaces with specialist software and fully equipped rooms to rehearse presentations and group projects.
- Learning spaces include specialist biomedical, sport science and computing laboratories. There is also a courtroom, a mock trading floor and fully-equipped radio, film, music, animation and performing arts studios.
- Student Hubs on both campuses can answer queries about student life and the university's support services; these hubs can also be accessed online.
- If students need support with issues such as exam stress, homesickness, bereavement, relationships or anxiety, an experienced team of counsellors, mental health advisors and chaplains offer confidential guidance and advice, as well as a website packed with resources, information and advice. Student Liaison Officers are recent graduates of the university who also ensure that students have access to all the help, opportunities and services the university provides.
- If students have a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difficulty (including dyslexia), the university has a friendly team offering support and help.
- If students are eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, staff in the Disability Assessment Centre can undertake their Study Needs Assessment to identify the most appropriate support. This can be done before the start of the student's course.
- Support ranges from 1-to-1 study support, mentoring, specialist software or equipment, to recommendations relating to learning and teaching.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- Leeds Beckett Students’ Union (SU) aims to make student life the best it can be, giving students the chance to get involved in student-led activities such as volunteering, joining a club or society, campaigning for change or simply turning up to enjoy the social events that run throughout the year. Students automatically become a member of the SU once they enrol on their course.
- Students can access free, expert and confidential advice through the SU’s Advice Service on a variety of important issues, including personal finances, academic life and housing.
- Student-led societies offer a vibrant range of activities throughout the year and are a fantastic way to meet like-minded students. With an ever-increasing number of societies, students are sure to find something that will spark their interest; if not, the SU can help students set up their own society.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The Job Shop helps students find paid casual work to fit around their studies.
- An online system, MyHub, allows students to search for a range of work opportunities particularly relevant to their course.
- A dedicated Employability Team helps students shape their CV and write job applications, prepare for interviews and provides expert guidance when it comes to students deciding the next step in the world of work. They can also arrange career mentoring, where students receive advice from people who have been successful and influential in their chosen field.
- Placements enable students to apply their learning from campus into the world of work, giving them an invaluable taste of their chosen career. The university's placement programme runs in partnership with more than 2,000 companies and organisations: in 2015-16, 5,231 students went on placements in organisations ranging from Disney to Samsung, from Nike to BMW and many more.
- If students dream of running their own business, the Enterprise & Innovation Academy for Students provides start-up workshops, networking events and advice on funding. Since 2004, the Academy has helped create over 180 student and graduate businesses, including Sweet Cecily’s, a natural skincare company, and Boston Shakers, a mobile cocktail bar service. The Academy also offers recent graduates use of a business address, professional meeting spaces and membership of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, all completely free of charge for 3 months.
25,921 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 83%
- Postgraduate 17%
Mode of study
- Full Time 72%
- Part Time 28%
Where students come from
- UK 93%
- EU 2%
- Other 5%
- Male 47%
- Female 53%
- Leeds Beckett University has a long history of teaching in the city. The Leeds Mechanics Institute was the University’s founding college, established in 1824.
- Beckett Park is where a number of the university’s other predecessor colleges were established, the first being the City of Leeds Training College in 1913. It is still home to the university’s Headingley campus.
- In September 2014, the university changed its name from Leeds Metropolitan University to Leeds Beckett University.
- Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden – musicians from Rudimental.
- Ricky Wilson – musician in the Kaiser Chiefs.
- Jeremy Dyson – screenwriter on The League of Gentlemen.
- Sir Eric Pickles – Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
- Dame Sarah Storey – swimmer and cyclist, most successful female British Paralympian with 14 gold medals.
- Alistair Brownlee – triathlete, double Olympic champion.
- Kevin Sinfield – rugby league, former Leeds Rhinos, England captain and Great Britain player.
- Sir Ian McGeechan – rugby union, former Wasps, Scotland and British & Irish Lions head coach.
- Emily Scarratt – rugby union, England international and World Cup winner.
- Lucy Bronze – footballer, Manchester City and England.
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