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Leeds Beckett University

About Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England and is also known as Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) and formerly Leeds Polytechnic university. It is one of the largest and most popular universities in the United Kingdom with over 25,000 students on 2 campuses in Leeds. It offers more than 150 degree courses in various fields, Law and Sports to Arts and Social Science and more than 190 postgraduate courses.

Leeds Beckett University Campus

City Campus

City Campus of the University is located near the center of Leeds in England and consists of several academic and administrative buildings. The Broadcasting Place offers training in design, fashion, architecture and environment. Rose Bowl on the City Campus has learning areas, such as spacious classrooms, new meeting facilities and lecture halls. The campus also houses specialized health services such as a clinical information suite of £ 1 million as well as high technology labs in environment and biomedicine.

Headingley Campus

Leeds Beckett University also has a campus located about 3 miles from the city center in Beckett Park, Headingley. This campus houses first-class sports science labs, music and animation studios and advanced computer laboratories, as well as sports facilities such as pitches, an outdoor and indoor tennis courts and running track.

Facilities in Campus

  • Clinical and biomedical labs
  • Business and media suites
  • Sports science and exercise laboratories
  • Creative spaces and studios
  • Technical labs for engineering and computer forensics
  • Law course simulation room

Leeds Beckett University Location Specialities 

  •  In addition to London, Leeds is the largest business district in UK.
  • Leeds is one of the most vibrant UK cities, full of art, culture and entertainment. With over 130 art, culture, food, and music festivals in the city held every year, this city has become a cultural hub.
  •  Leeds is also the largest economic district, with jobs expected to be rising, in all UK's key employment centres, as well as the largest outside London. The city's head offices are focused on centers of excellence in telecommunications, engineering and manufacturing – like channel 4.
  • There are many nationalities in Leeds and 60,000 university students from around the world. It is a diverse, exciting and student friendly experience living in Leeds.

Leeds Beckett University Accommodation 

  • Leeds Beckett provides an outstanding choice of accommodation, ensuring that students select the university in their first year and apply online before the deadline. Rooms are allocated separately, and students can also pick their own bedrooms and apartments
  • The 4,250 University Rooms are readily accessible from both campuses and provide free Wi-Fi and 24-hour protection; most rooms are provided with Residential Officers to assist students with any problems.
  • Each of the ten residential halls has handicapped access and many have been adapted to meet the needs of disabled students.

Leeds Beckett University Awards

In November 2006, at the annual higher education awards ceremony presented by The Times Higher Education Supplement, the university received the award for "outstanding contribution to the local community."

In June 2013, Leeds Beckett University became only the third university in the UK to achieve the Customer Service Excellence standard, a government recognition awarded to public sector organisations that are dedicated to promoting customer-focused change within their organization.

Awarded five out of five stars for employability in the QS World Rankings 2019.

Leeds Beckett University Ranking

  • 123rd in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 118th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Leeds Beckett University Teaching Quality

In 2017, Silver was awarded by the University in recognition of their education and teaching, course design, placement and partnerships with employers as part of a Teaching Excellence Framework.

Study Options Available 

  • Art, Architecture and Design
  • Built Environment & Engineering
  • Business
  • Clinical & Applied Sciences
  • Computing, creating technologies & engineering
  • Cultural studies and humanities
  • Education
  • Events, Tourism & Hospitality management
  • Film, music & performing arts
  • Health & community studies
  • Law
  • Department of Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

Why Leeds Beckett University, Leeds

Leeds a Great student city .

  • Leeds is a multicultural city that accommodates 60,000 students, reflected in the diverse culture of Leeds Beckett University.
  • Students from 144 countries and regions all over the world choose to study here, it is one of the UK's most famous student towns.
  • Excellent Teaching.
  • Leeds Beckett has been awarded Silver Status in the National Framework for Excellence in Teaching (TEF) in recognition of their learning and teaching delivery, course design, and employer relations.
  • High employability ratio 
  • Lees Beckett University  obtained Five out of five employability stars in the 2019 QS World Rankings 
  • 94 percent of all graduates of Leeds Beckett University are employed or continuing their studies six months later.

Amazing Campuses

  • It has two modern campuses with advanced facilities.
  • Guaranteed Accommodation.
  • Accommodation is guaranteed to first year students .
  • Advanced Facilities.
  • Leeds Beckett University achieved five out of five stars for facilities in the QS World Rankings 2019.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • Located in the centre of the UK, Leeds has excellent transport links by road, rail and air.
  • City Campus is less than 15 minutes from the Leeds Railway Station and both Headingley and Burley Parks are only a ten minute walk from City Campus. Leeds can be reached by train from London in just over 2 hours.
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport, with direct routes to more than 50 airports, is 8 miles from Leeds Beckett City campus.
  • All residential halls and other common student areas are linked to the City and Headingley campuses by regular bus services;

Leeds Beckett University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (5 Courses) 12 Month - 4 Year GBP 12000 - GBP 14000
Science (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 12000 - GBP 14000
Arts (7 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 12000 - GBP 14000
Law (2 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 12000 - GBP 13000
Media Films (7 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 13000 - GBP 14000
Information Technology (IT) (3 Courses) 3 year GBP 13000
Management (6 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 12000 - GBP 14000

Leeds Beckett University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Banking & Finance IELTS
Engineering IELTS
Information Technology (IT) IELTS
Management IELTS
Media Films IELTS
Science IELTS

Leeds Beckett University Scholarships

The scholarship and tuition fee waiver for International students are dependent on the course the student is opting for on the condition the student must have applied for full-time course.

  • The value of scholarship are as follows:
    • International Foundation Year – 1,500 POUND (first year only).
    • Undergraduate courses – 1,000 POUND/year.
    • Research based courses – 1,500 POUND/year.
    • Taught Postgraduate courses – 3,000 POUND (first year only).
  • The student need not apply separately to receive the scholarship. The form submitted during the admission process is evaluated for the scholarship eligibility.
  • The University offers an exclusive scholarship of 1,000 POUND to Indian students on selected programmes. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of well written submission of Statement of Purpose.
  • Awards available to international students include scholarship, grants and research assistantships.
  • The University also offers a 10% discount for the post graduate students who are the alumni.
  • Some external scholarships available to the students are:
    • Chevening Scholarships
    • Commonwealth Scholarships

Famous Aluminis

Leeds Beckett University has produced several distinguished and successful graduates. Ricky Wilson is a popular singer and a member of the band, Kaiser Chiefs. Alexander Skarsgård is an award-winning actor who is known for starring in True Blood, a very famous HBO series. Kevin Sinfield is a professional rugby league player. Sarah Storey holds 14 gold medals in Paralympic Games for track race cycling and swimming. Peter Cattaneo is a successful filmmaker who directed The Full Monty. Sam Quek is a professional field hockey player who bagged a win for the British team at the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Leeds Beckett University English Language Requirements :


  • UG – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • PG – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5

UG and PG:

  • TOEFL – 79 to 89 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 54 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

The Requirements may defer for some Programs.

Click HERE for more Details on English Language Requirements.

Leeds Beckett University Highlights

College Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1824
Annual Endowment 216 million Pound
Student Retention Rate 98%
Work-study program Yes
Mode of Program Full time, part-time and classroom
Graduation Job rate 97.7%
Intake Months February and October

Leeds Beckett University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Course Annual Tuition Fees
Annual Tuition Fees
 Pre-sessional five weeks   £1,150  £1,150
 Pre-sessional 10 weeks   £2,300  £2,300
 Foundation   £11,000  £9,250
Undergraduate (most courses) £12,000  £9,250
Postgraduate (most courses) £13,000 to £14,000 £5,950 to £7,500
Research £14,000 £4,260 

Living Costs - Per month example*

 Accommodation £750
 Food £120
 Other living costs (phone, clothes, socialising) £145
 One month £1,015

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Leeds Beckett University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 10,390


£ 12,150

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 7,890

Campus accommodation

£ 8,700

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.