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- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- Entry Standards Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.Read more 288
- Student-Staff Ratio 20.7
- Research Quality Research Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.Read more 2.16
- Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.Read more 932
- Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.Read more 3.98
- Facilities Spend Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.Read more 499
- Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.Read more 58.3
- Degree Completion Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.Read more 78.7
- Good Honours Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.Read more 65.3
- Leeds Beckett University has a 190 year history of teaching in the city.
- Leeds Mechanics Institute was the university’s founding college in 1824.
- In September 2014, the university changed its name from Leeds Metropolitan University to Leeds Beckett University. Beckett Park is where a number of the university’s predecessor colleges were established, the first being the City of Leeds Training College in 1913, and is still home to the university’s Headingley Campus.
- It is one of the most popular universities in the UK with 30, 000 students studying on Leeds Beckett programmes in the UK and overseas, and 3, 000 staff.
- In 2013, the university achieved the Customer Service Excellence standard and is currently the only UK university to hold this and the Investors in People (Gold) accreditation across the whole institution.
Location and Transport
- Leeds is a student-friendly city located in Yorkshire, the largest county in the UK, and is easily accessible by rail, road and air. The city is less than two hours from London by train and there are direct train services from Leeds to all major cities in the UK.
- Leeds Beckett has two campuses, one in the heart of the city of Leeds and the leafy, historic Headingley Campus, which is about 3 miles north of the city centre. The university’s two campuses are within walking or cycling distance from each other and are close to popular shops and services.
- There are regular bus services connecting all halls of residence to both the City and Headingley campuses.
- Leeds Bradford International Airport, which provides access to more than 75 countries around the world, is 10 miles from the City Campus and can be reached easily by bus or taxi.
- Under the new tariff system to be introduced in 2017 the majority of our courses will require 120 UCAS tariff points.
- Academic qualifications are one of several criteria taken into account when considering applications, as the university is also interested in potential to succeed and passion for the subject.
- The university’s online prospectus offers more information about entry requirements and our admissions policy can also be seen online.
The 26, 025 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 83%
- Postgraduate 17%
Mode of study
- Full Time 72%
- Part Time 28%
- The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate course opportunities, including full-time, part-time and online courses, as well as both September and January start dates.
- Employability is embedded throughout the university’s course portfolio, with many courses offering placements or work-related learning. The university engages with around 1, 000 employers a year and, wherever relevant, courses are accredited by appropriate professional bodies.
- The Erasmus+ Exchange Programme offers students on relevant courses the opportunity to work or study abroad in Europe for one or two semesters.
- The university offers a wide range of professional courses and CPD aimed at those already in employment wishing to further their career.
- Leeds Beckett’s vision is to be acknowledged for its commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.
- The university’s National Student Survey (NSS) results have shown an increase in overall student satisfaction from 69% in 2009 to 80% in 2014.
- In April 2014 the Quality Assurance Agency confirmed the quality and standard of Leeds Beckett’s provision. Assessors also found areas of good practice including: the University's comprehensive and systematic engagement with collaborative partners through formal and informal mechanisms and the way employability is embedded in the design, approval and delivery of courses.
- Many courses are accredited by leading professional bodies, meaning that the course has been officially recognised as providing the latest industry knowledge and training.
- At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally.
- In the last Research Excellence Framework review, the 'quality, reach and significance' of the university’s research was rated as 'world-class' across all four faculties. An ongoing programme of work continues to expand and enhance research through Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students.
The university has four Research Institutes around which academic research is focused:
- The Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
- The Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.
- The Leeds Sustainability Institute.
- The Retail Institute, the UK’s only academic research hub looking into consumer experiences of the future in retail, food and packaging.
The university also currently has nine research centres:
- Centre for Active Lifestyles
- Centre for applied Social Research
- Centre for Culture and the Arts
- Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility
- Centre for Social and Educational Research across the Life Course
- Centre for Sports Performance
- International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH)
- Research and Enterprise Centre for Sport Coaching and Physical Education