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About Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University is located in Leeds, England, UK with a history dating almost 200 years back to the year 1824. Today it is a modern and one of the most popular universities offering more than 150 undergraduate and 190 postgraduate courses. The top – quality learning experience and impressive facilities are one of the main reasons why 24,000 students study at the Leeds campuses. Its a feeling of pride to have a diverse community of students drawn from 143 countries and territories around the world.

The University offers a wide range of courses across various disciplines including Sport and Sport Education.

With 190 years of quality teaching, Leeds Beckett University is one of the largest universities in the UK with many nationalities represented by our 27,000 students. Leeds Beckett University offer quality teaching in an exciting learning environment and an unforgettable student experience.
Leeds Beckett University offer a wind range of courses at the Undergraduate to Postgraduate level with start dates in January and September and most of the degrees are recognised by the U.K. professional bodies.
The academics maintain close links with industry to ensure that leave students with the latest skills, knowledge and professional accreditation of the choice of career demands. In recent years Leeds Beckett University have established links with global employers such as Disney Channels EMEA, KPMG, Manchester United, Redmayne-Bentley, Connolly Europe Limited, 3M and Omerta Game Ltd.
93.7% of our students go into work or further study within six-months of graduating* (Source*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2012/13).

Leeds Beckett University Building

Leeds Beckett University were ranked 1st in the UK for size of classes and assessment, and 1st in the UK and 4th in the world for personal tutors.  99.5% of international students were satisfied with our expert lecturers. *
One of the largest cities in England, Leeds is conveniently located midway of the UK between London and Edinburg. Leeds is one of the UK’s largest centres for financial and professional services outside London.

City of Leeds

Leeds is also known as the city of sport. The city passionate about sport, and at the heart of it is Headingley Stadium and Leeds United Football.  The city is also the base of some of UK’s most successful Olympians, including double gold-medal winner Alistaire Brownlee MBE and diver Jack Laugher. From Headingley hosting the very first Rugby League Challenge Cup final in 1897, to thousands of people welcoming Olympic and Paralympic heroes as they returned from London 2012, this is a vibrant and proud sporting city.

Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University

The University have a long history in Sports education stretching back to 1933 with the founding of the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training. Today they are one of the largest providers of sport education in UK higher education, they are home to world-leading experts and have been producing successful graduates for more than 80 years.  Their alumni are leaders in national and international sport.

Their sports coaches have coached gold medal Olympic champions such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Alistair Brownlee MBE.

The academic staff in sport were ranked second in the UK for research quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


  • Flexible start dates in January and September
  • Free English language support and fee discounts for international students
  • Guaranteed accommodation for all international students, applying by the
  • Libraries open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • 3 research institutes and 10 research centres
  • Award-winning buildings including the Rose Bowl, Carnegie Pavilion and Broadcasting Place, named the best tall building in the world by a global council of architects
  • The world famous sports ground, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, is the cutting edge teaching facility for our Events, Tourism and Hospitality students
  • World-class sports facilities chosen by the Chinese Olympic Track and Field Team as a training base for the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • University’s impact on the economy is worth around £450m each year
  • Recent campus developments include a £1 million clinical skills suite and cutting-edge biomedical sciences laboratories within our Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
  • University has helped to support up to 150 start-up businesses through our Business Start-up unit and QU2 

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