Main location   Leeds, England
 Courses  Undergraduate, Master, PhD, Foundation course
  • School of Art, Architecture and Design
  • School of Built Environment &Engineering Business
  • School Clinical and Applied Sciences
  • School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
  • School of Cultural Studies and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality
  • School of Health and Community Studies
  • School of Law
  • School Social Sciences
  • School of Sport
 Student life
  • Mosques in the area : AhlulBayt Cultural Centre, Lincoln Green Mosque, Leeds Grand Mosque
  • Leeds Beckett University Students' Union: Student services


About Leeds Beckett University 

Leeds Beckett University (LBU, formerly Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Polytechnic) is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with campuses in the city centre and Headingley. The university’s origins can be traced to 1824, with the foundation of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. Since then, the university has grown into one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK with more than 24,000 students studying across our 2 campuses in Leeds. The university offers a wide and diverse range of more than 140 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses in various subject areas, from Law and Sports to Arts and the Social Sciences. which enable you to embrace your interests and career aspirations.

In 2017, the university has awarded Silver Status in the Teaching Excellence Framework, in recognition of our learning and teaching provision, course design, placements and links with employers. In the latest International Student Barometer, the university received a 93% overall satisfaction rate from our students.

Why choose Leeds Beckett ?

Located in the centre of the UK, just over two hours from London by train, Leeds is Britain’s best city for quality of life (2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index). The university is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations with over 1,000 retail outlets in the city centre. More than 60,000 university students in the city. It is home to more than 75 different nationalities.

With a history stretching back 200 years and an overall four-star QS rating, it is easy to see why Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular in the UK. More than 28,000 students study a Leeds Beckett University qualification in the UK or overseas.

The university staff provides student advice service for international students. The university personal tutors are ranked 2nd in the world. The campus buildings are ranked 5th in the UK and 6th in the world. The university is ranked fourth in the UK for graduate employment. 96.6% of all university graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. It is top ten in the world for employability and work experience, and among the top five universities in the UK.

International Foundation Studies

The university offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance learning programmes, with start dates in September and January. If English is not your first language, this course will give you the skills to study any undergraduate degree. You will gain an understanding of British culture and universities, improving your English language, academic research and study skills.  You will have the option to take a module on the subject you are interested in studying as your undergraduate degree. Subjects covered are business and management, law and social sciences, architecture and art and design. You will develop the following areas: English language, academic skills, group work, cultural awareness, maths and a subject module from your undergraduate degree choice.


The university accommodation office is ranked 5th in the UK11 halls of residence providing more than 4,250 bedrooms. Accommodation is guaranteed for all international students (applying within booking periods). With more than 4,250 rooms available in halls of residence, you really are spoilt for choice. All their accommodation is located within easy travelling distance of their campuses with facilities such as en-suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, or a TV in the lounge area.