Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Overview of Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University is a technical university in the northern English city of Leeds. Leeds has grown to become one of the most popular institutions in the UK. With a prestigious reputation, Leeds Beckett boasts five star QS ratings for employability, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation; a silver status in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and enviable employability stats.

The University hosts a diverse mix of students across two campuses, with more than 24,000 students from 143 different countries attending the institution. It takes pride in creating a welcoming environment for those from overseas, with a week of activities scheduled just for international students when they arrive.

What started as a technical college now offers a broad range of subjects, encompassing arts and humanities as well as science and technology. The university retains its strength in technical fields, with three prominent research institutes for sport, sustainability and health. Leeds Beckett is a member of the Athena SWANN charter, which commits to gender equality in science and technology subjects.

The university offers a short course in English over the summer for any international students wishing to polish their language students before embarking on studies.

Leeds Beckett’s student union is a hub of societies, sports teams and volunteering opportunities. Students can join clubs which range from football to ethical hacking; from Harry Potter to Yoga. The union is also a popular music venue where big names from the UK and beyond play each week.

Leeds is an exciting, vibrant city. It has four universities, making for a major student population. In recent years it has been the focus of major redevelopment, and now the city’s industrial past mingles with modern shopping centres and art galleries.

Summary of Leeds Beckett University

LOCATION Leeds Beckett University
City Campus
United Kingdom
Life sciences
Business & economics
Engineering & technology
Arts & humanities
Social sciences

Ranking of Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University has been placed for the second consecutive year in a league table ranking the world’s best universities.

Leeds Beckett University is also recognized as finalists in the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) inaugural Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) at an awards ceremony in London.

In June, Leeds Beckett was awarded ‘silver’ status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This is a nationally-recognised mark of quality for the education offered to current students and applicants to the University.

  • 123rd in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 120th in the Guardian University Guide 2019

Accommodation at Leeds Beckett University

Halls of residence

We have over 4000 bedrooms are available across a wide range of accommodation and we’re confident that your time spent in halls will be so good you just won’t want to leave. Whether your offer is conditional or unconditional, if you’ve made Leeds Beckett your firm choice you can book today!

  • International students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they apply within the specified booking period; if students apply outside this period, the university will help them to find alternative accommodation in Leeds.
  • All of the university’s accommodation is suitable for international students, with over 4,000 rooms including single rooms and self-contained apartments, to meet the needs of different age groups.
  • All residences are self-catered, and within easy traveling distance of campuses.

Location of Leeds Beckett University

Our location is a fantastic asset for us, being located in the thriving city of Leeds, the biggest business district in the UK outside of London.
Our City Campus, comprising our award winning buildings, is right in the heart of Leeds, just a few minutes from the varied bars, shops and entertainment the city has to offer.  Just under three miles away is our Headingley Campus which is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city. The suburb of Headingley has its own vibrant community, popular with students, with an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants. Our Carnegie Pavilion facility is also located nearby at the famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium.