Leeds Beckett University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HE, United Kingdom

Leeds Beckett University is a technical university in the northern English city of Leeds.

The university’s heritage stretches back to 1824, when the Leeds Mechanic Institute was created. The Institute played a valuable role in educating the pioneers of the industrial powerhouse that was 19th century Leeds.



Gradually, more technical schools opened in the city. Several combined to form Leeds Polytechnic in 1970, which later gained the right to award degrees and became Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2014, the university changed its name to Leeds Beckett. It is named after one of the university's founding colleges, Beckett Park.

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. 

Leeds International Study Centre for progression to Leeds Beckett University is a safe and supportive place where you can feel at home and make new friends. We have experienced and friendly teachers who you’ll get to know well. They will monitor your progress closely to keep you on track.

You will study in small classes with other students, which means you can get more individual attention from your tutors. If you should need extra support, your personal tutor will be able to help you with your academic studies, and answer any other questions you may have.

Courses at Leeds International Study Centre follow the same style of teaching and provide all the relevant modules that you’ll find at Leeds Beckett University, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you start your degree.

The Leeds International Study Centre is located at the world-famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium, just a short walk from Leeds Beckett’s vibrant Headingley Campus. Our location benefits from great transport links, with a regular bus service to and from Leeds city centre, and from Headingley Campus to Carnegie Stadium during term time.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is designed for international students who need to improve their academic levels, study skills and English language qualification before starting the first year of an undergraduate degree at Leeds Beckett University.
• Business, Law and Social Studies
• Science, Engineering and Computing

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Key statistics

  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 19,726
    Number of FTE Students
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 19.5
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings