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Leeds Beckett University

Leeds LS1 3HE, UK

As one of the largest universities in the UK, Leeds Beckett University offers more than 150 undergraduate courses to its 28,000 plus students.

The university started life as the Leeds Mechanics Institute back in 1824, before becoming the Leeds Institute of Science, Art and Literature in 1897 and then renamed Leeds College of Technology in 1924. It finally gained university status in 1993 spreading out across two sites in Leeds. City campus is located in the centre of Leeds and Headingley campus is situated 3 miles out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre and has become one of Leeds’ most popular student areas.

Many of the courses on offer are vocational rather than purely academic focussed and the university secures thousands of paid placement opportunities each year for its students.

There are 14 faculties at Leeds Beckett University:

  • Art, Architecture and Design
  • Built Environment and Engineering
  • Business
  • Clinical and Applied Sciences
  • Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
  • Cultural Studies and Humanities
  • Education
  • Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Film, Music and Performing Arts
  • Health and Community Studies
  • Law
  • Department of Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

Students come from 143 countries around the world to study at Leeds Beckett University making it a wonderfully diverse place to spend your student days. There are also plenty of opportunities to study abroad during your time at Leeds Beckett University, which always looks great on your CV!

The university has a wide range of placement programmes in partnership with over 2000 companies and organisations with big global names such as Disney, Samsung, Apple, Nike and BMW. And on top of all that, they have some amazing facilities on site including biomedical and sport science laboratories, courtroom, mock trading floor, fully-equipped radio studios, accredited film studios, modern sport science laboratories, animation, music and performing arts studios and computing labs.

Leeds has everything a student could possibly need and would explain why students make up such a large part of this northern city’s population. Downing Student Accommodation’s centrally located student housing in Leeds offers students a relaxing place to unwind after a busy day of lectures, but still in the heart of all the action when you want to go out with friends and explore this fantastic city.

Distance from Leeds Beckett University to Downing Student Accommodation in the area


Walk – 4 minutes
Cycle – 1 minute

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