Leeds Beckett University is a higher education institution that provides access to education for wide range of learners, promoting cultural awareness and diversity through the curriculum provided. The University is located in two main campuses in Leeds in the north of England; one in Leeds city centre and the other in the Headingley area on the outskirts of the city. The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across thirteen schools. Leeds Beckett has almost 30,000 studetns, 3000 staff and 300,000 associate students through a network of partner colleges.
Leeds Beckett provides predominantly vocationally orientated higher education programmes to a body of students drawn from the UK, Europe and many other countries world-wide. It provides diverse undergraduate and postgraduate professional qualifying award programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level in cooperation with professional bodies and employers.
With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, we are proud of our history and excited about future opportunties that lie ahead. Leeds Beckett University has an ambition to continue to be an excellent, accessbile, globally engaged university contributing positively to a thriving Northern economy. The University's mission is to ensure that we use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations across the North.
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|Total Number of Staff||3115|
|Number of Academic Staff||1500|
|Number of Students||26000|
Leeds Beckett University has a range of Research Institutes and Centres which faciliate interdisciplinary activity between the thirteen schools to provide solutions to important issues of modern society. Areas of particular expertise are:
- Education, Childhood and Society
- Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing
- Events, Tourism and Hospitality
- Sustainability and Global Responsibility including Cybercrime and Security Innovation
- Culture and the Arts