Who We Are
Here at Leeds Beckett, we are a modern professional university with ambition.
Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.
Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
A big business in our own right, we have around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; we contributed an estimated £500 million to the economy every year.
With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, we are proud of our history and excited about our future.
Our institutional Strategic Planning Framework 2016-2021 was approved by our Board of Governors on 6th May 2016. Our Education Strategy 2016-2021 was approved by the University’s Academic Board in July 2016 to support the University’s strategy in the provision of an excellent education and experience for all our students.
During 2016 our University entered a new chapter under the leadership of Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor, and the development of our new Strategic Planning Framework 2016-2021 incorporating a new Vision, Mission and Values. The framework does three things:
- It says what we stand for
- It explains what we do
- It says what we want to achieve over the next 5 years
Our ValuesOur values, which are the principles that guide the way we do things, are that we should be:
- Student focus
BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012
The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.
PhD Contemporary Fine Art Practice, 2013
The art deals with the day-to-day life where crisis has penetrated the norm and disrupts the perceptions of an idyllic place as portrayed in tourist brochures and promotional material.
QAA - UK Quality Assured
HR Excellence in Research
We offer more than 190 postgraduate courses
See our courses here.
The percentage of our UK postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduating
Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17.
We offer a 10% discount on postgraduate study fees to our alumni
Terms and conditions apply. See our Financing Your Studies page for more information.