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. We are rightly proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard.
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.
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
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.
PG Dip Advanced Practice and MSc Advanced Practice, 2012
I’d been working for a number of years and was ready to develop myself further. My postgraduate qualification has given me the opportunity to progress to a more senior role.
QAA - UK Quality Assured
Gold Medal Award
HR Excellence in Research
We offer more than 200 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 2014/15.
We offer a 10% discount on postgraduate study fees to our recent graduates
Terms and conditions apply. See our Financing Your Studies page for more information.
We are ranked among the top 4% of universities in the world
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.