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What Can I Study

What can I study?

We're one of the most popular universities in the UK - dedicated to offering quality teaching across a wide variety of subjects and providing wonderful opportunities for developing your knowledge and skills.

We offer a wide range of English language, university preparation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  Find your course today to come and join us in Leeds!

Our programmes all focus on making you more attractive to future employers and can make a real difference to your future career.

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We offer a wide range of courses. View all our subject areas here.

English and university preparation courses

As a student at Leeds Beckett, you will be offered an Academic English & Study Skills course to help you while you are studying with us. These classes are offered free to international students, while EU students may be required to pay a small fee.

However, you may find that you don't have a sufficient level of English to apply for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses. If so, don't worry, as lots of our students are in the same position.

We have a range of courses that will help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Information on the British Council English Language test (IELTS)

International Masters
This unique two year combined academic English and masters course offers an accelerated route for international students with an HND, or equivalent, in a subject related to a chosen masters degree. You will only need one visa for this two-year course. You will need IELTS 5.5 with no skill below 5.5 (or equivalent) to be eligible.

International Foundation Studies
Our course will give you the skills to study an undergraduate degree. You will develop the following areas (if your degree requires this): English language, academic skills, group work, cultural awareness, maths and a subject module from your undergraduate degree choice.

10 Week Pre-Sessional
Successful completion of this course will meet the English language requirement of Leeds Beckett University for courses requiring IELTS 6.0 or 6.5, so you will not need to take another IELTS test.

If your English language level is IELTS 5.0 with no skill below 5.0, or IELTS 5.5 with no skill below 5.5 (or equivalent) this course is for you.

Postgraduate Research Degrees
You can find out more about our research specialisms on our research pages or contact us directly at

Deciding which preparation course is right for you

  1. First, search for your chosen course in our online prospectus. Then click on 'entry requirements' to see the level of English you need.
    For example, to study for an MBA in 2015, you will need a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no skill below 5.5 (or equivalent).
  2. Next, see how your English qualifications match our English language requirements. 
  3. If you have sufficient English qualifications, then you can go ahead and make your application. If you don't know what your IELTS score or English qualifications are, please e-mail us at

If you would like help deciding which course is right for you, please contact us.

Improve your skills alongside your course

We can help you to improve your speaking and writing skills, note-taking, presentation and IT skills, and much more. Click here to access all the free workshops that you can attend alongside your course.

Undergraduate degrees (BA, BSc)

You should consider this type of course if you do not already have a degree level qualification.

Examples of this type of course include:

If you would like help deciding which course is right for you, please contact us at

Postgraduate taught degrees (MBA, MA, MSc)

You should think about taking one of these courses if you already have a degree level qualification.

Examples of this type of course include:

If you would like help deciding which course is right for you, please contact us at

Student satisfaction is a priority

Postgraduate research degrees

You should consider this type of course if you would like to further improve your knowledge of a specific area, or would like to enhance your career prospects in a particular discipline.

You can find out more about our research specialisms on our research pages or contact us directly at

International FAQs

Do I need to attend a course interview?
Certain courses require an interview as part of the entrance requirements. Please note that this is a requirement of our University and not part of the immigration process. This information is detailed in the course requirements section of the Online Prospectus. Please note: You will be required to evidence your English language ability through one of the qualifications listed in our University entrance requirements. This cannot be met through interview alone.
How will I make friends with other students?
To help you make friends with other international and home students, we run a mentor scheme and an International Social Network. Leeds Beckett International Mentors gives new students the opportunity to make new friends quickly and to benefit from the support and advice of current students keen to share their experience. We also run an International Social Network, which holds social activities and trips through-out the year and keeps you up to date with part-time work and other important information. For more details of all our mentor scheme or social network, please email Kathryn Firth.
What are the annual living costs?
In addition to tuition fees, we recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities

It is difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different, but please see below for guidance:

Living expenses (including accommodation): £7,380
Please note that these living expenses are estimated and dependent on your lifestyle.

Check out for great advice and tools to help you plan and manage your budget whilst studying in the UK.
How can I get help with my visa and the immigration process?
Our International Student Advice Centre (ISAC) can provide support and advice about many issues which may affect you, including visas, immigration, employment, financial difficulties, childcare facilities, emotional support, and any general matters.

Advice is offered free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.

For support with visa and immigration etc, contact us at:
Tel: +44 113 812 5612 / 5620 / 5735

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

The International Student Advice Centre at Leeds Beckett University is regulated under OISC guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. Advisers have to attend regular training to be able to do this.