Education and research reflecting engagement with dynamic organisations
We offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education. This is informed by the research of our academic staff and their engagement with progressive organisations, including major employers. Several of our students are award winners and many go on to pursue highly successful careers. Indeed, our alumni now hold leading positions at Manchester City Football Club, BBC Radio One, London's Olympia exhibition venue and Silverstone in the UK, as well as senior roles elsewhere in the world, including in China, Europe, India and the USA.
On completion of their programme, our students are equipped to enter graduate career jobs. Our efforts to refine what we do in light of current trends have been rewarded with industry accolades from the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) and, uniquely, The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO); both have granted us Centre of Excellence status. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has also awarded us a highly prized quality kite mark for our MSc Responsible Tourism course.
Our work is co-ordinated by three specialist centres: the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM), the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management, and the Languages Subject Group. These represent the academic homes of staff and students, and provide opportunities for working with our networks of alumni, employers and policy-makers. Our International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) manages our research and enterprise initiatives, drawing on staff expertise from across the School.
Our Academic Team
The International Centre for Research in Events Tourism and Hospitality offers consultancy and bespoke industry research across a range of areas.
Continuing Professional Development
With our University-wide expertise and network of external professional and/or accredited trainers and associates, we deliver courses from pre-employment learning through to team member training and senior executive development at Masters level and beyond.
The International Centre for Research in Events Tourism and Hospitality undertakes high quality multi- and inter-disciplinary research ethically and disseminates the findings using a range of mechanisms, including research reports, articles and books, bespoke programmes of continuing professional development, consultancy, short courses and specialist events.
We work in close partnership with or are members of the following organisations:
School of Events, Tourism, Hospitality & Languages
Event to examine the history of South Asian cricket in Yorkshire
The role of cricket in the story of South Asian migration to Yorkshire will be the subject of a free talk at Leeds Beckett University as part of the Carnegie Conversations series.
Conference celebrating ten years of responsible tourism at Leeds Beckett
Practitioners and academics are coming together to help mark ten years of Leeds Beckett’s UNWTO TedQual certified MSc Responsible Tourism management course and to celebrate the difference it has made to pioneering responsible tourism practice around the world.
Recruitment of Mauritius CSC scholarships
Leeds Beckett University and Rushmore Business School (RBS) in Mauritius have been awarded funding for ten Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships to study MSc Responsible Tourism Management*. Students will be taught through a combination of online learning and face-to-face teaching in Mauritius.
Pioneering Practice: Celebrating 10 years of responsible tourism
At Leeds Beckett University we're celebrating both 10 years of delivering our MSc Responsible Tourism Management course and the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour, with a view to create a more sustainable tourism sector. . Join us at this event and learn about pioneering responsible tourism practice from around the world.