School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management

School placed 4th in the UK by QS University Rankings

The School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management made the top 100 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject published in March, and placed 4th overall in the UK.

QS World University Rankings

QS is a rating system which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.

Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of the school, said “We are one of only two schools in the university in the QS 51-100 category, the other being the School of Sport. Unlike other ranking systems, this one is made up of ‘academic reputation’, ‘employer reputation’ and a smaller element for citations. Given this breadth, I think everyone can claim a degree of credit for this improvement in perception. Congratulations all round!

“It is very satisfying that colleagues have received such positive endorsement from their peers internationally and from employers. 

“We invest significant time and energy in trying to create a positive educational and research environment and this kind of recognition is very encouraging.”

This award complements the results of the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) that placed us in the top 50 globally. Both of these rankings reaffirm the quality of our research and its potential value to employers.


The success of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality management contributed to Leeds Beckett University as a whole receiving a Five star rating for teaching, employability, online learning, inclusiveness and in the specialist criteria of hospitality and leisure management following an audit in early 2021.

For the QS Stars ratings institutions are assessed according to dozens of set indicators which are chosen based on global standards and best practices and awarded between zero and five stars over eight wider fields, as well as an overall star rating. 

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