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geography, housing and planning

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investigating the world around us

Join us and study a range of contemporary themes including globalisation, migration, identity, social justice and the diversity of human living. On one of our courses you'll build your skills in developing sustainable communities and responding to urban challenges by learning how to make cities better places to live and work. If you study one of our BSc courses you’ll discover the diverse natural environments that our planet is able to sustain today, but also how these might be forced to change or adapt in the future. You’ll study natural hazard management and investigate how we might mitigate risks to our societies. You’ll look at where pollutants come from and how they impact and investigate sustainable solutions to the carbon crisis. You’ll unpick the workings of the modern climate system and piece together how components of the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere all interact with one-another.

You'll have the chance to study abroad, volunteer internationally, be involved in live research projects and go on international field trips. Our students have visited Russia, Lithuania, France, Germany and Spain. These trips will enable you to evaluate the implementation of spatial, cultural, economic and environmental policies, to gain an awareness of cultural differences and to develop a range of transferable skills to take with you after graduation. You can take part in local field trips within the Leeds region and throughout the north of England.

Leeds Beckett Alumni Maxwell Muteliso
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As a disabled person, I wanted to be the voice of disabled people in shaping the inclusive built environment. My course taught me about the creation of sustainable communities, and creating inclusive places for people to live, spend time and find jobs. My greatest achievement as a result of my travels and independent research is publishing a book called Headfirst Thrills on Wheels.

Leeds Beckett Alumni Maxwell Muteliso
Maxwell Muteliso, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion Independent Researcher MA Town & Regional Planning

your student experience

Everything we do is built on our award-winning teaching, research, and support teams. We have a solid network of partnerships that feed into our courses and provide work experience and employability opportunities for everyone.

We want you to have the best possible start to your career in industry, by making sure you are ahead of the latest industry developments and enabling you to get the  best contacts you need to launch your career.

Get to know our courses

You will participate in lectures, seminars, work in the laboratories and go out into the field so that you can explore the environment in a variety of ways and in detail. The degree programme allows you to engage with some of the most pressing contemporary issues of our time and you’ll be able to position this knowledge in a variety of real-world situations so that by the end of your degree you’ll have the skillset necessary to tackle global environmental challenges through a wide range of careers.

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BSc (Hons)


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Advanced Professional Diploma

Housing and Neighbourhood Management

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Advanced Professional Diploma

Sustainable Urban Management

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your teaching community

We will support you to have a real-world impact and to foster your creative and technological skills, as well as your ability to be expansive, independent and imaginative thinkers and practitioners. We are all industry professionals and our practice-based, industry-focussed and collaborative approach will enable you to gain hands on experience in your chosen field.

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