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Our mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so that they can make a positive difference in the world.

We aspire to undertake cutting-edge research and provide an education that will lead our students into rewarding careers. We are very proud that the latest available official statistics show that 97.7%* of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation and are delighted that in the National Student Survey 2018 we achieved an overall student satisfaction rating of 94.48%. *DLHE 2016/17

Leeds is home to some of the UK’s most progressive tourism and hospitality businesses, and the city regularly hosts world-class events and festivals.  This makes it a great place to study, to work and to visit.  Please visit our latest news to find out about our latest achievement, and opportunities to study or to collaborate on research.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Dean of School

We interviewed current Events Management student, Raj, to find out what studying on the course is really like.


Leeds Beckett University School News    20/02/19
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Responsible Tourism Management students have recently returned from a one week study tour in The Gambia.


Leeds Beckett University School News    18/02/19
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Programmes offered by Leeds Beckett University have been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality since May 2007. ...

“Inspiring to meet the future leaders of the events industry and share learnings that will hopefully help them navigate their future path...

Leeds Beckett University School News    13/02/19
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Building on last year’s success, Oliver Dickinson has been selected for the final of the Young Guns competition organised by the Council for ...

Leeds Beckett University School News    30/01/19
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vasilis koukoulis

“Coming from Greece, a country where hospitality is in our DNA, it felt natural to follow this path in my education and career. I thoroughly enjoyed covering all aspects of tourism during my undergraduate degree, but I was keen to extend my knowledge and learn more about the hospitality industry so stayed on for my masters.”

Vasilis Koukoulis

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and MSc International Tourism & Hospitality Management

Our Academic Centres

Courses are delivered by expert staff from The UK Centre for Events Management and The Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management. We strive to transform events, tourism and hospitality practice through the education of future leaders and the insights from our research. We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with the sectors. These approaches ensure our graduates are highly employable and well-prepared to embark on rewarding careers.

The International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) produces world-class research. The group to which we belong was ranked second in the UK for research power in the last REF.