team beckett

Compete in your sport and earn a Master’s degree from Leeds Beckett University in the UK

American Football players during a game

who we are

Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom with a strong sports heritage dating back almost 90 years. Our university is located in Leeds, the third-largest city in the UK. Leeds is world-renowned as a city of sports - Leeds United Football Club are partially owned by the San Francisco 49ers and currently compete in the English Premier League (the top tier of the English football league system), while the Leeds Rhinos compete in the Super League, the top tier of English rugby league.

Our Team Beckett program provides the opportunity for American student athletes to extend your sporting career beyond your senior year, while also earning an internationally-recognised Master’s degree from our university. We offer scholarship opportunities that will allow you to pursue a postgraduate degree in just one year, at a more affordable cost than American universities.

We provide free one-to-one assistance for student athletes. Our US-based representative is on hand to help you explore your options to play and study abroad.

Let's do this together! When you come to Leeds Beckett, you’ll be part of a diverse community of students from around the world.

Let's do this together


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scholarships and entry requirements

Find out more about our entry requirements and how our scholarships work for students from the USA.

leeds beckett athletes

  • Mick Hill coaching Jessica Eniss

    Mick Hill

    Former England Javelin Thrower and current Sports Performance & Coaching Manager at LBU

    Mick has won a number of medals including bronze and silver at the European Championships and, has represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games.

    • Medals: 6
  • Sam Queck playing in a match

    Samantha Quek

    Leeds Beckett Alumni

    Sam Quek earned Man of the Match as part of the gold medal winning England team in the European Championships 2015. In 2016, she helped the England hockey team to victory and won an Olympic gold medal at the Rio Olympics

    • Medals: 4

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