Leeds Beckett University

United Kingdom

Leeds Beckett University dates all the way back to 1824 and the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. By 1970 it had become Leeds Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992. In 2014 it adopted its current name, changing from Leeds Metropolitan University. Today it hosts nearly 24,000 students a year including international students from more than 143 countries.

It ranked in the top 800 global universities in the 2022 Times Higher Education rankings. It is also placed just outside the top 100 UK universities in the Complete University Guide and guides from The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times. It has also come second in the University of the Year award by The Times Higher Education Supplement and was commended for its ‘low-charging, high energy’ strategy.

What is the Leeds Beckett University acceptance rate for International Students?

The Leeds Beckett University acceptance rate is over 75-80%.

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The university has spent £80m on a new Leeds School of Arts Building as well as £45m on a state-of-the-art Sports Building. This investment is continuing and Leeds Beckett ranked 4th in the UK for Facilities in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022).


Leeds has been voted the happiest major city in the UK as well as winning the prestigious Purple Flag award for the last five years. This is awarded for its wide range of dining, entertainment and culture on offer as well as its safety and levels of wellbeing.



Leeds Beckett University is ranked 6th in the UK for Career Prospects by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022. Meanwhile 94.2% of its graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Its careers team helps students gain experience through part-time jobs, volunteering, placements and through jobs fair and employer events. There are also a broad range of online resources and learning tools available which are accessible to graduates for up to five years after their graduation.


The Leeds Beckett University acceptance rate is 75-80%.

The Leeds Beckett University employability rate is 94.2%.

The Leeds Beckett University is ranked 1001-1200th in the QS World University Rankings, 106th in The Guardian University Guide and 801–1000th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings


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