Leeds Beckett University

University Location:

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

The origin of Leeds Beckett University (LBU) dates back to the establishment of Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824. The institute originally had two rooms, a classroom and a library, located at a site on Park Row. It moved to South Parade in 1841 and merged with the Leeds Literary Society the next year. The Leeds Mechanics’ Institute and Literary Society moved to a new building on Cookridge Street in 1968. The institute was renamed as the Leeds Institute of Science, Art and Literature in 1897. In 1970, it merged with three former institutions to form Leeds Polytechnic. In 1976, the City of Leeds and Carnegie College and the James Graham College joined Leeds Polytechnic. It became Leeds Metropolitan University and began granting degrees in 1989. It was given its current name in 2013.

The university’s City Campus is situated near the Leeds city centre in England and includes a number of academic and administrative buildings. It houses Broadcasting Place which offers courses in design, art, architecture and environment. Situated at the City Campus, Rose Bowl features academic spaces like spacious classrooms, modern lecture halls and conference facilities. The campus is also home to specialist health facilities like £1 million clinical skills suite and hi-tech environmental and biomedical laboratories. Leeds Beckett University also has a 100-acre campus in Beckett Park, Headingley, at a distance of 3 miles from City Campus. This campus houses first-rate sport science labs, music and animation studios and modern computing labs along with sports facilities like pitches, a running track and outdoor and indoor tennis courts.

University at a glance

UG/PG Course Ratio:

1 : 1.33

Endowments Value:

Pound 80,000

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 7.4 Lakh

International Students Website:


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