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Leeds Beckett University


Formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University


Founded in 1824, Leeds Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s most popular universities and is a real favourite with international students. World-class teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning buildings and


friendly staff and students, make Leeds Metropolitan University a great place to study.


Ranked 2nd in the UK for Learning Spaces*


Ranked 3rd in the UK for Class Sizes*


Ranked 5th in the UK for Campus Buildings*


One of only three universities to achieve the UK Government’s Customer Service Excellence Standard


91% of Leeds Met graduates are in employment


Offers 1000s of paid work placements every year


Campus and Facilities


The University has two campuses, both in fantastic locations. The City Campus is in the city centre and has award-winning buildings the Rose Bowl and roadcasting Place. Leeds International Study Centre is also located on the City Campus. The Headingley Campus is just 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) away set in beautiful parkland with historic buildings dating from 1752 and is easily accessible by bus. Both campuses offer a range of facilities to help you get the most out of your studies. The award winning libraries are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specialist course facilities include a fantastic Language Resource Area, computer labs, health laboratories, design studios and more. When you progress onto Leeds Metropolitan University there are more than 4,500 bedrooms available in nine halls of residence. They are all within easy travelling distance of the campuses and with facilities, such as en-suite bedrooms, on-site health and leisure clubs, and social areas




The University’s courses are developed in conjunction with first class employers to ensure that the skills and knowledge learnt really adds to the employability of its students. There are opportunities to gain work experience and all undergraduate courses include at least two weeks work-based learning. University staff are passionate about their subject area and many are from industry.






The University’s research is also graded as world leading or internationally excellent in seven areas including Business and Management Studies; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies and Sports-Related Studies.


About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.


There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.


Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.


Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.


Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes


Foundation Year


Business, Law and Social Studies


Science, Engineering and Computing


International Year One


Accounting & Finance


Business & Management


Hospitality & Tourism


Sports Marketing and Events Management


Pre Masters






Entry Requirements

Foundation Year


Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with grades 55% or SSCs 65%. Intermediate Certificate or Polytechnic Diploma with passes in 4 or more subjects.

International: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate)        20 points

IGCSE/GCSE    4 passes at A-C in relevant subjects with a C in English

A/AS levels       40 UCAS points

USA     High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or 70%

Canada and Australia     Successful completion of Year 11 with equivalent grades to the GCSE/IGCSE requirements


ELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in writing)
TOEFL: Listening 12, Reading 09, Speaking 17, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English: 41 (in all bands)

International Year One


Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with grades 60% or above.

International: The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate):    22 points

A/AS levels       120 UCAS points


IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in Writing)
TOEFL: Listening 15, Reading 13, Speaking 18, Writing 15
Pearson Test of English: 46 (in all bands) 

Pre Masters


Banglasdesh: Recognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 45%, 3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 50%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 45%, 3 Year Diploma (not a degree) 55%.


IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)  in all components
TOEFL: Listening: 17; Reading: 18; Speaking: 20; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English: 51 across all skills


Dates and Prices

Foundation Year: Sept and January


International Year One: January


Pre Masters: Sept and January


Leeds Beckett University


Fees 2014/15
Tuition prices Foundation Year
(3 terms)
Business, Law and
Social Science
Science, Engineering and
International Year One
(3 terms)
Pre-Masters Business
(2 terms)
English Language
Preparation - per term 
Accommodation Opal 1 & 2
(single en-suite)
£125.00 per week
(43 week tenancy)
Woodhouse Flats
(standard single room)
£102.00 per week
(41 week tenancy)
Supplements Study Care Insurance   12 months cover £416.00
Airport pick up 
(one way)
Leeds Bradford Airport £49.00
Manchester Airport £110.00
London Heathrow £390.00




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