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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Sport Business with Foundation Year

Sport Business with Foundation Year

Sport Business with Foundation Year

Sport Business with Foundation Year

Sport Business with Foundation Year

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal first step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BA (Hons) Sport Business Managementdegree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four sport-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our 10 routes, from sport development and sport and exercise science to coaching and lifelong health.

Two additional modules will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Science of Sport Performance

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

BA (Hons) Sport Development

BA (Hons) Sport Marketing

BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Exercise & Health

BA (Hons) Physical Education

BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Residential experience
  • Industry links
  • Employability events
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Sandwich year
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Entry Requirements

72
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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Teaching and learning

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Carnegie School of Sport - Teaching 2020-21 page.

Core Modules
The Sporting Environment

Introduction to H.E. Study Skills

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

Introduction to Careers in Sport

Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed predominantly by course work, with some examinations and practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Gain a broad understanding of the main business concepts involved in managing sport organisations across the three main sectors: public, private and voluntary sectors. You will study the business landscape of sport, its growth, issues, challenges and how it has developed commercially. This module will also introduce you to a number of contemporary issues such as corruption scandals in sport, equality and diversity and the globalisation of sport.

Understand sport consumers in a variety of global contexts both. You will be introduced to the challenges sport marketers face when examining the sociological, psychological and situational factors that impact the sport consumer decision making process from an `active? and `passive? participant. You will explore diverse customer segments and the role of relationship management to ensure sport organisations can attract, engage and build loyalty to impact future consumption.

Sport is one of society's major economic activities and knowledge of the role marketing plays in the sport business landscape has emerged as a valuable asset. On this module you will develop an understanding of the unique nature and application of sport marketing principles and processes to the sports industry, as it becomes ever an integral element in the landscape of sport business.

Develop the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively engage with the latest business innovations and new emerging technologies to create competitive advantage for sport organisations. You will will learn the foundation principles of digital marketing and recognise the key differences between traditional sport marketing and digital sport marketing.

There is a clear need for sport business managers to have financial awareness and the skill set to analyse and interpret financial statements to inform evidenced-based decision making. This module will provide you with an applied knowledge and understanding of financial management principles in relation to the global sports industry.

Understand the fundamentals of enterprise and research skills. You will be introduced to key researchers and the role research plays in informing business decision making and development. You will benefit from hands-on experience of collecting and analysing data related to real world sports businesses.

Overall workload
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276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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804 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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120 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed predominantly by course work, with some examinations and practical assessments. 
Core Modules

This module will give you the opportunity to enhance your current and future development and employment prospects through an in-depth analysis of your current abilities. You will map these against your personal, academic and career aspirations to develop your professional reflective and reflexive skills and establish a series of on-going actions to positively impact upon your future performance.

Study the fundamentals of strategic management within the sport business industry. You will focus on a variety of environmental analysis and management models, which aid businesses in developing a greater understanding of their operations and strategic direction including the measuring, monitoring and evaluation of this data to ensure long-term success. You will learn about scenario planning and the importance of change.

Gain a holistic, contextualised and integrated approach to the management of people in sports organisations and apply your learning to real-life scenarios. You will learn about aspects of human resource management processes, recognising the need to manage and work with people equitably from both a legal and moral perspective, and you will apply leadership styles and theories to real-life scenarios.

Advance your skills in research and analysis to develop bespoke and creative research project delivering business or academic insight. You will gain the knowledge necessary to devise and conduct research that underpins and informs business decision making and strategies.

Develop the applied knowledge of how economic principles apply to the sport industry through analysis of current contemporary issues such as athletes' salaries, valuating professional athletes and impacts of mega events.

Option modules may include:

Develop an understanding of the process, circumstances, considerations and barriers to enterprise planning and development within sport. This includes sports related commercial / public and voluntary organisations within a local, regional and national setting.

Study the key concepts supporting sports events and the operation of sport and leisure facilities. You will gain essential knowledge relating to the dynamic planning processes involved and the manager’s role in the organisation and delivery of a successful event and facility management.

Develop your understanding of relevant social science perspectives applied to contemporary soccer. You will learn to relate these critical approaches to important contemporary issues within the sport.

Gain a critical insight into the growth and development of sport sponsorship in a global and local context. You will acquire knowledge into the sponsorship management processes from a rights owner and sponsors perspective in order to understand the relationship and relevance to strategic decision-making.

You will complete an in-depth, critical examination of the complex field of sport communications. This module enables you to explore the different elements of marketing communication and issues of integration within the UK and international markets.

Understand the changing sport broadcast landscape and critically analyse the dilemmas of rights holders, the use of multi-digital and social media, as well as strategies to engage consumers. You will also consider the power and influence of sponsors, the issue of ambush marketing and major sport events, and the importance of brand management, analytics and tracking exposure and engagement across various platforms.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
Clock icon
198 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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1002 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by course work, with some examinations.
Core Modules

Learn to utilise business intelligence in evidence-based decision-making to create competitive advantage. You will analyse big data on customers, participants, fans, spectators and viewers and you will understand how to identify methods to improve efficiency and financial performance.

Examine contemporary issues in sport governance across a variety of sport business contexts. Your studies will take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance. You will look at good governance in a range of business contexts and at regulatory oversight of governance in sport business, using appropriate cases or examples of good governance and failures as learning tools. You will critically examine areas such as corruption in sport, whistleblowing, international anti-doping governance.

Develop a deep understanding of how sport has become a global phenomenon. You will draw upon your existing knowledge and skills to unpick the historical, geopolitical, economic, technological, media, and ideological drivers to sport globalisation. You will learn how to make informed decisions when developing global strategies within sport business.

Engage in the negotiation, planning, implementation and evaluation of a major independent study relevant to your personal interests and course.

Option modules may include:

Develop a critical understanding and awareness of contemporary sport branding issues and practices. You will study the role of brands, the concept of brand equity and the advantages of creating strong brands in sport, and you will explore the range of alternative branding strategies available to the sport’s marketer, and the different approaches to measuring brand effectiveness.

Learn to plan, organise, market, deliver and critically evaluate a sport or leisure event. You will have the opportunity to engage and work with external partners in delivering events and be able to critically reflect on this.

Develop an awareness of the concepts, theory, policy and practice associated with SPD. You will draw upon various concepts and theories (such as hegemony, post-colonial, change and action, leadership, project and programme management) to illuminate the complex power and processes inherent in the practices of SPD.

Study the strategic marketing planning process and critically evaluate a range of theoretical planning models and metrics. You will explore how to develop a marketing strategy for a sport/leisure organisation.

Explore the variety of digital analytics and metrics that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of sport marketing campaigns, and the metrics available to measure a range of different platforms including web, mobile, and social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Enhance your employability and future career prospects by undertaking a year’s paid placement between years 2 and 3. You will have the opportunity to develop business contacts and professional networks, gain understanding of the jobs and career market and develop key employability and professional skills.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Core Modules
The Sporting Environment

Introduction to H.E. Study Skills

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

Introduction to Careers in Sport

Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Core Modules

Gain a broad understanding of the main business concepts involved in managing sport organisations across the three main sectors: public, private and voluntary sectors. You will study the business landscape of sport, its growth, issues, challenges and how it has developed commercially. This module will also introduce you to a number of contemporary issues such as corruption scandals in sport, equality and diversity and the globalisation of sport.

Understand sport consumers in a variety of global contexts both. You will be introduced to the challenges sport marketers face when examining the sociological, psychological and situational factors that impact the sport consumer decision making process from an `active? and `passive? participant. You will explore diverse customer segments and the role of relationship management to ensure sport organisations can attract, engage and build loyalty to impact future consumption.

Sport is one of society's major economic activities and knowledge of the role marketing plays in the sport business landscape has emerged as a valuable asset. On this module you will develop an understanding of the unique nature and application of sport marketing principles and processes to the sports industry, as it becomes ever an integral element in the landscape of sport business.

Develop the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively engage with the latest business innovations and new emerging technologies to create competitive advantage for sport organisations. You will will learn the foundation principles of digital marketing and recognise the key differences between traditional sport marketing and digital sport marketing.

There is a clear need for sport business managers to have financial awareness and the skill set to analyse and interpret financial statements to inform evidenced-based decision making. This module will provide you with an applied knowledge and understanding of financial management principles in relation to the global sports industry.

Understand the fundamentals of enterprise and research skills. You will be introduced to key researchers and the role research plays in informing business decision making and development. You will benefit from hands-on experience of collecting and analysing data related to real world sports businesses.

Core Modules

This module will give you the opportunity to enhance your current and future development and employment prospects through an in-depth analysis of your current abilities. You will map these against your personal, academic and career aspirations to develop your professional reflective and reflexive skills and establish a series of on-going actions to positively impact upon your future performance.

Study the fundamentals of strategic management within the sport business industry. You will focus on a variety of environmental analysis and management models, which aid businesses in developing a greater understanding of their operations and strategic direction including the measuring, monitoring and evaluation of this data to ensure long-term success. You will learn about scenario planning and the importance of change.

Gain a holistic, contextualised and integrated approach to the management of people in sports organisations and apply your learning to real-life scenarios. You will learn about aspects of human resource management processes, recognising the need to manage and work with people equitably from both a legal and moral perspective, and you will apply leadership styles and theories to real-life scenarios.

Advance your skills in research and analysis to develop bespoke and creative research project delivering business or academic insight. You will gain the knowledge necessary to devise and conduct research that underpins and informs business decision making and strategies.

Develop the applied knowledge of how economic principles apply to the sport industry through analysis of current contemporary issues such as athletes' salaries, valuating professional athletes and impacts of mega events.

Option modules may include:

Develop an understanding of the process, circumstances, considerations and barriers to enterprise planning and development within sport. This includes sports related commercial / public and voluntary organisations within a local, regional and national setting.

Study the key concepts supporting sports events and the operation of sport and leisure facilities. You will gain essential knowledge relating to the dynamic planning processes involved and the manager’s role in the organisation and delivery of a successful event and facility management.

Develop your understanding of relevant social science perspectives applied to contemporary soccer. You will learn to relate these critical approaches to important contemporary issues within the sport.

Gain a critical insight into the growth and development of sport sponsorship in a global and local context. You will acquire knowledge into the sponsorship management processes from a rights owner and sponsors perspective in order to understand the relationship and relevance to strategic decision-making.

You will complete an in-depth, critical examination of the complex field of sport communications. This module enables you to explore the different elements of marketing communication and issues of integration within the UK and international markets.

Understand the changing sport broadcast landscape and critically analyse the dilemmas of rights holders, the use of multi-digital and social media, as well as strategies to engage consumers. You will also consider the power and influence of sponsors, the issue of ambush marketing and major sport events, and the importance of brand management, analytics and tracking exposure and engagement across various platforms.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Core Modules

Learn to utilise business intelligence in evidence-based decision-making to create competitive advantage. You will analyse big data on customers, participants, fans, spectators and viewers and you will understand how to identify methods to improve efficiency and financial performance.

Examine contemporary issues in sport governance across a variety of sport business contexts. Your studies will take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance. You will look at good governance in a range of business contexts and at regulatory oversight of governance in sport business, using appropriate cases or examples of good governance and failures as learning tools. You will critically examine areas such as corruption in sport, whistleblowing, international anti-doping governance.

Develop a deep understanding of how sport has become a global phenomenon. You will draw upon your existing knowledge and skills to unpick the historical, geopolitical, economic, technological, media, and ideological drivers to sport globalisation. You will learn how to make informed decisions when developing global strategies within sport business.

Engage in the negotiation, planning, implementation and evaluation of a major independent study relevant to your personal interests and course.

Option modules may include:

Develop a critical understanding and awareness of contemporary sport branding issues and practices. You will study the role of brands, the concept of brand equity and the advantages of creating strong brands in sport, and you will explore the range of alternative branding strategies available to the sport’s marketer, and the different approaches to measuring brand effectiveness.

Learn to plan, organise, market, deliver and critically evaluate a sport or leisure event. You will have the opportunity to engage and work with external partners in delivering events and be able to critically reflect on this.

Develop an awareness of the concepts, theory, policy and practice associated with SPD. You will draw upon various concepts and theories (such as hegemony, post-colonial, change and action, leadership, project and programme management) to illuminate the complex power and processes inherent in the practices of SPD.

Study the strategic marketing planning process and critically evaluate a range of theoretical planning models and metrics. You will explore how to develop a marketing strategy for a sport/leisure organisation.

Explore the variety of digital analytics and metrics that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of sport marketing campaigns, and the metrics available to measure a range of different platforms including web, mobile, and social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Enhance your employability and future career prospects by undertaking a year’s paid placement between years 2 and 3. You will have the opportunity to develop business contacts and professional networks, gain understanding of the jobs and career market and develop key employability and professional skills.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Sandwich Year

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies.

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essential costs
  • Year 2 placement locations and experiences will vary and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. You can choose a placement which is convenient for travel.
Optional costs
  • Course branded sportswear (from £19.99).

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Sandwich Year

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies.
Essential Costs
  • Year 2 placement locations and experiences will vary and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. You can choose a placement which is convenient for travel.
Optional Costs
  • Course branded sportswear (from £19.99).

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the foundation year for students entering in 2020/21 is £8250. All subsequent years will be £9250.

Sandwich Year

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Optional costs
  • Course branded sportswear (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135.)
  • Sport volunteering opportunities (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies
Optional Costs
  • Course branded sportswear (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135.)
  • Sport volunteering opportunities (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medallist

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Your Steps to Leeds Beckett University

We've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide to applying for a place here at Leeds Beckett University. Here's what you need to do.

  • 1
    Select Your course
    Research the courses on offer and select the right course for you.
    March - September
  • 2
    Apply Through UCAS
    Visit the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) and follow the course application process.
    International students can also apply directly using our downloadable application form.
    For part time courses you can apply directly through our website.
    From September
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  • 3
    Interviews
    Some courses may require you to attend an interview before an offer can be made.
    December - March
    Deadline
    UCAS applications need to be completed by mid-January
  • 4
    Student Finance
    Apply for student finance - tuition loans and maintenance grants.
    January - July
  • 5
    Applicant Days
    Once you have received an offer you will be invited to an Applicant Day.
    January - April
  • 6
    Accommodation
    After accepting your offer, you can apply for our university accommodation.
    February - June
    Deadline
    Your deadline for accepting an offer is May - June
  • 7
    Results
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    Mid-August
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