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Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Hospitality Business Management with Marketing

Hospitality Business Management with Marketing

Hospitality Business Management with Marketing

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year
This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year.

Overview

The hospitality industry is constantly changing to innovate and capitalise on consumer trends in food, drink and accommodation. There is a growing demand for highly knowledgeable graduates that understand global market trends and can drive forward marketing opportunities for responsible, sustainable hospitality businesses.

You will develop into a reflective practitioner who is able to make informed decisions and respond flexibly to a dynamic globalised hospitality industry and anticipate emerging market trends.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to think critically, be reflective, make research informed decisions and have the potential to transform and drive forward hospitality businesses through successful marketing practices.  You will also learn to put hospitality, business and marketing theory into practice with visits to local industry and the chance to work on live projects, such as creating branded social experiences, communication plans for hospitality businesses and by developing exceptional guest experiences.

You will have the opportunity to make insightful decisions based on market trends within and beyond the hospitality sector.  All of which means your project management skills will develop by creating exciting solutions that benefit consumers and the hospitality industry in an ever-changing marketing environment.

You will also have the option to tailor assessments to specific areas of interest including food trends, sustainability and technology.

You will have the opportunity to witness the hospitality industry first-hand through a series of field trips. Guest lectures and research seminars will also enable you to network with and learn from professionals.

Interaction with peers during and outside classroom activities will aid the development of new ideas and give you the ability to evaluate hospitality management techniques within a variety of settings.

In addition, the sandwich year will provide you with the chance to gain valuable industry experience and boost your employability skills.

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
  • Sandwich year
  • Part-time study available
  • Study abroad option
  • Top-up course available

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

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

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths 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/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Hospitality Management. 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.

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.

Our commitment to help every student succeed:

Leeds Beckett University is committed to ensuring that every student with the potential to succeed at our University is able to do so regardless of their background. For this reason we operate a contextual admissions policy, which means we take into account a range of additional factors when we assess a student’s application. Applicants who meet at least one of our contextual admissions criteria will be offered a place on this course with lower (predicted or achieved) UCAS Tariff Points than our published tariff (above).

Our contextual admissions criteria are: 

  • Home postcode is in an area where few people go to University (POLAR4 quintile 1 or 2 area. This can be checked on the Office for Students website)
  • Declared disability on the UCAS application form (or direct application for part time applicants)
  • Over the age of 21 on the 1st of September before the course starts
  • Declared as a care leaver on the UCAS application form (or direct application for part time applicants)

Find out if you qualify >
Our place as an Anchor Institution:

Leeds Beckett University is in the top 10 universities nationwide for being representative of our local community. To further strengthen our position as a key provider of education and training for West Yorkshire we apply an Anchor Institution Policy in our admissions process. Students who apply to us from any of the five Local Authority areas in West Yorkshire (BD, HD, HX, LS, WF) will be offered a place on this course with lower (predicted or achieved) UCAS Tariff Points.


Find out if you qualify >
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: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

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

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths 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/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Hospitality Management. 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.

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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Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
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 predominantlyby coursework, with some practical assessment. 

Core Modules

Explore the meaning of hospitality and how the hospitality industry has evolved from hosting guests to becoming businesses which provide food, drink and accommodation, offering personalised service, interconnected cultural experiences and infotainment in a socially responsible sustainable manner.

Learn to create and deliver successful hospitality marketing initiatives as well as irresistible, memorable and communicable hospitality products and services in ethical and responsible ways so that stakeholders achieve their short-term goals and long-term purposes.

This module will provide the opportunity to acquire and develop academic and professional skills in both your learning, paid and un-paid work environments to help you to succeed.

Develop an understanding of how best to design the structure and culture of departments in a variety of hospitality organisations in order to coordinate employees' behaviours to ensure the efficient and effective day to day operation of the unit. To do this, you will develop an understanding of the labour markets and the composition of the labour force in the hospitality industry.

Explore how you can identify target customers, understand their needs and develop products and service offers which meet them. It will then go beyond this to ensure that you are able to plan products and services which exceed customers' requirements and genuinely delight them, rather than simply satisfy their needs. You will consider and apply key concepts including the marketplace; market segmentation, positioning and targeting and consumer behaviour to hospitality businesses.

This module looks at profitability and will introduce you to the key financial documents used by hospitality businesses. You will gain an understanding of how a department or unit can operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining product quality.

Overall workload
Clock icon
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.
Clock icon
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 two is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessment and an examination. 
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of market research and its relevance to the hospitality sector for product development and for understanding consumer perspectives. You will gain critical perspectives and knowledge which will enable you to develop insights into customer expectations. You will also build knowledge of research methods appropriate for carrying out market research.

Explore how hospitality service organisations design the service package to positively frame the service experience. You will investigate a range of experiential trends in hospitality to demonstrate how hospitality businesses respond to these influences.

This module will address the many ways that communication is possible in the hospitality industry today – both theoretically and practically. You will have the opportunity to explore effective communication strategies and tactics to influence consumers to engage with hospitality businesses and share their experiences with the hospitality business and other consumers.

You will examine a range of theories to create a pragmatic, contingency, process model of management and leadership that can be used to take the hospitality business unit forward dealing with individuals and groups across a variety of departments and situations. You will develop a rigorous and relevant management and leadership model that can be continually developed throughout your career based on ongoing academic research and personal career experiences which can be used to drive the development of the business unit.

Study the recruitment, selection, training and development of human resources in the hospitality industry and be able to decide which methods are appropriate for the effective and responsible management of labour.

Develop financial decision making from the perspective of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. You will look at how you can use your financial resources to make decisions to sustain a hospitality business and ensure it is managed responsibly over both the short and long term. You will learn how to develop and use decision models and build financial scenarios to make informed decisions and to measure the balance of environmental, social and financial performance.

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
234 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.
Clock icon
966 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 coursework, with some practical assessment. 
Core Modules

Critically evaluate a range of international market research data, together with marketing theories and concepts that lay the foundations for hospitality businesses that wish to grow internationally. The module includes three key areas: analysis, marketing strategy development and implementation. Using marketing strategies and tools, you will be able to explore international marketplace, environment, United Nations/Governments, social and cultural influences and recommend workable solutions for hospitality businesses to grow internationally.

Critically examine how hospitality businesses create brands, build awareness of their brand along the customer journey, and deliver an emotional experience that excites and creates a long-term relationship between the hospitality business and its consumers.

This module draws together two key areas that will help you in the future. Firstly, it is a substantial individual piece of work that helps to demonstrate your ability to be an independent learner. Secondly, it allows you to use research skills that critically evaluate secondary and primary sources of data and help draw well-justified conclusions.

This module will enable students to critically evaluate socially responsible hospitality businesses to gain knowledge in how they engage and grow; with social responsibilities at the heart of business culture. Students will also be asked to critically review why and how businesses consciously develop their engagement in social responsible strategies for the ultimate benefit of their stakeholders.

Gain an understanding of the nature and importance of entrepreneurialism within the hospitality industry and learn to identify and evaluate the requirements of successful business development. You will critically reflect on your own interest and capability for business development and will be able to develop effective business plans for new business ideas.

Overall workload
Clock icon
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.
Clock icon
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 predominantlyby coursework, with some practical assessment. 

Core Modules

Explore the meaning of hospitality and how the hospitality industry has evolved from hosting guests to becoming businesses which provide food, drink and accommodation, offering personalised service, interconnected cultural experiences and infotainment in a socially responsible sustainable manner.

Learn to create and deliver successful hospitality marketing initiatives as well as irresistible, memorable and communicable hospitality products and services in ethical and responsible ways so that stakeholders achieve their short-term goals and long-term purposes.

This module will provide the opportunity to acquire and develop academic and professional skills in both your learning, paid and un-paid work environments to help you to succeed.

Develop an understanding of how best to design the structure and culture of departments in a variety of hospitality organisations in order to coordinate employees' behaviours to ensure the efficient and effective day to day operation of the unit. To do this, you will develop an understanding of the labour markets and the composition of the labour force in the hospitality industry.

Explore how you can identify target customers, understand their needs and develop products and service offers which meet them. It will then go beyond this to ensure that you are able to plan products and services which exceed customers' requirements and genuinely delight them, rather than simply satisfy their needs. You will consider and apply key concepts including the marketplace; market segmentation, positioning and targeting and consumer behaviour to hospitality businesses.

This module looks at profitability and will introduce you to the key financial documents used by hospitality businesses. You will gain an understanding of how a department or unit can operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining product quality.

Overall workload
Clock icon
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.
Clock icon
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 two is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessment and an examination. 
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of market research and its relevance to the hospitality sector for product development and for understanding consumer perspectives. You will gain critical perspectives and knowledge which will enable you to develop insights into customer expectations. You will also build knowledge of research methods appropriate for carrying out market research.

Explore how hospitality service organisations design the service package to positively frame the service experience. You will investigate a range of experiential trends in hospitality to demonstrate how hospitality businesses respond to these influences.

This module will address the many ways that communication is possible in the hospitality industry today – both theoretically and practically. You will have the opportunity to explore effective communication strategies and tactics to influence consumers to engage with hospitality businesses and share their experiences with the hospitality business and other consumers.

You will examine a range of theories to create a pragmatic, contingency, process model of management and leadership that can be used to take the hospitality business unit forward dealing with individuals and groups across a variety of departments and situations. You will develop a rigorous and relevant management and leadership model that can be continually developed throughout your career based on ongoing academic research and personal career experiences which can be used to drive the development of the business unit.

Study the recruitment, selection, training and development of human resources in the hospitality industry and be able to decide which methods are appropriate for the effective and responsible management of labour.

Develop financial decision making from the perspective of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. You will look at how you can use your financial resources to make decisions to sustain a hospitality business and ensure it is managed responsibly over both the short and long term. You will learn how to develop and use decision models and build financial scenarios to make informed decisions and to measure the balance of environmental, social and financial performance.

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
234 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.
Clock icon
966 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 coursework, with some practical assessment. 
Core Modules

Critically evaluate a range of international market research data, together with marketing theories and concepts that lay the foundations for hospitality businesses that wish to grow internationally. The module includes three key areas: analysis, marketing strategy development and implementation. Using marketing strategies and tools, you will be able to explore international marketplace, environment, United Nations/Governments, social and cultural influences and recommend workable solutions for hospitality businesses to grow internationally.

Critically examine how hospitality businesses create brands, build awareness of their brand along the customer journey, and deliver an emotional experience that excites and creates a long-term relationship between the hospitality business and its consumers.

This module draws together two key areas that will help you in the future. Firstly, it is a substantial individual piece of work that helps to demonstrate your ability to be an independent learner. Secondly, it allows you to use research skills that critically evaluate secondary and primary sources of data and help draw well-justified conclusions.

This module will enable students to critically evaluate socially responsible hospitality businesses to gain knowledge in how they engage and grow; with social responsibilities at the heart of business culture. Students will also be asked to critically review why and how businesses consciously develop their engagement in social responsible strategies for the ultimate benefit of their stakeholders.

Gain an understanding of the nature and importance of entrepreneurialism within the hospitality industry and learn to identify and evaluate the requirements of successful business development. You will critically reflect on your own interest and capability for business development and will be able to develop effective business plans for new business ideas.

Dr Alexandra Kenyon
Dr Alexandra Kenyon
Course Director
Alexandra is the course director for the undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality courses. She has published widely in areas of social responsibility in hospitality, social media marketing, experiential marketing and communications and was the lead editor in a recently co-edited book; Managing Hospitality Experiences. She is on the Board for the Journal of Advertising Research.
Hospitality is one of the oldest industries in the world; hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes are vital places where consumers socialise, celebrate together and enjoy emotional experiences together. And with the rise of digital technologies relationships are formed between hospitality brands and consumers are formed along the entire customer journey.

Fees & funding

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

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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.

Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will 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.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but 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: such as 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 social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of 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.

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.

Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will 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.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but 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: such as 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 social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of 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.

The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are not yet confirmed.

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.

Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will 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.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but 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: such as 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 social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of 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.

The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are not yet confirmed.

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.

Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will 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.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but 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: such as 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 social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of 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.

Facilities

  • 24/7 Library and learning spaces
    24/7 Library and learning spaces

    Our online library is a vital resource, allowing you to access tens of thousands of digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals, subject-specific web pages and databases, from any machine anywhere in the world. Our split-site Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, so you will always find space to work, whether that is in our silent study areas or social learning spaces.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

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

  • 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
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    March - September
  • 2
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    Visit the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) and follow the course application process.
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  • 3
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    December - March
    Deadline
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  • 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
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    Accommodation
    After accepting your offer, you can apply for our university accommodation.
    February - June
    Deadline
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    Mid-August
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