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Undergraduate course
Foundation Certificate

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

Home/EU students – This course is not eligible for funding via the Students Loan Company.
Home/EU students – This course is not eligible for funding via the Students Loan Company.
Home/EU students – This course is not eligible for funding via the Students Loan Company.
Home/EU students – This course is not eligible for funding via the Students Loan Company.

Overview

If English is not your first language, this international foundation year will give you the necessary English language ability and subject-specific knowledge to study an undergraduate degree within UK higher education.

You will gain an understanding of British culture and universities, and you will work on your intercultural communication, maths, research and study skills. You will also become more aware of the requirements of studying at a UK university, helping you to be more successful and confident on your chosen undergraduate degree.

You might study some parts of the course with British students, while other sessions will be with fellow international students.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Class time: In Semester one, there will be 16.50 hours classroom-based, daytime study per week, as well as a recommended 15 hours per week of self-study.

In Semester two, there will be a minimum of 15 hours classroom-based, daytime study per week, depending on your subject route, as well as a recommended 15 hours per week of self-study. 

Please note: Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place during the working week from Monday to Friday, at any time between 09:00 and 18:00. There will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 6 May, Monday 27 May and Monday 26 August 2019. For the 2019-2020 academic year, there will be no classes on Friday 8 May and Monday 25 May 2020).

Class size: Maximum 23 students, except in the Researching Contemporary Britain lectures and some subject module classes, which will be determined in the pathway Schools.

Teaching Materials: All materials will be provided with the exception of the English Skills and Maths course book, which you will need to purchase at the maximum cost of £30. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University Library. 

The minimum age upon entry to this course is 17. Please note that our English language courses are adult courses. The university does not act `in loco parentis' and cannot provide 24-hour supervision of 17-year-olds. A signed Parental Consent form for students under the age of 18 is required prior to enrolment.

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We will help you improve your study skills through projects, essays and practical exercises. Your lectures and seminars will develop your understanding of British culture and learning at UK universities. You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and classroom tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also be given access to online self-study resources and matched with a personal tutor who will offer you guidance throughout the course.

After completing this course, your communication and presentation skills, time management, problem solving, and organisation and planning skills will all increase. Your intercultural awareness and self-confidence will benefit and you will be able to show greater initiative in all that you do. All of these skills will prepare you for your next programme of study and the workplace when you graduate.

This course welcomes a range of guest speakers. They will provide unique and insightful views and opinions on how best to settle into the UK and how to achieve the most from your time at university. When studying at Leeds Beckett University, you will be able to volunteer for a range of opportunities, both here and abroad.

In the International Student Barometer Autumn survey 2016 Leeds Beckett University was ranked 2nd in the world for personal tutors**.

**i-graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2016.

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

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Expert careers service
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
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Entry Requirements

Academic study to a minimum of GCSE equivalent plus one year of study or work experience is required. Where appropriate, experience and professional qualifications will be considered in place of academic qualifications. You need to show English language ability of IELTS 4.5 overall with no skill below 4.5.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take one of the following tests from a UKVI-approved test centre:
  • IELTS for UKVI
  • PTE (Academic) UKVI

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. 

Academic study to a minimum of GCSE equivalent plus one year of study or work experience is required. Where appropriate, experience and professional qualifications will be considered in place of academic qualifications. You need to show English language ability of IELTS 4.5 overall with no skill below 4.5.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take one of the following tests from a UKVI-approved test centre:
  • IELTS for UKVI
  • PTE (Academic) UKVI

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.

Careers

Grace Amarachi Lekwauwa

Careers

Grace Amarachi Lekwauwa
Current student

BA (Hons) International Relations & Peace Studies

“Following my foundation course, I decided to stay on and do my undergraduate degree - which I love. My dream is to work for a charity or government organisation and finding solutions that make the world a better place.

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 Education - Teaching 2020-21 page.

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 Education - Teaching 2020-21 page.

Assessment proportions

The foundation year is assessed predominantly by coursework with some examinations and practical assessments.

Core Modules

Develop academic English language competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare for undergraduate study.

Enhance the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on research for an independent study related to your degree subject choice. You will learn to read critically and summarise, paraphrase, synthesise and reference when writing texts for academic purposes.

Develop research skills, gain a deeper understanding of British society and learn how to take more responsibility for learning through leading and actively participating in seminars. You will develop skills in planning and managing learning, listening and understanding lecture content and applying that learning further in seminars as well as developing use of digital technology to evidence learning through an online portfolio.

Develop communication, creativity, enterprise, group work, digital literacy and IT skills in a group context, and learn to transfer these skills to your undergraduate degree and the workplace.

Develop the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto a wide range of undergraduate courses. You will focus on real world problem solving and understand the language and methods of maths used in a UK Higher Education setting.

Option modules may include:

Experience a module from your chosen undergraduate degree to help develop subject knowledge and appropriate study skills, and to manage expectations and integrate better with students and tutors on your selected course. If you are a student who is starting in January, this is a core module.

If you wish to progress on to an undergraduate course with 'Eng' in the title, you will need to study this additional non-credit bearing Applied Mathematics module in semester two. This will provide learning in specialist engineering mathematics content.

Assessment proportions

The foundation year is assessed predominantly by coursework with some examinations and practical assessments.

Core Modules

Develop academic English language competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare for undergraduate study.

Enhance the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on research for an independent study related to your degree subject choice. You will learn to read critically and summarise, paraphrase, synthesise and reference when writing texts for academic purposes.

Develop research skills, gain a deeper understanding of British society and learn how to take more responsibility for learning through leading and actively participating in seminars. You will develop skills in planning and managing learning, listening and understanding lecture content and applying that learning further in seminars as well as developing use of digital technology to evidence learning through an online portfolio.

Develop communication, creativity, enterprise, group work, digital literacy and IT skills in a group context, and learn to transfer these skills to your undergraduate degree and the workplace.

Develop the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto a wide range of undergraduate courses. You will focus on real world problem solving and understand the language and methods of maths used in a UK Higher Education setting.

Option modules may include:

Experience a module from your chosen undergraduate degree to help develop subject knowledge and appropriate study skills, and to manage expectations and integrate better with students and tutors on your selected course. If you are a student who is starting in January, this is a core module.

If you wish to progress on to an undergraduate course with 'Eng' in the title, you will need to study this additional non-credit bearing Applied Mathematics module in semester two. This will provide learning in specialist engineering mathematics content.

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Core Modules

Develop academic English language competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare for undergraduate study.

Enhance the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on research for an independent study related to your degree subject choice. You will learn to read critically and summarise, paraphrase, synthesise and reference when writing texts for academic purposes.

Develop research skills, gain a deeper understanding of British society and learn how to take more responsibility for learning through leading and actively participating in seminars. You will develop skills in planning and managing learning, listening and understanding lecture content and applying that learning further in seminars as well as developing use of digital technology to evidence learning through an online portfolio.

Develop communication, creativity, enterprise, group work, digital literacy and IT skills in a group context, and learn to transfer these skills to your undergraduate degree and the workplace.

Develop the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto a wide range of undergraduate courses. You will focus on real world problem solving and understand the language and methods of maths used in a UK Higher Education setting.

Option modules may include:

Experience a module from your chosen undergraduate degree to help develop subject knowledge and appropriate study skills, and to manage expectations and integrate better with students and tutors on your selected course. If you are a student who is starting in January, this is a core module.

If you wish to progress on to an undergraduate course with 'Eng' in the title, you will need to study this additional non-credit bearing Applied Mathematics module in semester two. This will provide learning in specialist engineering mathematics content.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Core Modules

Develop academic English language competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare for undergraduate study.

Enhance the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on research for an independent study related to your degree subject choice. You will learn to read critically and summarise, paraphrase, synthesise and reference when writing texts for academic purposes.

Develop research skills, gain a deeper understanding of British society and learn how to take more responsibility for learning through leading and actively participating in seminars. You will develop skills in planning and managing learning, listening and understanding lecture content and applying that learning further in seminars as well as developing use of digital technology to evidence learning through an online portfolio.

Develop communication, creativity, enterprise, group work, digital literacy and IT skills in a group context, and learn to transfer these skills to your undergraduate degree and the workplace.

Develop the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto a wide range of undergraduate courses. You will focus on real world problem solving and understand the language and methods of maths used in a UK Higher Education setting.

Option modules may include:

Experience a module from your chosen undergraduate degree to help develop subject knowledge and appropriate study skills, and to manage expectations and integrate better with students and tutors on your selected course. If you are a student who is starting in January, this is a core module.

If you wish to progress on to an undergraduate course with 'Eng' in the title, you will need to study this additional non-credit bearing Applied Mathematics module in semester two. This will provide learning in specialist engineering mathematics content.

Wendy Altinors
Wendy Altinors
Senior Lecturer
Wendy uses her experiences of teaching around the world to support her international students during their time in the UK. She taught English in Japan, Ecuador and Turkey. She is also an experienced teacher trainer. Wendy is currently studying for a PhD researching the integration processes of Turkish immigrants in Germany.
The Foundation Year tutors really enjoy teaching and supporting you to fulfil your potential and develop your linguistic ability and confidence. We will also provide you with appropriate subject knowledge to enable you to be a successful undergraduate student at a UK university.
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Fees & funding

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

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
    • Course book for ES1/2 module (Maximum £30).

    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.

    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.

    Essential Costs
    • Course book for ES1/2 module (Maximum £30).

    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.

    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
      • Course book for ES1/2 module (Maximum £30).

      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.

      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.

      Essential Costs
      • Course book for ES1/2 module (Maximum £30).

      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 £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

      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
        • Teaching materials (All materials will be provided with the exception of the English Skills and Maths course book, which you will need to purchase at the maximum cost of £30. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library.)

        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 £11,000. This fee is for the foundation year only. Fees for the following years will depend on your chosen degree programme.

        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.

        Essential Costs
        • Teaching materials (All materials will be provided with the exception of the English Skills and Maths course book, which you will need to purchase at the maximum cost of £30. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library.)

        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 £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

        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
          • Teaching materials (All materials will be provided with the exception of the English Skills and Maths course book, which you will need to purchase at the maximum cost of £30. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library.)

          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 £11,000. This fee is for the foundation year only. Fees for the following years will depend on your chosen degree programme.

          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.

          Essential Costs
          • Teaching materials (All materials will be provided with the exception of the English Skills and Maths course book, which you will need to purchase at the maximum cost of £30. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library.)

          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

          • Headingley Campus
            Headingley Campus

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

          • Headingley Campus Library
            Headingley Campus 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.

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