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Physical Education with Outdoor Education
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Physical Education with Outdoor Education

This course is also available with an integrated foundation year. Apply using UCAS code X3C9. Find out more here
International Scholarships available

Overview

Extend your learning beyond the boundaries of traditional physical education study with this outdoors focused PE course. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, leadership and resourcefulness to become a highly proficient educator in this rapidly expanding field.

Working with experienced and accomplished outdoor practitioners, you will undertake a pathway of practical activities, including a number of residentials across the UK. You will also have access to the University's beautiful Headingley Campus grounds with its dedicated orienteering trail and the mobile climbing tower.

In addition to the practical elements of this course, you will study applied scientific principles and a series of option modules which will enable you to develop expertise in specialist areas to maximise your opportunities and enhance your employability prospects.

RESIDENTIALS

During your first year you will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
You will be taught by a highly skilled and passionate team who have vast experience of outdoor working and training. You will also be able to tap into the expertise offered by Carnegie Great Outdoors, a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development, based at the University.

Other staff members on the course will include Alan Hinkes, the first British mountaineer to have climbed all the world's 8,000m peaks, Claire O'Hara, a multiple world champion kayaker, and John Allan, who was deputy leader on a 2009 staff and student expedition to the Himalayas.

Our links with outdoor bodies such as the YHA (Youth Hostels Association), Bradford Council's Adventure Development Unit and Carnegie Great Outdoors will also provide you with access to industry expertise and invaluable placement opportunities.

By studying in Leeds, you will also be well placed to access some of the country's finest outdoor scenery. Three different national parks - the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Peak District - are all located within an hour's drive of the city.

SPORT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV.

SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

We're passionate about sport and at Leeds Beckett University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including the Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

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.

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Course Features

  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 90.3% of students said the course challenged them to achieve their best work, provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and provided them with chances to apply what they have learnt.
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Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
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 112 UCAS tariff points in a relevant subject.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2. One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of Grade B at A level in these subject areas.
Selection Criteria:
Due to the popularity of this course, 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.
Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
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 112 UCAS tariff points in a relevant subject.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2. One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of Grade B at A level in these subject areas.
Selection Criteria:
Due to the popularity of this course, 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.
Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 25 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.
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

Physical Education with Outdoor Education

Careers

Teaching and learning

Learn how to become an effective practitioner in outdoor physical education. The course develops your ability to analyse human movement and physical activity through a variety of disciplinary perspectives, in a range of different contexts. The course allows you to apply your study to the outdoors and offers the full range of physical and outdoor education specialism important to a wide range of career options, including working specifically in schools or other educational settings.

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

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You will focus on understanding the key principles and concepts of physical education, and how to apply these in solving problems and issues related to this area.
Overall workload
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308 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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892 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
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
21%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
29%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
50%
Core Modules

Explore aspects of teaching theory and practice as applied to the three activity areas of Outdoor and Adventurous Activity, Games and Dance. The OAA component of the module introduces Outdoor Activities through practice and theory within a residential setting. It will involve you experiencing a range of activities focusing upon safe practice, group work, environmental awareness and personal and social development. You will consider the concept and application of experiential learning through adventure as a medium for personal growth and as a mechanism for orientating new students into Higher Education.

Explore aspects of teaching theory and practice as applied to the three activity areas of Athletics, Gymnastics and Aquatics. You will have opportunities to apply principles learnt in Sport Pedagogy 1a within a new set of activity contexts. The module aims to allow you to reflect upon how the Biomechanical and Physiological Principles (learnt within other modules) underpin effective practice within Athletics, Aquatics and Gymnastics. You will reflect upon how their knowledge of teaching, inclusive practice and each activities techniques have developed over the course of the module.

Gain a scientific foundation for exercise physiology, analysing human movement and physical activity. It will equip the you with knowledge, understanding and skills for developing professional practice in Physical Education and Physical Education with Outdoor Education.

Explore the history of Lifestyle Sports and appreciate current trends, issues and practices of this recent phenomenon. Participation in the interactive lectures and practical seminars will introduce you to the uniqueness of Lifestyle Sports and enable you to recognise the diversity of sport cultures and practices existing outside of traditional or mainstream sport provision.

Explore the sociological skills necessary to explore and critically analyse the position and nature of Physical Education and Physical Education with Outdoor Education in contemporary society.

Gain the knowledge, understanding and skills for professional practice in physical education and outdoor education. Study key theories and concepts within motor learning and control, and explores their application to facilitate learning.

You will be supported in the early engagement in and development of self-regulatory, study, research and employability skills.

Advance your expertise as you integrate different theories and practice in solving complex problems related to physical education. You will analyse, synthesise and evaluate more complex theories, principles and problems encountered in this field.
Overall workload
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295 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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815 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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90 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
17%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
33%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
50%
Core Modules

Gain an in-depth understanding of the learning theories and student-centred teaching models that are used for teaching games and sports. It will promote an inclusive teaching and learning environment and cater for a diverse range of learners.

Develop your awareness of the industry profile and employment landscape in BA Physical Education and Physical Education and Outdoor Education. It will provide you with a range of opportunities to enhance your employability through the development of transferable and specific skills. You will be encouraged to broaden your network of contacts and audit, manage and reflect upon the advancement of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development as professional graduates.

Build upon your research and study skills acquired at Year One to enable you to be consumers of research for use across your Year Two modules and in preparation for completing a Year 3 Final Year Project in your chosen topic.

Plus at least one from the following year 2 option modules:

Further develop your knowledge of social theory and its application to the study of physical education, sport and physical activity.

Broaden your knowledge of psychology by exploring the discipline of social psychology. You will study key theories and concepts within social psychology and gain the knowledge, understanding and skills for professional practice in physical education and outdoor education.

You will build on Year One's Applied Human Movement expertise and create training schedules to instigate physiological, anatomical or mechanical change. These changes will be for either health or performance gains.

And at least one from the following year 2 option modules:

Explore the concept and application of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities adapted to meet specific needs. Through formal and interactive teaching and experiential learning, you will have the opportunity to engage with, facilitate, evaluate and analyse a range of adapted adventure activities. This will include adventurous activities being adapted for access, ability and performance.

Study the concept of outdoor adventure through participation in a range of practically based outdoor and adventurous activities. These experiences are underpinned by a critical theoretical framework related to the use of outdoor adventure exposure for generating holistic skill development, ecological awareness and therapeutic benefits.

Option modules may include:

Gain the opportunity to teach physical education to primary aged children. You will also learn about aspects of physical and psychosocial child development appropriate to this age group. You will be encouraged to develop your skills of teaching, planning, observation and reflection through a placement in a school or similar physical education/ youth sport context.

Experience and assess a range of practical activities across the inclusion spectrum. You will examine the ways in which simplified, modified and adapted activities chosen from games, gymnastics, athletics and aquatics, can provide opportunities for a range of abilities and achieve a variety of desired outcomes.

Gain a multi-disciplinary understanding of the role active learning can play in the promotion of physical activity and academic performance in young people. You will learn about the development of the brain and the role that physical activity can play in enhancing cognition at both the acute and chronic level. This basic science understanding will underpin the development and delivery of active learning programmes. Current programmes will be reviewed after which, you will be expected to design and deliver your own programmes.

You will consider dance in a variety of community and school contexts, allowing you to immerse themselves in practical dance delivery and reflect on your personal experience.

Learn how to work independently on major academic and vocational projects within physical and outdoor education. You will showcase your understanding of key aspects central to the study of physical education or your chosen pathway, and be able to critically evaluate relevant theories and principles.
Overall workload
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164 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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1036 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
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
15%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
85%
Core Modules

Advance your knowledge of two teaching models, Sport Education and Cooperative Learning, within practical contexts. You will consider the learning theories that underpin these models, and apply these theoretical principles in practice.

Undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study. You are provided with a choice of project types that reflect the key knowledge, skills and attributes of graduate careers associated with your course.

Plus at least one from the following year 3 option modules:

Gain a socio-cultural understanding of the nature of contemporary policy and practice in physical education and youth sport. You will engage with the critical evaluation and analysis of physical education and youth sport within schools and the broader community.

Apply learned theory and principles of applied psychology, including the identification of a range of valid solutions to complex problems in the area of physical education, outdoor education and health and reflect on the appropriateness of theory, practice and outcomes. Through directed learning, autonomous work and collaborative learning, you will critically evaluate the use of psychology for the holistic development of a variety of client groups.

Apply a critical lense to the tools for analysing human movement, and use this to form the basis of an intervention focused upon developing health or performance.

And at least one from the following year 3 option modules:

In groups, independently plan and implement a independent outdoor journey of at least two nights and three days commensurate with group skills, experience and ability in an outdoor setting. You will gain the necessary theoretical and practical skills to allow a journey of at least two nights and three days to be undertaken.

Learn experientially within an outdoor residential setting, as you develop the skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning within a residential programme. Through directed learning and in-field experiential tasks, you will critically evaluate the use of the outdoors as a mechanism for personal growth and holistic development of a variety of client groups.

Option modules may include:

Build on your knowledge and skills of subject teaching while having the opportunity to develop your professional practice and ability to critically reflect through an extended school placement.

Gain practical experience using the wide network of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools available through a strong network of partnerships built over many years. You will gain the opportunity to assist in schools specifically considering the physical education needs of diverse populations. You will be equipped to ensure students are equipped to consider and meet the needs of those with whom they are working.

Develop your understanding and awareness of the role of physical activity for at risk populations. You will experience physical activity and how it might support various at risk populations and develop your critical understanding of how to design, implement and evaluate interventions.

Build on your knowledge, skills and attributes gained on the course allowing you to consider dance education through different community and educational contexts. You are expected to liaise closely with outside organisations providing invaluable opportunities to develop further professionally.

John Allen
Dr John Allan
Senior Lecturer
John has more than 18 years of teaching experience. He is passionate about adventure education and psychology. In 2006, John supported an expedition to climb Everest via the peak's West Ridge route and in 2009 he was deputy leader of an expedition to the region involving staff and students from the University.
We will use a blend of theory and practical teaching methods to help you explore your own capacity for personal growth. We will also provide opportunities for you to help others socially, emotionally and physically and realise meaningful outcomes for those you seek to inspire. In doing so you will achieve personal goals through your unique course journey.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

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

Course specific

  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies, including a dedicated orienteering trail and a mobile climbing tower

Additional costs
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 optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135)
  • Placement travel costs
    (Amount dependent on location. Staff will make every effort to keep costs to a minimum by allocating you to a school close to your usual travel route and by encouraging car sharing wherever possible)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • Sport volunteering opportunities
    (Cost will depend on location)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to sport and fitness facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Active Beckett PLUS membership costs £90 per year. Other levels of membership are also available)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list 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; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets). 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

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

Course specific

  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies, including a dedicated orienteering trail and a mobile climbing tower

Additional costs
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 optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135)
  • Placement travel costs
    (Amount dependent on location. Staff will make every effort to keep costs to a minimum by allocating you to a school close to your usual travel route and by encouraging car sharing wherever possible)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • Sport volunteering opportunities
    (Cost will depend on location)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to sport and fitness facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Active Beckett PLUS membership costs £90 per year. Other levels of membership are also available)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list 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; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets). 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in nearly 100 acres of parkland and provides easy access to great outdoor spaces for activities like orienteering. The campus itself is an inspiring outdoor space, providing easy access to the Meanwood Trail, Otley Chevin, Ilkley Moor and the Wharfe Valley for walking, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking.

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our specialist labs include a human performance lab, a full working physiology lab for monitoring athletes and an environmental chamber which can simulate conditions of extreme humidity, heat, cold and altitude.

  • Gym and sports facilities
    Gym and sports facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett. Our excellent sports facilities and fitness classes are open to everyone to help you keep fit and have fun.

  • Library
    Library

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

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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