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BAHSD
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Sport Development with Foundation Year

Overview

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

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

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

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

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Science of Sport Performance

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

BA (Hons) Sport Marketing

BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Exercise & Health

BA (Hons) Physical Education

BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education

BA (Hons) Sport Business Management

 

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

  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Residential experience
  • Industry expertise
  • Industry links
  • Real-life projects
  • Access to guest lectures
  • Additional qualification opportunities
  • Integrated Foundation Year available
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Entry Requirements

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

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

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

Mature Applicants:

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

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

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required.

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

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

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

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

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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

Careers

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Careers

Teaching and learning

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

Core Modules
Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

The Sporting Environment

Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills

Introduction to Careers in Sport

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

Gain the academic skills essential for success on this degree, together with a strategic approach to career planning and the development of key transferable skills for employment.

Gain an essential introduction to the fundamentals of sport and recreation development including key agencies, structures and methods of delivery. You will understand the role and nature of public, private and voluntary sector provision, governance and policy agendas, and the the processes and practices related to the delivery of sport and recreation in the UK.

Explore how different social issues affect individual and group participation in sport and learn to apply core sociological theories and concepts to engagement in sport.

Discover how political perspectives can help in better understanding sport and society. You will begin to reflect on your own politicisation and to think beyond that familiarity by considering other political perspectives.

Identify operational issues within a case study sport facility and use academic theory to suggest solutions to help the facility provide better sport and physical activity opportunities to its community.

Gain an understanding of the key priorities, principles and issues related to physical activity provision in the community and learn to conduct community based learning to explore inclusive practice.

Overall workload
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238 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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808 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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150 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed predominantly by course work, with some practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Develop an understanding of the concepts, policy and practice of community sport development, including the diversity of community sports practices and issues of class, race and gender issues, and a critical appreciation of the key concepts which inform community sports policies and practices. You will also study the current socio-political climate and the potential use of a community sport development approach in tackling inequalities in society.

Through a work placement, you will observe, inquire, participate, contribute and learn in a real-world setting. You will reflect on your experience and analyse a contemporary issue identified in your chosen placement organisation.

Working as part of a team, you will plan, deliver and evaluate live events in conjunction with external partners, and develop the knowledge and skills essential for the management of sport projects.

Build on the research and study skills from year one and prepare for your final year project by learning to understand and analyse appropriate research literature to inform and justify a research question or academic enquiry.

Study strategic management theory and apply this to the management of sport development programmes. You will look at the impact of policy on practice and how this can be managed effectively in order to achieve a range of sport development outcomes.

Option modules may include:

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

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 key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.

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

Gain 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.

Overall workload
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267 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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919 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by course work, with some practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Develop and apply an advanced theoretical knowledge of sport and community development through the evaluation of a case study of practice.

Develop your understanding of strategic management with an emphasis on flexible strategic thinking. You will be placed in the role of consultant and you will choose a sport development organisation upon which to base your assessment work in which you will generate recommendations for organisational improvement.

Incorporating the core themes of management, leadership and community development, you will undertake an analysis of a sport development or community issue, and use this to develop a professional bid document for a funding stream, pitching your proposal to a panel of industry 'dragons'.

Use the skill set you have built up in previous modules to identify an area of specific interest to explore through an in-depth empirical study or project supported by an academic supervisor. You will choose from one of three pathways: Dissertation (individual), Consultancy (individual), or Sport and Recreation Project (team).

Option modules may include:
Work Placement (Sandwich degree only)

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

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Core Modules
Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

The Sporting Environment

Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills

Introduction to Careers in Sport

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 predominantly by course work, with some examinations and practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Gain the academic skills essential for success on this degree, together with a strategic approach to career planning and the development of key transferable skills for employment.

Gain an essential introduction to the fundamentals of sport and recreation development including key agencies, structures and methods of delivery. You will understand the role and nature of public, private and voluntary sector provision, governance and policy agendas, and the the processes and practices related to the delivery of sport and recreation in the UK.

Explore how different social issues affect individual and group participation in sport and learn to apply core sociological theories and concepts to engagement in sport.

Discover how political perspectives can help in better understanding sport and society. You will begin to reflect on your own politicisation and to think beyond that familiarity by considering other political perspectives.

Identify operational issues within a case study sport facility and use academic theory to suggest solutions to help the facility provide better sport and physical activity opportunities to its community.

Gain an understanding of the key priorities, principles and issues related to physical activity provision in the community and learn to conduct community based learning to explore inclusive practice.

Overall workload
Clock icon
238 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
808 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.
Clock icon
150 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed predominantly by course work, with some practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Develop an understanding of the concepts, policy and practice of community sport development, including the diversity of community sports practices and issues of class, race and gender issues, and a critical appreciation of the key concepts which inform community sports policies and practices. You will also study the current socio-political climate and the potential use of a community sport development approach in tackling inequalities in society.

Through a work placement, you will observe, inquire, participate, contribute and learn in a real-world setting. You will reflect on your experience and analyse a contemporary issue identified in your chosen placement organisation.

Working as part of a team, you will plan, deliver and evaluate live events in conjunction with external partners, and develop the knowledge and skills essential for the management of sport projects.

Build on the research and study skills from year one and prepare for your final year project by learning to understand and analyse appropriate research literature to inform and justify a research question or academic enquiry.

Study strategic management theory and apply this to the management of sport development programmes. You will look at the impact of policy on practice and how this can be managed effectively in order to achieve a range of sport development outcomes.

Option modules may include:

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

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 key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.

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

Gain 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.

Overall workload
Clock icon
267 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
919 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by course work, with some practical assessments. 
Core Modules

Develop and apply an advanced theoretical knowledge of sport and community development through the evaluation of a case study of practice.

Develop your understanding of strategic management with an emphasis on flexible strategic thinking. You will be placed in the role of consultant and you will choose a sport development organisation upon which to base your assessment work in which you will generate recommendations for organisational improvement.

Incorporating the core themes of management, leadership and community development, you will undertake an analysis of a sport development or community issue, and use this to develop a professional bid document for a funding stream, pitching your proposal to a panel of industry 'dragons'.

Use the skill set you have built up in previous modules to identify an area of specific interest to explore through an in-depth empirical study or project supported by an academic supervisor. You will choose from one of three pathways: Dissertation (individual), Consultancy (individual), or Sport and Recreation Project (team).

Option modules may include:
Work Placement (Sandwich degree only)

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

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.
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.
  • Sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

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

Course-specific essential expenses

  • Off-campus activities such as student-led events. Costs will vary depending on location and experience but will be kept to a minimum.

    Course-specific optional expenses

  • Year 2 placement locations and experiences will vary and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. You can choose a placement which is convenient for travel.
  • Course branded sportswear (from £19.99). Kit is available to buy from the o’neills online shop.

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.
  • Sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

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

Course-specific essential expenses

  • Off-campus activities such as student-led events. Costs will vary depending on location and experience but will be kept to a minimum.

    Course-specific optional expenses

  • Year 2 placement locations and experiences will vary and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. You can choose a placement which is convenient for travel.
  • Course branded sportswear (from £19.99). Kit is available to buy from the o’neills online shop.

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

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

Course specific

  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

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 essentials

  • Second year work placement travel costs and other daily expenses 
    (Amount dependent on location of your choosing.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • 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.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (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: 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 and costs 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.

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

Course specific

  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

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 essentials

  • Second year work placement travel costs and other daily expenses 
    (Amount dependent on location of your choosing.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • 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.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (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: 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 and costs 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

  • Library
    Library

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

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

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

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

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

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

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

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We host a range of on campus and virtual open days throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to discover life at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more about your course, financing your studies, our range of accommodation and the vibrant city of Leeds.

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Your Steps to Leeds Beckett University

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

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