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BAHSD
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Sport Development

Sport Development

Sport Development

This course is also available with an integrated foundation year. Apply using UCAS code C698. Find out more here
This course is also available with an integrated foundation year. Apply using UCAS code C698. Find out more here
International Scholarships available

Overview

Fire your passion for sport and help to transform lives and shape communities. Sport development officers provide opportunities for participation in sport for all sections of society and encourage people to lead healthier lives.

You will examine management and leadership styles and attributes as you learn how to attract investment and develop inclusive sporting pursuits that benefit disadvantaged and under-represented social groups and communities.

You will develop the confidence to challenge inequalities in sport, and you will hone your teamwork and planning skills so that you can lead on sporting projects to improve participation rates.

Our course team is led by Stephen Robson, who has more than 20 years' experience of practising and teaching sport and recreation development. Stephen works in national settings to keep the course at the forefront of current provision. Along with other team colleagues he has contributed to two editions of the highly successful Routledge textbook Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice. Members of the team have also edited and published a text book called Strategic Sport Development, the first text of its kind in the field. All our sport and recreation development staff have significant professional experience to draw upon in supporting the next generation of sports development professionals.

RESIDENTIALS
As part of your first year, you will have the opportunity to experience activities in a setting associated with your studies. This may include a residential or field trips, which will support your on-campus learning and enhance your future career prospects. 

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.

Plus Icon What is an integrated foundation year?
We are offering nine of our sport degrees with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on one of our sports degree programmes, the foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our University.
Plus Icon What you will study
During the foundation year, you will study four sport-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our nine routes, from sport development and social sciences 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.
Plus Icon How long is the course?
Most undergraduate degree programmes require three years of full-time study. A foundation year integrated with one of our undergraduate degree programmes will require four years of full-time study. Alternatively, you could study the course part-time over eight years.
Plus Icon How to apply
You will apply for your course through UCAS, using the individual UCAS codes detailed. The first year of each course will follow the model detailed here. From your second year, you will study your chosen degree programme. Click on the links below to find out more about each of the nine undergraduate courses. 
Plus Icon Your future

Our sports courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Visit the careers section on each course page to find out more about the future your chosen route could lead you into. Our dedicated Employment Team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you enhance your employability skills. You can read more about their services on our careers site.

We will help you organise a life-changing, six-week work placement. This could be with local authority sport development teams, national governing bodies of sport, community groups, high schools, sports clubs or youth organisations.

By running your own community sports project or event for an external client, you will build contacts with potential future employers. Regular guest speakers will show how you can learn from successful projects and keep you up-do-date with the current hot topics in sport development.

This course and its modules has been designed with leading industry experts. The course team has extensive industry experience and continually engages with organisations such as Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Sport and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. This means we can provide excellent work experience opportunities, develop joint projects and ensure that the course material and assessments are up-to-date.

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 the 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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93.9%
Overall student satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2019

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
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Expert careers service
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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).

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

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

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.

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.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.

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: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

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

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

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.

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.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.

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

Fran Musgrave

Careers

Fran Musgrave
Active Outdoor Development Officer National Trust

BA (Hons) Sport Development

“All of the projects and experiences I got on my course allowed me to demonstrate my knowledge and skills, helping me to secure a job at a National Trust property, where my role involves getting more visitors active and providing further opportunities for participation.

Teaching and learning

Learn how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for the development and empowerment of communities. You will engage with social science to help address the inequalities in sport and contemporary society.

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.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
You will study the sporting and wider political structures in the UK, looking at the sociology of sport and the role of physical activity in the community. You will have the opportunity to engage in initial career planning to enable you to make the most of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available in Leeds and elsewhere.
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 by course work predominantly, 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.

Develop your expertise of the core aspects learned in Year One, and be able to apply these to more complex real-world contexts. You will be able to tailor modules to suit your career interests, whether working with children or in outdoor settings. By studying and engaging in teamwork, strategic management, project management and employability you will be able to become an effective working graduate.
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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154 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 by course work predominantly, 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.

Become an independent learner, as you continue to enhance your skills in sport development in the community and strategic management. You will also enhance your critical thinking and reflective abilities. You will have the chance to design a major real-life project and engage in the bidding process.
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.
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14 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 three is assessed by course work predominantly, 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'.

Examine key theoretical debates within sociology and apply them to various aspects of sport and leisure. You will critically assess whether sport and leisure, in their broadest senses, allow for the creation and expression of different identities.

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).

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
You will study the sporting and wider political structures in the UK, looking at the sociology of sport and the role of physical activity in the community. You will have the opportunity to engage in initial career planning to enable you to make the most of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available in Leeds and elsewhere.
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 by course work predominantly, 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.

Develop your expertise of the core aspects learned in Year One, and be able to apply these to more complex real-world contexts. You will be able to tailor modules to suit your career interests, whether working with children or in outdoor settings. By studying and engaging in teamwork, strategic management, project management and employability you will be able to become an effective working graduate.
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
154 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 by course work predominantly, 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.

Become an independent learner, as you continue to enhance your skills in sport development in the community and strategic management. You will also enhance your critical thinking and reflective abilities. You will have the chance to design a major real-life project and engage in the bidding process.
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.
Clock icon
14 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 three is assessed by course work predominantly, 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'.

Examine key theoretical debates within sociology and apply them to various aspects of sport and leisure. You will critically assess whether sport and leisure, in their broadest senses, allow for the creation and expression of different identities.

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).

Stephen Robson
Stephen Robson
Course Director
Stephen is a pioneer in the area of sports development, representing our university in a number of influential national settings. Since joining us in 1998, he has designed an industry endorsement scheme for sports development degrees and been involved in the production of the first ever bespoke National Occupational Standards for Sports Development.
We have a genuine commitment to our students' experiences at university. Our main focus is to ensure they have the most interesting and enjoyable time with us that they can, and that they are highly employable graduates.
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Fees & funding

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

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 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

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

  • Placement travel costs 
    (Amount dependent on location)

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)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • 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 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

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

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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