About Us

Leeds Beckett University (LBU), formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) and before that as Leeds Polytechnic, is a modern public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Why choose Leeds Beckett?

  • Top 30 for student satisfaction in the UK (Complete University Guide, University League Table 2022);

  • 88% of graduates in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018-2019);

  • Leeds is the happiest major city in the UK according to a study by Safestore in 2019.


Results of the REF 2021 demonstrated the university’s delivery of high-quality and high impact research.

The REF 2021 results showed that 53% of the university’s submission was rated 3* and 4* and therefore considered internationally excellent or world-leading.

Results were particularly strong for Leeds Beckett in sport and exercise science, leisure and tourism where 89% of the submission was rated 4* or 3*. In the allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy unit, 80% of the submission was rated 4* and 3*.


In 2016, Leeds was named best city in Britain when it comes to quality of life.

The university’s buildings and facilities are grouped together into two main campus areas – the City Campus and the Headingley Campus.


Leeds Beckett cares about the environment. It was the first English university to achieve the international environmental standard ISO 14001, and 8% of campus electricity is generated by solar panels. There has been a 64% total carbon reduction since 2005.

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