Based in the thriving city of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) is one of the most popular higher education institutions in the country. With over 27,000 students and 2,800 staff, we are a people business and our contribution to the region and beyond is significant. We value our students' dreams and goals; our university is committed to preparing them for the world of work in the best possible way.
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. The history of Leeds can be traced to the 5th century, when the name referred to a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. During the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major mill town; wool was the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important. From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century. Leeds has a population of around 780,000 making it the third largest city in the United Kingdom. Leeds is very well connected by rail and air links to other parts of the UK and Europe.
Students may apply for any subject available at Leeds Beckett.
All courses are taught in English with the exception of any foreign language courses.
Semester 1: Early September to Late December
Semester 2: Late January to Late May
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Business students should review the information on the CBA Study Abroad
website concerning course articulation.
All other majors view the What can I study? webpage
for up to date module/class listing for visiting students.
One 20 credit Leeds Beckett module is equivalent to 5 SDSU semester units. Three modules (60 credits) is a full semester load and six modules (120 credits) is a full academic year load. Generally students take 3 modules per semester for a total of 60 credits.
All students should discuss module descriptions with their SDSU academic advisors. Check under the ‘Prerequisites' section of each module description to determine if you meet the entry criteria.
Note: At Leeds Beckett University, SDSU considers Year 2+/Level 5+ courses as upper division.
Housing and Meals
Students have access to the Leeds Beckett residence halls. See the Leeds Beckett Accommodation
pages for more details.
Other practical information for exchange students is available on the Leeds Beckett Study Abroad Office
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
All U.S. citizens studying in the United Kingdom for one semester (less than six months)
are not required to apply for a visa. However, students going for a full academic year (more than six months)
are required to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa. Please see the UK Border Agency
website for more details and instructions.
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State