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Study Modes

Choosing the right mode for you

We're committed to providing study to suit your lifestyle. That's why we offer courses that give you the chance to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning.

You can study many of our postgraduate courses full-time, which would usually take you one year to complete.

We also offer more flexible options allowing you to to develop your skills without impacting on your work or family commitments in the way full-time study can. Our flexible options - which include internet-based learning, part-time study and continuing professional development - give you the choice and convenience to make education work for you.


You can study a postgraduate degree part-time - normally one day a week over two years. Most of our courses provide a part-time option.

Online and Distance Learning

Our Distance Learning courses offer you fast, easy access to study in your own time anywhere in the world. In the office or your own living room, these are courses designed to fit around your lifestyle and help fulfil your potential. Find out more about Distance Learning.

Flexible Start Dates

A selection of our courses offer start dates in January, April and May - all fine tuned to give you the freedom of developing new skills alongside your existing workload. Please see the individual course pages on our online prospectus for start date options.

Study levels

We offer postgraduate qualifications at many different levels. These include:

  • Masters
    Masters are academic qualifications designed for professionals and practitioners. They can help you enter or progress in a specific career, or act as a platform for further research. Types of Masters available with us include: Master of Arts (MA); Master of Science (MSc); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Law (LLM). Each course varies, but Masters usually last one year full-time and from 18 months up to five years part-time.
  • Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas
    Postgraduate certificates and diplomas can be academic or vocational qualifications. They normally take around one year of study to complete and they are often linked to a specific profession. We offer these qualifications across a range of subjects.
  • Professional Qualifications and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
    Professional qualifications are usually accredited and awarded by professional bodies. For many careers, they are the definitive route for entry, or a recognised method of continuing professional development. Most professional qualifications involve practical training, which will give you hands-on experience in your chosen field.


Plus Icon I am interested in Postgraduate studies and would like to visit the University

If you would like to visit Leeds Beckett to learn more about postgraduate opportunities, then please register for our Open Day.

Plus Icon Do you offer any Postgraduate only accommodation?

We do have quieter blocks for Postgraduate students - please request this on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Plus Icon What qualifications do I need to study a Postgraduate course at Leeds Beckett?

For the majority of postgraduate courses we would require you to have an undergraduate degree, however the entry requirements vary from course to course. All entry requirements for our postgraduate courses can be found on our online prospectus.

Plus Icon When do I apply for a Postgraduate course?

For the majority of Postgraduate courses we do not have a set deadlines as there can be different start times throughout the year. Instead, we will continue to accept applications until the course is full. Therefore we would always recommend applying as early as possible.

Please be aware that some professional qualifications and postgraduate courses in the areas of Health and Education have an application deadline. If you have any questions about application deadlines, please get in contact with a member of the course enquiries team by emailing the Admissions team on admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or by telephoning 0113 812 3113.

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