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Flexible Study Options


We realise that when it comes to Postgraduate study, one size does not fit all. That's why we are incredibly flexible in all aspects of our Postgraduate qualifications - from their length and start date, to their entry requirements.

We give our students plenty of options regarding how and when they study, such as full or part-time study, varied start dates, distance learning, advanced entry and much more.

We also take into account a person's work and life experience when considering your acceptance onto a course.

This all means that we're sure that we have an option that would work for you - just take a look.

How And When You Can Study

Full-time:

Full-time study is available for many courses and this means that usually you would complete the course in just one year.

Part-time:

You can study a postgraduate degree part-time. This usually means studying one day a week for two years. Most of our courses provide a part-time option.

Online and Distance Learning:

This is a great option if you are not based in Leeds. It gives you the freedom to learn from the comfort of your own home - no matter where in the world that may be. Find out more about Distance Learning or search our online prospectus for Distance Learning courses.

Flexible Start Dates:

A number of our courses offer start dates in January, April and May - meaning that you can choose to begin whenever works best for you. 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.

Who Can Study

There are many people who feel that they may not be appropriate for a Postgraduate qualification but that is simply not the case. We are flexible enough to accommodate many different types of people on our courses:

Mature students
We welcome applications from mature students who demonstrate academic potential - whether you have been out of education for a long time or have limited formal qualifications, we want to hear from you. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, but relevant work and life experience may also be considered.

Advanced Entry
If you have appropriate qualifications, you may be considered for advanced entry into your chosen course.

Courses for Employers
If you are an employer looking to train your staff, we can tailor courses to suit your organisational needs. Your employees do not necessarily need a first degree in order to study a postgraduate qualification - the right attitude and relevant work experience will also be taken into account.

In addition to our large range of existing courses, we work with public and provate sector organisations to provide:

  • training needs analysis.
  • accredited, in-house training programmes.

You can talk to us about your organisation's needs by emailing business@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.



PG FAQs

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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