“This is very much my main ethos and drive – making sure everything students learn is applicable to the real world and helping them to understand how they can apply that in their future careers. ”
As a postgraduate student at Leeds you are joining a community of leading academics engaged in world-class research. You will study among experts at the forefront of their field and as passionate about your subject as you are. They will challenge you and encourage you to explore, question and discover.
Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of the Leeds approach. Our world-leading research feeds directly into our taught courses, so you are benefiting from the latest knowledge and thinking in your subject discipline.
Our breadth of research expertise means we can offer a wide choice of specialist postgraduate courses and an interdisciplinary curriculum that draws on our expertise and strengths across disciplines.
Our staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships reflecting the quality of our teaching
Studying for a Masters course will provide you with expert subject knowledge based on cutting-edge research and help prepare you for your career, providing high-level general skills and advanced specialist knowledge. It can also provide you with excellent grounding for a research degree.
We are one of the largest research-based institutions in the UK providing a rich, stimulating and exciting environment in which to learn.
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, and a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of universities working together to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance.
We were ranked as a top 10 UK university in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for research power and 80% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent
An industry-relevant education
Many of our academic staff are also consultants and practitioners in their particular disciplines so our teaching is informed by internal and external collaboration, to make sure our courses reflect the needs of business and industry.
One of the ways we do this is through industry consultation through Industrial Advisory Boards which provide an employers focus on our courses, making sure they are always up-to-date and relevant to industry.
Placements and internships are also available to Masters Students, and we have a number of enterprise opportunities for those who have a business idea or want to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
How you will learn
As a postgraduate student you will work alongside our academic staff and have exposure to research as it is happening here on campus, meaning that you benefit from the most up-to-date perspective on your subject.
Our Masters courses combine traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials with independent project-based investigation.
We have invested over £2m in a new state-of-the-art lecture capture and multimedia management system so you can access video and audio recordings of many of your lectures and other teaching activities through the Universitys Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
In 2012 we were one of only three institutions to receive a commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for enhancement of learning opportunities.
You'll also be able to take advantage of our excellent study facilities, including an internationally recognised library, first-rate laboratories, clinical centres and computing services, as well as support for personal and professional development , like Leeds for Life and our dedicated training hubs.