Contribute to the subject you love. Work with leading experts and thinkers. Gain skills, experience and career options.

Join our large and thriving postgraduate research community. Your experience will be shaped and supported by Leeds Doctoral College, connecting you with other researchers and putting you in touch with the services, guidance and opportunities you need. 

Join our world-leading research

Our researchers bring together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery. They work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems. The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.

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Researchers' stories

Postgraduate research at the University of Leeds

Postgraduate researchers and staff talk about the support and opportunities you'll find at Leeds.

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Being an international researcher at Leeds

Vicente Merida talks about studying a PhD at Leeds as international student

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