We want your research experience with us to be successful, enjoyable and developmental. Beyond your individual research project, several elements contribute to this. Here’s what you can expect as a postgraduate researcher at Leeds:

Your academic experience
Your professional development
Your research community
Your wellbeing
Your global engagement

Your academic experience

Carrying out independent research with expert support, you'll:

  • work with supervisors who are experts in their field and will challenge, inspire and support you
  • have opportunities for cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
  • have access to outstanding academic research facilities

Read about academic study facilities


Your professional development

To help prepare you for your future career you'll have access to:

  • training programmes to develop skills relevant to your research and future career
  • specialist researcher career advice and support
  • networking opportunities, conferences and events to advance your research and future career

Read about your development and careers support


Your research community

You’ll be part of a diverse, welcoming and supportive research community:

  • where you are valued and your voice is heard
  • with opportunities to connect academically and socially to share ideas and experiences
  • offering opportunities for formal and informal collaboration with other researchers to gain new perspectives


Your wellbeing

You'll find the support you need to help you flourish, including:

  • practical help and advice about starting your postgraduate research
  • support and advice from the Doctoral College throughout your research journey
  • access to a wide range of University resources, services, help and information  


Your global engagement

You’ll be conducting your research in an outward-facing, global institution with:

  • chance to engage with international researchers here and abroad 
  • international conference opportunities
  • specialist advice and support for international researchers
Read about our global university