Inspirational teaching

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.

Leeds was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest award possible. 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 – more than any other university.

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.

Our research

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 employer’s 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 University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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.