One of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK, Leeds engages in world-class research across a diverse range of disciplines.

At Leeds you will join a thriving community of more than 2,500 postgraduate researchers who are contributing to our vibrant research culture, supported by our dedicated Leeds Doctoral College

Academic experience

You will work alongside academics at the forefront of their subject as you develop your own research. They will challenge, inspire and support you during your research so you could be part of the next big breakthrough.

Research expertise

Research expertise

Academic facilities

Academic facilities

Centres for Doctoral Training

Our centres bring together diverse areas of expertise and researchers, with funded PhD opportunities

Centres for Doctoral Training
Student Emma Brown
“One of the best things is the support from other PhD and postdoc researchers in my Institute group. It’s a really good network.”
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Your future

Working through a research degree not only brings expertise in your subject but is also a chance to develop a range of professional skills and knowledge that can be useful in your career – in academia or industry.

Campus life

We are one of the largest single campus universities in the UK located on the edge of Leeds city centre. Our thriving postgraduate community and state-of-the-art facilities, provides a world-class research study experience.

Wellbeing and support

Wellbeing and support

City life

City life

Global community

Over 5,000 international students study with us each year

Global community