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 3,000 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.

“I love those brilliant moments where you feel like you're adding something new or rediscovering something that’s been lost.”
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  1. 1We are one of the top 100 universities in the world | QS World University Rankings 2020
  2. 2More than 80% of our research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ | Research Excellence Framework 2014
  1. 3We are one of the 50 most international universities in the world | Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
  2. 4Ranked in the top 10 universities for research power in the UK | REF 2014

Professional development

Building your professional profile is a key part of success as a postgraduate researcher. You’ll need to develop new skills and networks to share and further your research. We offer connections and training opportunities to help you realise your professional goals, whatever you decide to do next.

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.