Leeds doctorate

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.