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Leeds Metropolitan University, PhD Research Study

Research Open Day at Leeds Metropolitan University

Whether you have just started to think about research study, a visit to our open day on Tuesday 13 November will help confirm your options and plan your next step. If you are interested in career progression, career change or becoming an expert in your chosen field, we have the research degree and subject specialism to suit you. You can:
  • Find out about our research degree programmes
  • Talk informally one-to-one with academic staff
  • Get specialist advice about issues such as finance and accommodation
  • Go on a campus tour led by our students

A research degree at Leeds Metropolitan offers you the opportunity to build upon your first qualification and to enhance your existing skills and knowledge.

PhD Studentships at Leeds Metropolitan UniversityWhether you are motivated by professional or personal reasons, taking a research degree with us provides an opportunity to enjoy the challenge of researching a topic of your choice within a vibrant research environment.  As a research degree candidate, you will work closely with a supervisory team, consisting of a Director of Studies and normally one other supervisor based at the University.  Candidates studying through distance learning may also have a local supervisor, based near the area in which they are studying.

We have a comprehensive range of postgraduate research programmes for you - from Masters of Research to a PhD.  Please see our website for further details:


See where a research degree with Leeds Metropolitan can take you.

Research themes
Leeds Metropolitan has a vibrant research culture which resonates internationally. Showcases for our research excellence include Carnegie Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.  These institutes are at the forefront of world leading and international excellence research activity, enhancing our reputation and expertise in these areas. 

Research excellence
Our University achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results in the most recent research assessment exercise (RAE2008). Sports-Related Studies, including sports science; tourism; leisure studies and events management is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated as including ‘world leading’ activities at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.  Art and Design, and Library and Information Management were also assessed to have ‘world leading’ research.

Field of research study
Our faculties include a number of schools and the following may help guide you to specific areas of research:
  • Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology:
    Art, Architecture & Design; Cultural Studies & Humanities; Film, Music & Performing Arts; Computing & Creative Technologies; Built Environment & Engineering
  • Carnegie Faculty:
    Sport; Languages; Education & Childhood; Events, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Faculty of Health & Social Sciences: Health & Community Studies; Health & Wellbeing; Rehabilitation & Health Sciences; Social, Psychological & Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Business & Law:
    Strategy & Economics; HRM & Organisational Behaviour; Accounting & Finance; Marketing, PR & Communications; Leeds Law School

Supporting your research
 We offer a range of workshops through the Research Staff and Student Development Programme which will meet the needs of your Research Training Programme.  In addition, we organise an annual research conference and networking opportunities throughout the year designed to support personal development in all aspects of research activity.  Our University offers a wide range of workshops and other training opportunities to support your research.

How to apply

You can apply for a research degree at any time during the academic year.

Please contact us at:

Tel: +44 (0)113 812 5375

Email: researchadmissions@leedsmet.ac.uk

Web: www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/How-to-apply.html
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